Choosing the Lens That’s Right You

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    The most common camera question I get from my friends is “what lens should I buy.” My usual answer is, “the one that costs the most.” It’s a joke, but there is some truth to it. Here are a few tips on choosing...



Swing For The Fence On Every Cast

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  After four days swinging flies in dirty water without a pull it’s easy to lose faith. I faced some pretty tough conditions on a recent trip to the Dean River in British Columbia. Heavy rain turned the river into a raging mess of mud...



The Simms Pro Dry, BULLETPROOF

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This thing is dry. I got my Simms Pro Dry jacket just in time for the winter steelhead season and this was a good year to put it to the test. It’s seen some truly brutal days now in New York, Oregon and British Columbia....



Be Prepared For Colorado’s Black Canyon

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Colorado’s Black Canyon doesn’t play. My buddy John is getting even more fidgety than usual. He’s whipped himself into a froth as I go over the pack-list. Sleeping bag, pad, headlamp, tecnu…” “Water?”, he asked. “No, I told you, filter bottle.” “Cliff Bars, peanut butter,...



Sunday Classic / Now That’s A Bonefish Guide!

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We were fishing along the edge of the mangroves at high tide when this big bone ate. As soon as the line came tight the fish ran hard into mangroves. Thinking fast our guide, Norman Rolle of Andros South, shouted “let him go! Loosen your...