Scott Sadil

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…

‘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…

Fur & Feather

I know I’m not alone when I recall exploring the possibility of harvesting a pelt…

Totoaba

We’re dropping jigs down to a high spot north of Isla San Luis, in the…

Recycling 101

I needed a couple of new reels. Or maybe need is a little too strong…

Al Norte

Roland Bastidas, my young guide the last few days out of Yelcho en la Patagonia,…