I was thinking that I was going to go for a hike today. But a friend of mine reminded me that this particular hike, the Dragonback, was pretty challenging - especially on the way down. Since I am still officially recovering from hip replacement surgery, I reconsidered my plan. So I went 'hiking' up a … Continue reading The Tributary That Must Not Be Named
My friend took his fly rod for a walk up Cedar Saturday afternoon. He realized that the water was too warm and just hiked his way out. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon - maybe not what is expected, but we can modify our behavior if we want to protect the things … Continue reading The View From Here
I'm planning on getting back to Slate Run in a week. Fishing is going to be questionable at best - unless there's some much needed rain that arrives a few days before I do. Low water levels and temperatures that near the 70 degree mark make it exceptionally difficult for trout to survive. Best to … Continue reading Sometimes We Seek Nature, Sometimes Nature Finds Us
What IS normal these days? Certainly we're not so far gone that we have to ask ourselves this... are we? I'm coming from a view-point of being raised by parents that lived through the depression and World War II. So, if I seem insensitive, please, accept my apologies. I don't know what normal is I … Continue reading Under Normal Circumstances…..
I've heard this crying out call for many years. And there are even a few years when it is true. But the habitat where Slate and Cedar exist is just too ideal to not see trout thrive. I'm not ignoring that predation can affect trout population - it certainly can. I'm not blind to realize … Continue reading There’s No Fish In The Runs … 😉
I was introduced to a song entitled ‘Them Changes’ back in my early adolescence. I heard the version that had Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar parts in the song. I found out later that the drummer, Buddy Miles, had previously written and released the song as the title song to the album of the same … Continue reading 9-20-2019: Them Changes
Isonychia Bicolor? and a Bear
Had someone submit a few pictures of fishing in the Summertime in the greater Slate Run Metropolitan area. While the water temperatures warm and their levels decrease, fishing for trout becomes more of a challenge sometimes. Trout spook so very making ‘approach’ 99% of the game. But there is success to be had – with … Continue reading 7-28-2019: Summertime And The Livin’ Is Easy – Trout Fishing though can be an entirely different story… sometimes.