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They don’t take a fly

March 5th, 2010 · No Comments

Today’s nugget of fun from An Entirely Synthetic Fish is about the Oregon territory in 1848. This comes from chapter 2, Essentially a National Matter.
The discovery of the rainbow trout came about, as most significant discoveries do, during a search for something else. The US government was looking for salmon to restock the decimated Atlantic [...]

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An Entirely Synthetic Fishing blog entry

March 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Interesting.  I’ve recently been reading this thing that a guy wrote. It has about 250 pages of paper, bound together between 2 hard covers. There is a picture on the cover. This thing is amazing; it is totally self contained and has no need to plug in to recharge. The pages are fully readable in [...]

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The human drama of athletic competition

February 12th, 2010 · No Comments

For the next couple of weeks, BC steel is not a fish, but skates and edges of skis.

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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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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

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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I’m a Mac, and I’m a Fly Fisherman

November 30th, 2009 · 5 Comments

After much influence, I’ve recently made the switch from a PC to a Mac, specifically a Macbook Pro. Its a very nice machine; solid build, large bright screen that makes photos pop, very useful set of applications (iLife is really cool), and its very fast for mundane activities like resuming from sleep, starting iTunes, [...]

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Battle of the Burgers

November 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

While many are out there fighting the black Friday crowds, I’m fighting a different battle. The battle of the black arteries, caused by participating in a vigorous scientific study to find the best fast food burger.
East meets West (in my belly) in this matchup with ketchup.  In this corner weighing in with 220 locations in [...]

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When in Rome…

November 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

When in Rome, you can check out a couple of fly fishing web sites, Tightlines.it and Pescando a Mosca. Come to think of it, since this is the internet, you can see these from anywhere, including Milan.
These are fun to browse and see how fly fishing is a little different than in the US.

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