It was a Sunday afternoon at Animas River Brewing. The Broncos were on the TV and it was packed. People were covering every corner of the place, from out on the patio to huddled around the bar, just finished with their morning bike ride, trail run, or just families getting out of the house for the game. Jacob and I spotted our fellow anglers and squished in beside them. Pale ales and IPA's started flowing and so did the fishing stories. We heard about a recent trip to Honduras and the sound your reel makes when you hook into a permit. Plans were laid out for an upcoming trip to Belize this winter and how someone could make their way there through various channels from other parts of South America. Guiding, clients, and debates on float boats soon followed. Eventually, a few beers in, we broke out the map and began narrowing down just where in Durango Jacob and I needed to fish.Read More
I've been getting a lot of emails and messages recently asking if I was back home and back to working on rod bag orders, admittedly I definitely didn't make it as clear that I was back as I did when I was leaving... Sorry guys!Read More
Fall had finally made its way to Western North Carolina. The 38-degree weather crept in through the open bedroom window, causing a simultaneous reaction of wanting to stay under the warm comforter and eagerness to hit the water.
It had been three long weeks with no personal fishing.Read More
And, here's the thing about nature, it's always there to welcome us home with open arms.
So, here's a little Monday motivation for you, to remind you that the mountains are still there and so are the fish.Read More
As much as we like to spend the day celebrating how white people came to this country, I really wish I could have seen it before we did, especially Mesa Verde. I'm blown away by the raw beauty and harsh reality of the desert region as it stands today, so it's hard to imagine what it must have looked like so many years before.Read More
A couple of months ago, Jacob and I were sitting around shooting the breeze with a few other anglers and the topic of female anglers came up.
Disclaimer: I was the only female in on the conversation.Read More
This week I'm thankful for...Read More
You may or may not have noticed that I've added a "shop" for selling my rod bags. My hope is that it will make the ordering process a little more streamlined. I've got the six different styles I offer available with an option box to fill in your specifications (i.e rod size, fabric and thread color preferences, and if you're working with a fighting butt or oversized guides.)Read More