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Trusting & Chance

 I recall sitting in a bar on October 17, 1989 waiting on the third game of the World Series (Oakland~San Francisco) when the Loma Prieta earthquake hit during this nationally televised e...


Fly Fishing & Dames

Of course, perhaps he took the dames fishing too! I think so. As an aside, if you are going to introduce someone to fly fishing, or any outdoor pursuit, introduce them with the basic appr...


Aerial Assault

Remote backcountry lakes are stocked from the air, with hundreds of fish being dropped from the bottom of a plane into the waters below. And during a recent drop, Ted Hallows, a Utah Stat...


Bahamas Initiative Addresses Threats to the Bonefish Fishery

The Bahamas Initiative of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust works to address increasing threats against world-class bonefish fisheries. From gillnetting to coastal development, scientists a...


Moonrise & The Fir Tree

Oh my, kind of like bringing a bouquet of Dandelions to a garden party to show the moon from my vantage point when I compare Leyla’s I Lost My Lens Cap’s beautiful Luna shot&#...


Moonrise & The Fir Tree

Oh my, kind of like bringing a bouquet of Dandelions to a garden party to show the moon from my vantage point when I compare Leyla’s I Lost My Lens Cap’s beautiful Luna shot&#...


Camping

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”  John Muir “Camping: ...


Camping

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”  John Muir “Camping: ...


Preaching to the Choir

Preaching to the choir, or the older reference to the converted, suggests that as you are already before me, for various reasons, you most probably already have a certain mind set toward ...


Preaching to the Choir

Preaching to the choir, or the older reference to the converted, suggests that as you are already before me, for various reasons, you most probably already have a certain mind set toward ...


More Rivers (Fisheries) Than A Lifetime

Fly Fishing Idaho One of the great things I love about Fly Fishing the great state of Idaho is the endless opportunities to cast a line.  For the most part I’m just talking ab...


Weighing the Value……..

“The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales.”  Aesop Filed under: Culture, Life, Photography Tagged: Aesop, black and white, Life, Pho...


Weighing the Value……..

“The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales.”  Aesop Filed under: Culture, Life, Photography Tagged: Aesop, black and white, Life, Pho...



[gear] YETI Introduces “The Hopper”

This summer, YETI will display its new portable soft cooler at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST), and the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. “The Hopper” wil...


“DamNation” Now Available on iTunes

The powerful and award-winning documentary “DamNation” explores the change in America’s attitude towards dams: from marvels of engineering to destruction of rivers and entire ...


New Protections for Headwaters

Headwater streams were once protected under the Clean Water Act, until the 2000s when a U.S. Supreme Court ruling left them vulnerable to development. This year though, things might chang...


Running wires to…………

“Every time I hear a politician use the word ‘stimulus’ my mind flashes back to high school biology class, when I touched battery wires to a dead frog and made it twitch...


Running wires to…………

“Every time I hear a politician use the word ‘stimulus’ my mind flashes back to high school biology class, when I touched battery wires to a dead frog and made it twitch...


Beauty’s Shadow Pulls My Eyes

Brilliant beauty on the one hand saturates my eyes, while beauty’s shadow darkens the wall over there. Both of the same beauty, must I pick one or the other? Dear Dahlia don’t...


Bertucci® Commando Camo™ Watch

Looks like an awesome watch for any outdoorsman or woman. I’m working with the good folks at Blink PR in regards to getting the word [...]


Black & Blue Marlin, and the latest Black Marlin Bulletin

Photo of Mistress‘s blue marlin from Tuesday. Capt. Brett Alty said that although the water is getting colder they found bait in 400m and had the one bite from this nice solid blue ...


Summer chinook fishery will run through July 31 on lower Columbia

OLYMPIA - Starting July 11, anglers fishing the lower Columbia River can catch and keep summer chinook – along with sockeye salmon – through the end of the month. Fishery mana...


Sockeye salmon retention begins in Lake Osoyoos

Action: Anglers will be able to retain adult sockeye salmon in Lake Osoyoos Effective dates: July 11 through Oct. 15, 2014 Location: Lake Osoyoos south of the 49th parallel (US-Canadian b...


Life’s Memories: I owe it all to Lenny

I was in the old neighborhood, where I spent my younger years (7-21 y/o) today. As I turned up the street, I immediately recalled why I owed Lenny.  Some years ago, in this blog, I mentio...