Fly Fishing

The Habit of Fall

Nothing reminds me of just how lucky I am to find myself calling Oregon home…

Frankentrout

Joe Kelly and I are scooting about on our SUPs, enjoying the cool air above…

Secret Weapons

The two books I reach for to help me concoct some sort of Water Boatmen…

Inshore Skiffs

I received a note recently from a fellow boatbuilder who heard me on a podcast…

Camping Out

Like many anglers of my generation, if not also my temperament and background, I’ve always…

Travel Tying

Seated at the big communal dining table on the open porch at Baja Joe’s, in…

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…

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…

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…