Tag Archives: tenkara

Summer Closeout?

In the high ground the leaves are already falling, temperatures are cool and summer is clearly coming to an end.  Perhaps this gorgeous, native Brookie was an end of season special.   If so, it was a great way to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paying It Forward

I recently had the great pleasure of volunteering my services at an outdoor-focused summer camp for local teens.  Along with some fellow Trout Unlimited members we spent the morning introducing a dozen local youngsters to the fun of fly fishing. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Being There…Without Being There

A wonderful day up in Brook Trout country on Friday got me to thinking about why Brookie fishing is such a fun and calming challenge.  There are lots of technical things you could cite as crucial but to me it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Up, Up and Away!

That’s uphill, upstream and away from the “things of man.”  You know summer has truly begun in Asheville when the kids get out of school,  the fireflies start blinking and the out of state license plates outnumber the in-state.  That’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Best Day on the Water…Every Year

For the past decade, on the first Saturday in June, I have had the great privilege of being the Tournament Director for the Mossy Creek Invitational, a fundraiser and fishing tournament for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. PHWFF is a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Small is the New Big

Yesterday we headed up into wild Brook Trout water for the first time this spring.  Flows were a little high but the  Mountain Laurel was blooming, the butterflies were everywhere and the fish were happy to take any well presented … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hey, I Caught a Fish!

Many thanks to all of the wonderful people who have  come fishing with Unreel Fly Fishing this spring!   You guys and gals are awesome and I hugely appreciate your business, your support and your friendship. I’ve been so busy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment