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A trophy and atrophy…at first glance these words are nearly identical, but rub your eyes, grab your readers, take another look and you will see that just a little gap completely changes the meaning. One symbolizes glory, triumph, champions, celebration. The other, withering uselessness. I am feeling a tinge of the latter these days. Yesterday [...]

But You Can Blow a Kiss

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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 [...]

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” [...]

Cover Me I’m Going In

I’m about as current as leg warmers these days. I’m going about 1000 different directions (things like school supplies and science textbook covers) so mea culpa if this seems like old news to you, but I am very excited. I just got copies of the two biggest fly fishing books of 2011. Departure Publishing (yes, [...]

Paddlefish the Musical

Before I turn this post into a trippy, winding conversation about music, let me give you the latest update on the book. The publisher has posted an excerpt on his website so click here if you’d like to read Chapter Two. As exciting as it is to see my words posted on his website, I [...]

Are Gluten-Free Streamers Next?

Salivate over this picture while I tell you about the super-hero woman who raised the fisherman who caught this beautiful beast. My good friend Melissa lives in Colorado and this is her son, an avid flyfisher. While Melissa doesn’t fish herself, she is a longtime FFC reader. She is a yoga master, big-time skier, and [...]

Home Sweet Home Waters

I finished the Texas Water Safari on Tuesday July 13th. By the following Sunday, hands still swollen, I scooped up Little Chick and made a beeline for Montana and the Missouri River. Football players win the Super Bowl and head to Disneyland…I head to the Mo. Don’t get me wrong, after months of training and [...]

Truth In Advertising

They bill The Texas Water Safari as “The World’s Toughest Boat Race” and frankly, I think they nailed the tagline. This was the hardest thing I have ever done. I am feeling pretty good after the race, my hands are achy and still a bit swollen, my legs are covered in poison ivy, I am [...]

FFC finished the TWS!

73.5 hours-incredible! So Proud of team Paddlefish!! [Posted with iBlogger from my iPhone]

The last leg is the hardest

After another grueling day, team paddlefish made it to the last check point at 800 pm. Spirts and humor are intact, but fatigue is setting in. They shoved off at 815 to battle San Antonio Bay against howling SE winds for their final push to the finish line!Please cross your fingers! Here us FFC just [...]

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