The 2022 Traver Award Winners

The John D. Voelker Foundation and the American Museum of Fly Fishing (AMFF)…


A Dog Named Fish

by Frank SargeantDogs are not human, I know. They’re much more than that. A…


Vanity Plates

by Sarah Holly BryantThe name Nole confuses people. Nole Wilson doesn’t like…


Western Waters, 2022

by Paul KennebeckONE Try to stop the wind. Local lore believed that the Ute…


Items once belonging to John Voelker, AKA Robert Traver, including books, a notepad, manuscript pages, a green pen, and a tin cup.

The 2021 Traver Award Winners

Robert ChamberlinThe John D. Voelker Foundation…


Items once belonging to John Voelker, AKA Robert Traver, including books, a notepad, manuscript pages, a green pen, and a tin cup.

The Lower Squall

by Paul KennebeckHe remembered his father telling him this was an act of grace:…


Items once belonging to John Voelker, AKA Robert Traver, including books, a notepad, manuscript pages, a green pen, and a tin cup.

Pretending to Listen

by Paige Wallace“I promise to pretend to listen when you talk about fly…


Items once belonging to John Voelker, AKA Robert Traver, including books, a notepad, manuscript pages, a green pen, and a tin cup.

Solitude

by Mike ChalmersI was still in C Block—before they put me on death row—when I…


A watercolor of a girl standing at the edge of woodland pool, holding a rod straight up in the air, a fish clearly on the other end of the line. A man stands next to her.

Simon's Daughter

by Jody MartinI let the truck coast to a stop a couple of hundred yards uphill…


Blue Lines

by Alexander BenoîtThe first map I made was of my grandfather’s garden, which I…