March 30, 2018

For the last 12 years a black-and-tan miniature dachshund has been my fly fishing companion.  His stubby little legs have carried him streamside with me to the Swift River in New Hampshire, the Flathead River in Montana, and too many rivers in Wyoming to name.  Through...

March 21, 2018

My fly fishing skills lag far behind my passion for the sport.  I spent the Wyoming winter perusing monthly magazine articles filled with new techniques for honing my skills and developing a larger repertoire for catching fish while waiting for spring to arrive.

I spent...

March 21, 2018

I was throwing rocks into the water beneath the hot springs infused, travertine encrusted terraces along the Bighorn River in Thermopolis, Wyoming, when my step-father called me over.  He handed my his fishing pole that he'd rigged up with worm and sinker.  Immediately...

March 20, 2018

As I wrote in a previous post, the Endangered Species Act is coming under assault in the 115th Congress.  This last week E&E News reported that bills were introduced in both the House and Senate that would fundamentally undermine the protections currently offered under...

March 20, 2018

National Monuments Matter

Let me begin today by saying, I despise the 'slippery slope' cliche.  This is the argument that is being made right now as the Interior Department undertakes a presidential ordered review of all national monument designations since 1996.  The f...

March 15, 2018

School has ended and summer has dawned. It's time for kids to return to the outdoors!  Just this last Saturday, June 3rd, it was take-a-kid-fishing day here in Wyoming.  It was also a day when anyone could fish, even those without a license.

Our local Game and Fish...

March 15, 2018

Remember that place where you went to fish as a kid that no matter the weather or time of day always produced fish?

My special fishing hole when I was a kid was along the stream below the family cabin in the Bighorn Mountains.  A wide bend in the creek filled with a ser...

March 13, 2018

The summer 2017 issue of Trout magazine from Trout Unlimited, couldn't be more timely.  The entirety of the issue is dedicated to addressing the value and conservation challenges associated with maintaining native trout in a world that is undergoing rapid environmental...

March 13, 2018

Looking down from the cliff I was perched on I wondered how many people ever chose to pursue trout in dangerous conditions.  With that thought I turned around and set out to look for a different path to the golden trout lakes I was seeking.

Just last year I'd had tremen...

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