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Desert Rainbows

New Mexico has a world-class rainbow trout fishery in the San Juan River, but it also has other desert streams of unusual quality. One of the lesser known spring creeks is fished by various angling notables and is definitely worth … Continue reading

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Rainbow Trout, by Choice or Design

I fished for rainbow trout because they were there. The season was open; the fish are fun to catch with flies. Clearly, I chose to fish for them in early April, and I went for them because they were my … Continue reading

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Touchstone

I found the heavy stone a long time ago. I may have found it in a gravel pit near an Indian burial ground; I can’t be sure. If so, it was from a piece of land about to be converted … Continue reading

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December Rain

The long awaited rains were falling. I was on the upper river at noon, in time for the rain to finally get serious. I waited in the car for five minutes to see if it would ease a little or if … Continue reading

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Green Eggs and…

The oncoming winter gave me a reprieve on Saturday and allowed me to go flyfishing on the upper Allegheny. The temperatures climbed into the thirties and the sun even shone for a while around midday. That’s when I stepped into … Continue reading

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Rainbows in the Rain

I had planned to head out this morning and fish for steelhead, but a mess of things intervened early on and I decided to give the local Allegheny River one more shot instead. First of all, it was raining– lightly but intermittently enough … Continue reading

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Bright Fish Dark Day

On a warm overcast day in late autumn I grabbed another chance to fly fish. It would be difficult today. The Bills were losing yet another football game; the news of the nation and the world was as grim as … Continue reading

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