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"Bend in the River"

Seated on a log beside my favorite stream, cushioned by...

"Desperately Seeking Salmon Flies"

It’s not even noon and I’ve already broken my first rod...

"The Legend of White Nose Pete"

Brook trout measured in pounds rather than inches are not...

"Spring Trout"

It’s the second week in March, and there is still snow on...

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"Paradise Lost"

In the daydream, a familiar one that curls softly around my consciousness like a favorite cat, I find myself seated on...

"My Christmas Trout"

The current is surprisingly strong as I wade through the headwaters of Bonnie Brook. The water is clear, achingly cold...

"November Song"

Some days unfold slowly. Listen carefully and you may catch the rhythm, enjoy the tune. This morning, I woke to the...

"Blackfoot Autumn"

I’m riding shotgun in a Toyota Four Runner outside Ovando, Montana, blazing across the sere yellow valley below...

"October Trout"

While July may be a month for tall glasses of lemonade and August a time for corn on the cob, melted butter dripping...

Yellowstone Cutts, 18 Years Later

In 2002, I waded into a bubble line near the Sulphur Cauldron section of the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National...

A Nod to Vince

There was grass to mow and weeds to pick, tools to be polished and a shed that needed to be cleaned. Then there was a...

"Secrets to Share"

I haven’t seen a fish in Bonnie Brook for nearly three weeks. They’re there, these wild trout, retreating to their...