As the calendar turns to Fall, and leaves begin to change, it is amazing to think about how fast the summer has flown by. 2020 has been unpredictable and crazy for everyone, but thankfully the fishing has been one predictable thing to help it feel like a normal summer. It has been an extremely rewarding year to help peopleContinue reading “Sunset on Summer 2020”
This is what makes New Zealand so unique and special: the backcountry, and the chance of finding the fish of a lifetime in a small stream. After a 3 hour hike, covering 7.5 miles, I reached the wee headwaters of one of the local rivers. As I first started stalking the banks there was notContinue reading “New Zealand Backcountry”
My Recent Adventures Fishing in New Zealand Fly-fishing is hard. Fishing a new river for the first time can be very hard. Fly-fishing the South Island of New Zealand on my own is one of the most challenging tasks I have experienced in the sport. We are based in Te Anau in the SouthlandContinue reading “Challenges & Rewards of Southland”
It is the most amazing experience watching the passage of time through the growth of my little girl. Every summer seems to fly by but this summer has gone faster than any other before. It started in May, full of anticipation and uncertainty. During my first couple of guide days through the end of theContinue reading “Time Flies”
Recently I have been reflecting on how the sport of fly-fishing changes as we evolve as anglers.
Why wait till spring to get back on the water? There are plenty of trout to be caught throughout the winter when conditions are right.
As the seasons change from Fall to Winter, I have recently had some days off and have spent these chilly afternoons watching new documentaries about a few famous 70’s rock bands: “The History of The Eagles” & “Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave here Tomorrow.” Since then I have been driving my wife crazy byContinue reading “Sun Setting on a Great Season”
Labor Day is just around the corner and the “dog days” of summer are in the rear view. Hard to believe that the season has gone by so quickly, but there is still plenty of great fishing ahead through September and October. This summer has been filled with long beautiful days, great clients andContinue reading “Summer Highlights”
This spring has been all about exploring. Discovering new stretches of river, new side channels, new honey holes, new dirt roads and hiking new trails. I have spent most of my free time in the Big Hole Valley. Floating and exploring new sections of the river and discovering new areas in the Anaconda Pintler WildernessContinue reading “Exploring the Big Hole Valley”
For a few months I have been day dreaming about a week long float on the Smith River this spring. We successfully drew a permit for the float, my wife and I both got time off work and the I had planted the seed about the adventure with my best friends in Colorado months ago. EverythingContinue reading “Montana Stay-cation”