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…

Sangre de Thomas

Greenbacks have been on retired veterinarian Tom’s mind for the past 5 years.   Greenbacks on brush-choked-dead-fall-log-jammed backcountry streams like described in John Gierach‘s books.  Bushwhacking his way to find those secretive Colorado gems and taking them stealthily on delicately placed dries tied by his own hands.  Easy?  Not if you have multiple sclerosis (MS).  Tom…

Trout Hunting on Michigan’s Famed Au Sable River

The internet can be a good thing.  I’ve made many great friends with similar passions and neuroses via the means of the information super highway and this blog.  Dale Hernden from Lo Banks has been trying for years to get me to Northern Michigan to see the Au Sable wilderness and the Holy Waters.  I’ve been…

>Colorful Colorado

>Today, I spent the day doing what I’ve been wanting to try all Summer…fishing above the treeline for Colorado cutthroats on a lake not to far from my cabin. It was cold and windy today at > 12,000 ft, but a glorious day to be out! Here’s some photos from the day! To bad every…