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.
The seas were running tall as darkness begrudgingly gave way to the first hint of morning hidden behind a wall of gray clouds.
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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
Dick Goin’s long battle to restore salmon to Washington’s Elwha River is the subject of the recently released full-length film The Memory of Fish
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.
The grande dame of fly-fishing, Joan Salvato Wulff combines grace, beauty and an uncanny understanding of the mechanics of the cast.
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.
Merritt’s Boat & Engine Works this year celebrated the family’s 100th year of boatbuilding.
For a half-century a Rybovich has been as distinctive a sight on the Florida waterfront as any Ferrari or Rolls-Royce is on the highway.