A Little Love for Fallfish

In last week’s post, I expressed my appreciation for one of the Northeast’s most disliked fish species, the fallfish. Often regarded as an unworthy bycatch when fishing for trout, fallfish get little love. Thanks to their poor reputation, people have been lead to believe that they are hideous creatures that litter the depths of ourContinue reading “A Little Love for Fallfish”

Memorial Day Weekend at Rangeley

There’s something so magical and serene about breathing in the crisp mountain air, surrounded by spruce trees and Canada jays that there truly aren’t words to describe it. Rangeley, Maine is one of the most enchanting places to wet a line on this planet, and it holds a special place in my heart. My familyContinue reading “Memorial Day Weekend at Rangeley”

Fishing Therapeutically

It is well known that fishing can be laid-back and stress-reducing; however, I often find myself worrying more when I’m on the water than doing other activities. The need to catch fish for me is such a driving force, I often lose sight of the fact that fishing should be relaxing. As we continue throughContinue reading “Fishing Therapeutically”

Back in the Rhythm

Unbeknownst to many, I actually have a life outside of fishing. While thoughts of getting on the water sneak into my head dozens of times each day, sometimes I need and want to focus on other activities. As the peak of fishing season begins, my schedule continues to get busier and busier. Luckily, I enjoyContinue reading “Back in the Rhythm”

A Change in Mindset

After the struggle I had over the past couple weeks, my luck did a complete 180. Suddenly, I found myself catching many more fish than I had in the past, and my enjoyment of the time I spent on the water increased consequentially. No, I wasn’t putting up huge fish counts, but it was certainlyContinue reading “A Change in Mindset”

Stocker Season Bonanza

As soon as I saw that my local waters began to get their annual dose of stocked trout, I knew my every waking moment would be consumed with targeting them. Stocked trout and I have a very complicated relationship. I mean them no harm, other than to poke a sharp metal object through their lipContinue reading “Stocker Season Bonanza”

My Top 5 Favorite Flies for Trout

As the spring trout fishing season approaches, I figured I’d share some of my favorite flies to catch these gorgeous fish. This is just my experience, and everyone probably has a different list. In fact, my list might even change dramatically after this year-there is just no knowing. I have trout fished exclusively here inContinue reading “My Top 5 Favorite Flies for Trout”

Tying the Craft Fur Leech

Tired of wasting massive amounts of perfectly good material when tying craft fur flies? Looking for a way to use the underfur from craft fur? Well look no further! This super-simple pattern is a great way to take advantage of this underutilized material, and turn it into an extremely effective fish-catching machine. This fly excelsContinue reading “Tying the Craft Fur Leech”

The Triumphs of 2020

Ahhh, the smell of freshly unwrapped fly tying and fishing gifts. There they lay, all your hopes and dreams from the past year sitting in a pile on the floor. What used to be a fantasy is now reality, opening a whole new world of possibilities. While it may seem futile, I personally can’t waitContinue reading “The Triumphs of 2020”

Ice Fishing Ethics

Okay, I admit it: I have become a snobby fly fisherman. Not only do I try to limit myself to fly fishing whenever possible, but I have even begun to look down on the “bait-slinging hogs” (Lou Zambello’s words, not mine). Because of this new obsessiveness to the upper class of the sport, I haveContinue reading “Ice Fishing Ethics”