Archive for the ‘Notes from GB’ Category

Hardy Museum Tour

Hardy recently conducted a live, on-line museum tour that was very well received. It is now available on line: www.facebook.com/HardyFlyFishing Have a look, you will enjoy it.

Infrequent Posts

I must apologize for the infrequent posts. Nancy and I are house hunting in the Vancouver WA area (right next to Portland, OR), and we spend a great deal of time driving around looking at potential places. I have not had much of a chance to do more than that and travel to shows and […]

Steelhead Are In-2016

My friend, and great blues guitarist, Keith Scott is also a more that dedicated fly fisher. He sent the photo below of a spring steelhead. The time is ripe, and when water conditions are right, this is what’s available.

Salmon Numbers Down Sharply

This year’s king salmon run in Wisconsin is what one might call pitiful, both in numbers and in size. And that marked decrease is seen right on through the cohos and browns and rainbows. It’s not due to any single factor, but a combination of super cold winters the last two years, poor spawn return, […]

Still Headin West

Last night we stayed in Ogden Utah, after a long drive from Laramie, WY.  As we climbed over the Continental Divide just west of Laramie we were treated with the sight of snow! The roads were clear and dry, but the snow was fresh–probably the day before. The hills to the west of Laramie were […]

Headed West

We are moving–somewhere west to be near Jason and Kelley and Brooke. They live in Vancouver, WA (just across the Columbia River from Portland OR), so we will be somewhere in that vicinity. We have not bought a home, so we will live in the motorhome until we find something. It will be a grand […]

Alaska or Bust

I’m headed to No-See-Um Lodge in Alaska with my friend, Dave Graebel, in pursuit of rainbows on the dry fly, king salmon in the King-A-Ma-Bobber, chums on magenta leeches, and sockeye on small bead head nymphs. The weather looks very Alaska-like; most days a chance of rain, with the occasional chance of sun (very occasional). […]

Hans Aigner Passes

As we were eating breakfast this morning at our hotel in Austria, we received the sad news that Hans Aigner had died in the night. Hans had come to visit all of us at diner on Thursday evening, and I had an opportunity to sit with my old friend for about half an hour and […]

My friend, jake Jordan, had a rather serious health problem on his drive home a couple of weeks ago. He is doing much better, now, and files the following report that should be of great interest to anyone really wanting to nail a bill fish or catch a big tarpon in the dark hours. Greetings […]

Rare Jvise up for Auction

I just had a note from Jay Smit of South Africa, noted designer and builder of the Jvise. This is a unique vise with many great features. He has donated one of his Damasteel Jaw vises for an auction being held to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital Trust (CHT), the fundraising arm of the […]