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Double Focus

Someone recently asked if I could do a small post on the Adirondack fishing scene of late because he hadn’t been able to get up into the mountains for a while. I thought it over and decided I could probably … Continue reading

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Into the Gorge and Back

I’m almost alone, and I’m casting in an almost fishless river. That’s okay because… I really can’t waste my time while fishing. All morning I’m fighting the idea that I’ve lost my interest in pursuing steelhead. What keeps me going, though, … Continue reading

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The Wind, the Brook, and the Browns

The weather had been warm and rainy, most of the streams and rivers in the area were high and muddy, but I knew the spring brook would be running clear. I drove to it in advance of a rapidly approaching … Continue reading

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He’s Out There Fishin’!

Two hunters passed me on their ATV while following the forest trail, preparing for the opener of deer season. Their words echoed in my head. I was standing at the river in the darkened noon hour. A first snow flurry … Continue reading

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Meditation on an Early Stonefly

I wait for its initial appearance on the rivertops as if it was the season’s first robin or woodcock. A hatch of the Little Black Stonefly is assured to make me feel younger than I felt the day before. This … Continue reading

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Beyond Main and Pine: A Walking Meditation

It happens every winter when I grab a favorite book and prop my feet up by the fire. Thoreau’s winter essays found in Walden capture my imagination and further my self-education. It isn’t long before I want to move outside … Continue reading

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