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Big Head

Big Head has frolicked on the shores of New Zealand, California, and Canada. He has destroyed logs and rolled in decayed marine mammal on both sides of the equator. Continue Reading


Not a day goes by where I don’t revel in Baetis, the tabby with the ginger markings—the cat from New Zealand who was literally tossed into my life through an open window. Continue Reading

Toughy’s Grave

Toughy’s gravesite is located north of Truckee, California, in one of my favorite early-season fishing spots. I have fond memories of spending the first weeks of summer vacation fishing in the meadow where I buried his ashes. (The grave marker was made out of the same walnut that I used for my net handle.) Continue Reading