Long Shots

THE JET OUTBOARD gurgled to a halt as I stepped out onto a vast gravelly shoal. The river that greeted me was daunting—featuring a yards-wide channel, variable flows, and trout that often seemed just out of range. It’s a scenario faced by big-river anglers across the country, and many a …

Night Time is the Right Time

DUSK FALLS PURPLE as the electric whirring of golf carts begins to fade, each note individually consumed as the carts disappear into a distant barn. The barn itself is aglow with fluorescents as steam hisses into the descending darkness, product of the course staff’s efforts to scour away the day’s …

Reinventing the Wheel

This article originally ran in the November/December 2007 edition of American Angler and is reproduced here with permission. EVERY SPRING, you walk …

Article: Switched On!

This article originally ran in the Fall 2007 edition of American Angler and is reproduced here with permission. THE COWS WERE CAUSING …

Article: Brake Jobs

This article originally ran in the Spring 2007 edition of American Angler and is reproduced here with permission. ON A TRIP THROUGH …

Down and Out on the Xingu

“PIRANHA” THE GUIDE SPAT, indicating that I should cast elsewhere. I had no regard for such misgivings: if the piranha were the …

Article: Choosing Cane

This article originally ran in the November/December 2006 edition of American Angler and is reproduced here with permission. W RITERS AND ENTHUSIASTS …

Article: Breathing Underwater

I F YOU’VE LOOKED AT THE STACK of fly-fishing catalogs on your bedstand lately, you’ve probably noticed a lot of recent growth. …

Article: Working Classes

This article originally ran in the March 2006 edition of American Angler and is reproduced here with permission. AS THE NAME IMPLIES, …

Article: The Winter Game

This article originally ran in the January/February 2006 edition of American Angler and is reproduced here with permission. YOU’VE PROBABLY BEEN THERE. …

Article: Spey Fishing for Trout

Trout speys can handle large fish on light tippet. Spey Fishing for Trout By Zach Matthews First Published January 29, 2005 You …

Article: Siblings of the White

Flowers line Arkansas’ Little Red River’s banks in spring. Siblings of the White by Zach Matthews First Published October 20, 2003 | …