Whiskey Creek Fly Fishing

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Entries from June 2009

Arrgh! Matey!

June 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.
Is it time to exchange the round trip tickets to West Yellowstone, and instead head to Somalia for vacation?  A pirate hunting cruise sounds a lot more exciting than casting hoppers to the bank.

For a mere $5000, you can cruise in a yacht off the coast of [...]

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Tags: humor

A glass of port, a cigar, and a fly fishing blog

June 24th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Reading this new (to me) fly fishing blog gives me the urge to pour a glass of port. Of course, that makes me want to light a cigar. Then virtually enjoy our sport for a short while.

After a few glasses of port, I can start reading Portuguese. Understanding the blog makes the enjoyment even better. [...]

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Tags: Fly Fishing

Salmon eating hair bag

June 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Awww…  Its so cute.

Cute, until it grows a bit more and becomes a salmon eating bag of fur, and follows your boat around waiting for a tasty meal.

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Tags: Salmon · humor

Hot Dam!

June 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Thanks to a comment from Jim McCarthy, where he pointed to the WaterWatch web site, we have a cool video to watch where dams actually get blown up!  The Water Watch organization is working to eliminate four dams on the Rouge river, with the goal to have the Rouge flow un-impeded for 157 miles.
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Tags: Conservation · River Keepers

Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

June 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

So, I have a Google Alert setup for “Fly Tying” or “Fly Pattern”; which delivers the descriptions of the latests flies to hit the internet.  What a wonderful diversion from Viagra ads, bill reminders, and action items from the boss.
Google Alerts are not foolproof, however. Many sites are picked up that have nothing to do [...]

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Tags: humor

New competition for trout on Henry’s Fork

June 13th, 2009 · No Comments

This is the kind of competition we like. A bald eagle was released yesterday on the Henry’s Fork, near Rexburg. The eagle was nursed back to health at the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, after a gunshot wound.

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Tags: Conservation