|Life Along the Rivers
Life Along the Rivers2018-05-31T19:08:26+00:00

As Colin travels the country, we will chronicle the beauty, history, as well as the Renaissance along the Rivers. While the mainstream press continues to mourn the loss of industry and economic decay in small-town USA, the American Rivers Tour will celebrate the rebirth of “local” and showcase this through images, stories and videos:

Small-Farm Revival, Art in the Heartland, Dedicated Entrepreneurs, Tastes of the Countryside, Colorful Community events and Rebuilding and Renovation of Sites Worth Saving.

In the Catskills

One of the pools of the Beaverkill Trout Hatchery
Delicious trout salad made from Beaverkill Hatchery trout by chef Galen
The Shaver's - owners of the Beaverkill Trout Hatchery
Catch and Release
Beaverkill Valley Inn wooden fish keys and postcard

Deschutes River — and more — in Oregon

Fly fishing, cooking over fire, floating and enjoying a glass of wine on the Deschutes River in Oregon
Custom fly reel, Deschutes
Fly fishing, cooking over fire, floating and enjoying a glass of wine on the Deschutes River in Oregon
Fly fishing, cooking over fire, floating and enjoying a glass of wine on the Deschutes River in Oregon
Lewis Clark site on Columbia river, Washington side
Fly fishing, cooking over fire, floating and enjoying a glass of wine on the Deschutes River in Oregon
Fly fishing, cooking over fire, floating and enjoying a glass of wine on the Deschutes River in Oregon
Fly fishing, cooking over fire, floating and enjoying a glass of wine on the Deschutes River in Oregon
Train Mural in Maupin, Oregon
Oregon Coast, 3-5-18
Fly fishing, cooking over fire, floating and enjoying a glass of wine on the Deschutes River in Oregon
Fly fishing, cooking over fire, floating and enjoying a glass of wine on the Deschutes River in Oregon
Fly fishing, cooking over fire, floating and enjoying a glass of wine on the Deschutes River in Oregon
Fly fishing, cooking over fire, floating and enjoying a glass of wine on the Deschutes River in Oregon
Fly fishing, cooking over fire, floating and enjoying a glass of wine on the Deschutes River in Oregon
Colin with George Revel from Lost Coast Outfitters, San Francisco
Frankie and Diesel, the Lost Coast Shop Dogs
Pistol river inlet on the Oregon Coast, 3-6-18
Great Road Race, Maupin, Oregon
Lange Fly, Dundee Hills, Oregon
Empanada Lady at the Saturday Market in Portland, Oregon, 3-10-18
Indian Creek Cafe by the Rouge River, Oregon Coast, 3-6-18
Grain Mill on the Deschutes river in Maupin, Oregon
Train tracks with view of the Hood River across Columbia River, 3-10-18

The Eel River in California

Off to the Eel River, Cali
The Eel River in California, March 2018
Jason's Steelhead fly box
Del Dotto Sprkling Brut Rose
Searing the steelhead skin side downAmerican Rivers Tour Cutting Board
Our finished Steelhead dish, cooked aside the eel river in CaliforniaWild Fennel found along the eel river in California
The Benbow Inn
Fly fishing the Eel River
Eel River in CA

 South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho

Snake River
Cooking over open fire
Snake River in Idaho
Cooking elk over fire, Snake river, 10.19.17
Diconstructed Rainbow Trout, South Fork of the Snake
Fall colors, Henry's Fork Anglers guide Paul, 10.29.17
Henry's Fork Anglers @ 6:30am
Idaho bald eagle

 Henry’s Fork in Idaho

West face of the Grand Tetons | American Rivers Tour 9-27-17
Simbo and Colin
Rise and Rise 5 weight
Coffee sparkle streamers from Henry's Fork AnglersHenry's Fork Anglers Sign
Guide shop map from Henrys Fork Anglers, 9-27-17
Royal Wolf in Driggs, Idaho 9-27-17Royal Wolf in Driggs, Idaho 9-27-17
Royal Wolf bar in Driggs, Idaho
Cooking with cast iron over fire
Cast iron on the Henry's fork | preping for Red flannel hash

Jackson Hole & Mesa Falls from Wyoming to Idaho

Jackson Square, Elk Horn Arch
Grand Teton
Pillsbury Grain Silo
heading to Mesa Falls
Mesa Falls
Mesa Falls overlook
Henrys Fork River, above Mesa Falls
Royal Wolf in Driggs, Idaho 9-27-17
Royal Wolf bar in Driggs, Idaho

