Wednesday, September 04, 2019

#WednesdayWisdom: Author with the best name ever edition.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

#WednesdayWisdom: Fly fishing's biggest fan edition

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Rise and Shine: Silver Creek Trico Hatch Edition

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

#Wednesdaywisdom: Hemingway on Solitude

"Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl". -Ernest Hemingway

We've all heard that cry from the bridge or path behind you, "Catching anything?"  Onlookers can definitely harsh your vibe.  Unless of course you hook one, then you want them to see. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

#WednesdayWisdom: Captain Gordon Churchill on Reds and Numbers

"Red fishing with a fly rod is not a numbers game. Yes there will come a time when you get a school penned up in a creek somewhere and catch a dozen or more. That happens. Not a lot however. Mostly it's a game of one here and another there. Lure anglers and bait guys won't understand what you're so excited about when you tell them about the tailer you saw on the grass flat, that you casted a small shrimp fly to and it ate and took off. They'll ask you how many you caught. You'll say that was the only one and they will look at you funny. It's all good. Fly fishing is about the how, not the how many." - Gordon Churchill

PS.  I've known Gordon for several years and his fly fishing knowledge definitely qualifies as #WednesdayWisdom. Get his insights in his book which is available via Amazon  or reach out directly to him via twitter @captgordon or at his blog 

Monday, July 22, 2019

Hemingway: On avoiding adjectives...

A quote from Mary V. Dearborn's, "Ernest Hemingway: A Biography" on the style sheet Hemingway used while working at the Kansas City Star.  Getting myself in the right mind-set for an upcoming trip to Idaho and Silver Creek.  "No writer can fail to write well if he abides by them."

Friday, July 12, 2019

Fly Fishing Quote of the week : South Carolina Flatlander Edition

From a column in " The Island Packet" by Collins Doughtie, comes our fly fishing quote of the week.

"Talk about trout, I absolutely crushed them and the locals just couldn’t figure out how I was doing it. Some secrets are worth keeping, and other than a disabled woman and Ukrainian man I befriended, those secrets are still mine."

Looks like the townies got no love on this trip. :-)  Read the rest of his column here (Link) 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Gear: Kershaw Scallion with SpeedSafe Opening

I picked up a Kershaw Scallion pocket knife about ten years ago and it has been an regular part of my EDC ever since.  The knife is slim enough for carry in a jean or even dress pant pocket either via the clip or incognito.  The edge has held up well and the assisted opening makes for quick deployment.  At $34 the knife's price won't break the bank and is not reflective of the quality you are getting.  Here's an amazon link should you want to have a look and maybe add one to your collection.   I especially liked this one in olive drab and purchased it for my Dad, on the recent Father's day.

PS.  The link is an affiliate link so if you were to purchase one we would earn a small commission.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


Friday, June 07, 2019

Friday Trollpoll: How do you carry your gear?

Monday, June 03, 2019

Project Healing Waters Charity Auction: Orvis Helios 3F Edition

The good folks at Project Healing Waters are auctioning off an Orvis Helios 3F rod and reel combo.  Here is your chance to procure a class A rod and reel and help a great cause in the process.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019