Fishing the Eastern Shore of Virginia – September

I don’t fish alone, at least not often. Fishing alone is a purely selfish endeavor.  There is no sharing – not of the hunt, the wind and water, the smells, the fish themselves.  No sharing of disappointments, the cracking of natures’ puzzles, or (if you’re lucky) the joys of success. Fishing with good friends is…

Fly Fishing Belize (Week in Review)

I just got back from a week in Belize.  While it was a spur of the moment trip (a friend had already paid for lodging and the guide service and gave me a last-minute invite), I had the opportunity to chase the big three (tarpon, permit, and bonefish) as well as barracuda and snook. My…

Fishing Report: Seneca Creek, West Virginia

I spent the last weekend in the Seneca Creek backcountry, fly fishing for native brook trout and rainbow trout.  This area is part of the Monongahela National Forest, an enormous stretch of wild mountains that includes Spruce Knob (West Virginia’s Highest Mountain), Seneca Rocks, and the Dolly Sods Wilderness.  This is some of the most…

DIY Fly Fishing for Dolphin

Spring and Summer in the Florida Keys is about dolphin fishing.  Sure…you can lobster, or fly fish for bonefish, tarpon, and permit on the flats, but spending a day chasing dolphin with a fly rod is the real deal.  And there is no fish that combines beauty, gameness, and flavor like these fish. Step #1: …