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The Passing of One of the Great Ones

With a heavy heart, I report the passing of one of the great Master Maine Guides I’ve known in my career.  David Sockabasin, son of Lola Sockabasin died last night at home surrounded by loved ones after having spent four months in hospitals and rehab facilities fighting complications from diabetes.  He leaves behind his wife, […] Continue Reading

Casting Lesson

This is the campus of Ames Free Library in Easton, MA where I’ve spoken three times and have also been Author-in-Residence.  It’s a wonderful asset to the whole region with a great variety of free programs open to the public, year round.  On a Saturday in April, we had a nice turn out for some […] Continue Reading

Dakota & Tennyson, good boys!

Dakota and Tennyson’s First Snow

Season Closer

This specimen (an Atlantic Salmon) was briefly lifted out of the gin-clear waters of the Bonaventure River in the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec, Ca.  It marked, for me, the close of a very full season of guiding back in Maine.   The moment was memorable, thanks to the company of some great fishing friends, and to those […] Continue Reading

Hot Springers

Here are Dakota, Tennyson, and Ann (Jo-Ann Moody-the trainer’s springer), cooling down after a workout in the woods.

Wide and Deep Receives National Award

Dakota and Tenny take a break from training…


Fishing the South Fork of the Snake River

I was hosted last week by Star Valley Trout Ranch, Idaho, and Teton Springs, Idaho.  My trio played a concert in each venue, then I took a drift boat, fly fishing trip down 13 miles of the renowned South Fork.  The catches and the scenery were spectacular, and so was my guide, Josh Jablow.  If you’re […] Continue Reading

Wide and Deep Receives National Honor!   The Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) has named “Wide and Deep” by Randy Spencer Best Book of 2015 in the General Audience category.  “Wide and Deep” has received two regional best book awards (New England Outdoor Writers Association-NEOWA, and New England Society of New York City- NES).  This is the first national […] Continue Reading