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I Love/Hate Investigations

I love investigations, especially when they involve fish, birds, and wildflowers. Investigations involving politics, economics, or health– not so much. Returning to familiar Pennsylvania headwaters for a second consecutive weekend, I began to ponder the presence of brown trout in … Continue reading

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Old Woodenhead Skates on Thin Ice

Old Woodenhead was on the Allegheny River by noon. The weather had become more seasonal, turning sharply colder, with air temperatures peaking at less than the freezing mark. Winter fly-fishing is an exercise in patience and layered clothing, he thought. … Continue reading

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Slabo Day (The Sky and Mountain)

The Serbian term slabo translates into “weak,” or “poor.” The great blues guitarist, Peter Green, recorded “Slabo Day” on his album In the Skies in 1979. The instrumental is a classic tune, serene, contemplative, beautiful. Slabo also suggests a feeling … Continue reading

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