Tag Archives: Christmas

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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Old Woodenhead’s Appointment

Old Woodenhead is a carving of an image of yours truly made by artist David Castano, by request of a special woman I know. Old Woodenhead, the fly-fisher, replete with a fishing creel that I have never used, has appeared … Continue reading

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The Greenwood Jumbies

Old Woodenhead at Christmas. It was time for Old Woodenhead to pick up the rod again. It was time to catch a fish at the waterfall and offer it to the frying pan of all his readers– if they weren’t … Continue reading

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Old Woodenhead

[Old Woodenhead is a likeness of the author, given to him several years ago as a Christmas present from his wife. It was carved by the Coudersport (PA) folk artist, David Castano. O.W. has appeared previously on this blog at … Continue reading

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No Tale Untold

 Winter Solstice. At the darkest hour of the year, the light of day hesitates in its free-fall and positions itself for a slow return. Alyssa and Aaron cut a Christmas tree out back. A spruce tree instead of a native … Continue reading

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