Not Just Anybody’s Saint Vrain

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By Louis Cahill "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...



Sunday Classic / Caring for Bamboo Fly Rods

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I've had several folks request some content on making simple repairs to bamboo fly rods. I fully intend to to that for you, but it means that I have to find the time to get in the shop. That seems unreasonably difficult these days. Before...



Scott Fly Rods Come On Strong In 2015

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I've been a fan of Scott fly rods since the first time I cast one. The quality and design of Scott fly rods is second to none. This year at IFTD Scott unveiled a couple of hot new rods that I'm pretty excited about. The Tidal is...



Caring for Bamboo Fly Rods

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I've had several folks request some content on making simple repairs to bamboo fly rods. I fully intend to to that for you, but it means that I have to find the time to get in the shop. That seems unreasonably difficult these days. Before...



Book Review, “The View From Coal Creek” by Erin Block

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I HAVE TO CONFESS I HAVE A WRITER'S CRUSH ON ERIN BLOCK. I started following her blog, Mysteries Internal, a couple of years ago and the sound of Erin's voice in my head became as familiar as a favorite song. When she first started posting about...