Short Casts

October Caddis

I recall selling a piece to Gray’s years ago, and then being told by the…

Water Helps

This spring I was sitting in on one of those weird Zoom gatherings, trying to…

Be Safe

A friend of mine guiding this summer in Alaska just reported that he’s come down…

To Build a Fire?

With Northwest steelhead numbers at record lows, with neighborhood rivers suddenly closed to steelheading during…

Joe’s Grilled Salmon

The best book I know of for preparing fish of any kind is Salmon, by…

Behind You!

We were a long way from anywhere, camped on a gravel bar alongside a deep…

Summer Crash

Latest reckonings show that only 25,000 summer-run Columbia River basin steelhead have passed Bonneville Dam,…

Sense of Place

It usually starts with maps. Somebody mentions a piece of water, a drainage, an obscure…

Left or Right?

I stop in at the local fly shop, in need of backing on a new…

Fire Season

It started in May. I got up early one week-day morning, drove downriver to the…

The Dance With Wilderness Fires

It should come as no surprise to anyone here that there are few things I…

Weather Report: Part 2

In another bit of startling news from the heat-beleagured West, the Nature Conservancy has announced…