|The best of 2013
906 Views - Posted: December 10 at 9:00 am
As each year comes to an end, we are bombarded with lists of everything imaginable. For example, “Top 10 Movies,” “Top 50 Celebrities,” “Best Dressed,” “Worst Dressed,” “Best Cross-Dressed.”
2586 Views - Posted: November 11 at 9:00 am
Holidays have always been feastivals for the Cormier clan. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, my family and my sister’s family would gather at our parent’s home to enjoy a vast array of culinary delights.
|Shadows in the night
2543 Views - Posted: October 10 at 9:00 am
As we count down the days to Halloween, I’m reminded of a local radio talk show that annually surveys its audience to find out “What scares you?”
|See spot run
3177 Views - Posted: September 10 at 9:00 am
This September marks the 32nd anniversary with the other love of my life — fly fishing.
|VOSI Answer Man
2808 Views - Posted: August 09 at 9:00 am
Frequent readers of this column are cognizant of the Vertically Oriented Strike Indicator, for which its acronym VOSI has become well-established and even published in books.
|Fast and furious
1280 Views - Posted: July 11 at 9:00 am
How fast can an ostrich run?
|An outdoors legacy
1268 Views - Posted: June 07 at 9:00 am
On Easter Sunday of this year my father passed away. He was 90.
1651 Views - Posted: May 08 at 9:00 am
Look at a map of eastern Louisiana, from Bastrop to New Roads, and you’ll realize the power of the mighty Mississippi. Over millennia, the great river has carved out dozens of deep waterways, most of which have become isolated from the river’s flow.
|A starling is born
1370 Views - Posted: April 11 at 9:00 am
Many centuries from now, archeologists will unearth a fishing diary belonging to one Catch Cormier. They’ll study it and find an amazing discovery. Like the Shroud of Turin, it will baffle scientists.
|Life of Pond
2468 Views - Posted: March 11 at 9:00 am
One of the top movies of 2012 was “Life of Pi.” It’s the story of a young Indian boy named Pi, victim of a shipwreck who spends over 200 days aboard a small boat with a Bengal tiger. He survives by catching fish.
2820 Views - Posted: February 08 at 9:00 am
At the homestead, the 14th day of February is more than just Valentine’s Day: It also marks the birthdate of my wonderful wife Emelise, often referred to in this column as Mrs. Catch.
|Conclave as a verb
1517 Views - Posted: January 07 at 9:00 am
For the first time in nearly two decades, there will be no large commercial fly-fishing shows in the Deep South. In one of the great ironies of the 21st century (so far), the number of large-scale events across the country continues to decline while the ranks of fly fishermen continue to grow.
|A fly rod in his bag
1900 Views - Posted: December 10, 2012 at 9:00 am
Looking for something different to put under the tree for that angler who has everything? Think outside the tackle box.
|Bringing in the sheep
1943 Views - Posted: November 12, 2012 at 9:00 am
Fly-rodders are a strange lot. There are those of us who will travel hundreds — sometimes thousands — of miles to catch a 10-inch fish, provided that fish happens to be the famed Gila trout or California golden trout. To land one of these rare species puts you in a very special list of folks.
|Trout without a doubt
2388 Views - Posted: October 08, 2012 at 9:00 am
The Spottail Elvis is much deserving of his reputation as the premier fly-fishing species in our state. He loves to feed in shallow water, where he can be sight fished. He makes fabulous runs when hooked. And he gets big enough to pull a kayak or canoe around.
|Making the Dog Rabid
1698 Views - Posted: September 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
I’ve been blessed to have known some of the greatest fly tiers of the modern era. Folks like George Harvey, Polly Rosborough, Mike Verduin, Chris Helms, Gary LaFontaine to name just a very few.
So take my word when I say that Kirk Dietrich ranks among the best.
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