• Featured Voices from the river

    Is it good … or bad to obsess?

    Boxes full of fishing flies.

    Fly fishing is arguably the ideal pastime for someone with obsessive tendencies. Inches matter on the stream, as do thousandths when it comes to spools of tippet or fly-tying thread. A guy I once fished with said he never saved leftovers from home-cooked meals; it was a sanitary thing. Sure.  I remember thinking he probably ironed his underwear before putting them away, but…