Category Archives: Fly Tying

Tenkara and Flies (TAF)–a tutorial. Soon.

I’ve discovered something. With just one iphone app, I can practically replicate Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, including onboard cgi, masking, and roto-scoping. Or, I can make a fly-tying video that might look cool, without having to go a thousand … Continue reading

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Backyard Jammin

   Playing the Uke today. Because I suddenly feel like it.  Now to the fly shop, where I can engage in the trite, anticipatory chatter about rivers, bears, and maybe Sasquatch gamesmanship.

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McCloud and the moon . . .

Just a few weeks . . . And this truck will be disappearing into a vortex of dust . . . and wonder . . .  

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Closing the gap–fishing the McCloud River

It is LITERALLY–one month from yesterday before I make the early-morning trek to the region that holds a magic like none other for me. I’ve tied a few flies. Most of them traditional Kebari style. But I refuse to head … Continue reading

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Speaking of flagrant, unrepentant rejection

Every so often, I need to simply tossing in this little nugget of base, self-serving aggrandizement: My failed attempt to get a fly-fishing film into the F3t, international film tour. Here. Watch this. Eleven some-odd minutes off your  life, but … Continue reading

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The long travail

There’s a reason I’m starting to clamour for solitude–for the surrounding terra firma–for the veritable Narnian escapade come April 25. The first of which is, it will be exactly seven days after I turn the very age my dad was … Continue reading

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Plowing towards the season . . .

This is where I live.  Upper Sacramento River, Dog Creek Bridge . . .  

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Mr. Ron goes ahead and posts the article he thought was going to run in another publication

One thing I’m good at is inflating my hopes. Exaggerating my parameters. Building my weight-bearing circus-tents out of balsa wood. The following is the piece I had been referring to for some time.  I truly thought it was going to make … Continue reading

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McCloud River redux and horse hair leaders

One of the coolest things about having taken up Tenkara as a fly-fishing fascination was—its minimalist underpinning allows for a little more creative latitude. By this I mean that the creative side of fly-fishing is usually confined to the tying … Continue reading

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Derailed By The McCloud River

Well,you know what they say: “The best laid plans . . . ” Every year I manage to find myself scurrying along the banks of the McCloud River for vacation.  This happens to be the week that we are doing … Continue reading

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