Tefe, Brazil, 2004

Ever since he saw his older brother lose an enormous summer flounder off a dock at the New Jersey Shore when he was 12 years old, Stephen Sautner has been trying to catch fish. Any fish. This has led him to the Falkland Islands where he cast for sea trout next to an active mine field, to the Zambezi River where three-ton elephants guarded pools filled with tigerfish and Nile crocodiles. In 2007, he edited Upriver and Downstream, an anthology of fishing stories from the "Outdoors" column of The New York Times, and has been an active contributor to the column since 1994. His stories have also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Fly Rod & Reel, Wildlife Conservation, and Underwater Naturalist.


Unnamed creek, Cordova, Alaska, 2004

Archived Outdoors Columns from The New York Times

Ever want to cast for jacks from the ninth-story deck of a cruise ship? How about dodging brown bears while chasing silver salmon in Alaska?
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Chilean fisherman and brown trout, Rio Grande, 2005

The Other Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego is not just about expensive fishing lodges, sea run browns, and 40-knot gales. The Chilean side is where wild trout die of old age without ever seeing a fly. Here's an article from Fly Rod and Reel explaining more...
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Unpublished Stories

Here are a few stories that never found a home – until now...

Faith and Time and Atlantic Salmon

For the Approaching Trout Season, a Single Fly Box Awaits