Charles Gaines

Arts & Culture

An Alabama Kidnapping That’s Stranger Than Fiction

Rousted from his house by an audacious pair of criminals, a wealthy Birmingham businessman gets taken for the most terrifying—and bewildering—ride of his life


On Chalk Time

For the fly angler, a trip to the fabled streams of England just may be the pinnacle of the sporting life


Angling for Trout in Slovenia

Amid ancient castles and craggy peaks, an intrepid group of anglers heads to the country’s Alpine streams for a trout-fishing adventure of a lifetime, steeped in old-world luxury


Fish Hawks in Paradise

Set two top-notch anglers loose in the untouched waters off Andros Island and you have a master class in angling—and pure joy


The Amazonian Sporting Trip of a Lifetime

Deep in the jungle of the Amazon Basin lies a surprisingly well-appointed lodge, where the only thing that tops the amenities just might be the fishing


Argentine Dream: Fishing Patagonia

In the estancias of Patagonia, a seasoned angler finds much more than just trophy trout. Come along on the fly-fishing trip of a lifetime, complete with fine wine, outstanding barbecue, majestic countryside, and plenty of requisite siestas. Pura vida, indeed


Fly Fishing’s All-Star Cast

Some of the world’s greatest anglers gather in the Florida Keys for a few days of instruction with some very lucky students

Food & Drink

Southern Masters: Frank Stitt

To understand the genius of the godfather of Southern cuisine, you need to spend a day in the kitchen with him


Havana, Cuba: Lost City

On the trail of fine cigars, good food, incomparable daiquiris, and Hemingway’s ghost in Cuba’s capital


Biloxi Reds

Wrestling redfish on the Louisiana Marsh