Ted Leeson

Ted Leeson is the author of Jerusalem Creek: Fly Fishing Through Driftless Country (The Lyons Press, 2004, 256 pages), The Fly Tier’s Benchside Reference (with Jim Schollmeyer; Frank Amato Publications, 1998, 444 pages), and Tying Emergers: A Complete Guide (with Jim Schollmeyer; Frank Amato Publications, 2004, 260 pages) and numerous magazine articles. He teaches English at Oregon State University and lives in Corvallis, Oregon.

Author Articles

"Patterns of Behavior"

I SUSPECT THAT FISHERMEN have always held strong and sometimes complicated opinions about their flies. The evidence lies everywhere in the old books—the enthusiasms about “killing patterns,” notions about how specific imitations should be fished during certain seasons, the minute and doting particulars about materials. It all sounds quite familiar to...

"A Moveable Feast"

ANOTHER MILE and the river horseshoes back from the old highway into a woods of Douglas fir, hemlock, cedar, and vinemaple. The most beautiful section of the drift begins here, and for a time I put up the oars, sit on the flydeck, and watch the river, partly for salmon, but mostly for itself. In the smooth glides, every detail on the bottom rises in relief...