April 2016

Gear Reviews Tips/Tactics

Of Nets and Holsters — The Smith Creek Net Holster

April 27, 2016

Things fall apart. That’s why I don’t do many gear reviews. Usually sooner than later, everything I fish with breaks, separates, leaks, delaminates or disintegrates, so I don’t recommend…


Wild vs Stocked : The Hierarchy of Trout in Pennsylvania

April 19, 2016

If you think a trout is a trout and there’s no valuable distinction concerning where that trout came from, then may I suggest closing this article and moving on? Maybe go fishing.



Full Days

April 12, 2016
Sunup to sundown.

There’s nothing as simple and yet so full of variation as a full day on the water. The diversity of situations challenges the will of a fisherman: Exhaustion from the forces of water --  its speed, its numbing cold, the pressure of its depth. Weariness from the weather -- the endless wind, the heavy rain, and the consuming heat of the sun. We soak in all the stages and moments that one single day brings, and we are alive through each one.


The Boat

April 7, 2016

It was constructed by four muscular hands over two days and with one purpose: to float. Built to the specs of intricate line drawings printed on rough paper, the…


Cherry Picking or Full Coverage?

April 4, 2016

Today, Hatch Magazine published an article that I wrote about two different approaches on the river. Here are a few excerpts …
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… Like a slow and…