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This site is dedicated to fly fishing, fly tying, and the men and women who enjoy doing both.  I have been blessed with a number of people who have shared much of their knowledge on the topic of fly fishing, both on the water and on the vise. I've shared many emotions; helping an 11-year-old make the perfect cast to catch and release a huge brown on a small stream; walking off the river skunked one day, going home that night to tie a fly that would match that hatch that skunked me, finally to catch over 20 fish the next day.

This site is my attempt to give something back. I hope as you peruse the links, you will gain some knowledge, and share some of my emotions on my adventures, both on the water and at the vise.


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December 9, 2018

River report: December 9, 2018

Brian Zinger

Not much to report. Most of our guides have been taking some time off the water to get in the woods for hunting season. Many of the flies that I’ll be Tying this winter will be with the feathers and fur that I harvest from this and past hunting seasons. I’ve already got all kinds […]


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River report: December 9, 2018

by Brian Zinger on December 9, 2018

Not much to report. Most of our guides have been taking some time off the water to get in the woods for hunting season. Many of the flies that I’ll be Tying this winter will be with the feathers and fur that I harvest from this and past hunting seasons. I’ve already got all kinds of water fowl feathers, turkey, and buck fur from this year. I love to use as much of an animal as possible, and to be able to use them too fool fish is even more satisfying.

We have been in winter mode since Mid October. Air temps have been a minimum of 5-10 degrees below average, we have been getting snow since early November and it’s not going anywhere. Ski resorts have been getting open and loving the early powder days. Last two nights were single digit above and below zero so open sections of river are starting to close due to ice.

With conditions like this, you need to prepare for your day. Many of our guide fish on days like this because of the added challenge it presents. Most of the challenge is being safe, warm and dry. Catching fish is equally a tough challenge, however there are some strategy and techniques that can increase your chances. If you would like learn how to get back on the river during the winter, book a guide to help you learn how to do it right.

Remember we are gift receiving time of year. Make sure you receive a great gift by putting a Stream and Brook gift certificate at the top of Santa’s list. Do just think that someone is going to come up with the idea that you might like a half day with a guide to learn new water or new techniques, or that you need an assortment of flies to fill your box next season. We have gift certificates for all of our services.

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