Don’t Just Love Your Cold Water Fisheries, Be Good Stewards Also

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Most fly fisherman are passionate about the protection of their trout and salmon streams. Promoting catch and release, special regulations and protecting various wild salmonid populations, are among the most common conservation topics being fought for today in the sport of fly fishing. But even as...



Winter Fishing: Keeping Warm and Safe 

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Winter can be a beautiful and exciting time for fly-fishing, but not without its risks. “How important is it to carry a change of clothes?” a reader asked me the other day. “Well,” I thought, “I guess that depends on whether or not you fall in.”...



Nobody Wants To See Your Rotting Corpse

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THIS IS WHY MY HERO SHOTS WILL ALWAYS LOOK BETTER THAN YOURS! I try not to do this. To give up on a well-reasoned argument and turn to an angry rant, but once in a while I can't help myself. I'm sick and tired of opening...



Facebook, A Matter of Life and Death

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"Gone Fishing! Great way to start the New Year with a little father / son outing." That's what Harry Murray's Facebook status read on New Year's day. I was thrilled, and confused. You see, I had heard through the fly fishing grapevine the Harry had passed...



Trailer Tires And Dog Logic

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What could be better than a beach vacation with my wife and my dog? I can barely remember the last time Kathy and I took a beach vacation. We are both far more comfortable with the idea of work than relaxing on the beach. It was...