Don Oliver

Position: Special to The Herald


Fishing in the Bahamas: Good for what ails you

As I was sitting in the front of a speeding flats boat with my hair being blown dry by a 30-mile per hour wind – OK, my mustache and eyebrows – I was thinking what an incredible week it had been....

DATE: Dec. 2, 2010 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

Reorganizing and simplifying made easy

Recently, the chapters of the Men Who Fly-Fish organization held their World Conclave and banquet at the finest steak and vegan restaurant in Bozeman, Mont.After the banquet, a group of six members...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

Sayings that give special meaning to fly-fishing

For us old-fashioned fogies who are frustrated and intimidated with the endless array of devices that provide instant and never-ending messages, there is another means of communication more to our...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2010 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

The Stonefly: So much more than just a bug

“Stewardship is an essential thread bringing the traditions of wine-making and fly-fishing together. In every facet of our work, we strive to be environmental stewards and bring thoughtful,...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2010 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

The he-saids, she-saids of fly-fishing

Recently, the Durango Chapter of the Men Who Fly-Fish Club (DCMWFF) held a three-day fly-fishing outing. After participating in this event, I began to wonder how a three-day outing of the Durango...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

Hawaii offers classic paradise for fly-fishing

If, one day, you find yourself fly-fishing on a freshwater lake for three types of bass, pan fish, and an unusuallooking small red fish that looks like it came from a child's gold fish bowl,...

DATE: May 7, 2010 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

For safety sake, consider using a wading staff

Mankind - women also - have used walking and wading staffs since the beginning of time.It's true. All you have to do is watch Hollywood's interpretation of Old Testament religious stories, and...

DATE: April 2, 2010 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

Your mission: Shopping for the perfect vest

Several weeks ago, I was on a fly-fishing trip to Texas.On the first morning, I watched one of my friends, Jim, spread all the contents of his freshly washed fishing vestaround it, and then...

DATE: March 4, 2010 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

Southern fishing: Reds and drum in Louisiana

If you were in a place where Southern hospitality is a way of life, where if you were any farther south you would bestanding in the Gulf of Mexico, where the menu went from grits to seafood crêpes...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2010 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

It's 2010: Try new fishing in new places

An irrigation canal is not the small ditch of moving water you see on lots of farms and ranches. A canal, by my definition, is a much larger body of water that usually feeds the smaller ditches. ...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2010 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

Dear Santa: Consider this fishy wish list

By the time you read this column, my two favorite holidays, Halloween and Thanksgiving, will have come and gone.Thanksgiving used to be my favorite. But since the world's greatest grandson was born...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2009 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

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

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