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…

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…

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…

Throw Back Thursday

I reached deep into the archives, well 2009, for a few photographs of a past Drifter trip. Here is one of our central PA trips. Oh, and we then thought it would be cool to all have mustaches I believe. Drifters are a little off. You’ll learn that eventually. Enjoy the nostalgia. ~Drifter07

Drift Spotlight #1: Montana Part 2

I awoke quite groggy with the heat of the morning setting in quickly in my Golite Trig 1 tent. As I unzipped the door, I could smell the fresh, crisp Montana air. I looked around and it seemed like most had moved on with their travels. What time was it? Had to be around 9…

Drift Spotlight #1: Montana Part 1

I have been lucky enough to visit big sky country for over 10 years. The first was a very emotional time for my friend Chad’s memorial service in Red Lodge – and the adventure began when the plane touched down in Billings. I rented a Subaru Forester and started the drive towards Red Lodge, which…

The Original Drifter

Today is my Dad’s birthday. Yes, the original Drifter – who, fortunate for me, introduced me to this wonderful past time of fly fishing a long time ago. Around 36 years ago, give or take a few years. And I’ve been able to share many days on the stream with him, as well as time…

Rise & Shine

Morning. It’s Wednesday morning and I’ve been up since around 6:30 am, and unfortunately, it isn’t because I’m gearing up for a day on the water…today. It’s winter in PA and currently 6 degrees outside. A bit of snow came down to coat the roads, but nothing too significant. It sure is nice and calm…