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David N. McIlvaney: “Rivers wash away your sins”

Tony talks with fly fisherman and essayist, David N. McIlvaney, about growing up in a Canadian steel town, a grandfather who was conscripted into the Ukranian army, the strike of a salmon and death, picking up a flyrod at age 50, a cabin the Catskills, being peers with nature, Andy Griffith experiences, a thousand ways not to shoot a deer, how standing in a river is redemptive, and more. 

Read David’s essay, “A More Perfect Day of Fishing” here: and find him on Instagram at @the_real_dnm.

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