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Andy Guibord

  • Guilty as Charged

    andyguibord Jan 31, 2012 | 22:38 pm

    Guilty as Charged  This is a bad, wrongly focused photo of a beautiful fish. Chrome bright, fresh in – this American River Steelhead, born of hatchery. She took the fly a rod and a half length from me in one and a half … Continue reading →

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  • A Welcome Stench

    andyguibord Jan 23, 2012 | 20:09 pm

    A Welcome Stench I smell it long before I see it , the mush of salmon flesh rotting afloat in the river’s eddy, and hundreds more of them expired, their muscle melting onto stones. The stench curls my lip and flares the nose. … Continue reading →

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  • 1/2 pounders, part 2…

    andyguibord Sep 22, 2011 | 10:41 am

    1/2 pounders, part 2… Swinging a fly taught me the basics of fly casting. I learned how to efficiently , effortlessly  lift the line off the water without splashing. I watch a lot of beginners ripping the line from the surface. It took me … Continue reading →

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  • 1/2 pounders… part one…

    andyguibord Sep 21, 2011 | 23:32 pm

    1/2 pounders… part one… Half pounders, I cut my fly fishing teeth on them. I am not talking about some greasy ground up beef paddy between two tastless buns hanging on some golden arches.What’s a half pounder? That is the very question I asked Bill … Continue reading →

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  • Spoonful of thought…

    andyguibord Sep 19, 2011 | 02:14 am

    Spoonful of thought… I just finished standing over the hot stove, reducing my neighbors gift of orange and yellow pear tomatoes into a concentrated sauce of evaporated juice-essence, a mingling of curry, cardamon pods, and honey bubbling with a little bit of sweet … Continue reading →

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  • Surprise , surprise.

    andyguibord Sep 3, 2011 | 02:19 am

    Surprise , surprise. One can never be sure what a river will offer up to you while on your quest for cold blooded fin. I have landed beer cans with crayfish claws waving in my face; once reeled in a slimy braw, T-shirts, … Continue reading →

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  • Impotency

    andyguibord Sep 2, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Impotency Lately I have  been feeling rather impudent as a  guide. The stripers have been for the most part, rather illusive for myself and my clients. The fish are there… we see them. The river gods have thrown in a fish … Continue reading →

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  • Fools Gold

    andyguibord Sep 2, 2011 | 02:41 am

    Fools Gold September first, it is midnight. The year is flying by. I look in the mirror and see the heavy line creeping along the corners of my blue eyes. My hair is white, bleached with age and the sun like a … Continue reading →

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  • August Moon

    andyguibord Aug 13, 2011 | 01:15 am

    August Moon Blame it on the full moon, but this evening , my casting Sucked! Let me back up… I just spent two weeks recouping from a lower back injury. One day I was walking tall like a normal homo sapien, King … Continue reading →

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  • American River report: 7-18-11… happy birthday!

    andyguibord Jul 18, 2011 | 12:59 pm

    American River report: 7-18-11… happy birthday! It is hard to beleave that the shad are still here in the upper, Lower American River in good numbers. It’s July 18, my birthday – I am 51… it is good to be alive!   Shad fishing is still … Continue reading →

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