Monday, January 16, 2012

Today, I'm somewhere else.

You can read a new piece I wrote, Winter Water, over on The Backcountry Journal. It's the first time I've written something for somewhere else but I seem to be in good company over there and am excited for Ben's venture.

In case you need some small nudge to go over and read it, here's the opening:

I like scotch neat; no ice. It’s also how I prefer my small streams. That’s more of a dream now than a possibility. Daily temperatures aren’t moving much north of freezing and in a few weeks the cumulative effect of all those cold nights will grip the streams tight. Even though I don’t like ice on my water, I still like winter fishing. Well, maybe that’s a bit strong, but my passion for catching trout on a fly rod cannot be diminished sufficiently by chilling winds and frozen precipitation. I’ll be out there as often as I can steal away enough time.
I hope you enjoy the rest of it.


  1. Fishing the winter streams truly separates the fly fisherman from those of the lesser craft and appreciating the beauty of the frigid surroundings separates the dreamer and lover of life from the unenlightened. A very nice piece, Steve.

  2. Thx, Mike. Appreciate the kinds words from a fellow winterian (or whatever it is we are)