The Legend of El Dorado

21 comments / Posted on / by

Golden trout of the Wind Range For as long as I have been aware of their existence, the golden trout of the Wind Range have loomed large in my imagination. For years, hell decades, I've dreamed of hiking into those mountains to catch one of the...



A Goodbye To Winter

4 comments / Posted on / by

By Johnny Spillane GOD DAMN ITS COLD. I have been standing in 38 degree water for almost 4 hours, the temperature is 15 degrees and the wind-chill is brutal. My fingers stopped working a while ago; the upper legs on my waders are frozen solid and...



Patagonia’s Endless Summer

12 comments / Posted on / by

It turns out there is a cure for winter. The sky is blue. The sun is warm. Red stone cliffs rise above deep green water. Rolling hills covered in sage brush, or what looks like sage brush, roll uninterrupted as far as the eye can see....



Ted Williams:  Hall of Fame Fly Fisherman

4 comments / Posted on / by

By Jim Weathersby You may know Ted Williams as the Hall of Fame (inducted in 1966) left fielder who played for the Boston Red Sox from 1939-1942 and 1946-1960. If so, you probably know Williams was a 17-time All-Star, two-time winner of the American League (AL)...



In Defense of Trout, Where I Belong

39 comments / Posted on / by

YOU HEAR IT IN THE WAY THE FLATS GUYS SAY "TROUT SET," and in the way steelheaders say, "I don't fish for trout." I've heard carp guys call them "trash fish." Bass guys just call them, "bait." In some circles it borders on contempt. Where did this...