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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...

"The Essential Mo"

Trout School tells the story of how Mo Bradley was part of...

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

In my perfect dream, I’m sitting in a rocker on the porch...

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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...

"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...