A Trout Above The Rest

It turns out we missed blogging about a very special riverbum escapade from last year. You know you fish a lot when a whole trip goes un-noticed. We figured since our rivers are just recovering from watergeddon, now would be a good time to reminisce about it. Of course, how could we forget such a…

We’re Back…

We’re back. Like the walking dead, furbies, 90210, Rambo, boomerangs and a good hunting dog. We always come back! Yes, it’s true. We have emerged from our snowy veiled cocoons of wintry lives filled with numerous business trips, chilled waters, and the occasional social appearance. From Thanksgiving until now, Easter Sunday, we had been imprisoned…

The Basst of 2012

It’s the new year! So, we are putting the past behind us and moving on with a post of our favorite moments in the river of 2012. Due to an abundance of emails asking to see our favs and yours, we have decided to forgo the usual Riverbum Rant and just go the visual distance.…

Second Chance Casts

There is something refreshing about the phrase, “A second chance.” A second chance at life, at opportunity, and even love. I mean after all, we are here to make mistakes and learn from them. The meaning of life is to fish, obviously. But if there were a second meaning we would say perseverance. Falling down and getting…

Thanks Be To Fishing

A fisherman should always be thankful. Because despite what Simms or Orvis will tell you, equipment doesn’t catch a fish, faith does. And after so much faith is put into something, once the result is achieved, thanks are in order. No matter the outcome.  Yes, faith is one of those touchy subjects that people try…

Beauty is in the Eye of the Rod Holder

Beauty, like time, is often fleeting. Present for just a few years or maybe a moment and then it passes by, evolving on to the next stage. A painting or a statue can be preserved for a while. But it it is those fickle rarities of elegance that although find permanent places in our hearts,…

Karma is a Bass

Let’s get something straight. Just because we are knife wielding, fast wading, bush whacking, cigar smoking, perfume wearing, grouchy grudge holding Cubs fans who invade every river as we possibly can, wreaking miles of havoc on the fish population with our enviable casting skills and top notch equipment, does not mean we don’t care. Sure,…

Straight Up or On The Rocks

Hi, we are the Riverbums, and we are addicts. No, not the kind that meets once a week for therapy. Although, you could argue that our addiction is a form of therapy. I think it goes without saying what we are addicted too. But, it is not so much our addiction we want to talk…

Live to Fish, Fish to Live

If you look up Bum in the dictionary, you will see the definition: “good-for-nothing: somebody regarded as irresponsible or worthless.” Oops, sorry, wrong definition. Skip down a few lines, there we are… “devotee; somebody who is excessively devoted to a particular activity or place.”  Devotion is like obtaining a fresh rose in a garden. First, the…

Casting Makes Perfect

They say (whoever they are) that everybody has a soul mate. That perfect guy, that perfect gal. Someone who completes you in every way. Someone who makes up what you lack in. That missing puzzle piece, the true game changer. That ideal other who remembers what your favorite lyric is or everything in your favorite…