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Inshore Skiffs

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

Travel Tying

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

Wildlife in America

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

More on Garmin’s Xero S1

On the surface, it’s every shotgunner’s dream:  A little machine that sits in front of…

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…

Carmenèré

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

Chile Trout

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

Spey Time

Thanks to John Shewey’s new Spey Flies: Their History and Construction, which I happened to…

Homemade

“Essentially,” writes John McPheein The Founding Fish, his monumental paean to Alosa sapidissima, the American…

Know When to Fold

I’m sitting in the Portland airport, wondering how or when I’ll ever get to Oakland,…