Confessions of a Trout Guide

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WHAT HAPPEN ON THE RIVE, STAYS ON THE RIVER...USUALLY. So this time of year in Colorado, the rivers are blown, there is no one in town and all the guides are hanging around the shop bullshitting about their worst/best days on the water. It got me...



Tarpon On The Clock

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A Photo Essay By Joel Dickey It's 5:30 a.m. and my alarm pierces that beautiful thing, called sleep, which all guides miss so much this time of year. I jump out of bed and I'm quickly reminded I'm not 25 anymore. My joints pop and crack and...



The Andromeda Strain

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I loved that movie when I was a kid, didn’t expect to live it. If you haven't seen the 1971 classic “The Andromeda Strain,” well, I guess this is a good time to catch up. The movie is about a deadly virus brought back from space....



You Can’t Go Home

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William S. Burroughs, in his essay "Dinosaurs" wrote, "biologically speaking the one direction you can't go is back". He was, of course, making a social comment but I was reminded of that idea while fishing the other day with a good friend. Joel Dickey was up...



South Andros, A Love Story

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I love the Bahamas. It hits me about this time every year. Just about the time I start pulling out the polar fleece and looking for my fishing gloves I start thinking about Andros. I love the cold weather, it’s not that, it’s just become...