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All I really need to know I learned while fishing. Musings and thoughts about life and fishing.


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Philosophy Stories

Absence | Goodbye, Winter

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March 14, 2018
I hold on to winter longer than anyone else I know. I love winter for what it is, for what it makes me feel, for what it turns me into — for how it forces family to huddle closer, and for how exquisitely alone I feel outside.

Winter is the season of absence.

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Commentary Philosophy

Front-Ended: Can We Stop Doing this to Each Other?

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February 23, 2018

There are two types of people who will front end you on the river: the rookie who honestly and innocently doesn’t understand on-stream protocol…

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Angler Types in Profile Commentary Philosophy Stories

Angler Types in Profile: The Rookie

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February 13, 2018

Sam surprised me.

“Let’s do it,” he blurted out when I answered the phone. “Let’s go fly fishing.”

The way Sam spoke the sentence was already…

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Philosophy Stories

From Pennsylvania to Montana and Back

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December 13, 2017

Early August in Montana, 2007. The afternoons burned hot, but the mornings were bitter and covered with frost. Our days swam together until neither…

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Fifty Tips Philosophy Tips/Tactics

Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #19 — Don’t worry, Be happy — Find satisfaction in fishing well

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December 3, 2017

It’s not called catching. It’s called fishing. And a lot of our time on the water is spent not catching fish — all of…

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Fishing With Kids Philosophy Stories

Boys and Dads

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November 15, 2017

I opened my eyes to full daylight. And the first sound I heard was rain in the gutter behind the bedroom window. I’ve learned…

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Angler Types in Profile Commentary Philosophy Stories

Angler Types in Profile: The Numbers Guy

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September 20, 2017

 

I could barely make out the shape of a man fishing through the thick fog. A dense cloud hung over the water that morning,…

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Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #3 — Fish New Waters

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August 13, 2017

I’m a wanderer. On the water, I’d rather explore a new section of river than visit a familiar one — almost always. There’s excitement…

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