sharing my passion for fly fishing & and the home of Trout Team 6
He’ll get bigger (and he’ll be smarter).
The stolen fishing trip
nice brown in the driftless area
Hatch reels get it done!
A happy fisherman
The artsy shot
Trout bring out the smiles
Love my hatch reel
Beautiful backdrop for catching ‘bows.
Clint’s nice rainbow!
Clint getting it done again!
Jeff prospecting for rainbows.
Clint is on fire!
Just another day at the office for Clint.
Clint’s pretty rainbow.
Jeff stalking some rainbows.
Clint’s all over these ‘bows.
Adam caught this extremely big hog of a Brookie in the Poconos!
Here I am with guide, Chris Willen.
16 inch smallmouth bass
Nice fish to round out the day.
John 2.0 broke his long skunk with this beauty.
Nice ‘bow on the Winooski in Vermont
Taking advantage of good weather and fun fish.
The Winooski River in Vermont is called the Waterbury Zoo for a reason!
Sometimes walking a little ways pays off.
The Rush has some beautiful cliffs too.
John fishes quietly in the background.
Nice little guy to end the day.
Not to be outdone, I caught this 12 inch brown on opening day 2015 on the Rush River.
A nice brown on opening day 2015 for John on the Rush River
John is on fire catching big steelies in 2015
John couldn’t be happier with this skunk breaking Brook Trout
Nice brookie – such wonderful colors
John fishing opening day on the Kinni
Letting this Brown go shortly
Derek’s new Access Rod and Reel for Steelheading from Orvis
Mike scoping out the river
Brule River Blizzard 2013
Lake Superior Sunrise
Derek catching a breather
Adam catching a breather
Quite possibly the coolest thing ever. We found a Coleman Special on a tree that someone had dropped. This must have been a fly I gave out to someone on the river at some point. This also perpetuates the mythos of the Coleman Special and shrubberies!
The water wasn’t that cold
The great Blizzard of 2013
A little snow never kept steelheaders away . . .
Nice steelhead caught in October during the fall run on the Brule.
Brand new Orvis Superfine 1-weight Rod with a CFO reel courtesy of my brother. What a wonderful birthday gift!
So I tried out the rod balancing photo . . . not my best moment.
Brown Trout can have beautiful colors.
Me with a nice brown on the Rush.
Fog rolling across the Rush River.
This brown hammered that czech mate fly.
Nice brown on the lower Kinni
Small Brook Trout
Brookie caught on a Tenkara rod.
A kiss goodbye?
The Kinni in early Fall.
The canyons of the lower Kinni.
The Kinni has beautiful limestone rocks.
Rush River – you can’t see it, but there’s hundreds of fish in this hole refusing our flies.
Derek and John’s first attempts at . . . well, I think they were trying to do a Coleman Special. Points for the effort though.
The President’s River (Bois Brule River, Wisconsin)
Trying my best to get a good pose for this shot.
Another lower Kinni Brown
A huge Sucker on the Kinni
Nice brown on the Kinni
A baby steelhead breaks the skunk . . .
Time for a little hydration . . .
Small Skip Jack on the Brule
John doing his impersonation of “A River Runs Through It”
Brown on the Kinni
Rainbow on the Brule
My brother ponders the meaning of Fly Fishing.
Another view of that nice Skip Jack.
Fishing for steelhead.
John got a nice Skip Jack here.
A baby steelhead on the Brule River.
Derek’s first fish on a fly. And his first steelhead . . .can he be more lucky?
Brian “Lucky” Porter, quite possibly the greatest guide there is. He introduced us to the mystery of Steelhead fishing.
John vetoing my advise . . .
Derek taking some advise from me on fly selection on the Knife River in Minnesota during Steelhead season.
John “Ironman” Davies
Derek “Tinman” Davies
First time on the lower Kinni in the spring.
The first rod that my father ever bought for me along with the reel. After 20 years, it’s still dependable. Orvis makes such quality gear.
Our first Adventure to the Kinnikinick River in Wisconsin. There’s always time for shenanigans!
Opening day on the Rush River in Wisconsin 2015. A little snow never keeps the avid angler in bed . . .
Nice 25 inch steelhead caught by prize pupil John. It’s always nice to see the student surpass the master.
It took some time, but I finally landed a nice steelhead. The hat may become my new lucky hat . . .
Tied up some really buggy Hare’s Ears with Loon’s UV Flow finish and tungsten gold colored beads.
2015 is turning out to be John’s year for Steelheading. He had a long Brule River skunk going, so he was over due!
The Coleman Special (well . . .a blinged out version of the original pattern from my father). The only thing this fly catches more than shrubberies is rainbow trout.