May/June issue of Southwest Fly Fishing

My first feature in Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine was about fishing the Big Two-Hearted Laramie River, in southern Wyoming. That feature appeared in the Nov./Dec. 2013 issue. I was inspired to write this story by Ernest Hemingway. For some strange reason I felt 'Papa' would have loved this tea-colored river, that is under the radar as far as national destination trout rivers are concerned. My current feature in the May/June 2020 issue about fishing the upper Eagle River in western Colorado represents the eighth feature I've written and photographed for Southwest Fly Fishing. I've also written for their sister magazine, Northwest Fly Fishing, and photographed a photography feature. John Shewey, my editor gave me my start as a magazine writer, for which I'll be eternally grateful. Long-time ace fishing guide, Duane Redford, pictured here, showed me the lay of the land and how and where he approaches this special Colorado drainage. The upper Eagle River is a stunning watershed with an unusual history. Read the article to find out why.