Angling

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…

Left or Right?

I stop in at the local fly shop, in need of backing on a new…

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…