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Latest Books Articles

"The Gift of Words"

My home is a 15-minute walk from Portland, Oregon’s...

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

April The following Saturday evening I fish Wayne...

The Twisted Rivers of Northern New Hampshire

"The young Canadian, who could not have been more than...

Jim Harrison: "Force of Nature"

I am sitting at the Hitching Post in Melrose drinking vodka...

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"The Essential Mo"

Trout School tells the story of how Mo Bradley was part of a small group of dedicated fly fishers who in the 1960s...

Book Review - "Moving Water: Reflections of an Artist"

In my perfect dream, I’m sitting in a rocker on the porch of a farmhouse. My legs are raised. With my ankles crossed...

Book Review: "Fly Fishing the River Styx"

There is a sweet sadness found in Richard Dokey’s newest book of short stories, Fly Fishing The River Styx. Sad, in...

"Brown Trout After Dark"

Leave it to the French to coin a nifty phrase for dusk: entre chien et loup, “between the dog and the wolf,” the...

Book Excerpt: "Yellow Stonefly"

For most of his life, Stink’s primary mission had apparently been to kill every skunk in his part of the Ripshin...

"A Wicked Place"

The spot is full of poison ivy. And ticks. And timber rattlesnakes. So don’t go there. Ever. Plus, it’s not...

"Bypassed Fishing"

Often, when making long hikes up into the backcountry I pass streams, small or not so small, which “look good....

Trout Flies

Trout flies have always been a fascinating mix of practical function, unique sculptural form, and hypnotic beauty to...