Monday, May 23, 2016

Good Times

A few years back I had the good fortune to get involved in one of our local Trout Unlimited chapters and have since become a board member.  The best part of being a member is hanging out with this great group of guys.  This past weekend I was able to share some water with a number of them.  I am just grateful for opportunity to spend time with such a warm, funny, friendly and ego less group.  Collectively they do some amazing conservation work and provide a great example of peer leadership.  I didn't get pics of everyone but there will be other opportunities. 


Sunday, May 15, 2016


This past weekend I got out for a couple of walks.  One was between my son's basketball game on Saturday and the other one was before his game on Sunday.  Many birds were spotted and the days varied greatly. Saturday was warm and in the 70's.  Sunday was breezy and in the high 40's at least in the morning when I was out.  Seeing the migrants which change weekly is like seeing old friends.

 Cedar waxwing
 Yellow warbler
 American Redstart
 Scarlet Tanager
 Tree Swallow

 Looking for something
Another Yellow Warbler

Monday, May 9, 2016

A Walk in the Park

Got out for a short after work walk in one of our local parks.  Found a bunch of new seasonal avian visitors plus some year round resident birds.  I saw two eagles, grackles, red winged black birds, tree swallows, king birds, yellow throated warblers, pheobe's, and yellow warblers.  Here are the two pictures that caught my eye.

 Eastern Phoebe

Yellow Warbler

Friday, April 29, 2016


Got out hunting noses recently and found a few willing participants.  Catching a bunch of nice fish and getting some good pictures makes for an outstanding day on the water. The theme withe good lighting was cheek plates of the browns we caught. 
 Spring creek like conditions

 Matt closing the deal

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Tis the Season

It is upon us, the time of year that warms the heart of every dry fly fisherman.  Getting reacquainted with old haunts, holding lies, new water and familiar water.  Here are some pics of the season so far.  It been a season full of well earned fish.  Nothing has come easy, but it is still early season. 
 Changing flies
 Target spotted


Spey Nation getting it done

Monday, April 18, 2016


 A dozen eggs, 2 pounds of bacon an 4 hungry anglers does a streamside brunch make.  Bacon cooked to perfection streamside, well my linguistic skills fail to adequately describe that. The fishing was tough but enough fish were had to make it a stellar day. 

The arsenal

 Oh yeah! Photo courtesy of Mike at the Rusty Spinner Blog.  Check out his excellent writing.

 Working the wood

 Found a brookie!
Just a little deep
Need more bacon