The Long Draw Cutthroat

[Ed. note: I'm in Wyoming now and realized I failed to click the publish button on this post last month!] A few years ago, I went exploring with the RV up near the top of Cameron Pass, where the scuttlebutt said that there were dispersed campsites available along Long Draw reservoir and the creek that … Continue reading The Long Draw Cutthroat

Searching for Grayling and Salmonflies

Last Sunday, I rode up the Poudre Canyon for the third week in a row to check on Joe Wright reservoir, looking to hit the grayling spawning run. Three years ago I lucked into it on June 26, and it was some of the craziest fly fishing action I’ve ever experienced… a fish on every … Continue reading Searching for Grayling and Salmonflies

The Tiny First Fish of 2020 in Colorado

I've been at work in Colorado for two weeks now and have eased back into fly fishing freshwater. Aside from a few outings for panfish in a Petaluma pond and a couple of short days on creeks in Arizona and Nevada, I haven't fished freshwater since the Fall of 2018. I went with a friend … Continue reading The Tiny First Fish of 2020 in Colorado

Eastbound Again -A Stop at Lamoille Canyon, Nevada

I'm headed to Colorado again to finish up a job I started there back in 2016. In 2015, my first year traveling in my Funmover RV, I stopped at Lamoille Canyon in June and enjoyed a few great days flyfishing up and down the creek. I visited again in 2018 on my way to Montana, … Continue reading Eastbound Again -A Stop at Lamoille Canyon, Nevada

Brown & Root Flat

Last Shot at Redfish Bay

I'm down to less than a week before I need to be in Dallas for a family get-together. The forecast for the next three days is partly cloudy with mild southeasterly winds. I'm going to hit the jetty this afternoon for the last time and Thursday/Friday with my last shots at finding tailing fish on … Continue reading Last Shot at Redfish Bay

Sunrise over the Gulf of Mexico

Sunrise and Flat Water

I don't often get up before sunrise, but I have to take advantage of those moments when the wind isn't blowing if I stand any chance of finding the pod of tailing redfish that I'm seeking.  There was a 4 hour window on Saturday and I was able to launch the kayak a half hour … Continue reading Sunrise and Flat Water

Lower Laguna Madre

A Troutbum on the Texas Coast

I didn't plan on coming to Texas at all.  A year ago I was wrapping up a stretch of work and planned on spending Summer in Montana... it was glorious for the most part.  But by the middle of October I had to make a decision on where to go next, and since it was … Continue reading A Troutbum on the Texas Coast

Oysters at Low Tide

Getting Closer

The weather here on the Gulf Coast of Texas is still dark and wet, with thunderstorms the last two mornings and visibility of perhaps a mile. Watching the ten day forecast on WeatherUnderground , there are two partly sunny days out of a chain of cloudy, stormy, gray predictions ahead. Last Sunday, the sun did … Continue reading Getting Closer

Thermal Feature on the Firehole

A Bad Day of Fly Fishing is Better Than…

I spent Tuesday afternoon on the Firehole river in Yellowstone National Park. It was reputed to be "on fire" (yuk yuk) by the West Yellowstone fly shops, and I've long wanted to fish the stretch where geysers are steaming away stream-side. I walked and waded for about five hours, but the afternoon started with me … Continue reading A Bad Day of Fly Fishing is Better Than…