Book Excerpt: How to Catch Muskies in Fall

The days begin to get shorter and shorter. Weeds begin to die off. Water temperatures begin to fall, and the sun is lower in the horizon. These are all contributing factors that trigger a muskie into its fall transition. If you keep . . .

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Podcast: America’s Native Game Fish, with Steve Ramirez

This week my guest is Steve Ramirez , author of the book Casting Forward and the upcoming book Casting Onward. Steve is an articulate and passionate writer, and in the podcast we talk about the philosophical and personal aspects of fishing for . . .

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Podcast: Author John McPhee and His Favorite Fish

This week’s podcast guest is especially exciting to me, as he is one of my literary heroes. John McPhee is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author (Annals of the Former World, 1999), and in his numerous other books, he . . .

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The Yallerhammer, an Appalachian Classic

The old man called the fly the “skull crusher” because the brook trout would come after it so hard and fast that they’d bash their heads on boulders. He tied them with one arm, in the cool of the little store in the . . .

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Book Excerpt: Why Fly Design is So Important

A lot of people approach tying from an aesthetic point of view, paying more attention to what the fly looks like as opposed to how it will behave or fish. We’re pattern-orientated, as opposed to being purpose-orientated, and in . . .

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Book Excerpt: “One Cast Annie,” by Bob White

When I was a young guide in Alaska, it was unusual to fish with a woman, particularly one who visited the lodge by herself or with a female friend. Whenever I had the opportunity to do so, however, I always learned a lot. . . .

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