Gimme Shelter

For the last few years, my mother in law, Deb, has been slowly reclaiming her substantial property.  Even before she had started this process, she already had a large swath of green flat lawn in her back yard.  But this lawn backed up to a line of woods which stretched back a long ways.  The … More Gimme Shelter

Crazy Diamond

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have some prejudice against the stream we were going to fish.  Not that I had ever been there before, but I just couldn’t muster the faith that it was worth the trip were it not for photographic evidence of nice large steelhead that Nate caught a few … More Crazy Diamond

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