Exuma

Exuma

Exuma We were 6 days into a 10-day-long sailing trip out of New Providence, Bahamas, down the Exuma island chain. The round-trip adventure would take us down to Black Point Settlement and back to Nassau, encompassing about 230 miles in length, with an anchorage off a...
Twilight on the Gallatin

Twilight on the Gallatin

I fished alone today. I drove about an hour out of Bozeman, seeking silence and fishing. As I went along the Gallatin River, famed for its beauty and fish, I sought out the upper reaches that were far away from the madding crowd of the newly burgeoning metropolis of...
Williams Fork Trifecta…Almost

Williams Fork Trifecta…Almost

In a fly shop in Minturn, Colorado, I inquired as to where to fish. Kathy and I were overnighting in Minturn on our way north toward Wyoming, and our schedule was wide open. The owner dissuaded me from working the nearby Eagle River since it was getting a lot of...
First Light

First Light

At 5:30 AM, in the predawn light of the morning, I slipped out of bed, leaving my wife Kathy sleeping, turned the coffee pot on, and then climbed the stairs to the bedrooms where my adult daughters were sleeping. I knock first on their doors, then I insert my head...
Lucky 13 in Beaufort

Lucky 13 in Beaufort

Kathy and I are headed down to Beaufort, South Carolina, for a board meeting of The Turneffe Atoll Trust in mid-march. A strange place for a meeting of a Belize conservancy, but with some of the board members living nearby and having accommodations for most of us, it...