Literary Angler

Literary Angler – Fun Fishing Reports

Editor’s Note: When out on the water, FCO members always seem to find a bit of levity along with the fish! Your Program Chair, Ross Beatty, sends this report from the recent Goose Lake Club outing. He reveals secrets for success on the lake along with John Pyrch’s latest technological breakthrough on float tube power.…

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“We who go a-fishing are a peculiar people. Like other men and women in many respects, we are like one another, and like no others, in other respects. We understand each other’s thoughts by an intuition of which we know nothing. We cast our flies on many waters, where memories and fancies and facts rise,…

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Book review of Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, From River to Table by Langdon Cook Anyone who has gone fishing for salmon, watched them swimming upstream to spawn, or simply seen depictions in photographs knows they are a special fish.  More than food, more than a game species, more than a natural resource, salmon evoke…

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Literary Angler – January 2019

A Sturgeon of a Lifetime Editor’s Note: This piece comes to us by way of Chris Redhouse, son of long-time member and past Club Treasurer, John Redhouse. Chris was not smitten with the love for fly fishing that possesses his dad. But an adrenaline-filled hook-up may have rekindled the flame for a long lost love.…

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Literary Angler – Fall Fishing

Editor’s Note: This fall Club members ventured to other western states to wet flies and entice wily trout and powerful salmon. Thank you to John Pyrch for his trout hunt on the Missouri River and Bob Lowry who flew to the Kiklukh River in Alaska in search of silvers. LKH Three Days Fishing the Mo…

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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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