By Chuck Stranahan
, The Fly Fishing Journal 

Walking the river with a fly rod in autumn


October 19, 2023

Jan Stranahan, Contributed

Walking – or fishing – a river in autumn is a special time.

The leaves are just turning color along favorite stretches of my home river; they're likely doing the same along your river, too.

Wherever you fish there's a certain feel to taking your fly rod for a walk along a river in autumn that doesn't come anywhere else at any other time.

It's meditative and can fill your soul with what it needs. You don't get that same sense at other times, or if you do, it's likely something you brought to the river yourself; the things that surround your senses and compel you to humility and wonderment can be overwhelming now.

There the itchy anticipation, the ex...

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