Navigating the North Island

New Zealand’s north island shudders with cold, clear, fresh water. Anglers like myself who have…

Dispatch from the North Island of New Zealand

Tongariro Lodge, After the Storm [by Miles Nolte]

The Great Unconformity

Swimming with suckers in the Grand Canyon. [by Miles Nolte]

Fishermen Hate People

The figure stands solitary, centered in a boat or thigh-deep in pushing water. Mist and…

Quality in Paradise

Zen and the art of blue trevallies. [by Miles Nolte]

Where the Rivers Flow Backwards

An education in Patagonian geology and far-south trout. [by Miles Nolte]

She Only Tried to Kill Me Twice

I’ve loved many rivers, tried to translate their rumblings and silences into language I understand.…

South Fork Gamble

FISHING IDAHO'S SOUTH FORK OF THE SNAKE RIVER in the fall is almost cliché. Riotous…

Out of Bristol Bay

ON A BLUFF OVERLOOKING A TIDAL ESTUARY, three guides sit on patched plastic chairs playing…

Doing It All Wrong

Fishing upstream in the downstream drift. [by Miles Nolte]


Fireworks and fresh fish: the Hawaiian recipe for prosperity and happiness.

Mind the Teeth

Tigerfish, Hippos, Crocodiles, and Tiny Canoes. [by Miles Nolte]