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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...

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

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for...

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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...

The Twisted Rivers of Northern New Hampshire

"The young Canadian, who could not have been more than fifteen, had hesitated too long. For a frozen moment, his feet...