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The Second Coming of Salmon

June 10, 2015

I’d fished and worked on the Sawmill, a small tributary of the Connecticut River, for years and never seen a wild salmon. For one single, deluded moment I thought that maybe, just maybe, after all the years and endless arguments, all the money spent on research and restocking might have paid off in one miraculous, sudden return. … Read More

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My Chick’s

June 10, 2015

With most fly fishermen there comes a time when the fishing is less about the fish and more about context. Fish remain important, but size and number become secondary to place, people and the overall experience. … Read More

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Inventing Nighthawk Ranch

June 7, 2015

By Ehor Boyanowsky Illustrated by Fred Thomas The Thompson River, British Columbia: blacktop, transports, trains, dust, wind, searing heat. As appealing as Dante’s vision of hell. I couldn’t wait to get through the mountains, to … Read More

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Editor’s Note: Summer 2015

June 4, 2015

The first time I saw ugly on-stream competition was way back in the late 1980s, when some bozo tried to steal a run away from my father and me on Washington’s Stilliguamish River. … Read More

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