FROM THE RUGGED FREESTONES THAT SPLASH down Quebec's Chic-Choc Mountains, to the wild brawling torrents of the Russian tundra, most salmon streams have a quality that defies you not to fall just a little in love with them.
I’M FASCINATED BY SCULPTURE, particularly when it’s constructed in a medium in which I have little working experience. So it’s no wonder that I’m intrigued by the whimsical and expressive fish studies of sculptor Joel Nelson.
All Fishermen Are Liars
By John Gierach
2014; Simon and Schuster; www.simonandschuster.com
284 pages; hardcover; $24
Think you’re a great fly designer? Want the opportunity to see your flies sold in fly shops all over the country?
Spirit River (in conjunction with Fly Rod & Reel) is putting out a casting call to ambitious tiers. This is your chance to become the next Spirit River Contract Tier.
2013; Confluence Films; www.confluencefilms.com
86 min.; $29.95
The crew at Confluence Films doesn’t necessarily have all the money or time in the world, but they do get to ask the question we’d all like to ask: Where would we fish if we could fish anywhere, any time?
The Paiute cutthroat has a future thanks to dedicated, tireless fisheries biologists.
Preparing for the vast majority of hatches you’ll encounter on trout streams is remarkably simple.
What gets to me more than anything is life getting in the way of fishing.
Marginal conditions can bring their own reward.
A FRIEND CALLED FROM TEXAS. HE WAS standing at the crest of a hill where he’d walked with his second cup of morning coffee to get a cell signal. He’d driven down there from his place in western Colorado to deliver some