Angling

Fire Season

It started in May. I got up early one week-day morning, drove downriver to the…

The Dance With Wilderness Fires

It should come as no surprise to anyone here that there are few things I…

Weather Report: Part 2

In another bit of startling news from the heat-beleagured West, the Nature Conservancy has announced…

Weather Report

Startling and unprecedented heat has left anglers throughout the Pacific Northwest wondering the worst: Is…

What’s in a Name?

My old buddy Peter Syka, the biologist, is in town, sharing a few choice words…

Shad Me

Like most things fishing, questions about shad, another profligate exotic here in the Columbia River…

Got Silk?

Tying up a bunch of size twelve Light Cahill Wets, a pattern Dave Hughes recommends…

Timing

We were over on the Wind River, below the falls, poking around in Madrina, my…

Science Says

Epigenetics gets at the fact that although the genetic makeup of steelhead raised in either…

Variants

At the bench yesterday preparing for the arrival – knock on wood – of summer…

The Right Stuff

I hesitate to share the good news about traditional lacquer, still far and away the…

End of an Era?

I’m tying and photographing flies against a book deadline when I discover I’ve run out…