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How to Tie the Iso Iso Baby

This week’s fly tying video features Tim Flagler’s Iso Iso Baby, a knock-off a Doug Swisher pattern. Tim’s design converts Swisher’s Parachute Madam X into a high-...


Tippets: On Northern Pike, Record Numbers of Salmon in the Columbia

The northern pike is an incredible fish and worthy adversary on the fly rod. Discussing everything from habitat preferences to related species and even fly suggestions, Phil Monahan write...


What lies hidden………

Filed under: Life, Memories, Oregon, Photography Tagged: hidden, ivy, Life, Memories, Photography, secret, SwittersB, wall


Walking the Talk…….

San Francesco d’Assisi: Regula Primitiva ~ To follow the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ and to walk in his footsteps. Filed under: Art, Culture-Lifestyle, Life, Photography Tagg...


Strep Pyogenes….Clean Your Sores

“Streptococcus pyogenes is not a bacteria that should be taken lightly. Many people carry the bacteria without incident, however it has the potential to cause both mild and severe d...


Confused

“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky “How dreadful…to be caught up in a game and have no idea of the rules.”...



Another wave of big fish move in, and Whitsunday juvies

Another report we had been waiting for came through last night from Capt. Ashley Wallis’ Kalira fishing at Linden Bank indicating another ‘wave’ of big fish have moved i...


Looking Up….Clouds Moving

Filed under: Nature, Oregon, Photography Tagged: clouds, clouds moving, contrast, Dark Clouds, Nature, Photography, SwittersB


Reviewing the Vapr Boot from Irish Setter

A reprint from my review originally posted over at Outdoor Hub I’d like to thank Kim Emery from Firefly Publicity and Irish Setter Boots for [...]


Amen Brother

“I carry my own church about under my own hat, said I. Bricks and mortar won’t make a staircase to heaven. I believe with your Master that the human heart is the best temple.”...


Video Hatch: “Young, Wild and Free”

To say that fly fishing takes you to beautiful places is an understatement when viewed from the perspective of this film shot at Lac Jovet in the French Alps. Via Steve Robert.


privacy

We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government. William O. Douglas (1966) “All human beings...


Profile: Lori-Ann Murphy

Lori-Ann Murphy left her job as a registered nurse to “follow her bliss” in fly fishing. She co-founded Reel Women Fly-Fishing Adventures, guides privately, and also works at El Pescador ...


Bass Snatchers Last Tournament of the Year Tomorrow

Well this year has gone a lot like last year for me in the fishing department of my life.  I got preoccupied with other things and I haven't done any fishing in the month of Septembe...


More from WA, Exmouth Australian Masters Billfish Tournament Results

Champion Team Tag & Release Billfish Winner – Team ‘Diversity’ with 7 tags Champion Angler T&R Marlin Winner – Bob Witcombe fishing on’ Full Circle’, 4 tags, average line class 22...



Beauty & The Beast

Oh the debate over worthiness, status and even looks. I will take the Trout over the lowly Bass any time. Yet even now I am plotting the seduction of some devilish, behemoth Bass this com...


Rise & Shine

Filed under: Happiness, Life, Oregon, Photography Tagged: gardening, Life, Photography, positive, rise and shine, sun, sunshine, SwittersB


The Spotted Up Cutthroat – Teton River

    Many of you, I am sure, have fished the Teton River, or have definitely thought about it. Why? Because it is awesome, that is why. There is something very interesting ...


The Garden Gate to………

A gate to and from, a portal from the broken pieces of the past, hazy images of what was, brief recollections of the sublime or a horrific time. I pass through the gate toward something b...


Video Hatch: “The Journey Home, Episode 2 : Healing Waters”

The video series “The Journey Home,” focuses on veterans working together to overcome challenges of reintegrating to civilian life. And the second installment of the series hi...


Tippets: SPOT GPS Review, Bringing Back Coasters

If you often venture to remote streams or backcountry waters, take some time to check out a recent review of the SPOT GPS Messenger system by Mike Sepelak. “Being able to keep my wife inf...


Desert Rat Talks to Doug Giles

Well, I’m hoping that you read my review of Rise, Kill & Eat by Doug Giles. This was an awesome book, and I’d like to [...]