Short Casts

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…

Shad’s the Limit

Every year about this time, when the days are longest, the weeds tallest, the garden…

Tamalita

The boat launch at Rowena doesn’t get any quieter. This time of year it’s usually a…

Living the Dream

There’s something odd about the soup the waitress brings me at the Old Brew House,…

Got Yours?

You have to understand: I’m not much of a hunter.