Trinkets

My father operated a dry cleaning business all his life in a small Midwest town in Iowa that was comparable to Mayberry when I reflect on it now. Around the Clock Cleaners was like many businesses doomed to be a dying trade in the future because of technology. Although, in the early ’60s it was…

Tying Flies

In the early ’60s my father worked as a dry cleaner in his own business, he would come home from work and flop in his favorite chair with his pipe, a cold beer, and the evening newspaper. He worked six days a week with Sundays off and spent his days fishing when he could.In the…

Spring Dreaming

Well, at the time I started writing this the Iowa DNR is telling me the Brook Trout at Decorah is good fishing, “Iowa fish pool edges and heads using flies imitating prey drifting down. On sunny afternoons, fish the hatch.” Of course, it’s 5 below zero daytime temps and six or seven inches of snow…