Tag Archives: beauty

Brief

When the human world seems absolutely maddening (the insanity triggered by such trifles as fidget spinners with kids, the rush for smartphone upgrades in adults, and the latest threats to the economy, environment and world peace from the fools who guide our destiny), I’m … Continue reading

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Setting the Tone

The Tradition: On the opening day of northern Pennsylvania’s trout fishing season I went out to look at the water. Big surprise. It’s what I usually do on this date. I visited all three branches of the upper Genesee River … Continue reading

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Wild (No Need For a Gun)

[Pssst…A whisper from the shadows? Yeah, I’ve got some news about a book. My first new one in about five years. From Wood Thrush Books… Beautiful Like a Mayfly can be previewed at the Amazon link under “Works” in the sidebar … Continue reading

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With Roots in the Sky (Finale)

1. Just over two years ago I began a series of blog posts that I’ve called “The Cedar Run Experience.” The series has reflected my intent to fly-fish and explore the whole length of a beautiful trout stream, Cedar Run, … Continue reading

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Winter Hike, a Witness on the Hill

1. It’s too cold to fly fish. I’ll forget about the car. Turn off the computer, phone, and all blinking and beeping gadgets, and set sail for a hill walk in the neighborhood. I’ll dress well for the January snow and … Continue reading

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The Cedar Run Experience, Part 16

In Which the Streamwalker Takes a One-Mile, 5-Step Approach Toward the Sources of the Run on Cedar Mountain… Step 1.  First things first… When my son came up to visit home, we traveled to the Southern Tier Brewery in Jamestown, … Continue reading

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Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Cedar Run)

1. Driving along Cedar Run Road to my parking destination, I listened to the Velvet Underground’s “Sister Ray,” 17 minutes of chaotic and perverse wonder, stirring up the vestiges of civilized existence. It was good to shake things up a … Continue reading

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From the Bucket List

A number of experienced Pennsylvania anglers, in addition to fishing writers such as Charles Meck and Dwight Landis, have described Rock Run, a tributary of Lycoming Creek in north-central PA, as the most beautiful, spectacular, and picturesque trout stream in … Continue reading

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A Small Stream Summer

With the rains and relatively cool temperatures this summer throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, small stream fly-fishing has held up better than it usually does at this time of year. Many small streams have enough cool water that the … Continue reading

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