Exploring and Not Catching is Ok

by | Jun 21, 2022 | Exploring

exploringGranny and I made the 1.5 hours drive back from Shannon’s during the heat of the day.  I don’t need to tell anyone its not prime time.  BUT, I stopped at this gorgeous little creek and made a few casts.  I was unprepared in that I had only old flipflops and it was hard to wade.  Furthermore, my lightest Winston was a 7-weight.  Overkill for this little place.  Nonetheless, I tried and missed two small pike and a beautiful smallie.  I also saw a rainbow trout chasing minnows and a feeding redhorse sucker.  I’ll focus here another time with the right gear.


Hex-hatchI had the perfect gear for big pike and musky however and we stopped at every boat ramp between Park Falls and Hayward.  I took a lot of casts but no luck.  There was a highlight however when we found some leftovers from last night’s hatch on the West Fork of the Chippewa.  This is the Hexagenia mayfly.


It’s all about exploring this summer.  Catching could be slim for a while.  But that’s ok.  I feel like a kid again seeing all these new waters.  Stay tuned for later in the week however when Howie and I head for the White River which we both know well!


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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!