Just a reminder folks - if you're just reading the email that gets shot out when a new post is published on the SRS website - you're not getting the 'full effect' of the graphics in the article. There's not a lot more difference, but there is the top of the page that has a … Continue reading High Water Homestead Hike!
So Far Away, Losing Focus & the Apple Butter Festival
I've been back in Slate Run for several days but have only been out fishing twice. The wife and family are visiting and the various activities have kept me hopping. One event we visited and enjoyed was the Apple Butter Festival in Waterville on October 8th and 9th. But I'm going to describe the fishing, … Continue reading So Far Away, Losing Focus & the Apple Butter Festival
Ornaments, Memories, and Friends
This is not a report from Slate Run or has very much to do with fishing the area. It's a Holiday Greeting and is a bit picture heavy so it may take a bit longer than usual to load. It's getting that time of year when many decorate and prepare for the holidays. We've set … Continue reading Ornaments, Memories, and Friends
Hell or High Water?
High water! Well, I had my chances Wednesday and Thursday but no, I had things to do. They were the kind of Fall days that you really look forward to here in Slate Run - 60s-ish with sun and mildly cool temperatures. I rather enjoyed mowing the grass in such conditions - I should have … Continue reading Hell or High Water?
It's been a while since I've posted. It happens. I've been back but haven't been able to get out fishing until today! Well, I've tried to get things in order around the cabin as I'm hosting the SRS Board meeting tomorrow. Between that, my sisters visiting for several days, power-washing the place and my desire … Continue reading Visiting
Ok, this is a different sort of post! There will not be many like this in the future unless there is a desire and response indicating interest. So if this sort of thing isn't your bag, not to fear - posts more related to fly fishing/tying/the area shall be posted quite soon. Whatever degree of … Continue reading Ornaments
We recently got back from the cabin - shutting it down for the season. It's always a bittersweet feeling leaving the place and realizing that we wont be back for several months. I feel a little bit better though by draining water and blowing the pipes with pressurized air. The extra precaution makes me more … Continue reading Covid Thanksgiving
I think my patience with the Covid-19 issue is starting to run short. Witnessing the surges throughout the country is depressing to say the least. I'm finding that I'm complaining internally and letting it dominate my thoughts at times. Although my personal belief is that the generations which endured the World Wars had it much … Continue reading November
It's a nice fall day here in the upper mid-west. I think most of the country is experiencing good weather on election day, 2020. So there's no excuse - make sure you get out and exercise your American right to vote. Our club is a non-partisan organization, so all we want to do is encourage … Continue reading Go VOTE!
Fall Francis Journey
One of my favorite places to fish is up Francis Branch, normally. This is anything but a normal year though isn't it? There is so little water which makes fishing exceptionally tough. The approach is everything when it comes to these conditions. One must not just take your time, you must slow down in order … Continue reading Fall Francis Journey