Tag Archives: California

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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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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About that resolution …

“What a long strange trip it’s been …” It seems like just yesterday that I was making the claim that my 2016 resolution was going to be to focus my angling on exploring California. California has a great deal to … Continue reading

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Valley Uprising

“Don’t want to be a climber reaching for the top …” (Phish) I am not a climber. However, I have seen the film Valley Uprising more than I ought to admit. (I’ve watched it a lot. A lot.) For reasons … Continue reading

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Keeping it close in 2016 … maybe …

It’s been a great few weeks of fly fishing. It has also been a period of planning, as 2016 is right around the corner, and I am planning my fly fishing resolutions. The hip replacement was a setback. There’s nothing … Continue reading

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Urge Pacific Fishery Management Council to Move Away from Gillnets and Longlines

The IFGA and others are calling on Californians to urge the Pacific Fishery Management Council to take steps to move past gillnets and longlines on the Pacific Coast – an important step to restoring West Coast fisheries. To add your … Continue reading

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