Tag: trout

Some Optimism for Friday

In Pittsburgh, I’m used to the unpredictable weather. We seem to live in a certain bubble where forecasts are a little less ‘scientific hypothesis’ and a little more ‘documented shrug.’ The East-coast has certainly seen its share of strange weather this winter. Or, at least, what memory presents as strange weather. I clearly remember unseasonable temperatures read more …


Deer Creek, PA a Quick Video

I definitely wanted to follow up on yesterday’s post with a quick video of the trout fighting for territory in Deer Creek, PA.   Yesterday’s post covered the ‘fish-in-a-barrel’ nature of the whole experience, but I’m not quite sure I conveyed the aggression that we were seeing. I’m not quite sure what we’re looking at, read more …


Fall Stockings – Deer Creek

Another stockie Another stockie

Every fall, I find myself stretched thin, but I think it’s just seasonal. Sometimes I’ll lust for the sun-drenched warmth of the past few months. Simultaneously, I’ll ache for the steelhead fishing is just beyond the horizon. The cooler days bring my thoughts to pumpkin beers, holidays with family, orange leaves, and the solitude of read more …


2 Hours 52 Minutes

My Path to the Breeches My Path to the Breeches

I’m sitting in my living room, underneath my wife’s electrically heated blanket, sick from work. My mind begins to wander, and the next think I know, I realize I could be at Yellow Breeches Creek in exactly 2 hours 52 minutes. Surely, there are other options. Oil Creek is about 1 hour 45 minutes North. read more …


A Memory Problem

Such an Exciting Experience! My first steelhead

It seems that I’m having problems with my memory recently. This past weekend, I broke free from the household monotony and drove on up to the Erie tribs to fish for steelhead on-the-fly. However, now that I’m back, I find the fog moving across my mind; details poking through the haze like islands piercing the read more …


Adipose Media – CONFLUENTUS

In the summer of 2013, the boys from Adipose Fly Fishing ventured north to a part of Alberta that few anglers have ever set foot in. What they found, was an over abundance of healthy Bull trout and Grayling. During our time, we tried to put a new spin on fly fishing for Bull Trout. What we found, blew our minds! We are proud to present our 3rd short film, CONFLUENTUS, An Adipose Fly Fishing Production.


#flytyingtuesday – CDC Caddis

CDC Caddis Fly Pattern A finished CDC Caddis with olive green feathers.

#flytyingtuesday – CDC Caddis After some undeserved, early-season dry-fly success using elk-haired caddis, I found myself down to the dregs of my flybox. If you’re anything like me, this is the shadowy corner of the box that gets the least use. All of the hackles here are bent or torn, and generally, the proportions aren’t read more …