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I Hated You Until I Loved You

July 18, 2016


Picture by Richard MacInnis Small Mouth King The town where my family lives is one of those old mill towns whose downtown is full of crumbling brick mill buildings dating back to the early 1800s before their ultimate demise in the early 1900s which almost none of these towns has ever recovered from. Almost 100 […]

My First Rod

June 24, 2016


Thanks to Mike Sepelak for the image.  Check out his blog: My first rod was a lifetime in coming. When I was in high school, my dad and his work buddies started taking an annual fishing trip upstate, and they decided I was of age to do man stuff. In preparation for this trip […]

73 Fly Fishing Blogs

February 21, 2016


I got invited recently to a closed Facebook group, Fly Fishing Bloggers. On that page is an Excel spreadsheet listing bloggers and their blogs. I thought this was interesting information, but hard to access and impossible for  general audiences to find. Therefore, I thought since somebody else had done a lot of the work (thank […]

‘Boo in the Mist

January 29, 2016


A Word You Don’t Hear Much Anymore I have a good friend, Tavish, a beer drinking/fly fishing/photography buddy. He’s one of the people who followed me up the Elwah. Recently his dad, Bill,  gave him an old fly rod that was in turn acquired from Bills’s neighbor’s grandfather years ago. Although Bill fished the rod […]

Finding Buddha on the Sauk

January 28, 2016


What Do You Mean You Cannot Buy Beer Before 6 AM? I work like a dog between two jobs and never get to do any of the things that I’m working so hard to get to do. Been there? So when my buddy Buddha (I have many metaphysical friends) posts about fishing the Sauk on […]

The Snob

November 9, 2015


Here is a little story that grew entirely from the first sentence.  It has maybe the smallest ending I ever wrote, but maybe it’s just more understated than my typical attempts. As always, only what you think is important, so please leave me comments and if you like it, Share it on FB with the buttons […]

The World Needs More Poutine

October 28, 2015


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Anne of Green Gables I don’t care what that old poet said, October is the cruelest month, because here in Washington,  October brings 4 species of salmon, sea-run cutthroat trout, and steelhead into the rivers.  The native trout feel the hunger of winter […]

Fishing with Jack

July 25, 2015


Don’t Call Me Mr. Tobey! A while ago I made a little 8′ 7-piece 3wt for my friend Kelly’s son, Jack. When I went back to NH I visited them at their lake house and delivered the rod. Here is a sample of these rods from another blog about them. I get them on eBay […]

Coming Home

July 17, 2015


I escaped the incarceration of my Seattle suburb where the 4th of July seems to be all about people bitching about their neighbors on Facebook to head back to NH where all of those differences would solved by actually talking to them. NH has implemented this very cool thing where I can print my license […]

Mr. Grevior’s Fly Rod

July 15, 2015


Teach a Man to Fish When I first started fly fishing my sister introduced me to a local family who own the town’s furniture store and who fly fish.  They, especially Bob, the patriarch, were happy to give me basic bits of information. “Fish a wooly bugger under the bridge.” Which I dutifully applied and […]