2022 Cordillera Huyahaush Trek, Peru

By Brian Irwin | August 5, 2022

We just emerged from an amazing trek in Peru’s most remote mountain range, the Cordillera Huayhuash. Fifty miles, four passes up to almost 16,000 feet and sweeping views everywhere. We were supported by our outfitter, Colonia Adventures out of Huaraz. These folks not only arrange a tight, perfect itinerary, they…

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2021 Berry Islands, Out Islands, Bahamas

By Brian Irwin | December 18, 2021

We just returned from the Berry Islands.  A magical time away from the world.  Full of thick bonefish, which often succumbed to sharks, great company and conversation.  Thanks so much to Darcie Reed, my post, and Chris Allen, our benevolent friend and charter pilot who made this all possible.

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2021 Guyana expedition

By Brian Irwin | March 8, 2021

I’ve just returned from five weeks deep in the Guyana jungle where I served as an expedition doctor for a National Geographic trip.  The thrust of the mission was to have a team consisting of Mark Synnott, Alex Honnold, Federico Pisani and others pioneer a new trail to, and route…

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2020 South Andros Island, Out Islands, Bahamas

By Brian Irwin | February 13, 2020

Freshly back from a wonderful trip to the Out Islands of The Bahamas. I angled Andros’ South Island. With tidal creeks thick with bonefish to allow long fishing days in high wind, Andros is the best bet for many, and big, bones in this hemisphere. A remote island that had…

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2019 Hurricane Dorian, Abacos, Bahamas

By Brian Irwin | October 28, 2019

This used to be a neighborhood.  Hundreds dead.  The people are hopeful, however, beautiful and will persevere.  Abaco strong.

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2019 Autumn visit to Montana

By Brian Irwin | October 12, 2019

I’ve just returned from an autumn trip to Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, MT.  I had a wonderful visit trotting to the crest of scenic overlooks on horseback and chasing brown trout in the Madison River system.  Fall is a great time to visit Big Sky and Yellowstone National…

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2019 Quebec City and Maritime Mountains

By Brian Irwin | July 29, 2019

Andy and I just returned from Quebec after a week-long trip.  We started in Quebec City, where we enjoyed Old World charm and the opulence of Chateau Frontenac in the Old City.  We then headed to the Gaspe Peninsula, five hours east along the shore of the saline St. Lawrence…

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2019 Fly Fishing in India: The Impact of Climate Change and River Conservation

By Brian Irwin | March 23, 2019

I just returned from India, where I joined Suman Panwar, a conservationist and Indian villager, Andy Danylchuk, a Patagonia ambassador and fish biologist and Aaron Alter, a visionary on a mission to understand why the 150 year-old population of brown trout disappeared from the Assi Ganga River, one of the…

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Skiing and climbing in Banff National Park

By Brian Irwin | January 14, 2019

My eleven-year-old son Reid and I just returned from a great trip to Alberta.  We enjoyed opulence at the Banff Springs Hotel and a meter of fresh powder at Ski Big 3 (Norquay, Ski Sunshine and Lake Louise).  We managed to take a day from skiing to ice climb, which…

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fly fishing for lake trout, grayling in Manitoba

By Brian Irwin | September 16, 2018

I just returned from an incredible trip fishing for pike, lake trout and arctic grayling out of Manitoba, Canada’s 5-star remote lodge, The Lodge at Little Duck. The fishing was stellar, with 50 fish days, landing 39″ lakers on a 10 weight fly rod.  The lake also held northern pike…

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