Literature & Writing

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Rise Forms – Issue 1 Number 2

Latest issue of Rise Forms is online.

Rise Forms – Live @ Noon MST

Rise Forms: Fly fishing’s literary voice goes live at noon MST today, December 1, 2010.

Rise Forms is Almost Here!

Fly fishing’s literary magazine, Rise Forms, is almost here!

Gun Runners and ICE

“Can I see your license?”

I handed Mr. Tan Polyester Pants my license.

“Are you awake? You seemed to be weaving all over,” he said as he glanced at my license and looked through the windows at the boxes lining the rear of the SUV and stacked on the folded-down half of the rear seat. He seemed to step back and notice the sag of the rear end of the vehicle and debating with himself what the relationship was between the sag and the boxes.

“Could you tell me what’s in these boxes?”

Big Project – New Online FF Literary Magazine

I am pleased to announce a magazine that stimulates the heart and mind of the angler. Rise Forms: Fly fishing’s literary voice, seeks to publish work that conveys both the passion and contemplative nature of fly fishing through high quality, literary articles.

Book Winner

The winner of the free book, Do Fish Feel Pain, is Joe P. Congratulations Joe!

Book Review – Travers Corners Final Chapters

These are “feel good” stories, but they aren’t sappy. They are easy reads, and each chapter is a self-contained story, although they are all about the same place and same people. You could easily open the book to a random chapter and read it without missing a thing. When you’re tired of your heavy reading, and need a light pick-me-up read, make sure you have all three of the Travers Corners books on hand.

Dry Fly Gospel – Book Review

My review of the book Dry Fly Gospel by Terry Coffey. It’s a quirky little book of 12 short stories, but one many people should find a few stories to their liking.

Join Other Fly Fishing Readers

Those of you who like to read fly fishing literature, such as essays, fiction, poetry, etc. that has graced our avocation for centuries, may like to know about a group of like-minded folks who meet on a website called Goodreads. I’d love to invite everyone who loves fly fishing literature to get involved and add your voice to the group, which is called Fly Fish Literati.

A New Season’s Topography

I’m just dying to get on the river, but the weather and prospects for local fishing in the winter is pretty low. In anticipation of the new season, I bring you something a little different: me reading the post to you.

Aspiring Writers: 2010 Traver Writing Award

The 2010 Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award sponsored by Fly Rod and Reel is now accepting entries.

Book Review – Inventing Montana – Ted Leeson

Ted Leeson has been one of my favorite authors since his first book in 1994, The Habit of Rivers. Inventing Montana has a lot more personal feel and more humor than his previous works. For those of you who might have tried Leeson before but didn’t quite get into it, give this one a try. For those who already enjoy Leeson, you’ll love the extra dimensions this book adds to his repertoire.

The Convergence of Canals and Fish

Logan, in northern Utah, was not much different than most early Mormon settlements. White settlers first arrived in 1859 and located near the Logan River. They planted crops, diverted the North Branch of the Logan River for irrigation, and the settlement grew. Canals and ditches were expanded and added to meet the city’s growing needs. Mills sprouted along the canals. Still more people arrived and with them came changes: adobe walls replaced logs, clapboard replaced adobe and brick replaced clapboard. However, one constant through the changes were the canals. Mills along the canals came and went, but the canals remained.

Lost in Wyoming: Stories – My Book Review

My review of Scott Sadil’s latest book, Lost in Wyoming: Stories. This is a collection of 12 short stories, and 11 of them deal with fly fishing in some way or another, but they are really stories about relationships.

The Nostalgia of Homewater

We often think of home as a place of origin or place we currently live. But in this post I’m referring to one’s homewater as that place in which one finds refuge; a place where one is secure or happy.

Cutthroat Stalker’s Gallery

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