Tag: fly fishing

Judge Not

Originally posted on Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop blog – 9.12.13 It was Labor Day, so I needed to get in some fishing before a 4 day work week and it’s pent-up emails crushed me.  I needed a quick and dirty excursion..something simple.  I headed to my home lake, a scant 1.5 miles from my house. I live in St. Paul,…

Local Love

  So 2013 is supposed to be the year of the Bluegill if you follow new school fly-fishing luminaries like the Fiberglass Manifesto.  There seems to be a rally cry around this fish (group of fish) as the next trend in fly fishing. I won’t argue against that; I’m seeing more posts, blogs, art, articles, and videos proving this claim…

Bugger Hatches, Dank IPA’s, and Leviathan

Bugger Hatch 2013 Probably the best day I’ve had on the river in a long, long time.  I couldn’t believe how reckless and aggressive the trout were.  It was the last good day before a serious snow-melt/run off.  The temps climbed to almost 50 F, and next day the region got slammed pretty good with a cold rain.  Warm enough…

New Works 3.19.13

Some new works.  A bit of everything this time around:  Pike, Poon, Chrome, and the Yellow Bone. All works are available as prints via my page on Society 6 – links are below each image. Water Wolf Print here Toad’s Poon print here Steelhead print here Shine On print here Freshwater Bone print here

Out Again

I mark the beginning of the fishing season with the Wisconsin early trout opener.  Sure, there is some early trout fishing to be had in MN in January, and you can always hit the Mississippi if temps cooperate, but Wisco early trout really marks the shift for me. Starting on the first weekend of March it always hits as the…

Winter Chrome

Steelhead, and in particular, Winter steelhead, are one of the coolest fish that swims.  It’s true..google it.  Consequently, I find them to be a preferred subject matter.  It may be the shape, the lines, the colors, or just the mojo that these fish drum up.  In any case, I’ve started a new body called Winter Chrome exploring these fish and…

Into The Maw

Kristen England and BJ Haun started Pour Decisions Brewery a while back, and through perseverance, blood, sweat and whiskey they started serving their beers to the public late this Summer, and opened the brewery/taproom to the public on October 14th. England is buddy from a good while back.  He’s a crazy nut.  So crazy that he asked me to do…

Bronze memories

With Steelheading now in full swing, I thought I’d share this video stroll down memory lane to the days of bronze.

Saga Buggers

Tying buggers for tomorrow’s Big Muddy mission. Drinking Summit Saga. Listening to “And Blood Was Passion” by Zebulon Pike. Chartreuse, black and red seem to be the right combination.