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The High Bridge

The high bridge that I have in mind is not some railroad or passageway on a trestle over an impressive gorge or canyon. It’s a simple concrete bridge that takes a forest road in northern Pennsylvania over a favorite trout … 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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A Brook in Sinnemahone

It’s the kind of place you find near home, but only after years of trial and error. It’s the kind of place you head to for a day of solitude and beauty. You might go there for the birds and wildflowers, … Continue reading

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Keeping Close to the Stream

Since the publisher for my book called River’s Edge is working on a reprint edition, I was looking at the book again and almost randomly opened to the chapter called “Fishing the Runs.” There the subject matter seemed appropo for … Continue reading

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Beyond the Lines of Nature

The Grouse & Yellow I place a small #14 wet fly hook in the vise, tie in thread and wrap a strand of yellow silk. A wrap of peacock herl for a thorax, a wrap or two of English grouse … Continue reading

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A Modest Shutdown

With only a few days left in the New York trout season (aside from waters with special regulations), I visited a rivertop brook to tell the fish adieu. The season was shutting down; I would not be wading its pools … Continue reading

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Wild Trout and Trillium Flowers

On Mother’s Day I crossed the creek and drove into the hills to see the one who’d brought me kicking and screaming into this world long ago. She lives alone now and requires daily care. It was my turn to … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Brookies

It was a colorful day, a comfortable holiday, in central Virginia. My son and I drove out from a family gathering to have a look at brook trout territory in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We traveled from the city to the mountains on a westward road through … Continue reading

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Native Uprisings

With the long holiday weekend and commencement of a new summer season, city folks were up in the mountains at their streamside camps, and some of them were swimming, sunbathing, while the little ones were buzzing around the yards and … Continue reading

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Ghost Water

Most of the smaller streams in this rivertop region once had native brook trout in them. Relatively few of those streams that held trout are a home for them today. Bootleg Hollow Creek, the stream that flows by my house and whose … Continue reading

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