A Blueprint for Excess


My life motto tends to be, “If some is good, more is better!” Given this attitude I’m lucky that drugs aren’t my thing, although this mentality did prove tricky with some natural supplements I once self-prescribed. They were so successful at managing back pain that I just doubled my dosage causing me to faint at [...]

Moonpies, Troutnuts and March Madness

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Fasten your seatbelt cause we have a lot of ground to cover. I am going to give you a rocket-speed look backward at a busy February which included our first ever 5K run, Mardi Gras in Mobile, a culinary girls weekend here in Austin, and GRTU Troutfest. Then a fast-forward snapshot of what’s going on [...]

Don’t Turn Into a Cover Band of Your Own Music


I missed my own damn birthday! Four years ago on January 31, 2008 I wrote my first post on FLY FISH CHICK. I’m a day late but thought it was worth a bit of a retrospective since during the lifespan of this blog, so much has happened in my life. Four years. I can hardly [...]

But You Can Blow a Kiss


It’s been a red-hot week here in Mobile, reading, speaking and selling copies of ‘Paddlefish’ at a whole host of book events. On Friday I had my first ever signing in a bookstore. I was at a fantastic independent bookshop called Page & Palette in Fairhope, Alabama. They are known for scheduling topnotch authors and [...]

A Diablo Sandwich and A Dr. Pepper and Make It Fast

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This weekend we ventured to the annual Texas Book Festival, with two key objectives: to get a signed cookbook with classic Texas fare and meet the mastermind behind one of the greatest movies of all time. Ancillary perks included dreamy weather, a delightfully mellow scene which was mandatory since Little Chick is recovering from a [...]

Wow. Sounds Like I Missed All the Fun at the Shrimp Festival.

Just a simple conversation I overheard in the airport Monday between two women who didn’t know each other but had both been at the Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores. One had been at the Florabama (a legendary sprawling beach bar on the border of Alabama and Florida) late into the night and was worried about [...]

Would You Like Fries With That?

I am thrilled to announce that ‘PADDLEFISH’ is now available for purchase right here at flyfishchick.com and I would be more than happy to take your order. Click here if you’d like to order a signed copy and/or need me to write something custom in the front such as “Happy Birthday” or “Hold the Mayo” [...]

Salt Lickin’ My Wounds

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I am feeling just a tinge sorry for myself because the Professor is on a guys’ trip in Montana hunting and (here comes the green-with-envy part) fishing as we speak. I think the Missouri is fishing pretty well right now so fingers crossed they will have some good dry fly action. Supposedly the hoppers and [...]

What’s Old Is New Again


To be clear, I am not saying we are old (quelle horreur!) but I believe it is a safe claim to say that all the chicks on my recent girls’ trip are enjoying a sense of rejuvenation after five days together on the New River in Virginia.   Yall may remember the inaugural Chicks Trip [...]

Young Men And Fire

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Just up river from the place where we love to fish on the Missouri River in Montana is the site of the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire. It’s near the Gates of the Mountain where Lewis Clark once came through in the Helena National Forrest. The fire claimed the lives of 13 firefighters, including 12 smokejumpers. [...]

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