Joe Drake’s 2019 Gear and Gift Guide

This year, I have made a point to try out a couple new things in the fly-fishing world: a couple new techniques, a couple new books, a couple new places, and most importantly, a bit of new kit. Hear are some items I’d recommend.   RODS Unfortunately, part of my new kit was a direct

The Truckee(s), Part 2: Too Much Water, Too Little Time

If you didn’t catch the first post (link here), here’s a summary: the area around Truckee, and, specifically, the Little Truckee River, is fantastic and amazing! After a day-and-a-half of fishing, I left the Little Truckee. I went off to find myself an early pizza dinner with a bit of local beer. The downtown strip

The Little Truckee: So Much Good Water, I Barely Scratched the Surface

It’s been a busy fall for me. I have been collecting some fly-tying materials with my new, year-old bird dog. So, I haven’t made it out nearly as much as I want to the trout waters. Toss in some social obligations on key weekends, well, and, it just means I have been pitifully under-fishing.  Short