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A Black and White World

Twice each day, every trout stream in the world turns into...

"VQ"

Tom wasn’t a Native American. He was a fisherman. A fly...

"Before the End of Streams"

Shakespeare died at age 52. From that point on he wrote not...

"City Bass"

The other evening, I turned off the television, picked up a...

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"A Fishing Dog"

For 30 years now, I've looked forward to Salmonfly Madness on Oregon's Deschutes River. But I dreaded it this year. I...

"Brook Trout Blues"

A series of snorts, grunts, and whistles emanate from behind a bedroom door that is set along the far wall of the large...

"Return to Riverton"

William Porter stared out the window as the Greyhound rumbled over the stone bridge that spanned the Big Moose River...

"Rita's Revenge"

Charlie O’Dowd was in mid swing when the silver Lexus pulled in behind his truck. His legs flexed as the maul sliced...

"Samuel Cole"

Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, Samuel Cole moved with his family to the town of Berlin, where Samuel’s father...

"Guidespeak"

“Hi, I’m Nick, and I will be your fishing guide today. You guys ready to get out on the water or what?!” By now...

"Wrecking Beauty"

I’m not sure anyone can call a deer-hair bass bug—all bright colors, boogly eyes and dangly rubber legs—a work of...