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"November Song"

Some days unfold slowly. Listen carefully and you may catch...

"Blackfoot Autumn"

I’m riding shotgun in a Toyota Four Runner outside...

"October Trout"

While July may be a month for tall glasses of lemonade and...

Yellowstone Cutts, 18 Years Later

In 2002, I waded into a bubble line near the Sulphur...

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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...

"It's Been a Tough Few Months"

It’s been a tough few months—a virus we can’t seem to control, economic worries, social unrest across the...

Dry Flies, Foul-Mouthed Daughters and the World’s Best Cherry Pie: Fishing Wisconsin’s Driftless Area

On my third cast of the morning, I hear the tell-tale clunk of the fly hitting the rod. I figure no big deal. Just a...

"Settling Into Summer"

I’m hiking down a path, one that winds along the edge of a field choked with brambles and wild cherry trees. Beside...

"Bones"

From the road, the Lamar River winds a twisted, blue path through bleached-yellow meadows in Yellowstone National...

The Relentless Pursuit of Fish, Reflection, and Creative Opportunity

I cherish moments where I need for nothing, my mind wanders, and I am able to reflect. It's the feeling when you do...

"Crazy Beauty"

Sensible people stay inside when it’s 30 degrees and snowing. Especially on the last Saturday of September. After...