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Entries from January 2010

If this river is rocking, don’t come knocking…

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Yellowstone is experiencing an earthquake storm. Over 1200 small shakers have happened between Old Faithful and Strozzi’s in the past 8 days.

Will the Firehole drain into hell? Or as Jamie Farrell of the University of Utah says, just an interesting event to study earthquakes.  (hey, didn’t he play Corp Klinger?)
Opening day is 4 months away. [...]

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German Shepherd 1, Fly Tying Capes -3

January 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Jake Pool-4101, originally uploaded by WhiskeyCreek.
Jake, the German Shepherd pup has learned to open drawers. Specifically, that drawer which held a dozen chicken necks. No, not the chicken necks with a brand name like Perdue, and stuffed inside a $4 fryer chicken. These were necks with brands like Whiting and Metz.
The pup has expensive [...]

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Fishing like a Fool with Ice in your Guides

January 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

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Zen and the Art of Fly Fishing for Steelhead

January 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I do my best thinking when on the river. Somewhat ironically, the best thoughts come while I’m not catching fish.
Nothing is better for thinking than Steelheading.  The steady mantra of Cast, Mend, Step Downstream is almost never interrupted by a fish. The repetition clears your mind. The flowing water cleanses your soul.

Yes, I went steelheading [...]

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Change you can’t believe in

January 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

When you have a good thing, any event that changes the status quo makes us nervous. A change appears to be coming to the management of Idaho’s Harriman State Park.  Of course, I don’t need to inform you kind readers that the Henry’s Fork flows through Harriman State Park, and this is the storied section [...]

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Tags: Conservation · Fly Fishing · River Keepers

Ready for a duck shoot?

January 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Coming soon to a toy store or Cabelas catalog, indoor duck hunting.  Mechanical dog not included.

CES 2009 Duck Hunter indoor toy from Ars Technica on Vimeo.
Those mechanical duck wings look good for tying mayfly spinner wings or nymph wing cases.

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Raise a glass of Kendall Jackson

January 6th, 2010 · 3 Comments

DSC05785, Kendall-Jackson Wine Center, Santa Rosa, California, USA, originally uploaded by jimg944.
The Kendall Jackson winery has figured out how to keep their wine production clean with less water. They will be saving 6 million gallons of water.
This means there are 6 million gallons of water more for the Salmon & Steelhead of the Russian River.
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A classy guy tying a classy fly

January 5th, 2010 · No Comments

You stay classy, West Yellowstone…
Craig Matthews tying the Sparkle Dun:

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