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Entries from May 2009

TK-421, why aren’t you at your post? Star Wars inspired fly pattern

May 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The guys at FFOTW created a Star Wars themed fly swap. Here is my entry, the TK-421.  TK-421 is the most famous of all the Stormtroopers.
Materials:
Hook: Size 14 Wet Fly (Mustad 9671)
Thread: White 6/0
Body: 4 white glass beads, size 11/0 (craft store)
Thorax: Sparkle Dubbing, polar bear color (from Blue Ribbon Flies)
Hackle: Partridge soft-hackle
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Tags: Fly Tying

24, in 1994

May 27th, 2009 · No Comments

The unaired pilot. How far have we come?

See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

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Tags: humor

Learning about Dams, political & fishy perspectives

May 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments

A couple of news stories related to Columbia River Salmon.
The Obama administration is studying up on the Columbia River dam situation.  They participated in closed door meetings with local government and tribal leaders. Fishermen were not included.
Here is a story of scientists using 3-d sonar mapping technology to study how juvenile salmon navigate (or fail [...]

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Tags: Conservation

That is no way to treat a lady

May 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Like ships and storms, do we refer to geysers with female pronouns? Regardless, this is no way to treat Old Faithful. These idiots are trying to adjust the PH balance of the venerable geyser.
Psst: idiots, ever hear of web-cams?

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Tags: humor

Bugs

May 11th, 2009 · No Comments

What do you get with a digital camera with macro lens, a google account, and a passion for the creepy-crawlies of your neighborhood?  You get a great blog.

Walks with My Camera shares some outstanding photographs of creeping, crawling, buzzing, and flying creatures.

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Tags: photography

Fish vs Farmers

May 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Last night, Hannity featured the running battle between the California Delta Smelt and the central valley farmers.  See the story here. This was an opinion piece, so temper your expectations of a fair and balanced presentation.

The story features a hot reporter (hot with a capital H), standing in a dry irrigation canal, and showed lines [...]

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Tags: Conservation

White Balance

May 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I ran into something interesting while at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, which illustrates the way white balance works in a digital camera. If you are asking your-self “what the hell is white balance?”, don’t worry about it.
In the optical section, there was a room illuminated in strong yellow lights. My daughter took a rest [...]

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Tags: photography

The Urban Fly Fisher

May 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Another brownliner has joined the fly fishing blogging universe, The Urban Fly Fisher. Follow along as he adds stories and photos of the biggest fish in a little city.

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Honey, you should see what I just caught

May 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Thank goodness, we won’t have the annoying loud talking cell phone dude on the Firehole.  Yellowstone National Park recently updated their cell phone plan for the park.  Highlights:

No towers in wilderness & road corridors
No towers near minor areas like Madison Junction
WiFi only in stores and hotels
Reduced visibility of the cell tower at Old Faithful

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Tags: Fly Fishing

Tying flies – Work at Home Scam

May 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

From Midcurrent comes a story about work at home rip-off scams. One scam is a tie flies for fun and profit. It seems like the investigative reporters found out that you can make minimum wage if you tie 30 flies an hour.
Make minimum wage? Most of us have given up on even breaking even on [...]

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Tags: Fly Fishing