Short Casts

GETTING ORGANIZIZED

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

The Last Best Fly?

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

Good Enough?

Still, as with a shelf full of common yet capable hand planes, I glance at…

Kokanee

by Scott Sadil If you’re out and about this fall in the American West, don’t…

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…

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…