Category Archives: Freshwater

An overdue trip to the McCloud River

Overdue indeed. While I’ve been blessed to travel the world to fly fish, regretfully my travels have taken me away from what’s in my own backyard in California. And despite having many opportunities for more travel, I truly want to … Continue reading

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CalTrout Meet-up: All Things Steelhead

Friends: I will be joining my fellow CalTrout Ambassadors for an event on steelhead in San Francisco. The info: CalTrout Meet-up: All Things Steelhead CalTrout Ambassadors are hosting a get-together at Lost Coast Outfitters¬†to talk all things steelhead.¬†George Revel, Lost … Continue reading

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Road Trips

High school. While my friends were getting ready for prom, I was B-lining it to a farm pond in Southern Maryland to get after largemouth bass. There’s a good chance I could guess what music I was listening to that … Continue reading

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Podcast: Fly Fishing Kamchatka with Justin Miller

Justin Miller is one of the world’s greatest experts on fly fishing in Kamchatka. In a new episode of The Venturing Angler Podcast, he and I discuss fly fishing for aggressive trout in Eastern Russia, the Kamchatka Steelhead Project, cherry … Continue reading

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Game Changer

After many years, a lifelong dream was fulfilled last weekend on the Trinity River in Northern California. As a kid, I took float trips with my uncle Jim in the mountain rivers of West Virginia. We would spend all day … Continue reading

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Please Support a Petition to Protect the Smith River

The Native Fish Society is urging anglers to take action to potentially help make the North Fork of the Smith River protected with a Wild and Scenic River designation. As we all know, western rivers are frequently challenged by a … Continue reading

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Help Protect the White River National Forest from Deforestation and Drilling

Sadly, Colorado’s lust for economic growth at any cost has routinely led to turning over treasured lands to the oil and mining industries. Now the White River National Forest is at risk of having roadless areas bulldozed for more oil … Continue reading

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