Black Caddis

Black Caddis

Commonly known as the “Black Caddis” on Wisconsin trout streams, they include the any of the following;  Family: Brachycentridae,  Genus: Brachycentrus, Species: lateralis, numerosus, appalachia, solomoni. These flies emerge in April through mid-May...
A Trout Angler Goes After Tarpon

A Trout Angler Goes After Tarpon

By Joseph Meyer I had done most of it but not all.  Armed with a fly rod and a handcrafted fly, I pursued all the finned creatures with trout being my favorite quarry. I loved trout fishing, pastoral and relaxing, the contemplative nature of it all made my heart...
Dame’s Rocket

Dame’s Rocket

By Kevin Searock She was waiting for me there, in the shade of a tall oak beside the river.  I turned off the highway into the Rod & Gun Club and let the big green truck roll to a stop by a line of whitewashed posts, at the brow of the slope leading down to the...
All in a Week’s Work

All in a Week’s Work

By Joseph Meyer Bringing in New Customers is the lifeblood of a struggling Fly Shop. Retailers count new customers as found money. We especially like the folks new to fly fishing, they need more stuff as they haven’t spent a couple of years hiding fly shop receipts...
Night Shift

Night Shift

by Don Shulka It has been said that there is something of truth to be learned from early morning along a trout stream. That may indeed be true, but I would offer that  there is nothing but pure honesty,  stark and harsh, on the same water after the sun begins to...