Short Casts

Matapiojos

If you’ve seen the brief video shot while I was fishing a tributary of the…

Los Torreones

The Rio Simpson wanders out of the open high country above the town of Coyhaique,…

Baker & Cochrane

It’s a dusty half-day drive from the bustling town of Coyhaique to the Rio Baker,…

El Zorro

The spring creeks in and around Estancia del Zorro, the remote and rustic ranch house…

Rucapeley

The thunder starts well before dawn. I’m still asleep, dreaming about fish and fishing in…

Chilean Time

I’m a little wobbly of leg when I dismount from my sure-footed mare high up…

Fly Fishing in the Time of Covid

For the adventuring sportsperson, are there any sadder words to begin a story with than…

The Unbearable Lightness of Fly Fishing

I always dream of traveling light. In this recurring fantasy I see myself skipping through…

GETTING ORGANIZIZED

Every year about this time I quit. I can’t possibly tie another fly unless I…

Reopening

Yesterday, Monday, November 1, fly fishers far and wide shared a cheer, if not also…

The Last Best Fly?

With Northwest steelhead runs falling to record lows this year, and rivers now closed to…

The Elwha

If the story of Northwest salmon and steelhead recovery is ever written – and I’m…