The Trip: Around the World in 5 Months

Five years ago, my wife, Janeil, and I began dreaming about a retirement adventure. We each had been working since we were teens, and now that we are in our 60s and soon to retire, we wanted to mark that milestone in our lives with . . .

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Photos & Story: A Time-Sensitive Brown Trout

The weather forecast was clear: the end was nigh for our little spell of Indian summer. Highs on Friday and Saturday were in the high 60s, while Sunday wouldn’t even hit 50. Since my wife and I would be traveling to visit friends three states away on . . .

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Book Excerpt: A Fly-Fishing Expedition in Mongolia

When we reach the pool where, several years ago, a Mongolia River Outfitters guest landed a fifty-five-inch taimen, I beach the kayak on a gravel bar, rig a nine-weight rod, and tie on a streamer fly nearly as long as my forearm. Although the expedition . . .

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Iceland, Days Four and Five: Lakes and Birds

On the morning of Day Four, we said goodbye to the Highlands Lodge and drove an hour and a half southeast to the Hotel Grimsborgir, near Selfoss. We dropped our gear and headed out to two local lakes–the massive Þingvallavatn (Thingvallavatn) . . .

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Iceland, Day One: Volcanic Char

This week, I am lucky enough to serve as host for Orvis Week in Iceland with Fish Partner, and our first day was spent casting for arctic char and brown trout on some of the glorious river of the Central Highlands: the Tungnaá, the Kaldakvísl, and the . . .

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The One That Got Away #3: Permit Pain

After learning the hard way why rental companies don’t allow small sedans on that road–water was coming in through the doors–we finally arrived, bug-bitten and damp, at the small village of Punta Allen. Despite our lack of reservations, I was able to . . .

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The One That Got Away #2: Don’t Be a Slacker

I moved to southwestern Florida in 2008 with visions of massive tarpon competing for my perfectly presented fly. But despite many concerted efforts to make that happen–often spending days at a time anchored up waiting on fish to show–it would . . .

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