Renegades, Root Beers & the Avett Brothers

Andy and I just finished our 4th annual Colorado fly fishing whirl-wind tour this past week. Traditionally the Arkansas River has a CFS around 1600 where we can wade the banks and throw big ugly bugs to voracious trout…but not the past two years. Colorado has had wet/cold spring causing delayed runoff. No despair…we Wayment…

Colorado Mountain Merriam’s & A 1937 NID Ithaca 16 Bore

Snow…it’s been the story of my spring season…the days I’ve been able to escape from work it has snowed 10 to 12 inches.  I’ve been patiently waiting to see the caddis & BWO’s bring hungry browns to the surface on my beloved Arkansas River and hear the Merriam’s love cry reverberate in the nearby Sangre…

Jalapeño Sauerkraut

It’s the in-between season…time to throw dries for Arkansas River browns and daydream about birds and dogs and wild country. The Ark has been incredible fishing so far this spring minus the snow melt in the higher elevation. The caddis are present and this spring we’ve seen the best blue wing olive action I can…

Halloween Fishing and Limber Tail Syndrome for Strideaway.com

Today the children were out enjoying festivities for Halloween while me and my childhood friend, Matt Lucia, enjoyed a great day on the Arkansas river. Our morning started out at Barry’s Den for a delightful breakfast while the sun warmed the river a bit. The fishing for the last day of October was rather surprising!…

Chubby Mormon Girl

My absence the past few months can be explained…I’ve been crazy about a river. Not just any river, but the Arkansas River near my Sangre de Cristo mountains of southern Colorado. Most fisherman know of the Arkansas for it prolific Mother’s Day caddis hatch, but come run off time she goes largely ignored except for…

>Caddis & Coffee

>Spring has finally decided to settle in! Between-the-crazies as we call it…the time between the gunning season and everything else! We just pray (as gunners) to make it to another Indian summer and the uplands with pointing dogs and the devil cocker afield. Until then, I plan to hit the river as much as possible…

>Rain & More Rain

>Here are a few photos from the past few weeks…not much exciting going on! I’ve been conditioning my bird dogs for the much anticipated grouse season. It’s gonna be a banner season. My health is certainly better during the gunning season! The Arkansas has been fishing very well this Summer…I consider the Ark my home…