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Cairns Big Black Marlin and Yorkey’s Knob Light Tackle Slam results

Cairns Big Black Marlin: On Capt. Luke Fallon’s KEKOA on Opal Ridge and heading north, we released our first fish for the trip at 800lbs for 15 year old Josh. Josh is returning to fish wi...


Most areas of Puget Sound reopen Oct. 1 for late-season crab fishing

  OLYMPIA – Most marine areas of Puget Sound will reopen for recreational crab fishing Oct. 1, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. The openin...


Release

Filed under: Fishing, Fly Fishing, Oregon, Photography Tagged: catch and release, Fishing, fly fishing, fly pattern, Oregon, Outdoors, Photography, SwittersB, trout


Anthropomorphism: The shivering rose

I do this often. I attach some human response to plants, animals, rocks, trees. I am sure there is some psychobabble ID for such as me. For example: the rose is cold and shivering from th...


Virginia is for (Oyster) Lovers

One of the many benefits of oyster restoration Photo by Rappahannock River Oyster Company The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Oyster Restoration Project is one of the recipients of an Orvis...


Who is Ready for Some Fall Streamer Action

So, I think that its fairly obvious that everyone loves Summer.  I mean seriously, Summer is so great for fishing and I look forward to the greatness that is, Dry Fly Action.  Since...


Anglers Rally to Save East Coast Striper Stocks

Written by: Capt. Dave Pecci, Obsession Charters East Coast striper stocks are in decline, and anglers want to do something about it. Photo courtesy Scott McEnaney The numbers tell the s...


Volunteer in the Garden & Life

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. ~Elizabeth Andrew The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. ~John E. South...


Video Hatch: “Fly Fishing Somewhere in Lapland”

This film short from Silvo Leinonen offers some wonderful footage of the waters and fish of Lapland.


Tippets: Magic of Soft Hackles, Native Amazon Fishing Toxins, Tips for Instagram

Likening soft hackles to sharks, both the “oldest of their ilk,” Louis Cahill writes about the effectiveness of soft hackle flies. For tying recipes as well as techniques for fishing, che...


Video: PEAK Jurassic Series Large Iron Retention System

Al Ritt, brand manager for PEAK fishing products, explains the company’s LIRS or Large Iron Retention System, for tying massive offshore flies or other conventional pieces for anywh...


The Magic Lure

I took a faded rainbow trout color Rebel Floating Minnow from my Uncle's tackle box when I was probably 16 years old. I took it because it was magic on bass, pike, and walleye; It made th...


Horse Sense

‘Don’t look now, but there’s a guy with a camera over there.’ Filed under: Animals & Pets, Farming-Ranching, Oregon, Photography Tagged: horses, Oregon, Photog...


Remnants of Beauty

The garden grabs at the last sunshine, the last warmth and gentle rain. The beauty holds on. More buds reach forth bidding for the Indian Summer that may give a final kiss to the soil. It...



Someone…Later

Filed under: Life, Memories, Oregon, Photography Tagged: afterthought, grave, Grave marker, head stone, Oregon, Photography, Pioneer cemetery, SwittersB


Cairns black marlin, Weipa & Whitsunday sails, Gold Coast yellowfin

Cairns reports: I heard from Capt. Brett Alty on Mistress who has been catching some more big fish. Will try and get the details on those. Also a report from Capt. Laurie Wright who is at...


Excellent Movie: Father Takes a Walk

A message movie from 1935, Father Takes a Walk (aka: Mr. Cohen Takes a Walk) is the equal of It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) for conveying a message that clarifies life, giving, heart,...


Blooms: But I was just getting started…………

“How did it get so late so soon?” Dr. Seuss Filed under: Flowers, Gardening, Photography, Plants Tagged: blooms, change, Fall, flowers, Nasturtiums, Photography, SwittersB, too late


New Growth: Never too old to grow

Filed under: Nature, Oregon, Outdoors, Photography Tagged: Nature, New Growth, old stump, Outdoors, Photography, stump, SwittersB


New Growth: Never too old to grow

Filed under: Nature, Oregon, Outdoors, Photography Tagged: Nature, New Growth, old stump, Outdoors, Photography, stump, SwittersB


Desert Morn…

Filed under: Nature, Oregon, Outdoors, Photography, sky & clouds Tagged: clouds, desert, morning, Oregon, Photography, sunrise, SwittersB


Desert Morn…

Filed under: Nature, Oregon, Outdoors, Photography, sky & clouds Tagged: clouds, desert, morning, Oregon, Photography, sunrise, SwittersB


Radar: 25,000 Birds liftoff Oregon/Washinton

Radar Video Clip of Swallows Taking Off Filed under: Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Science Tagged: barn swallows, birds, Fox 12, Nature, Oregon, radar, science, Swallows, SwittersB, weat...


Radar: 25,000 Birds liftoff Oregon/Washinton

Radar Video Clip of Swallows Taking Off Filed under: Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Science Tagged: barn swallows, birds, Fox 12, Nature, Oregon, radar, science, Swallows, SwittersB, weat...