9′ #5 Weight Shootout


9′ #5 Weight Shootout *I’ve been using a 4 weight rod for the waters I fish for the last several years and lately I’ve been feeling a little under gunned.  Most of the trout I am landing are in the 10″ to 15″ range, but I’ve been landing some pigs that are pushing 20″ and I know there are even larger to be found.  For dry flies and nymphing, my 4 weight has worked, but Read More

Up The 395: August At The East Walker


Well, I hadn’t been up the 395 in a long time.  In fact, it had probably been 15 years since I had let that much time go between visits.  My Trip to Montana with my father just whetted my appetite for trophy trout so I set aside two long weekends in August to spend on the East Walker.  Since it had been so long since I’d taken that drive, my new favorite fly shop hadn’t Read More

Me And My Dad Hit Montana


Well, it has been a while since I last added to the blog.  For nearly a year fishing has had to take a back seat to everything else going on.  Last week was a special reminder of how much I love fly fishing.  My Dad and I took a few days to travel to Montana and hit some of their blue ribbon waters.  This time of year is spectacular.  I understand the crowds can be Read More

The Hatch 2 Fly Fishing App For iphone


I love my iphone and I’ve been waiting for a fly fishing app for some time.  I always imagined the first fly fishing app would be a game that would compete with the other fishing games.  Maybe you’ve played them.  If you use a spinning rod or chuck bait those games just might help you pass the time.  I was bored by them very quickly and had hoped someone might dream up an app that Read More


So, in the two weeks since I had visited the East Walker River and the Golden Trout Wilderness, I purchased a bamboo fly rod and tied a couple dozen flies.  The phenomenon of having an amazing time fishing combined with having my business pretty much crawl to a stop lead me to another necessary weekend of fly fishing.  In fact, I decided to just cut and paste my most recent itinerary and try for a Read More