Fly Fishing Ruins Lives

You like surprises? I like surprises. Zane Porter from Fly Fishing Ruins Lives knocked it out the park with a painting he just did. I tied a small for big smallies. Same pattern I used all summer for the donks, but I swapped out bucktail in place of the craft fur. I posted it on…

Dog Days of Winter

Seems like lately my life involves staring out a window at snow and pacing from room to room muttering to myself. There are brief respites from the doldrums when I get to take the dog out to the creek to let him stretch his legs. The other day my friend Eli and I loaded the…

Walk the dog

Winter doesn’t suck. It’s the not fishing as much because those warmwater fish have fled for deep holes that makes it suck. It’s the not wanting to stress a fish that is trying to survive another Midwest winter that makes winter fishing these creeks seem criminal. Just like fishing for them when the water gets…