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Stories & Essays

Essay: "Pyramid"

I recently wrote an essay on my three-year streak of getting skunked while fishing Pyramid Lake. The piece is a bit long, but I think the story is something we can all relate to. You can read it in full here.

Loon Announces "Tools of the Trade" Series

Loon Outdoors is proud to present Tools of the Trade, a series of videos featuring Loon Outdoors Ambassadors and their use of Loon’s tools. The videos were made in partnership with Dominic Bruno of Wade Deep Media. The goal of the videos is to remind viewers that these are tools used by professionals and to connect people with the outdoors. We want our...

Leave It to the Beaver

Chris Hunt recently wrote a piece for Hatch Magazine that's near and dear to the heart of any angler who's ventured into the Great White North - the DeHallivand Beaver. It's a fun story about planes as iconic as fly fishing in the north itself. Read it in full here.

My Steelhead Addiction

This story by Keith McCafferty in Field & Stream is a unique look at steelhead fishing - a glimpse into the past, on a river that flows no more after the Mount St. Helens eruption. The story is interesting, even if the ending is bleak. Although, I suppose that sums up all of steelheading rather nicely. Read the story in its entirety here.

The State of the Lower Sacramento

I've never fly fished in California, but after reading this story in Fly Fisherman Magazine, I'm jealous of the fishing they do have there. This piece details the health of the Lower Sacramento River, even after the wildfires that have scourged the Golden State in the past few years. You can read it here.

Field & Stream Classics: Life, Death, and Steelhead

Field & Stream has, in honor of its 125th anniversary, decided to feature some of its best print stories online. And this week, they ran one of the best pieces of fishing writing I've ever read. Colin Kearns carefully details the rise and fall of Joe Randolph, a legendary steelhead angler on the Deschutes River in Oregon. The story is emotional...

Essay: Home Water

Tony Bonavist just wrote a great article for The River Reporter, about fly fishing home waters. Bonavist is a great writer, and his story is a great way to start off the week. Read it in full here.

If I'd Ever Been to Iceland

This is a fun piece about fishing for golden trout in the high country of Wyoming's Wind River Mountains. The author, Jeff Day, makes the point that as long as anglers have the Winds, do we really need Iceland? Read his piece here and see if you agree with his logic.

Learning to Fly Fish on the Crooked River

I love stories about people learning how to fly fish. It's heartening to see tangible proof that more people are taking up the sport these days, and I'm not just getting more and more territorial about my perceived stretch of any given river. Anyways - Jim Ryan put this story together for Oregon Live, and it's worth a read (and a watch, as there's video...

A Summer of Small But Plentiful Trout

I've been lucky  enough to do a lot of fishing this summer, and I recapped a lot of the adventures in this piece for Hatch Magazine. You can read it in full here.