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Jim Mize

Jim Mize has written humor and nostalgia for magazines including Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Field & Stream, and a number of conservation magazines, picking up over fifty Excellence In Craft awards along the way. His most recent book, a collection of humor for fly fisherman entitled A Creek Trickles Through It, was awarded best outdoor book in 2014 by the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association. More on Jim and his writing activities can be found at acreektricklesthroughit.com

Recent Posts

Hank Patterson: World's Greatest Fly Fishing Guide?

We talk to Travis Swartz, the man who plays Hank Patterson in a humorous fly fishing series on YouTube.

The Best Hunting Dogs

When author Jim Mize was young, he would hunt with his grandfather's prize hunting dogs. He shares his memories of family hunts and explains what...

Rare Creature Sightings: The Gems of the Forest

There are times when a hunter find something even better than whatever he or she was hunting for: a rarely-seen animal, reptile or insect....

Tips for Fishing with Kids: A Fisherman's Advice

Seasoned fisherman and granddad Jim Mize shares advice based on lessons he's learned about fishing with young children.

The "Big" Life of Fly Fisherman Lefty Kreh

Famous fly fishing teacher and writer Lefty Kreh shares memories of his larger than life career teaching celebrities, creating flies and changing...

Why Hunters Love Their Hunting Trucks

Humor writer Jim Mize reflects on the love a hunter has for his hunting truck long after it's passed its prime.

Stand-Up Paddleboard Offers Intimate Nature Encounters

From yoga enthusiasts to fly fishermen, outdoor enthusiasts are discovering Stand-Up Paddleboard, also known as SUP.

Meet the Snake Doctor: An interview with Whit Gibbons

Snake Doctor Whit Gibbons explains why he likes snakes, and why he says others should, too, in this overview of venomous snakes in the Southeast.

The Makings of a Hunting Partner

Hunting partners bond over time like lug nuts on an old truck wheel. The hours on the road, exposure to heat and cold, and the grit and grime from...

"A heavy dose of nature" inspires kids

A visit to a hands-on science center inspires a group of children to spend more time outdoors.