Short Casts

Timing

We were over on the Wind River, below the falls, poking around in Madrina, my…

Science Says

Epigenetics gets at the fact that although the genetic makeup of steelhead raised in either…

Variants

At the bench yesterday preparing for the arrival – knock on wood – of summer…

The Right Stuff

I hesitate to share the good news about traditional lacquer, still far and away the…

End of an Era?

I’m tying and photographing flies against a book deadline when I discover I’ve run out…

Miracles on Thirty Mile Creek

A recent WRC acquisition, in my neck of the woods, includes the second of two…

Lest We Forget: In Praise of Double Tapers

During the dozen or so years I taught wannabe fly fishers the rudiments of the…

The True Story

I’ve sat in on two Zoom presentations this past month, each one packed with information…

Western Flyer: Back from the Brink

Steinbeck and Ricketts, most readers know, carried out their Baja research from aboard the Western…

Opening Day

Growing up in southern California, I always had a fairly ambiguous relationship with opening day.…

Mortal Combat

State and federal agencies throughout the West have made the battle against invasive aquatic species…