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An angler who doesn’t catch any fish, because he uses only dry flies the size of dandruff, often conceitedly refers to himself as a purist. Other anglers refer to him as a loon. Patrick F. McManus Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs

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Old fishermen never die; instead they write books about their passion, usually couched in a mournful, elegiac, Thoreauesque prose — withal larded with a sort of dogged jocularity — that old fishermen seem helplessly bound to employ when they put down rod and take up pen and look back on Read more…

Protectors of the Trout

Long before the time of Trout Unlimited, the Great Spirit appeared before an assembly of Michigan’s coldwater fish to warn of the Intrusion. The Intruders, the Spirit foresaw, would harvest the grand white pines, sully the clear waters with silt and debris, and obstruct and warm the rivers with massive Read more…

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It’s just that good fishing doesn’t last forever, but the day-to-day reaping and sowing does.  They say the idea is to sacrifice your enthusiasms in order to get ahead, but ahead of what? John Gierach No Shortage of Good Days