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HOME RANGE: Notes on Literature, Nature, Working Dogs, History, Martial Arts, Other Obsessions and Sundry Annoyances by Henry Chappell

Even Brook Trout Cure the Blues

Sometimes a little brook trout is exactly what’s needed.


A few days ago, fishing on a northern Idaho stream that will not be named, the largest west slope cutthroat I’ve ever hooked shook a #16 Adams Irresistible at my feet as I stood in a couple inches of water. I’m saying 14 inches. Not huge, but big for me. I don’t have a photo, but I do have a witness. A couple minutes later, this little rascal ate the same fly, and I felt pretty damn good. 

105 degrees back home in Texas. Low 60s in the Idaho Panhandle

Morning hike with The Estimable J., who is still a strong walker. Yes, there will be fishing, but I’m sure enjoying our 7:00 a.m. ritual. 


My favorite view, my favorite place. Northern Idaho August 14, 2019. 

My Latest in The Land Report: Sculptor T.D. Kelsey


What a pleasure it was getting to know western/wildlife artist T.D. Kelsey.

My Hearst Ranch Feature in The Land Report



Here’s my latest feature in the 2019 Ag Issue of The Land Report.