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"Some Days Are Easier Than Others"

Henry Croucher pulled his square-stern Grumman onto the shore of Little Moose Lake. The boat’s aluminum hull...

"Crazy for the Bug"

My Toyota Tacoma rattled down the gravel road — a century-old railroad grade that saw its last locomotives decades...

"I Can See Clearly Now"

For most of my fish-addled life, a winter trip to Florida was a sanity-saving jump into summer for a week or so.  I...

"Catch and Release"

Living in western Maine, no one thought it odd that George Garrison would name his child after Carrie Steven’s...

"Going Small and Going Crazy"

It’s easy to find the true wingnuts in the world of dry fly fishing.  They’re the anglers with worn, chafed spots...

"Winter Hope"

When we first start fly fishing, we just hope to catch a fish. Any fish. Then, if we’re lucky — and maybe a little...

“Don’t Look”

The calendar says winter is still a couple weeks away, but the cold, rain and snow are in Oregon right now. When the...

"The Cardinal Is the Only Bird of Christmas"

Afternoon of another waning year, with dusk coming early and deepening fast, my love and I trimmed front porch greens...