By Chuck Stranahan
The Fly Fishing Journal 

The world record snow goose and other stories


November 30, 2023

Chuck Stranahan, Contributed

A swan biot quill forms the body of this exquisite mayfly.

In a way I felt sorry for the guy and in another, thought he got what he deserved.

The incident happened in a small café in Macdoel, California, a small town in northern California below the Oregon border, north of Mount Shasta, near the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Preserves.

At times it seems that every migratory waterfowl bird on the Pacific flyway would headquarter on the 90,000 acres of marshland on these preserves. On a series of crisp early winter mornings before first light you'd hear just a few of them, and then just a few more, and as the dull sun rose above th...

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