Sporting Life

  • By: John Gierach
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The Sporting Life

  • By: John Gierach
  • Illustrations by: Bob White
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The goal of fly-fishing isn’t just to

Sporting Life

  • By: John Gierach
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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

Sporting Life

  • By: John Gierach
  • Illustrations by: Bob White
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Ice Out Bozeman

A gathering of fishing guides livin’ the dream.

Sporting Life

  • By: John Gierach
  • Photography by: Bob White
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WE WERE DRIVING OVER A DIRT-ROAD PASS THROUGH Wyoming’s Salt River mountains: two muddy wheel ruts running next to the stream we’d fished that afternoon, which this high up the drainage was narrow enough to straddle. It was near sunset on a clear September evening, and as we started down the back side of the pass the valley ahead of us was a bowl of purple shade trimmed in gold. Doug reached over and turned on the GPS unit in the pickup. A meandering red line stretching to a digital horizon appeared on the screen and a female voice said, “Street name unknown.”