Tag Archives: Time

Roots ‘n’ Boots

For most citizens living in a modern world, to talk about the “home place” is an unfamiliar exercise. Most of us today are socially mobile and often move from place to place for economic or recreational reasons. Today, we rarely live in one … 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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Marking the Territory: Canadice Lake

It seems that over the past few years I’ve made an annual, half-hearted attempt to catch a lake trout with an artificial fly, something I’ve yet to accomplish with success. It’s not that lakers are particularly difficult to take with … Continue reading

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The Sixties (Deja Vu, Again)

[The rivertop freeze is taking its sweet time to unbuckle and depart. Not much I can do about it except to keep piling on the wood, and to write. Fly fishing? It’ll be a while. But this is a workingman/woman’s … Continue reading

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The Upper Canyon (Experience 17)

The mid-November sun was golden, low, and mellow with the news that winter hastened its approach. If I was to walk the upper canyon comfortably this fall, if I wanted to extend the distance that I’ve fished the stream this year, … Continue reading

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Two-Headed Summer

It seemed as if summer had two heads. The season, morphing into autumn, was like Janus, the two-headed Roman god of transition. Janus came to mind among the rivertops because the summer seemed to slowly shut its doors while opening new … Continue reading

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Starless and Oatka Dark

To night-fish on a river is like starting out life with nothing and realizing, when all is said and done, you’ve got most of nothing left. To night-fish on Oatka (O-at-ka) Creek, a tributary of the Genesee River in Monroe County, … Continue reading

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Like a Song by Taj

To angle, as I see it, is to fish in an endless act of exploration and discovery. To angle, in a realm of small streams and rivertops, can mean an exploration of those blue lines on a topo map, those … Continue reading

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Old Friends Revisited

Sometimes it can seem that creeks, once known but now rarely seen, are like old friends neglected or forgotten. Sometimes you come to the realization that you must get reacquainted…  Dear Stony Fork, I’m sorry I’ve neglected to fly-fish on … Continue reading

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A Man Out of Time

The traditional hike began on Christmas Eve about 25 years ago. That year, as well as this, I walked from my house at the bottom of the hill to meet my brother on the summit. He began the walk from … Continue reading

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