Cabin Fever

Make plans to attend the Penn’s Woods West 2019 Cabin Fever Show on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Show starts at 9 am and runs until 4 pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry900 Sheraton DriveMars, PA 16046 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 9:00 am –  Show opens10:00 am – 11:00 am  Josh Miller– How to catch more fish than…

Test Pattern: Adams Variant

I think a lot of people have a hard time tying in hackle tip wings. I know I do most of the time – so have decided to tie up some variants to try this season. I think you should too. My plan is to create a whole box dedicated to test patterns, and the…

Fish On (My Mind)

I’ve been really busy with client work, so the frequency of my posts has gone down – so I apologize. However, I have a lot of new content topics that I’m planning to share when I get some time. So keep stopping back to read my ramblings. In the meantime, and since trout have been…

Live Rough

Established in 2002, Live Rough Clothing was formed by three U.S. “Wilderness Management Enthusiasts”: Nick, Matt and Chad. Five years later in 2007, Chad was diagnosed with cancer. Even being seriously ill did not stop his spirit from their living rough motto, and he was able to mentally and spiritually beat his cancer numerous times…

Mark Your Calendars

I know most of you are chomping on the bit to throw some flies as you wait for opening day. Or, you’ve already been out in the cold like me – and are even more pumped to get even more time on the water. Well, mark your calendars for this FREE L.L. Bean fishing event…

Throwback Thursday

These snaps are from a Montana Drifter adventure back in 2013. Todd, Frank and I drifted into Alder and stayed at our western home – Upper Canyon Outfitters in the Ruby Valley. I’ve spent almost 10 years making the trip there to chase trout during the summer. I could not recommend it enough to those looking…

Mark Your Calendars!

The 2019 Fly Fishing Show makes its annual stop in Lancaster, March 9 and 10 at the Lancaster County Convention Center. You can pick up your tickets here. In past years, the Original Drifter and I have made the trip and have checked out all the stuff we could fit in, during two packed days….

Tying Tip: Thread Control

If you’re like me, your thread and wire spools are a mess. The tag ends are loose and you are too lazy to wrap them tightly, find that little groove in the spool and insert the thread for next time. Maybe not. Well I stumbled upon a site that has one solution to this challenge….

Fire & Ice

Well, another Drifter winter excursion is in the books – and the best way to describe it is with those three words. The streams were pretty jammed with ice and snow, but the camp fires were raging inside and out. I headed out for the Laurel Highlands on Friday morning after dropping off the dog…

Mix & Match

Last night I had this neat idea, well at least I thought it was, to create some sort of fly tying game to mix things up a bit. After all, as tiers we (okay, some) seem to fall into this mindset that fly patterns must follow the exact recipes we see posted. We must use…