4/3/18: In the Snow

Back to swinging streamers as the snow came falling down yesterday. It’s easy to be frustrated with a snowstorm in the first week of April especially after we managed to avoid any major run-off problems over the past few weeks. I strung my rod as big wet flakes fell rapidly …

BWO Sparkle Dun

BWO Sparkle Dun Hook: #16 1x or 2x Short Emerger Thread: UTC Olive 70 Denier Wing: Dun Deer or Elk Fur (I prefer Elk) Post: White or Dun Antron Body: Tying Thread Shuck: White Antron Thorax: Olive/Brown Dubbing Investing in the future over here at the winonaflyfactory and I’m not …

Video: The 249 South

I’ve been busy these past two weeks. Turns out learning an entirely different video editing program is daunting and frustrating at times but in the end will likely be a major upgrade resulting in faster smoother post production work. I carried with me multiple cameras and fly rod in an …

Driftless Love

Driftless Love. This is a compilation of footage I’ve taken over the last couple years. I put this together for a Citizens Watershed Summit last fall and I’ve been holding onto it since then. Part of me is really not a fan of dialogue in my videos and until now …

SE Minnesota & Gill Lice

So the photo’s from last week’s Brook trout adventure turned out to be evidence of Salmincola edwardsii also known as Gill Lice as Cam noted on my last post. This parasite is Salvenius specific and does not affect Rainbow or Brown trout. I emailed staff at the SE Minnesota Fisheries office …