A fishing guide’s new normal

My phone’s weather app told me it was still 92 degrees outside.At 8pm. In June. In Salt Lake City. I leaned back on my couch, mulling over my options. A few hours prior, I’d finished my hardest-ever day of guiding. The fish wouldn’t move for anything, and my...

Bird’s Stonefly (Cal Bird pattern)

[embedded content]From Matt at Savage Flies:“Created by Cal Bird of San Francisco in the 1960s, the Bird’s Stonefly has been a popular stonefly imitation in western waters since.”Materials list:Hook: #4-8 long shankThread: BlackTail: Two hairs from a brown bear’s paw...