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The Perfect Parachute Ant

What’s your favorite hatch? Sulphurs? Drakes? Tricos?

Mine’s the ant hatch.

Every year I look forward to the end of Spring hatch season. In Pennsylvania, mayfly activity tapers off in June, and so do the crowds. 818 more words




5:30 AM on a Sunday? I guess so. Why do I wake up so early for this? Early bird gets… the fish. How does my brother listen to Bad Religion at 6 AM? 335 more words

Fly Fishing

Dropped In For A Quicky

The other week I found myself working in an area that would mean that I could fish on the way home. I had the choice of a simple stop one way, to fish a small stream which I may have mentioned before in an area of industrial development. 235 more words


Trail into the clouds: a weekend in the Cascades

I’m still getting used to the small yet significant differences between backpacking in the Cascades and backpacking in the Sierra Nevada. We took a short overnight trip into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness this past weekend and the entire time I marveled at some of the contrasts. 1,595 more words

Trip Reports

le soleil

“It was so hot I saw a roasted turkey fly by”

Summer finally returned after a cool spell and it was nice to wade in shorts and river sandals after spending three weeks in waders.  237 more words

early summer, long days

Overheard at a Baja taco stand:

” You know why I love this place Frank? We’ve been here for a solid week and I haven’t seen one person wearing Lululemon! 71 more words

Renegades, Root Beers & the Avett Brothers

Andy and I just finished our 4th annual Colorado fly fishing whirl-wind tour this past week. Traditionally the Arkansas River has a CFS around 1600 where we can wade the banks and throw big ugly bugs to voracious trout…but not the past two years. 541 more words