Archive for the ‘Notes from GB’ Category

Coho Blues?

Bluesman Keith Scott searched BCs Bulkley for 12 hours with his two hand rod for steelhead, but found none. Rigging his 7-weight one-hander with a Popsicle he made a few casts and secured a nice coho. Will there be a Coho Blues coming soon??  

Fly Fishing Collaborative

Human trafficking is a sickening reality in this day and age. And the trafficking of children is especially so. The Fly Fishing Collaborative was instituted to rescue children from human trafficking through the efforts of the fly fishing community. It is a very unique program. The Collaborative builds self-contained, closed-loop aquaponic farms in which a […]

Interview at

I was recently interviewed by It is an Argentine based blog. You can see the interview here.

Brooke’s First Fish

Granddaughter Brooke had her first fishing outing with Jason (dada) on Sunday (July 24, 2016). She used her Echo Gecko rod-7’9” for 4/5 line–to cast to and catch bluegills and bluegills and bluegills. She selected the flies to use-all dries-and cast two handed. The Echo is designed so that young kids can use it two […]


My friend, Theo Bakelaar, from Holland, sent these great photos of the process of smoking eels and fish. He uses fresh-water eel skin in many of his long fly imitations—and it makes an extremely tough and effective fly. Theo is waiting for these with a glass of beer in hand. My grandfather had a smokehouse […]

Healing Help Through Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing is a fabulous way to tune into nature and to tune into one’s self. And so, it is no wonder that it is a wonderful tool whereby men can link to others with cancer and work through all the facets of the disease. My friends at the Rockwell Trout Club have looked arms and […]

Hardy Museum Tour

Hardy recently conducted a live, on-line museum tour that was very well received. It is now available on line: 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, […]