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Closed Doors…Closed Minds

“Men shut their doors against the setting sun.” William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, 1605 Filed under: Life, Mental Health, Photography Tagged: old doors, Photography, quotat...


Video Hatch: “Spinner Fall”

This short film from Joe Cummings has spectacular footage rising trout on the Bitterroot River in Montana.


Tippets: Fishing Small Streams, Plastic Byproducts, Paint and Release

While small streams are often billed as “easy,” they can be hard to read and navigate. Phil Monahan has some expert advice in a recent post on the Orvis blog. Dioxin (a byproduct of burne...


Now You See It…..Now You Don’t

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”   John Bunyan,  The Pilgrim’s Progress, 1660 I give you the light, then it goes away. I...


Top Australian Marlin Fishing Destinations – Top 10

If you’re on the newsletter mailing list (sign up here or read it here), you’ve already had a sneak peak! But here it is, my (Kelly) list of the top Australian marlin fishing ...


Oh Give Me a Hug………

Now! Joyous in the moment. Now while others wait, not near; while we need the love in time. Brief time… Momentary time…Come on give me a hug! I promise not to take more than t...


Cairns Bluewater GFC Fitzroy Tournament Day 1

Great fishing for teams competing in the 2014 Cairns Bluewater GFC Billfish Tournament our of Fitzroy Island with 91 tags reported on Day 1 from approximately 40 boats competing. On the l...



Full Bloom In The Morning Light

“The Beauty Of A Woman” The beauty of a woman Is not in the clothes she wears, The figure that she carries, Or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen f...


Video Hatch: “Gangsters of the Flats 2″

Featured in the Fly Fishing Film Tour, this short film holds incredible footage of chasing giant trevally.


Tippets: Clean Energy Options, Dry Fly Tactics, Levels in Lake Mead

Dams are often billed as “clean energy” options. However Gary Wockner takes a deeper look at the issue and the impact of large dams, not only on fish species but on larger climate changes...


Simms and TRCP Join Forces to Conserve Critical Habitat

Simms has announced that 50% of all sales from the Ebbtide LS Shirt will go to benefit the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) to help conserve critical fishing habitat. Th...


Weekly Shortcasts for 2014-08-20

From a reader: A Google map locating angling libraries in the USA – http://t.co/5NoxLd7VrX ->


Hold onto the Light…See the Beauty

fortiter in re, suaviter in modo gently in manner, strongly in deeds Filed under: Culture, Liberty ~ Freedom, Macro Photography, News Tagged: anger, Latin, macro, Photography, revolt, soc...


Feverfew

Feverfew: medicinal herb, that is like a weed in my beds. Pretty enough in small doses. Supposedly helpful for migraine headaches.Filed under: Flowers, Health, Macro Photography, Photogra...


Seeking Light….

“When one thinks about it, the journey is the destination and they just keep coming. The joy is that we never ever really arrive.”  Brian Jett Filed under: Flowers, Gardening,...


Singing the Rain

Singing in the RainFiled under: Flowers, Gardening, Macro Photography, Photography Tagged: flowers, Garden, geranium blossom, macro, Photography, song, SwittersB, water droplets


Forget The “Golden” State: Notes From The “Extreme Drought” State

A team of biologists from UC Davis scoured the Sierras to measure the impacts of California’s “extreme” drought on fish, and the news was much worse than anticipated. Us...



Nirvana, Zen, Thoreau, and One Heck of a Big CuttBow

Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. -Henry David Thoreau It has been said that there are five stages in a fly fisherman’s journey...


Clover & Stone

Filed under: Photography, Portland Tagged: city park, clover, Photography, Portland, Rocky Butte, stone work, SwittersB


Clover & Stone

Filed under: Photography, Portland Tagged: city park, clover, Photography, Portland, Rocky Butte, stone work, SwittersB


The Grind…….

“Let us pause in life’s pleasures and count its many tears, While we all sup sorrow with the poor; There’s a song that will linger forever in our ears; Oh hard times com...


The Grind…….

“Let us pause in life’s pleasures and count its many tears, While we all sup sorrow with the poor; There’s a song that will linger forever in our ears; Oh hard times com...


Smith Introduces Fall 2014 Sunglass Line

Smith Optics has released new frame designs for Fall 2014, utilizing their cutting-edge ChromaPop polarization technology for the “best optical experience” on the water. Read more in the ...