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Book Review: "Wilderness of Hope: Fly Fishing and Public Lands in the American West"

“...fishing is mostly a conduit to the outer world of...

Book Review: "Storied Waters: 35 Fabled Fly-Fishing Destinations and the Writers & Artists Who Made Them Famous"

A Worthy Fish-Lit Pilgrimage “…fishing and reading go...

Book Review: "The Optimist" by David Coggins

"Is there fish in there?" A southern drawl spooked me, and...

"Home Waters" | Prologue

The trout rose in a smooth arc, took my tumbling salmon...

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"Trout Water" Excerpt: "Terry in the Bardo"

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. —Arthur Schopenhauer, Studies in...

Excerpt: "At the Lake House"

Sunday. Mid-morning. Imagine this. This final bit. They were together, speeding, Sutton at the wheel. Their backs...

"Joshua Creek"

The morning was cool, damp, and not yet fully awake as I stepped up to the river. A slight fog held just above the...

"Walking Upstream on the Matuara"

I started thinking about walking the length of Southland’s 190-kilometre Mataura River sometime in 2015. At first it...

Book Review: "The Classic Sporting Art of Bob White"

I just got my first look at The Classic Sporting Art of Bob White (Stackpole Books, 280 pages, $75) scheduled for...

"Moving Water"

My dad shot the head off a turkey with a rifle from 150 feet at the Montour Run Sportsman’s Club turkey shoot raffle...

"The Gift of Words"

My home is a 15-minute walk from Portland, Oregon’s world-famous Powell’s City of Books. This amazing store stocks...

"Crosscut Creek: A Year of Fly Fishing on an Ozark Trout Stream"

April The following Saturday evening I fish Wayne Hardy’s. The sun’s begun to set, covering the land in diffuse...