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Swing Away

  F ly line rips the river’s surface like scissors sliding across silk as Michael McLellan propels his two-handed, Scottish-style fly rod across the blue-green waters of the upper White River. As the line slices through the air, its loop unrolls gracefully until the fly plunks, momentum spent, into the …

Ten Tips for Catching Wild Trout

W ild trout are unusual, especially outside the Mountain West.  Many anglers around the country go months or years without ever casting …

Track & Field

Don’t miss my cover story in January 2015’s Arkansas Life magazine, a collaboration with the spectacular photographers of Hatch & Maas Collective, on hunters …

Ten Cold Weather Fishing Tips

Lots of fisheries shut down altogether in the winter, but down South we’re usually lucky enough to be able to keep going …

Polar Buff Review

I remember the first time I saw a Buff.  I thought it was ridiculous. “You expect people to wear these stretchy bandana …

Sporting Classics

Sporting Classics recently named The Itinerant Angler one of its Eight Great Podcasts for Sportsmen.

Water Cycle

T he waters below Beaver Dam, tucked into the Ozark hills northeast of Fayetteville, are icy even in the heart of summer. …

Ermahgerd Log Bag!

  Every now and then a product comes along which is so good at being what it is supposed to be… and …

Hobie Polarized Sunglasses

There’s a new player in the fly fishing market for sunglasses, which seems like something I end up saying every year.  This …

Bamboo Roots

This article originally ran in the Spring 2014 issue of Life Refined magazine. Today’s bamboo fly rod makers connect anglers to the history …

Swinesong

Note: This article originally ran in the September 2013 issue of Arkansas Life magazine.  It has nothing to do with fishing. “WOOOOOOO. …

DIY Adventure

This article originally ran in the Angling Adventures 2012 issue of Fly Rod & Reel Magazine. All of us dream of adventure—the three-day …

True War Stories

As told on Arkansas’ White River. (This story originally ran in the Winter 2013/2014 issue of The Drake). TAKE A MINUTE to consider …

Premium Cooler Throwdown

This article originally ran in the summer 2014 issue of Fly Rod & Reel magazine. ROTO-MOLDED COOLERS are all the rage these days. In …

Howler Grasshopper Theme

Howler Bros. is a fun crew to talk to, and I love their slightly surfer-y designs.  They seem to have a sweet …

Sage Domain Reel

The new Sage Domain reel is interesting.  I had a chance to play with some of these in Mexico.  From a looks …