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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

Wide and Deep awarded first prize

2015_Book_Awards_Winner_Release Wide and Deep by Randy Spencer has won the prestigious first prize for best book from the New England Society of New York City.

Bangor Daily News Op-ed

Author in Residence II

I’ve returned from a most memorable residency at the Ames Free Library.  All of the events were well attended by enthusiastic participants.  One of my favorites was the fly casting class I gave on Saturday on a pool in the Italian Gardens.  Over a dozen people took turns trying their hand at the fundamentals of […] Continue Reading