Archive for the ‘Writing and Video’ Category

Wets in the Highland Lochs

I’m always working several books ahead, gathering material, planning chapters, writing stories, and so on. Here’s a snippet from book nine–Nymphs and Wets Our friend, Theo Bakelaar, from Holland, spends time each year in Scotland, fishing for Atlantic Salmon, and fishing for brown trout in the streams and lochs (lakes) of that country. It is […]

Casamar Clincher

Book number four in the Fly Fishing Series, The Angler as Predator is out! I will be shipping books later this week. Book number five entitled Fly Gear, is written and is being edited.  I am shooting photos of knots and doing other such tasks for final book assembly. One of the knots that is […]

Long Fly Eaters

Our friend Theo Baakelar sent a photo of a striper that ate his Eel Skin imitation of a Sand Eel while we were fishing in the fall of 2011. There is no doubt that big fish want to eat big bait. And eat they do. The striper definitely has the fly well in its mouth […]

The Angler as Predator–A Wrinkle in the Water

Eagles are great fishers. And from the look in the eye of this one that our friend, Theo Baakelar photographed in Holland, it’s certainly the Angler as Predator. Our Book, The Angler as Predator, is racing ever forward toward the presses. Jason is putting the last touches on the layout and design. Watch for a […]

Becoming an Angler as Predator

Keith Chessell from Australia sent me the following note. It is an excellent story of an angler developing all-around skills of the Angler as Predator that allow him to fish under any and all conditions. Hi Gary, I’d like to share a bit of a revelation concerning your book ‘Presentation’ that I got from you […]

Trouting in South Africa

South Africa has a robust trout population. They were introduced into both lakes and streams near the end of the 1800s. Like trout everywhere, they can be highly selective one day and pigs at the trough the next. Gerrit Redpath send me a note on a recent trouting trip he made  with his family into […]

Stick Fish

Jason is just finishing the layout and design of book four in the Fly Fishing series. It’s title is The Angler as Predator, and this story is from Chapter One. Watch for more excerpts as we get closer to publication date. ********** I’d fished the upper Test several times before, but this time, I was […]

The Angler as Predator

Jason and I are putting the final touches on The Angler as Predator, book four in the “Fly Fishing” series. Here’s a list of chapter titles. Coming soon–excerpts from the book. Watch for them. Chapter One: The Predator Chapter Two: The Pretender Chapter Three: The Hunter Chapter Four: Home Chapter Five: The Better to See […]

Runaway Trout

In its course from Earthquake Lake to Raynolds Pass Bridge, the Madison is a mercurial, ever changing being. One year it is divided into a series of polite, quick little waters that encourage the wading angler on every cast. Another year it is a solitary channel of pure, raw power. There is no room for […]

Hatch Guide for Upper Midwest Streams

Ann Miller has given us a very nicely done guide to the immature and mature stages of mayflies, caddises, and stoneflies, with additional information on dobsonflies, fishflies, craneflies, midges, dragonflies, damselflies, scuds, sow bugs, and crayfish. All the included organisms are shown in full color, one organism per page, and are described in terms of […]