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Don Oliver

Position: Special to The Herald

Email: durango_fishing@frontier.net

Pere Marquette: Royal treatment for king salmon

On a recent fly-fishing trip to Michigan, I learned two things.Michigan is where Trout Unlimited was founded, and it is also where brown trout were first introduced to the UnitedStates.This would...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2009 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

Here's to better fly-fishing

Truly, chemicals can help us live better ... from the chemicals that are life saving to the good-smelling stuff used to help attract the opposite sex.Chemicals are in everything we touch or...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

John Day River: Smallmouth bass mean big fun

As some of you know, I have set a goal to catch a fish on my fly rod in every state of the union, or die trying.For Oregon, I wanted to fly-fish for smallmouth bass (SMB) on the John Day River. I...

DATE: July 3, 2009 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

Cast your line, defy your bonds, soar with eagles

Not long ago, I watched the world's greatest fisherman come away from the lake without his dinner.I watched in awe as a bald eagle demonstrated his incredible skills and still could not catch a...

DATE: April 3, 2009 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

Two absolute truths hook fly-fishers

There are two absolute truths for those who fly-fish.The first is you can never have too much gear.The second is fly-fishers sometimes speak using terms that are way too grandiloquent.When I say...

DATE: March 6, 2009 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

Out with 2008; in with 2009; Happy New ...

The old President and Congress are out.The new President and Congress are in.The old car companies might be gone, who knows what the new ones, or one, will be.The old economy is gone, and the new,...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

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