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…

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…

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…

>Can’t Tellya Creek

>My daughter and her husband Kevin have been escaping the Arizona heat by hanging out at my place in the Wet Mountains of southern Colorado. The Arkansas has been a little slow because of the 90 plus degree weather. We’ve seen lots of bugs on the Ark from PMDs to yellow sallies and larger stone…

>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…