Category Archives: Tenkara

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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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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The launch

  Tying my first Kebari fly for the mad dash up the mountain, and to the McCLoud. Like time, and friendship, the wait is worth the journey. . . .    

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In which I blatantly use an accordion-player’s cheekiness for my own pathetic attempt at self-promotion.

Some thirty-five years ago, my father and I were watching some telethon in which Sammy  Davis Jr. was involved.  There he stood, in a tuxedo and hand-held mic, casually making small talk after a song.  He then mentioned that his … 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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Zen, and the art of Kid Maintenance

My Dear Lucy, I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it … Continue reading

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Furrowed brows, furled leaders

One of the inescapable bipolar fits I have with fly fishing is my either/or conundrum when I decide to hit the water. If I’m headed to main artery of the Sacramento River, there is no either/or; I must simply fish … Continue reading

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