Riparian Rambler

What is more pitiful?  Someone who has lots of time and finds nothing joyful to do with it?  Or someone who has too little time and too many joyful things to do with what little he has of it?  I would definitely find myself in the latter and at times find myself dumbfounded by the … More Riparian Rambler

Take and Give

When I first started fly fishing, I had no idea what I was doing.  I had grown up in a family that fished an awful lot, but we were crank bait fishermen and fly fishing was as foreign to us as trying to read a book on calculus written entirely in Cyrillic.  However, I had … More Take and Give


Since roughly mid-December (I think), I’ve been taking a break from fly fishing due to a tendon strain in my elbow (commonly referred to as tennis elbow). I cannot tell you how frustrating it has been not to be able to get out and fish. Especially since our local winter fishing season has been unusually … More Rekindling

Loss and memory

I have been fortunate enough in my life to have lived without significant loss.  With the exception of my grandfather when I was 8 years old, I lived most of my childhood and adulthood without any major deaths among my close family and friends.  My grandfather and grandmother on my father’s side passed on much … More Loss and memory