Looking through my calendar would not make it any clearer. No magic windows were going to open. Fishing in May in Maryland and Pennsylvania for trout gives some of the best chances to catch substantial size fish on dry flies.…
A Fly Angler’s Celebration of Earth Day
I began my Earth Day 2023 celebration at 4:15 am. Setting the navigation to Central Pennsylvania, I was excited to spend hours fishing and giving myself the chance to hook into some larger fish. There was a chance of severe…
Why Do Trout Take the Tag Fly?
Chance and choice are two important variables in life and in fly fishing. Sometimes committing to one thing and sticking […]
I used my fishing time this weekend to go to the Fly Fishing Show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Approximately 85 vendors, […]
Tips for Setting Up a Fly Tying Station
Catching a fish on a fly I have tied is an incredibly satisfying experience. I’ve written several blogs on the […]
The Surprise Fish
Fly fishing has become a habitual part of my life, intertwined with my daily thoughts and weekly activities, only surpassed […]
How Do I Get My Fly Out of That Tree?
The trail down from the road was steep and the thin veneer of gravel washed onto the trail from the […]
Is Nymphing the Most Challenging Way to Fly Fish?
It was warm for a winter day, somewhere close to fifty degrees. The day before was bitter cold, where any […]
A Legacy of Volunteering
The Maryland fly fishing community recently lost a conservation leader and educator. Don Haynes held leadership positions for Maryland Trout […]
In Search of Big Fish
This week a secret was revealed. Maybe it was more a long-lost dream was again given life. For many anglers, […]
Keeping Inherited Fly Tying Materials for Tying Flies
Catching a fish can be more than the physical interaction between the angler and the fish, as the action can […]
Fishing Like A Writer
One of the best moments of each fishing trip is the first step into the stream, the anticipation and excitement […]