Expressionist Brown

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Study the stream bed, brown and green. Through ripples and reflections, we find rocks and wood, maybe a shining piece of metal someone has left behind. Even the flash of a flake of mica in the sand, no bigger than a fishes scale. How is...



Wiggle Bug For Silver Salmon

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Who doesn't love watching a big silver salmon rushing towards a fly and crushing it? I'll tell you who, an Alaskan guide who's already unhooked three dozen of them for the day. I used to really enjoy guiding first time silver clients in Alaska. You wouldn't believe...



Johnny’s Shark

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A perfect cast right on the big shark's nose gets nothing but a sniff and a refusal. In a low and stoic voice the guide says, "the fish ain't gonna eat if he don't smell blood". Johnny Spilane gives him a hard look, takes his fly...



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 Original Eyewear For The Flats

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Bonefish are just cool. They never cease to amaze me. Like all fish, they are perfectly adapted to their environment and in their environment you need a competitive edge. Right in the middle of the food chain, the bonefish has to get in, get fed, and...