Short Casts

Wading 101

It’s a small river.  And ever since the dam came out, several miles upstream, the…

Handcrafted

I’m swapping out lines, thanks in part to an unforeseen issue with my old Islander…

Redd Eyes

But it’s the time of year when, in my neck of the woods, many trout…

What’s in Your Kit?

For a fellow who often claims the fly doesn’t matter, it may seem strange that…

Once More, With Feeling

As is often the case these days, I had a number of good reasons not…

California Dreamin’

I’ve parked my truck and trailered Tamalita in sunlight flooding the street in front of…

Blue Bastards

To be clear, lest I be charged, once again, with vulgarity, insensitivity or, God forbid,…

Reading the Water

I missed the mouth of the estero, one of my favorites, as I headed north…

Angling vs Fishing

In a small pueblo such as Puerto Adolfo López Mateos, nestled in the mangrove-lined esteros…

Thar She Blows!

It doesn’t take a lot in the way of imagination to understand why many anglers…

Do Your Part

In news I hope concerns outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes, the Columbia Basin Bulletin reported…

Does Color Matter?

Tying flies for an upcoming trip to Baja where, this time of year, I’ll make…