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Tippets: Climate Change and Lakes, Photography Tips, Record Setting Dobsonfly

From water levels to algae growth, a warming climate is having clear impacts on European Lakes. Lisa Borre highlights research and strategies in a recent article on National Geographic Ne...


TwistRate – A Cool, Effective Way to Get Concepts to Market

I’d like to thank the crew at Leverage PR for helping me learn more about Twist Rate – an innovative way to fund ideas, prototypes, [...]


Worst Case Scenario

Filed under: Liberty ~ Freedom, Mental Health, Photography Tagged: crime, cuffs, law, leg irons, Photography, sap, SwittersB


Spring Forth……..

In my back yard, a spring emerges from the ground. It’s a gradual, gentle seeping forth. Seemingly, there are few influences to this water. But, I took a photo of the water right be...


Sunscreen

Filed under: Nature, Oregon, Photography Tagged: Oregon, Photography, sunscreen, sunset, SwittersB


Harmony

“Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” – Herbert Hoover Filed under: Fishing, Life, Outdoors, Photography Tagged: Fishing, Herbert Hoover, Lif...


Brooding & The Mind

“Let us not paralyze ourselves for good, by brooding on man’s capacity for evil.” David Sarnoff  The mind, the power of the mind. A short bit of history, if you would...


Video Hatch: “Backcountry: North Island”

This short film trailer follows six anglers as they explore the incredible backcountry waters of New Zealand. Via Gin Clear Media.


Howler Brothers Unveils Topo X Howler Brothers Collaboration

Howler Brothers and Topo Designs have announced collaboration on limited editions packs and clothing. Read more in the press release below. Howler Brothers Unveils Topo X Howler Brothers ...



Outdoor/Wilderness Outings: PLAN!

Every year, I have highlighted this admonition, usually for my fly fishing brethren that trek in to be alone while fishing. Be prepared. And part of that is pre-planning and also worst ca...


Outdoor/Wilderness Outings: PLAN!

Every year, I have highlighted this admonition, usually for my fly fishing brethren that trek in to be alone while fishing. Be prepared. And part of that is pre-planning and also worst ca...


Dragonfly & Destiny

As an avid fly fisher, with a good deal of time spent on lakes, I have come to appreciate the Dragonfly. I know I attach some pseudo-spirituality, mysticism, good luck karma to them. I do...


Dragonfly & Destiny

As an avid fly fisher, with a good deal of time spent on lakes, I have come to appreciate the Dragonfly. I know I attach some pseudo-spirituality, mysticism, good luck karma to them. I do...


Age & Heart

“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” Ben Franklin “Age shows what children we do remain.”  Goethe “Those who love deeply nev...


Age & Heart

“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” Ben Franklin “Age shows what children we do remain.”  Goethe “Those who love deeply nev...


Invading My Space: Rugosa Rose

I came upon this small, rough looking rose a few years back. It was being sold at a fund raising event for the Zimmerman Heritage House (a pioneer property east of Portland). The rose was...


Invading My Space: Rugosa Rose

I came upon this small, rough looking rose a few years back. It was being sold at a fund raising event for the Zimmerman Heritage House (a pioneer property east of Portland). The rose was...


Video Hatch: “GREAT DAYS 9: Fishing below the border”

The newest release in the “Great Days” video series from Smith Optics, features a group of Idaho anglers traveling to the sea of Cortez in pursuit of the prized roosterfish.


A Hunter’s Eye

Unarguably the greatest living American landscape painter, Russell Chatham makes his home in Montana’s Paradise Valley and draws upon the region for his work.  “Once you’ve seen Chatham’s...


You’re Glowing……….

‘I see your beauty unfolding before me,  with hints of what is to come showing through your soft curves. There is a glow about you.’ SwittersB Filed under: Flowers, Gardening,...


You’re Glowing……….

‘I see your beauty unfolding before me,  with hints of what is to come showing through your soft curves. There is a glow about you.’ SwittersB Filed under: Flowers, Gardening,...


Old School: Hollyhocks

One of the recollections I have of  my parent’s gardens and others in the neighborhood, is of Hollyhocks reaching high above the other plants. They were great bee attractors and hum...


Smith Creek to Launch New Products

New Zealand-based Smith Creek has announced new products for the year: the Middle Fork Fly Patch and the Rig Keeper. Both accessories are designed to be ergonomic and practical on the wat...


Memories…Of the Way We Were

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” Rita Mae Brown Filed under: Health, Life, Photography Tagged: Aging, Humor, Life, Memories, memory, Photography, swittesb