Caddis

Mom’s Day Caddis Smash

This spring Ma Nature put the Yellowstone River in a cold-weather chokehold, postponing the caddis hatch indefinitely. Those who waited it out… got rewarded. “The river quickly dropped and cleared creating near perfect conditions. After a few warm days, the water finally reached 52 degrees, the wind settled and the caddis exploded. Drew Stoecklein was…

An argument for catch-and-release fishing

Accident in Bear Gulch

I rarely keep trout—let’s get that straight right away. I have no ethical objection to killing them when done responsibly, I just prefer to leave them in the river. Plus I’ve never really enjoyed the taste of trout, which my wife still regards as “strange,” given the amount of time and effort I spend chasing…

Bugs on leg

Bugs: Desert Storm

–Mike Muri It’s an orgy that would have made caligula jealous. an unusually warm mid-may day filled with frenzied lovemaking, the participants’ bodies locked together coupling with a purpose, oblivious to all that surrounds them. Onlookers are left to gape in wonder as caddisflies in every shape, color, and size procreate with an intoxicating intensity.…