Scott Sadil

Wildlife in America

I often sense I live in a cultural void.  This is no place to analyze…

Spare Parts

Cars, for example, are built from parts.  Damage or wear out any one of them,…

Valente

In news traveling the spurious byways of social media, yesterday I came upon a brief…

Sargassum

When the grackles start up at sunset, whistling and catcalling on power lines outside the…

Lines

I’m pretty sure it was Russell Chatham who pointed out, long ago, that the most…

Carmenèré

Here’s a good one—especially the next time you find yourself fishing in Chile, and your…

Dear Joe & Kathleen

Shortly before I left home, Joe mentioned the two of you planned to head to…

Tierra Del Fuego, Chile

Mention to most serious fly anglers, anywhere in the world, the name Tierra del Fuego,…

Chile Trout

The Río Ibañez tumbles out of the spectacular Cerro Castillo mountains and rumbles through a…

Spey Time

Thanks to John Shewey’s new Spey Flies: Their History and Construction, which I happened to…

Homemade

“Essentially,” writes John McPheein The Founding Fish, his monumental paean to Alosa sapidissima, the American…

Know When to Fold

I’m sitting in the Portland airport, wondering how or when I’ll ever get to Oakland,…