“It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe […]
Inevitably, it comes up in conversation at some point. “How long have you been guiding?” Quickly followed by something related to “do you enjoy it?” or “is it hard?” My pat answer is related to having been a guide and instructor for more than 20 years and fly fisherman for more than 50. Here is […]
The double haul is a casting technique that can be challenging for many fly fisherman. Simon Gawesworth for Rio Products offers some excellent tips. The double haul is a “pat your head while rubbing your stomach” kinda of cast but if you follow Simon’s suggestions you should be able to get the hang of it. […]
Here’s hoping this finds you safe, happy and in the company of those you love.
For the last few years I have been posting this Thanksgiving day quote from Theodore Roosevelt. I have yet to find one better on this day. “Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the […]
For ten years I have the honor and privilege to teach an outstanding group of women, the Michigan State University Fly Gals, how to fly fish. In the spaces between learning to fish we talk a lot about conservation and leadership. I am humbled, intimidated and awestruck but the women who participate in the Fly […]