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Calm….

Filed under: Nature, Oregon, Outdoors, Photography Tagged: calm, Fall, leaves, Nature, Oregon, Photography, river, SwittersB


Some leave chocolates…….

while someone else decided to leave strawberries, tastefully presented upon our arrival. Presentation of the simplest of things…nice. Filed under: Entertainment, Photography, Travel...


Wet Rocks & Precision

During the downpours on an Oregon coastal stream, I had occasions to set my rod down and re-rig. When I would look down at the Hatch reel, I would note the contrast of a beautifully machi...


Portland’s Food Carts

Having been born and raised in Portland, Oregon (somewhat of a rarity to find these days), I have seen the evolution of Portland in several directions…some so-so, some good. One of ...


If Life Give You Lemons….Go Fishing

There is this trip that a few of the fellow Frenziers have been planning for this fall season. It is a trip that is wild and includes a lot of fishing so naturally I wanted in and g...


Video Hatch: “FIXED for Fly Fishing”

This is a beautifully filmed short about mixing passions: fixed gear bicycles and fly fishing. Via Movi-Media.


Tippets: Joint Support for EPA’s “Clean Power,” Saltwater Casting Mistakes, TU Fights Maryland Fracking

Hunting, angling and outdoor conservation groups have joined together to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. “America’s hunters, anglers, and the $90 billion a...


Trout Unlimited Essay Contest on Wild Steelhead

Now through November 11, Trout  Unlimited is accepting submissions to their Wild Steelhead Essay Contest.  Essays must focus on wild steelhead and must be no more than 500 words. The winn...


Got Another Golden at the GOMH

20" Swamp Gas Grass PigConditions: Nearly warm and breezy out of the W NW mostly sunnyRock Lake: I arrived at Rock at about 6:15PM.  Didn't get anything.  Saw a small fish jump ...


Risk Taking……Out on a Limb

“The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow ...


If Life Give You Lemons….Go Fishing

There is this trip that a few of the fellow Frenziers have been planning for this fall season. It is a trip that is wild and includes a lot of fishing so naturally I wanted in and g...



After Lizard, there still be giant blacks

The day after the Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic and many of the fleet were straight back into it.  And the fishing didn’t let us down, and the weather didn’t let us down either..not ...



Vintage Mid Century

Filed under: Design, Photography, Portland, Urban~City, Vintage Tagged: 50's, Decor, decorating, Mid Century Modern, Photography, Portland, retro, style, SwittersB, vintage


This Fall…a slow demise

The temps have been moderate, seemingly pleasant near Portland this early Fall. The leaves are still holding on with few exceptions…barely turning color. But, there is a change in t...


How to Tie the Squirmanator

“A salute to the delicate interweaving of fur and feathers, it ain’t,” says tier and videographer Tim Flagler, but The Squirminator does have the makings of a great choice for...


Chris Hunt: “La Bomba”

Besides the fish we chase, there are often many things in the water that deserve our respect—crocodiles and sharks, to name a couple. Chris Hunt writes about the mind-game and fear in a r...


Trout Unlimited on San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

The San Gabriel Mountains have been designated as a national monument. Trout Unlimited is praising the decision, “which should help protect and enhance the unique fishing and hunting oppo...


Like an old umbrella…….

Filed under: Oregon, Photography, Weather Tagged: downpour, Oregon, Photography, rain, river, SwittersB, umbrella, Weather, yarrow


2014 Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic

Final day recap: The earlier start time was also a pretty good test of the ‘gentlemen’s hours’ of fishing for the big blacks on the Great Barrier Reef where the best bit...


Slippery Rocks….

Drawn to the edge, it seems unavoidable. Once there the rocks are slippery, rolling, movng. It all feels unusual, risky and awkward. Slips, falls and bruises ensue. But the energy, beauty...


First light…

beckons. I went to bed with all your gear prepared lest I fumble around in the dark or with some headlamp in the dark of morning. I get up with anticipation. Odd how the mind works. I am ...


Go forth…kick the leaves

“…I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.”     Nathani...


Video Hatch: “Estrada Art Presents: GladesDays”

Artist Eric Estrada takes us on a tour of the Everglades, featuring its diverse fish and colorful personalities. Via Estrada Art.