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Dundee Hills to Maupin – Chasing Red Side Trout with Winemaker Jesse Lange

Deschutes bound - that’s all I could really think about as we headed west to Maupin following an hour in the Dundee Hills with Jesse Lange. The Lange family vineyard sits on top of a hill. After driving through a collection of smaller vineyard sites, we reached the end of [...]

2018-06-04T19:45:13+00:00June 1st, 2018|River Tour Episodes, River Tours|

Spey Casting for Steelhead from the Lost Coast to Netarts

Northwest Tour: Up Route 101 Finding the time to cruise Highway 101 from San Francisco to Portland is step one. It’s better to give yourself a week or 2 if your free spirit takes over. Honestly, a month might be the right amount of time if you want to do [...]

2018-04-29T12:30:16+00:00April 26th, 2018|Colin's Journal, River Tour Episodes, River Tours|

Rainbow Bounty on the South Fork of the Snake River

Snake River, Idaho So much goes into an 8 hour float trip, at least for a guy who cooks for a living on eastern Long Island. The planning for a late September Snake River float trip started in May. A phone call to Chris “Simbo” Simonds revealed that he had [...]

2018-01-08T15:10:37+00:00December 14th, 2017|River Tour Episodes|

Fly Fishing and Cooking on the Henry’s Fork

Henry’s Fork River St. Anthony, Idaho Morning light is slow to fill Idaho skies on a late September day, a pink line of promise covered the range to the west as we looked across the Henry’s Fork river. No wind to speak of, dark blue cloud free space above revealing [...]

2017-11-25T15:05:30+00:00November 16th, 2017|River Tour Episodes|

Chippewa Flowage in Hayward, Wisconsin

  Bratwurst and Musky on the Chippewa Flowage In the northernmost part of Wisconsin, after the long cold spring and prior to the hot dry summer, there is a brief time where colors from the yellow, pink and white flowers explode on the sides of every roadbed. Not only was there [...]

2017-12-12T22:01:20+00:00July 13th, 2017|River Tour Episodes|

Zen Fishing and Cooking With Anita Lo: Manhattan to Moriches Bay

Zen Fishing and Cooking with Anita Lo From Manhattan to Moriches, we follow our love and inspiration for fishing and cooking! Full disclosure: I had dinner at the restaurant Annisa, in Manhattan, and fell for Anita Lo. Her approach to restaurant design, service staff, menu writing, and even the plating of [...]

2017-11-27T20:00:14+00:00June 13th, 2017|River Tour Episodes|

Fly Fishing the Driftless Area around Viroqua, Wisconsin

Fishing along the Driftless:  Primal Beauty and Local Culture There’s a line in the sand. Actually, it's straight through Sand County Wisconsin, an area that designates the exact spot where the glacial drift stopped. This is dramatic landscape - where rolling grassy low hills meet ancient elevations, swinging up 1600 feet marked [...]

2017-11-27T20:07:57+00:00May 23rd, 2017|River Tour Episodes|

Fly Fishing the Au Sable River in Grayling, Michigan

Gates Au Sable Lodge - Harmony on the Holy Waters The Gates Au Sable Lodge has evolved since its early days, not only are the rooms comfortable and the river view splendid, the 30 seat dining room has raised the bar with its full service breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings. So high, [...]

2017-11-27T20:14:01+00:00May 17th, 2017|River Tour Episodes|

Fishing the Hudson River & Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn

Casting in the Runway’s Shadow with Top Chef Kerry Heffernan The annual event was in full swing on Jamaica bay in the last days of April - the Striped Bass were on the run migrating from the Hudson River headwaters to the ocean.  Knowing this, I set up a trip with Urban Fly [...]

2017-11-27T20:20:01+00:00April 27th, 2017|River Tour Episodes|

Fly Fishing the Chagrin River in Ohio

Bando on the Run, Chagrin River Steelhead Chagrin Falls, Ohio is old school, right down to the brick roads that wind though some of the more established parts of town. “There used to be more of them, all over the place” I’m told by the large, bearded, fly fishing bartender Mick, at Grove [...]

2017-11-27T20:30:27+00:00April 12th, 2017|River Tour Episodes|