The 2015 salmon run has afforded many of us time to reflect upon “the good ol’ days”.  This year’s low fish count has meant more sitting in the boat just watching clients fish their hearts out with minimal hook-ups or … Continued

The Imperfect Drift

I thought I’d start a blog post called “The Imperfect Drift.”  I’m calling it that for a reason.  It’s essentially a look into my life as I try to learn and understand the world of guiding, fly-fishing, fishing politics, fly-tying, … Continued

Trout Bum Diaries 1/3/2018

  Saving Sanity     "   Tis the season of the antsy steelhead fisherman. The winter doldrums have already begun to sink in due to Michigan experiencing record-breaking cold weather for December, with temperatures reaching negative twenty degrees and colder … Continued

Time on the Water is Where Memories are Made

It all starts on a Monday afternoon, as you arrive home from school and your dad arrives home from work.  He comes to say hello and asks, “Do you have any test this Friday?” to which you reply “No.”  He … Continued