Welcome to Rivers and Feathers

We are so glad you stopped by to share stories and thoughts about the art and poetry of fly-fishing. Your host, Mike Watts, is a life-long fly-fisher and has even taught fly-fishing at Clemson University for more than 19 years. So relax and sit back to contemplate and explore the conversation, lies, tall tales, and actual stories from Mike and others.

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“The solution to any problem -work, love, money, whatever- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.”

– John Gierach

“It is my fixed conviction that if a parent can give his children a passionate and wholesome devotion to the outdoors, the fact that he cannot leave each of them a fortune does not really matter so much.”

~ Archibald Rutledge

Contact Mike

    Fun with Fly Fishing

    A Creek Trickles Through It by Jim Mize. Order You can find Jim’s books on Amazon or purchase autographed copies at www.acreektricklesthroughit.com.

    Smith Optics
    Podium-worthy eyewear for every ride.

    Visit The Georgia Homes Group website HERE.
    Visit The Main Homes Group website HERE.

    Visit Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival HERE.

    Want to share your fly fishing stories in Rivers & Feathers?

    We’re always looking for talented writers, old and new, to submit their works to Rivers & Feathers.
    Put your story in words and photos and email to our editor, larry@riversandfeathers.com. You’ll get helpful editing direction and if published, your article will receive valuable exposure for your first submission. That could open the door to more submissions and more $$ downstream.
    If you’re interested, take a look at the Writers’ Guidelines.
    We look forward to seeing your stories!
    Best, Mike Watts