River Of Dreams

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By Louis Cahill I DREAM OF WAKING IN A FOREST. Or where a forest had been, now sooty black. Smoke swirls, orange eyes peer from hunks of coal. Charred trees accuse the sky. White ashes whirl in the air, angels lifted to heaven. I've slept through some...



Sunday Classic / Not Just Anybody’s Saint Vrain

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"IF YOU CLIMB INTO THE CAB OF THAT PICKUP WITH JOHN YOU'LL FIND THAT WHERE YOU WIND UP CAN, ONLY IN THE MOST EXISTENTIAL TERMS, BE CALLED A FISHING TRIP." It's about seven-thirty on a Saturday morning. It's mid-September and the chilly Colorado air has...



Sunday Classic / Don’t Let Yourself Get Numb to the Reward

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Is that cookie cutter rainbow trout making you feel numb inside? Are you losing the feeling of reward lately on the water? Two decades have passed since I caught my first trout on a fly rod, and even with all those years that have gone by,...



Saturday Shoutout / The Fishing Poet

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By Carter Lyles MATT SMYTHE IS JUST AS GOOD A WRITER AS HE IS KNOWLEDGEABLE OF FLY-FISHING, AND HIS FLY-FISHING BLOG IS KILLER. Matt grew up fly-fishing and took up his passion in writing as a freelance writer. I gave Matt a call the other week and...



The Chum Salmon, He’s Mad As Hell And He’s Not Going To Take It Anymore

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IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A FIGHT, THIS IS THE GUY TO GIVE IT TO YOU. Chum salmon get very little in the way of respect. It's either called a chum or a dog salmon. I don't even know it's proper name but it's pretty clear from...