Stoneflys, BWO’s and lessons learned—spring fishing on The Joe

We finally made it out on one of the local rivers Saturday—we drove about 2.5 hours north to the St Joe—we knew it would be high, but figured we’d try it anyways… after all—even a bad day of fishing is better than a day at work—and luckily it was both our days off—so no matter what–itContinue reading “Stoneflys, BWO’s and lessons learned—spring fishing on The Joe”

First time on the Lochsa…and Britts first go at fly fishing!

It was July 21st, 2012.  Our company from back east had headed for home the day before the Lochsa outing…which meant Yes! We were going to be able to go after all   The day before, we had a bit of inclement weather…a hail storm/minor flood…so we were hoping it would stay clear for our first trip out toContinue reading “First time on the Lochsa…and Britts first go at fly fishing!”

Intros…

Welcome to Hackles & Herl.  Brian and I welcome you to our page! We are just a couple ordinary folks, with a love for all things fish. This page includes various stories about our adventures, articles, interviews and gear reviews.  We hope you enjoy!  Backstory:  Brian grew up split between Kentucky and Michigan. When he was stationedContinue reading “Intros…”