Angling

Wildlife in America

I often sense I live in a cultural void.  This is no place to analyze…

Spare Parts

Cars, for example, are built from parts.  Damage or wear out any one of them,…

Mulberry Carp

We’re standing around the ponds at the Orvis flagship store, where we’ve been casting rods…

To Kill or Not to Kill

The dorado eats, as dorado often will, in a flurry of prismatic colors, blues and…

Valente

In news traveling the spurious byways of social media, yesterday I came upon a brief…

Reels

I’ve written elsewhere about my first feeble attempts to cast flies in the surf, when…

Sargassum

When the grackles start up at sunset, whistling and catcalling on power lines outside the…

Lines

I’m pretty sure it was Russell Chatham who pointed out, long ago, that the most…

Carmenèré

Here’s a good one—especially the next time you find yourself fishing in Chile, and your…

Dear Joe & Kathleen

Shortly before I left home, Joe mentioned the two of you planned to head to…

Tierra Del Fuego, Chile

Mention to most serious fly anglers, anywhere in the world, the name Tierra del Fuego,…

Chile Trout

The Río Ibañez tumbles out of the spectacular Cerro Castillo mountains and rumbles through a…