Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Thursday, January 17, 2013


My friend and fellow fisher-poet Danyen Powell was kind enough to join me, before the crack of dawn, in chasing winter-run steelhead on our local waters to celebrate my birthday. He was rewarded with a spectacular fish.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


There are a record number of women in the new Congress and I found it a pleasing coincidence that the Winter 2013 issue of Trout Unlimited's Trout Magazine features what may be a record number of women writers: Erin Block, Susie Warner Leeson, Nelli Williams, and Samantha Carmichael.

According to Chris Wood, speaking in his From the President page, "Half the featured authors are women. That wasn't planned. It simply reflects reality."

One of those featured authors I'd like to direct your attention to is Erin Block. Her bio describes her as "a librarian by day, writer by night, and avid fly angler on her days off." When you get a chance, check out her blog and enjoy a new voice in the long literary conversation between anglers; a woman's voice. 

There, you'll also find a link to Whitefish Press and new her book, The View From Coal Creek: Reflections on Fly Rods, Canyons and Bamboo. 

I'm going to order a copy to share with my niece, the young woman in the photo above, hips-deep in the American at sunrise on Thanksgiving morning; smiling.