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Entries from April 2009

This guy gets around

April 29th, 2009 · No Comments

For being green, this guy certainly flies around a lot.

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Tags: humor

Centennial Year for Mack’s Inn

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments

I started out believing that Mack’s Inn was an Exxon station where I bought my fishing license and filled up the car. Over the years, I learned of the dances and history of place, fires and all.  This year, Mack’s Inn turns 100.  Read all about it on the Island Park Idaho blog.

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Tags: Fly Fishing

I’ll take the Polar Bear, please

April 27th, 2009 · No Comments

The Bronx Zoo is feeling the pinch of the recession, resulting in a downsizing. Eliminating the positions of some of the animals.

Dibs on the polar bear.

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Tags: Fly Tying · humor

Most get skunked, but still don’t want stockers

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments

An angler survey conducted last year at Harriman State Park in Idaho shows that most of the anglers were unsuccessful the day they were surveyed. However, when asked if they wanted to supplement the Ranch with stocked trout, the vast majority disagreed, preferring to keep the Ranch a wild trout fishery.

The angler survey was conducted [...]

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Tags: Conservation · Fly Fishing · River Keepers

Waterboarding on the Bighorn

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Catch and release is for wild trout, not terrorists. When Gitmo closes, those guys will have to go somewhere.

Turns out the new prison in Hardin, Montana currently has the vacancy light on, and they are lobbying to get into the enemy combatant detention business business of detaining individuals captured in overseas contingency operations.
We saw last [...]

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Tags: humor

Good for something else besides hackles

April 23rd, 2009 · No Comments


Rotisserie Chicken

1 Chicken
Marinade 3-4 hours:

Orange juice
Lemon juice
Lemon zest
1 garlic clove
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper

Put on spit and roast for 60-90 minutes until 170 internal temp
Rest 20 minutes before cutting

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Tags: Fly Fishing

Free stuff: Earth Day Special

April 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Being a Lacrosse dad is having its benefits. We recently played a team with orange uniforms. Apparently, these girls are in on the Girl’s Secret.

One of these orange warriors is also a litter-bug. Well, at least not too careful where her Sporty Girl Foam Wrap falls off.

A win-win for me, I get to help the [...]

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Tags: Conservation · Fly Tying · humor

Free Stuff: American Angler magazine digital edition

April 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Nothing beats free in these taxing times.  Check out American Angler magazine, they are offering a couple of free issues (digital delivery) for non-subscribers.  Subscribers get free digital editions for the duration of their subscription (good for reading at work, for those that do that sort of thing).

The digital edition arrived in my mailbox seconds [...]

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Tags: Fly Fishing

Pain in the butt avoided

April 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I tied a bunch of para-hoppers a while back. This is a good, low floating hopper pattern, which is essentially adding turkey for the wing and knotted pheasant tail for the legs to a standard parachute dry fly pattern.

Biggest pain the butt is knotting the legs.  I tried all the documented methods, but my finger [...]

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Tags: Fly Tying

Casting Around for a new blog to read

April 19th, 2009 · No Comments

There is a new fly fishing/tying blog on the block. Casting Around, and its off to a great start. He has music, fly fishing news, and several classic wet flies.  Keep an eye on this one. Here is an example of his handiwork:

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Tags: Fly Tying