Category Archives: Culture

Best Danner Hiking Boots for the Trail and the Street

I don’t like unboxing videos. And I don’t like reviews of products that simply announce their availability. That’s the easy way out. And I’ve done it when there’s no choice but to include products in a themed list of say, … Continue reading

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Doing Moab, Utah, During Corona Madness

I broke the law (well, not technically) before we all knew we’d be breaking the law if we left the safety of our homes and trekked to other locales for the spring break. Seeing as I only get a spring … Continue reading

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How to Can and Smoke Alaska Salmon, Family-Style

As you probably know, I’m a proponent of wild salmon, and that includes eating wild salmon to save wild salmon, the theory being, if there isn’t economic value to the fish, our elected leaders won’t do a damn thing to … Continue reading

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New Dog, New Day on Western Montana’s Rock Creek

Weatherwoman said sixty-something today in western Montana, which is absurdly warm for this time of the year. So, I threw responsibility down the tube, called a friend and said, “Rock Creek today.” Neither one of us was totally irresponsible—we both … Continue reading

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North America’s Most Interesting Hatches

I take a lot of pride in putting together what I hope all you would consider to be a great magazine. If you haven’t looked at American Angler in the past year or two, take a glance. I’ve changed it … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and Fly Fishing Travel . . . book Alaska and Canada now!

AT Note: Jim Klug is a longstanding personal friend of mine and Angler’s Tonic fully supports his company, Yellowdog Fly Fishing Adventures. I was tempted to pen my own article on this Covid-19 issue, but Klug sums up the issues here … Continue reading

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Time to Organize Flies—it’s go-time in Montana

Saw this dude on the screen door a couple days ago and snapped a quick and very amateurish image with my aging phone. Clarity in the photo doesn’t matter as much as the clarity this gave me in my head—time … Continue reading

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Get American Angler’s Anadromous Issue Now

If you like big fish you’ll want to check out the September/October issue of American Angler. It’s loaded with salmon and steelhead stories, ranging from Canada’s Grand Cascapedia, to Russia’s Yokanga, to British Columbia’s Dean, to Oregon’s Deschutes. There’s more, … Continue reading

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Bristol Bay on the Brink

            I’m as tired of hearing about the Bristol Bay mine issue as you are and I just want the whole dilemma to go away. But that’s exactly what the mining company, Pebble Limited Corporation, … Continue reading

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The New American Angler’s Adventure Issue

The new American Angler should be hitting the shelves soon and there are some good reads to be had in its pages. The theme is DIY and adventure. And there are few adventures that rank as high as going into … Continue reading

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