Haunted by the Skagit

  • By: John Gierach
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There are plenty of stories about not catching steelhead, so why tell another? Maybe because fishermen have always been prouder of their successes than they deserve to be, but also more haunted by their failures. Or maybe because the unlikelihood of catching these things defines the sport and makes those

Winter Fuel

  • By: John Gierach

Firewood and fly-fishing

Sporting Life

  • By: John Gierach

The Perfect Host

Fighting Progress

  • By: John Gierach

Topics: "Newer, better, stronger, faster... maybe, maybe not; fishermen tend to be sentimental about their gear" Season: Spring and fall

Brook Trout

  • By: John Gierach

Topics: The brook trout of a lifetime caught while alone Fish: Brook trout Location(s): "Three Rivers Lodge, Labrador" Water(s): "Woods River, Eagle River" Flypattern(s): Muddler Minnow Dealer/Manufacturer(s): "Abel, Alpine Innovations, Cortland, Edgewater, Fishpond, Jackson Cardinal, Inc., Jet Bags,