Chippewa Flowage & Hayward, Wisconsin

10 weight rigs | Musky time in Hayward
Chippewa River sign in Hayward | American Rivers Musky Trip
After the rain | Hayward area
Moccasin musky | Hayward, Wisconsin
Hicks landing, Nicolet national forest
Larry's fly shop | Hayward, Wisconsin
Angry Minnow Brew Pub in Hayward, Wisconsin
In the keg room with Jason Rasmussen
Gift case from the Angry Minnow Brewery, Hayward, Wisconsin
Heading to Hayward, musky trip
Jason Rasmussen brew master at the Angry Minnow
The butchers case at Lynn's custom meats
Snap peas, potatoes and leeks at Hayward farmers Market
Guide Erik Thue and Brewmaster Jason Rassmusen
Preparing the Musky Country Salad
Lynn's Brats on pretzel roll | Hayward, Wisconsin
Lambeau fly 3 Musky mouth impact
Erik Thue on musky
Largemouth Bass Up North in Hayward Wisconsin
Hayward Musky
Bluegill on a popper

Schreiner’s Restaurant in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Schreiners Restaurant established in 1938 | Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin off US 41
Wisconsin Farm Land along the US41, July 2017
Schreiner's Restaurant Counter | Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
Northern Kettle Moraine | Wisconsin
Biscuits and Gravy with a cup of good Joe at Schreiner's
Schreiner's Guest check

Chagrin River & Chagrin Falls, Ohio

American Rivers Tour is entering Chagrin Falls for it's first river excursion
Around Chagrin Falls
In Chagrin Falls, Ohio
In Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Chagrin RiverChagrin Falls, Ohio
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Au Sable River & Grayling, Michigan

License plate trout | above the fly shop door at the Gates Lodge
On the road on a Sunday in Grayling, Michigan
Sunday in Grayling, Michigan
T.L. Dickinson Street Art | Grayling Michigan July 2017 | American Rivers Tour
Shoppenagon's Pioneer Room | Grayling, Michigan
Mouse Box | Au Sable |July 2017
Paddle Hard Microbrewery, Grayling, Michigan
Mouse on the Au Sable
Grayling, Michigan
Stephens Bridge behind | Au-Sable
Structure where large trout lie in wait, under the dock | Au Sable
Matt Haley & Steve Pels day 1 in Au Sable
Josh & Colin at the Gates Lodge | Au Sable
Chef Haley's Chili Rellenos with pickled onions | Au Sable
Au Sable drift boats
Accomodations Gates Au Sable Lodge
Dining Room #2 at the Gates Lodge | Au-Sable-Lodge
Hatch Board at the Gates Au Sable Lodge
Guide paddle | Au Sable
Fire pit at the Gates Au Sable Lodge

Driftless Area & Viroqua, Wisconsin

Mayfly Lodge in Viroqua, Wisconsin | Driftless Area
Timber Coulee | Driftless Area
Cutting boards of Americanriverstour.com
The Driftless Cafe Sign
Driftless Cafe, another succulent dish
Driftless Cafe | The Drink list
Driftless Cafe
Driftless Cafe
Driftless Area
Flyshop in the Driftless area
Driftless Cafe wall art
The American Rivers Tour crew of the Driftless area
Chef Eric Mish does wild mushroom ragout in Viroqua, Wisconsin
Wine by the river | Driftless Area
Wild mushroom ragout | Driftless Area 2017
Chef Eric Mish with Host Colin Ambrose | Americanriverstour.com 2017 Driftless Area
Chef Luke Zahm and his kids at the Driftless Cafe, Viroqua, Wisconsin | Driftless Cafe chef Luke Zahm is James Beard Award semifinalist
Colin Ambrose, Host & producer of the American Rivers Tour 2017
Oyster & pheasant mushrooms for ragout, Driftless Cafe
Timber Coulee, Viroqua, Wisconsin
Timber Coulee, Viroqua, Wisconsin

Moriches Bay

Striper fishing on Moriches Bay with Chef Anita Lo
Measuring a striper in Moriches inlet
James Levison, Anita Lo, Colin Ambrose | American Rivers Tour 2017
Guide Jim Levison with Anita Lo
Colin Ambrose, host & producer, Americanriverstour.com
Capt. Levison, Chef Lo, Host Ambrose at the Boathouse on Moriches bay
Bluefish caught on Moriches Bay
Americanriverstour.com with Chef Anita Lo
Anita's Oysters
Bluefish cleaning
Anita preparing Oysters

Hudson River – Jamaica Bay

With Boat on the Hudson River Fish On
Hudson river 8 weight
Chef Kerry Heffernan, Capt. Brendan McCarthy, Host Colin Ambrose | Americanriverstour.com on the Hudson 2017
Jokes on the Hudson, Heffernan & McCarthy
Chef Heffernan, Porgy & Clams, Hudson river