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Book Review: "Fly Fishing the River Styx"

There is a sweet sadness found in Richard Dokey’s newest...

"Brown Trout After Dark"

Leave it to the French to coin a nifty phrase for dusk...

Book Excerpt: "Yellow Stonefly"

For most of his life, Stink’s primary mission had...

"A Wicked Place"

The spot is full of poison ivy. And ticks. And timber...

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"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...

"It Looked Like He Knew What He Was Doing"

I HAVE A FRIEND who casts a fly for neither distance nor accuracy nor stealth. Aside from those limitations he’s a...

"Born Again"

Fly fishing has a tendency to produce fanatics, purists, and even some insufferable snobs. Sure, not everyone who picks...

"Calm, Cool, and Collected"

Many of the autographed books in my library contain typically inane inscriptions, but there are also some pretty good...

Book Excerpt: "The River King"

It was a long bike ride to the river and I remember sweating profusely by the time we crossed the wooden bridge that...

"Joe Brooks"

The hypnotic allure of the Beaverhead was mystically enticing that evening. Mosquitoes buzzing, caddis hopping, and the...

"Local Guy"

Coastal Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii Northwest of Brothers, Oregon, I turn off Highway 20 and leave the...