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The Solitary Angler’s Fly Fishing Blog

Excerpts from Van's Book
Van Beacham

The Rio Grande Gorge

Most people think of the Rio Grande as a muddy channel along the Mexican border, but like many great American rivers, the Rio Grande originates high in the Rocky Mountains.

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Fish Stories
Dan Parson

Fishing Buddies

My clients were two old friends. Buddies since college, they had lived in the same city for more than 30 years. From the constant stream of inside jokes and semi-raunchy stories it was clear they had shared a lot of life

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Fishing Tips
Dan Parson


The little discoveries and successes made on each outing were magical, and my young mind suspected there could be order in the chaos of this underwater world if I only looked for it hard enough, not unlike like the famous scientists I idolized.

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