Short Casts

New Seasons

The start of any new season, I find myself repeatedly flustered, or at least annoyed,…

Fall Retreat

The fourth Sunday of September brings us the annual World Rivers Day, an event I…

Different Strokes

In news last week that captured a lot of attention throughout the Pacific Northwest, anglers…

Sea Trials

I’ve reported elsewhere that I’m not really a boat guy. Infatuated with the southern and…

‘Tis the Season

Get yourself a good late-summer, early-fall fish, a hatchery steelhead or bright, upriver chinook.  In…

Dog Days

Joe Kelly calls.  He’s been out of the country – so have I – and…

Beginner’s Mind

My sweetheart’s son, fifty years old and counting, has decided to take up fly fishing.…

Mosquitos

There’s a measure of rich cosmic irony in the fact that so much of the…

White-Headed Woodpecker

I’m pretty sure it was Haig-Brown who pointed out, somewhere in his many books, that…

Into the Mystic

About the time I concoct my own variation on Del Brown’s old yet timeless permit…

Shades

When I was young, I didn’t even wear sunglasses, as the whole point of existence…

Shad’s the Limit

Every year about this time, when the days are longest, the weeds tallest, the garden…