The Jim Brown Library: Part 2

The Jim Brown Library: Part 2

Jim Brown grew up in San Diego, the son of an unassuming sailor and World War II veteran, Mike Brown. Mike was known as a man who could catch fish anywhere, at any time, and passed his love of the sport on to Jim. One favorite destination for them was Lake...
The Legacy of a Fly Fishing Library: Part 1

The Legacy of a Fly Fishing Library: Part 1

My father said you could understand a person by looking at the books in their library. When my Dad passed, I inherited that which he considered his most valued property; his library. Recently, I received the treasure of another man’s library, Jim Brown of San...
Lessons Learned from my Brother, Kelly McNary

Lessons Learned from my Brother, Kelly McNary

No matter how old I get, Kelly McNary will always be my big brother and little brothers always want to impress their big brothers. Always.Kelly’s journey on this earth recently ended and I’ve been reliving memories that are decades old yet fresh as this...
The Legend of the Burly Tree

The Legend of the Burly Tree

     Once upon a time there was a tiny little seed that fell from a giant tree. The tiny seed whirled and twirled and swirled on the Kansas breeze, then, kerplop, it fell on the ground.      The tiny seed sent out a root that went down, down, down into the dark, rich...