Classic Essay: Fly Fishing, Mindfulness, and the Art of Letting Go

Fly fishing and mindfulness practice can go hand-in-hand, allowing you to experience the moment completely.
All photos by Bob Zingaro
In 1855, physician and avid fly fisherman James A. Henshall, MD, said, “Fly fisherman are usually brain workers in society. Along the banks of purling streams, they have ever been found, . . .

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Photos: A Fish Every Month for 5 Years

You know you have a fishing problem when you schedule a knee surgery around your fishing schedule! I’ve been trying to see how long I can go catching at least one fish a month. When I tore my meniscus earlier this year I postponed the surgery . . .

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Podcast: Creeped Out in Lordville

This week, I had a couple guests lined up, but we had to reschedule. Since I have not done a new podcast in a few weeks because of my travel schedule, I decided to tell a story. It’s from a magazine piece I did a number of years ago for the now-defunct . . .

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“Porcupine Brook,” by William G. Tapply


Finding a wild-brook-trout stream by accident is the best part about wandering through the woods.
Photo by Phil Monahan

I happened upon Porcupine Brook while exploring some promising woodcock cover last October. Burt, my Brittany, had wandered off, as he often does, and when I could no longer hear his bell. . .

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Story and Photos: A Four Corners Fly-Fishing Extravaganza

We launched our journey from scalding hot valley of Phoenix, and headed for the 46-degree Colorado River tailwater in Lee’s Ferry. We were lucky enough to catch a special time on this unbelievable fishery, the summer cicada sing. This white noise . . .

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Classic Fish Story: The Hot Dog Trout

Written by: Bryan Eldredge


Guide Bryan Eldredge with his improvised hot-dog-fork
Photo courtesy Bryan Eldredge

My teenage daughter’s text message said, “You’re stupid for running out of gas!” I knew she was kidding, but I was stupid. And the real stupidity was that I had run out of gas along Utah’s Provo River with a truckload of fishing gear, . . .

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Essay and Photos: Fishing For Change in Honduras

There have been just a few experiences in my life that have rearranged my list of priorities and changed the course of my decisions. If you asked me to describe them and their impact on me, you would probably get a poorly articulated but . . .

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Photos: No Pain, No Gain for High-Country Colorado Trout

This year has been a slow one for me when it comes to getting out and fly fishing. I’ll admit challenge to myself to catch a fish in every month of the year has been going slowly, but it’s still going. At the beginning of June, I caught a small bass out of the . . .

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