Tying flies is like artwork. There’s a certain finesse to it. My wife made the mistake of comparing it to crafts. Once. As someone who ties commercially, I am expected to keep up to a certain standard. I want people to say “that’s a nice fly,” not “that’s a nice fly for a dude with […]
The Zebra Midge is a great fly to use as a dropper, especially in tailwaters. Midges hatch year round, making them one of the few species that can be used in the winter as well. The most common sizes to be equiped with should be in the #18-24 range in any color that works well. […]
In my 30 years on this Earth, I’ve experienced more than the average guy. I have and continue to deal with combat experiences, losing an arm, coming to grips with knowing I’ll never be able to live out my dream of an Army career and having to endure a complete job transformation, overcoming alcoholism, anger […]
One of the many great people I’ve met as a result of Project Healing Waters goes by the name of Harold Harsh. Harold is a retired Marine that started his own fly shop and guiding service out of Oakland, Maryland called Spring Creek Outfitters. Besides the local waters in his area, he even takes clients to […]
There are a few flies that are in just about everyone’s fly box. Tried and true patterns that are sure to “save the day”. Dry patterns like the Elk Hair Caddis, BWO and Adams…
When Lisa and I heard in the ultrasound room “You’re having a girl”, my exact words were “Dear God help me”. The thought of having a little girl terrified me beyond comprehension. All I could picture was the teen years. Terrifying. There’s a saying that touches on a father’s fear.
I recently took a trip to England with another veteran, Walter Green-Morse. He and I were invited by a man named Tony Spacey. Tony owns Game Angling Consultancy, the UK’s biggest specialty Fly Fishing & Game Angling tackle shop. Each year, he and his wife Jan selflessly invite disabled veterans to stay with them for a […]