A Pike and a Porcupine

by | Oct 12, 2023 | fly fishing Wisconsin

flyfishingIts safe to say I can’t control my fishing habits at times.  Fall time would be one of them.  While I had full intentions of waking up in camp this morning, brewing coffee for Granny and I then enjoying the drive home, it didn’t happen.  Instead the sky was blue and the sun felt warm as it poked its way through the trees.  At least an hour after sunrise it did.  Then Granny and I drove to a nearby river for a couple hours of wading.


pikeI caught one fish.  It was a nice chunker of a pike probably around 28”.  He hit so hard and his wake raised the water column enough I thought the attack was from a musky but no such luck.  Nonetheless – no blank on a stunning fall morning.


porcupineEvery day of fishing provides some sort of treat beyond the fishing itself.  Today we encountered this friendly little porcupine.  Its our first baby porcupine sighting ever.  An absolutely adorable fellow.


Ok – back to work!


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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!