Tag Archives: John Burroughs

Close Encounters

1. The upper Genesee is my home river, and it had not been fishing well through a period of heavy rains. This  morning, however, it was flowing normally for July, and the trout were rising for a while before the … Continue reading

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A Pine Creek Ramble

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.” –John Burroughs The winter air in the Pine Creek Natural … Continue reading

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A Sweet Farewell

“A sap-run is the sweet good-by of winter, the fruit of an equal marriage of sun and frost,” declared the writer/naturalist John Burroughs. I think back several decades to my introduction to this home place and to my first taste … Continue reading

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A Two-State Tributary Shuffle

For a guy who likes his rural traditions, I also get a buzz from breaking them every now and then. One of my traditions is to fly-fish the Allegheny River on New Year’s Eve, assuming the water is free of … Continue reading

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