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I’m starting my backcast…

November 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

If you are reading this blog, you must be desperate for fly fishing news, or you are related to me. (hi Mom!) For everyone but Mom, here is a way to get your fix, 140 characters at a time.  Twitter recently implemented a new feature called lists, which allows fly fishing twitter aficionados to group […]

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Fly Fishing News Network

November 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Google News has a new feature, the ability to create custom “sections” of the news feed.  The Fly Fishing News Network is a customized Google News feed for the US and Canada. You can see the feed nearby in the sidebar, or you can consume it in your favorite RSS reader.

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Farmed Trout: Good eats

November 20th, 2009 · No Comments

When non-fishing friends ask what I do with all the fish I bring home, they are surprised when I answer that I release almost every fish that I catch.  Many times its more than surprise, but shock. They don’t understand why all that time and effort to just let them go. I have some friends […]

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Three guys show up at the pearly gates…

November 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Three guys show up at the pearly gates in Heaven. St Peter turns to the first one and asks, “You have an IQ of 220; did you receive your Nobel Prize?”. The man answered “Yes, I was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine, for my work on a cure for heart disease”. St. Peter replied, […]

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Tags: Fly Fishing · Fly Tying · humor

Crankbait 101

November 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Maybe its time to play Thorton Melon and go back to school. Apparently, fishing is now a collegiate sport. Who knew that a full ride scholarship would be in the left hand seat of a bass boat?  Initially, I was a bit surprised that the piscatorial sport of choice for institutes of higher learning focused […]

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If you can read this in English…

November 11th, 2009 · No Comments

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a veteran. One way to thank a vereran is to contribute to Project Healing Waters. Just do it.

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Tee’d up on Mt Sawtell

November 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Ever wonder about that golf ball on the top of Mt Sawtell in Island Park?  It’s some type of FAA radar site.  It also has  a Verizon cell tower. Here is what it looks like from the top:

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October Caddis Pupa – Soft Hackle

November 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

The October Caddis Pupa Soft Hackle – an easy tie, easy to fish, and effective. October Caddis Pupa Soft Hackle Hook: TMC 200R, size 8 Underbody: Lead and optional floss to build volume Body: “October Caddis Pupa” dubbing (fly shops in CA carry this color, if your’s doesn’t blend 60% orange, 30% yellow, 10% red […]

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Tags: Fly Fishing · Fly Tying

Been Fishing and Such

October 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Henry’s Fork Rainbow, originally uploaded by WhiskeyCreek. The such part is a small remodel in the kitchen. What was supposed to be a drop in replacement of a cooktop has turned into a demolition, new electrical service, new cabinets, 2 appliances, counter-tops, and tile. Between trips to Lowes, I made it to Idaho for a […]

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Friends

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Flying into West this coming weekend, and the plan was for my Mother-in-law to pick me up. Today, a good friend emailed and asked if he could pick me up instead. And, by the way, he will swing by the cabin an pick up my fishing gear on the way. If the flight lands at […]

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