Tag Archives: Triple Divide

Branching Out (from Genesee)

Some readers of Rivertop Rambles may recall that every year, around the Opening Day of the Pennsylvania trout fishing season, I try to fish the three branches of my home river. Again this year, I drove to the state-line village … Continue reading

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Streamwalker’s Journey; the New Book is Here!

First came the big Nor’easter, dumping 15 inches or more of wet heavy snow on western New York. Electric power went out locally on Thursday night and didn’t come back till Sunday, some 61 hours later. We had heat and … Continue reading

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Setting the Tone

The Tradition: On the opening day of northern Pennsylvania’s trout fishing season I went out to look at the water. Big surprise. It’s what I usually do on this date. I visited all three branches of the upper Genesee River … Continue reading

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More Than Fish, Alone

Back in the day when I read poetry to the public and published lots of stuff in magazines and in books, I had a small but certain following of people who, for the most part, haven’t followed my transition over … Continue reading

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Rivertops and MLK,J

I got a break from the weather; it was almost Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and I was going fishing. There was a connection here and I was going to find it. Most of us know something of Dr. King’s … Continue reading

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Slabo Day (The Sky and Mountain)

The Serbian term slabo translates into “weak,” or “poor.” The great blues guitarist, Peter Green, recorded “Slabo Day” on his album In the Skies in 1979. The instrumental is a classic tune, serene, contemplative, beautiful. Slabo also suggests a feeling … Continue reading

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Fiberglass Guy

I was feeling a bit “retro,” heading out for Opening Day of trout season in northern Pennsylvania, wielding a glass rod with an old English reel attached. Using fiberglass in this age of graphite and custom bamboo may seem like … Continue reading

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Meditation on an Early Stonefly

I wait for its initial appearance on the rivertops as if it was the season’s first robin or woodcock. A hatch of the Little Black Stonefly is assured to make me feel younger than I felt the day before. This … Continue reading

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Good Writing, Lousy Health, and Love

I viewed the cooling of my blog statistics and an overall decrease in the comments left by readers of RR. I got to thinking this was not a positive development. I wasn’t sure what it meant, but I was willing to consider the … Continue reading

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The Triple Divide (3)

“The season isn’t open yet, is it?” I explained to the landowner at the Genesee rivertop near Gold, PA that the extended fishing season for his stream lasted till the end of the month. It was okay to fish, but … Continue reading

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