By 2005 or so, I was all a well-rounded angler should be and had all the contraptions an angler should have: I owned a fish-finder, I had two kayaks set up for trolling, I owned 25 or so fishing rods, a plethora of lures and a bunch of great reels. I was geared for ice […]Read more "A Reel Conspiracy Theory"
I titled this piece “Exploratory Fishing” but I probably could have just called it “Fishing.” Almost all of my fishing is exploratory because the very joy of the sport is the search for new places to wet a line and determination of who hides just below the reflective surface. Yesterday morning began with a rushed […]Read more "Exploratory Fishing"
I’m late posting anything about my recent expeditions but I had an exceptional one a few weeks ago that I thought I’d share. With all the international turmoil in the world, all our domestic troubles surrounding the presidency and even my own pressing book events, it was good to lie down and sleep on a […]Read more "Back to Basics"
I woke this morning at first light laying on the moss and humus in my sleeping bag. I could hear the stream rolling past a hundred feet or so downhill and the first songbirds of the morning were getting a timid start. I ate breakfast with my back against a tree trunk watching the forest […]Read more "How Every Day Should Start"