Category Archives: Winter

Baby Steps

Ok, so he’s not there yet but Luke is going to make a fine fly tier some day. I can spot ‘em! Maybe I’ll ask the good folks over at Dr. Slick if they have any plans for a “Safety Scissor”. If you made it to the Fly Show up in Somerset, you may have […]

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Cool Starts

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Unexpected December Action

High water and crazy temperatures have made for interesting fishing this winter. I had one free morning before I was back to the grind and into holiday travel. So, despite a weather forecast of clear skies, I headed to the river anyhow. I made it onto the water just at daybreak with no help from […]

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Don’t Get Stuck In The Cold

Often with winter comes broken fly rods and sad drive home from the river. No, we’re not talking about slip-n-falls onto your favorite rod (studded boots from Santa can fix that!) We’re talking about breaking rods with sections that won’t come apart. Fishermen start their day in the cold and as the day warms up, […]

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Orvis Days, Care For Kids and a big Thank You!

On October 8th, I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at the Orvis Store in Bethesda, MD during their “Orvis Days” event. I was flattered to have a great crowd of folks turn out to hear me talk about the Big Gunpowder Falls and show off some of my photography with a presentation following the seasons on the river.

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March comes back with cold and snow?

As is fitting with most of my outings this Spring, the good days seem to happen when I’m busy with indoor activities and the cold days land on my days marked “FISH!” on the daytimer. I was not discouraged and after some fun stops in the AM I was on my way to the water […]

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It Was The Winter…The Cold Winter

Some years winter really drags on. Living in Washington, DC it can seem like winter is canceled one week and back at work the next. It’s what makes cabin fever soar over 103 degrees. I get the fever pretty bad every year and, after spending a LOT of time hibernating, have to find ways to […]

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In the news….a little late

In case you didn’t know – The Fly Fishing Show is coming to Somerset, NJ This weekend; Friday, Saturday AND Sunday. There’s no excuse for not getting out of the house and trying out a few new rods and seeing your favorite authors this weekend. Link: http://flyfishingshow.com/Somerset__NJ.html Have Fun!

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This Is Where Trout Come From

This grainy shot is from a week ago on The Big Gunpowder Falls on a cold cloudy day. There’s a lot of magic happening in that clean spot on the riverbed.

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