Not Today

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"WHEN I SAY I LOVE TO FISH, THAT'S THE KIND OF LOVE I'M TALKING ABOUT. THE KIND OF LOVE THAT COMES WITH PAIN AND STRUGGLE AND DEATH. THE KIND OF LOVE YOU EVENTUALLY WISH YOU HAD NEVER KNOWN." The night sky is just opening its eyes....



Gold Nugget

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Trophy brown trout like this one are worth their weight in gold. I'm a big fan of that Gold Rush TV show filmed up in Alaska. I don't know what it is about that show but I'm hooked. Go ahead, call me dumb for wasting my...



It Ain’t Much But It’s A Lot

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This little fish is a big deal to me. Here’s something I haven't said in quite a while. I went fishing this weekend. That’s right, for the first time since my bonefish trip in June I picked up a fly rod and fished. It wasn’t anything...



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...



The Masters of Hyperbole

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"ARE THERE JUST A BUNCH OF LIARS AMONG US?" Hyperbole (hahy-pur-buh-lee) noun - An obvious or intentional exaggeration. An extravagant statement or figure of speech not meant to be taken literally, as in "to wait an eternity." Christmas or Thanksgiving, when I was a child, were about...