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In addition to rocking turtlenecks and stroking hot toddys by the fire, ’tis the season for some good winter reading. Field & Stream’s Joe Cermele runs down a handful of favorites, including Sowbelly by regular Drake contributor Monte Burke, and David Kinney’s excellent exposé The Big One chronicling conspiracy and intrigue at

Bull Trout

River be a River Again

SEATTLE—The Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, built on a tributary of the Wenatchee River, has bolstered artificial spawning grounds for salmon, while simultaneously endangering the remaining bull trout population in Icicle Creek. Kurt Beardslee, executive director of the Wild Fish Conservancy, who recently filed a lawsuit, says his group

John Jackson began snowboarding as a preteen on the powder-strewn spines of the Eastern Sierras

Emergers—John Jackson

John Jackson began snowboarding as a preteen on the powder-strewn spines of the Eastern Sierras, near his hometown in Crowley Lake, California. Soon after, he cast his first flies in that same backyard—in places with legendary names like Inyo, Sierra, Yosemite, and King’s. Fifteen years later and the basic ingredients haven’t changed, just the stakes.…

Bergmans Typewriter

Ray Bergman’s Typewriter – Take inspiration where you find it

Stiff keys moved toward the carriage like an old man lifting his arthritic knees up a flight of stairs. They rose once, twice and, with effort, three times. A weathered and worn ribbon, now more leather than cloth, slowly began to cough up faint traces of ink with each succeeding stroke. And with each erratic…

Lodge Guest

Seven Guys You Meet at Flyfishing Lodges

The Been-There-Done-That Guy He is a walking, yammering Wikipedia of guides, lodges, rivers, oceans, lakes and fish. He’s the best caster he’s ever met. He sets up his vise on the bar during happy hour and forces you to notice his extraordinary tying skills. He owns three obscure IGFA records and is working on six…