The River Is Full Of Want

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By Louis Cahill "I DON'T DESERVE THAT FISH. I DON'T DESERVE THIS DAY ON THIS BEAUTIFUL RIVER. I DON'T DESERVE TO FISH WITH THESE GOOD MEN." I wade out into the rushing water of the Dean, farther than I should. The cold of the water grabs me...



Women Are Here To Fish

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By Justin Pickett I read a post on social media the other day that got me feeling all kinds of frustrated. I literally wanted to pull my hair out after reading the remarks of the ignoramus who decided to peck this stupidity from the safety of...



Regarding The River

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WHAT CAN I TELL YOU ABOUT HER? THE ONE THAT I LOVE. The one with whom I have left my heart. Dark and lovely. Moody and sullen, she gives little away. Sometimes capricious, never predictable, she keeps me in wonder, in awe. She keeps me for...



GAS

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By John Byron It’s a thing. Gear Acquisition Syndrome. GAS. The most you can use at any one time is one. One guitar. One fountain pen. One fly rod. But how many you have is N, where N is a much bigger number than one.  That’s GAS. The concept...



Trophy Flies

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By Justin Pickett AS FISHERMEN, AND FISHERWOMEN, WE ALL KNOW THE URGE TO GET THAT ALL-TOO-COVETED PHOTO OF OUR LATEST AND GREATEST CATCH. THE “GRIP N’ GRIN.” THE “KLEWEIN.” THE “LIP GRIP.” THE “LAP DANCE." Call it what you want, it’s not always possible. Whether it...