Literary Angler

Book Review: The Feather Thief, by Kirk Wallace Johnson; Viking Books (2018)

Editor’s Note: Periodically, the Literary Angler features a member’s thoughts on books or articles they believe will be of interest to fellow fly fishers. Foundation Board member, Dr. Mark Metzdorff reviews a book that takes us over to the darker side of fly tying. LKH I must give credit to my wife Marie-Louise, who is…

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Literary Angler – Our History

Editor’s Note: One of the regular sections of the Flyline before my tenure was Sage, and Other Sayings. I regret I did not have the depth of knowledge on fly fishing lore to regularly add these short poems, words of wisdom, or insights. Over the years, many members who submitted these sayings in the past…

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One off the bucket list – Kamchatka

Location: Ozernaya River, Kamchatka, Russia Most of us have a “bucket list” of fishing destinations; Bone Fish Christmas Island, German Browns in Argentina, Taimnen in Mongolia, or maybe something closer to home, say, Madison Valley in Montana or one the many great rivers in Alaska.  Well, this past July, fellow Flyfishers’ Club member Bruce Oldenburg…

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Literary Angler: Carpfest 2018

Editor’s Note: This story from our Program Chair, Ross Beatty, reveals a few tidbits (or should I say tiny breadcrumbs) on his strategies for success catching massive Columbia River carp. He and FCO Treasurer, Ken Betschart, got real carpy with fellow members of this secretive fishery society. I hope I can figure out the password…

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