Posted in Commentary and Reflections

Who Are We?

(Guernica, Pablo Picasso, 1937)   I have resisted saying anything about the events in Gaza since the Hamas attack on October 7th, 2023. But I am horrified by what I’ve been seeing. Bombs dropped on civilian infrastructure including hospitals, schools,…

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Happy 14th Birthday, Oliver

Today, November 9th, 2023, is Oliver’s 14th Birthday. We’ve been together through a lot of life together through your tough times and mine. But those were so much less than the good times we’ve shared. Looking forward to you being…

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Top 10 US Cities to Fly Fish

Flylords Magazine has posted its latest ranking of the top 10 US cities for urban fishing. Seattle, and the surrounding area where most of the fishing takes place, was recognized as the top urban location for fly fishing. The area…

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Posted in Commentary and Reflections Environmental

Elevation, Dock Diving, and The Guns of November

I haven’t posted in a while (almost two months).  Sometimes life just gets away from you. Rather than a series of posts, I thought I’d comment on a few things in one post – forcing a relative economy of words,…

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Five Essential Songs for ParrotHead Fly Fishers

Chris Hunt, a freelance writer, reflects on how the life and music of Jimmy Buffett. He also points out that a little known interest of Jimmy Buffet was fly fishing.  Jimmy was known to show media images of himself  fly…

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Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett died last night at the age of 76. According to reports, he died peacefully surrounded by his family, friends, and dogs. No cause of death was reported, but he had been hospitalized in May for a long-term illness….

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Follow the Yellow BRICS+ Road

The historic importance of events has not always been apparent at the tie of occurrence; often, it has been only much later that objective assessment revealed the the impact of the event on future history; by then, the significance was…

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Posted in Technique and Tips

Swimming the Sound

After my encounter with the attacking red crab, I continued down the beach following the ebbing tide. The basic approach on beach fishing is to cast more or less perpendicular to the beach, then at about 45-60 degrees, then roughly…

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Posted in Environmental Fishing Locations

Attack of the Killer Crab

I had gone to Narrows Beach Park this morning.  It was a warm sunny morning with a gentle breeze and an ebbing tide. The young mothers with their children were already setting up blankets and chairs near the park exit…

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Beyond Trout

Kirk Deeter, editor of  Trout Unlimited’s Trout Magazine,  has a timely article on the Angling Trade website concerning the future of trout in fly fishing. The change is being brought on by a combination of over-fishing, habitat loss, loss of…

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