Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This New Year is different for me; I am a new grandparent! This constellation of events has caused me to reflect on passing the torch to the next generation of fly fishers. At some point in our fly fishing journey, most of us have the opportunity to share our love of this […]
Posts in category Editorials
Sometimes I think you just have to “get it off your chest”, and hope that your words don’t fall on deaf ears. In the category “editorials”, I have expressed my own thoughts on topics such as the spread of whirling disease and the misplaced blame on the role of felt soles, the detrimental effects of stocking, and so on. If my editorials start conversations, they will have served their purpose!
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I recognize that to venture into the topic of fly fishing etiquette may be Quixotic. But with the ever increasing number of anglers on our streams today, unpleasant encounters seem to be increasing. The discussion of etiquette usually comes up after a drink or two at the end of a day’s […]
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I want to start the new year off with a bit of a twist. Instead of writing an advice column, I’m going to offer a few vignettes, spin some fly fishing short stories. They arise from quirky but true events that have happened over the years. Matching the Hatch “When you come first […]
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Trout Stocking- Helpful or Harmful I have been reluctant to write a blog about trout stocking, because it is a very emotional issue for me. I truly love fly fishing for trout, and therefore would like to see our watersheds managed in ways to maximize the number of trout in them, […]
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Felts vs Rubber, revisited In March, I discussed the problem of exotics, with a focus on the conservation controversy over the spread of whirling disease. While wading fishermen, and their felt soled boots, were initially blamed for much of the spread of this disease, further study has since found that the major […]