Tag Archives: Time

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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