Tag Archives: steelhead

So, How Was the Fishing?

1. Sometimes when there’s nothing new to say or to add to the overall blogging compost, I like to hear that ageless question directed at a rambler on the trail or in the water: “So how was the fishing?” Hearing it, … Continue reading

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Of Birds, Friends, Trout, and Hiking Trails

I watched a pair of tundra swans on the local marsh. This species, now migrating to the far north, is known to pair for life– an admirable trait for those of us romantically inclined– but the bird whose symbolism really … Continue reading

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Good Morning, Steelhead (Wherever You Are)

At last, on the first full day of spring, a day that followed an unusually difficult winter in upstate New York, I was out there fishing and moving once again…I felt like a steelhead, perhaps, off on a “swim” from … Continue reading

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Brightness

1.   Small black stoneflies skittered across the pool. Trout began to rise and gulp the stoneflies that attempted to finish their journey from the water to the land. Standing under a bright midday sun, I began to curse myself for … Continue reading

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Autumn Journal: October 30

The sensation was a little spooky. I was fishing with friends on northern New York’s Salmon River, and no one was catching anything, not the hardware angler on the bank, nor the guys out wading with a fly rod, nor the numerous client/guide … Continue reading

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