Sage advice for those planning to fish Alaska or British Columbia
A collection of twisted hooks and stories from the days when big striped bass prowled Block Island.
It’s just past 7 a.m., and the driver of the bus I’m on lays on the horn to pass a slow-moving horse-drawn carriage in the pothole-ridden right lane.
Finding the right fishing partner is a bit like courting a potential spouse. Hold on to the keepers; they're few and far between
The unmistakable shing of high-carbon steel — that’s what a fish knife should sound like, not the dull, war-club clank of stainless, the music alloyed and tempered clean out of the metal at Faustian temperatures. Ask any cutter with salt in his socks. My workhorse blade is a boning knife — a 7-inch, hickory-handled, flat, soft-steel Dexter-Russell, the industry standard in fish towns worth knowing. If you said Dexter 1377 — or 1375 or 1376 or 1378 — to five deckhands and more than three were mystified, you’d want to try the next town over. My latest 77 arrived a
The never-ending battle to keep your mitts from being torn to ribbons.
Fly angler Rufus Wakeman is attempting to become the first person to catch all of the species of billfish on a fly in one year. In this video he nails his black marlin. The swordfish has yet to happen and might be the toughest
There’s nothing quite like fishing for striped bass as they dine on spawning cinder worms
Why the bluefish, an animated chopping machine with a public relations problem, just might be the perfect game fish
A timeless story of closing the loop and returning to one’s natal waters
Scores of shadaholics are drawn into the new season as American shad leave the salt and move upriver to spawn
The first time I ever paid to go fishing was when I took a trip to Iceland in 1980. I had never fished for Atlantic salmon and was looking for some romance, as well as for a new experience in a new land.
Reflections on the versatile, indestructible diamond jig
When fishing deep, it’s hard to beat these simple chrome-over-lead bruisers
I wish I had seen the Nancy Ellen when she was built in 1927. Restored as a pleasure boat, she doesn’t look at all like she did back then.