Angling

The Elwha

If the story of Northwest salmon and steelhead recovery is ever written – and I’m…

Good Enough?

Still, as with a shelf full of common yet capable hand planes, I glance at…

Kokanee

by Scott Sadil If you’re out and about this fall in the American West, don’t…

October Caddis

I recall selling a piece to Gray’s years ago, and then being told by the…

Water Helps

This spring I was sitting in on one of those weird Zoom gatherings, trying to…

Be Safe

A friend of mine guiding this summer in Alaska just reported that he’s come down…

To Build a Fire?

With Northwest steelhead numbers at record lows, with neighborhood rivers suddenly closed to steelheading during…

Mistify

By late April, autumn has arrived in Argentine Patagonia, and the cooler air over Río…

Joe’s Grilled Salmon

The best book I know of for preparing fish of any kind is Salmon, by…

Behind You!

We were a long way from anywhere, camped on a gravel bar alongside a deep…

Summer Crash

Latest reckonings show that only 25,000 summer-run Columbia River basin steelhead have passed Bonneville Dam,…

Sense of Place

It usually starts with maps. Somebody mentions a piece of water, a drainage, an obscure…