Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Greenhorn

I had just threaded my line through the guides, tied on a fly, and was ready to cast when the intruder emerged from the curtain of alders below the downstream bend. In a rushed act of deceit, I hooked the fly to one of the rod’s guides, tightened the line around the reel and walked casually downstream, toward […]

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How to Catch the Biggest Brook Trout of Your Life

I don’t normally do how-to essays. My way of doing something might not be the best for everyone, so I worry about feeling bad when someone points out that there is a better way. Just the other day, though, I caught the biggest brook trout of my life. That made me feel good. Really good. And now that […]

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