A Few Casts for Smallies

by | Jun 2, 2022 | fly fishing Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake-WinnipesaukeeGranny and I had a couple hours to spare this afternoon on Lake Winnipesaukee.  I took her to my favorite smallmouth bass waters.  But we’re two weeks earlier than normal and it appears most the smallies are on the nest.  Granny tossed poppers off ledges and my usual haunts but all that we could persuade were the invasive rock bass.  Its best we left the smallies alone to do their thing!


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!