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Evocative

Filed under: Flowers, Gardening, Macro Photography, Photography Tagged: beauty, evocative, Flower, gardening, macro, peach, Photography, rose, SwittersB



Cairns 50th Anniversary Tournament – 25-30 September 2016

Save the date – Cairns 50th Anniversary Tournament The Cairns 50th Anniversary Tournament, commemorating 50 years since the very first 1000 pound black marlin capture, which put Cai...


Thoughts of Summer

As I sit here thinking of what to post I think about the Dog Days of Summer. The spring time is over and big bugs are all but gone. The weather is hot and fishing is slowing down. Or is i...


Tippets: Control and Spread of Didymo, First-Aid Kits, Florida Snook Recovery

Didymo, commonly called “rock snot,” can have devastating impacts on fish populations and stream ecosystems. However, recent research suggests its cause and spread may not be as well-unde...


CNS Outdoor Technologies LLC Announces Acquisition of Thomas & Thomas

Massachusetts based CNS Outdoor Technologies LLC has announced the acquisition of fly rod makers Thomas & Thomas. “The opportunity to work within the fly fishing industry and with the...


Cortland Lines to Support T.U. Restoration Programs

Cortland Line Company has announced it will join up with Trout Unlimited as a corporate partner, and will for a limited time donate a percentage of the proceeds from all sales of freshwat...


Wanderlost

It’s been a bumpy road often down dead ends, potholes and ditches causing many a delay and aches. A roadmap, a guidebook are meant to help, but the wanderlust, the beckoning  distra...


Pink In the Heat of the Day

I was never too enamored with Floribunda Roses. Less tidy, too unkempt, too something that just fell short of the tight, crisp beauty of the Hybrid Tea Roses. But, of late, I rescued a fe...


Ditch the Spray, Non-Toxic Wristbands Keep Mosquitos Away for Days

I’d like to thank Tessa Kay from Asylum PR for reaching out to me about a great new product – Wrist Bands and Mosquito Repelling [...]


Fly Fishing & Tying: Busy Body

One of the enjoyable subsets of fly fishing is fly tying. Learning to tie and fish your own creations…and that attract fish. There are, it seems, a gazillion fly patterns out there....


Blacks and sails west, north and os!

From the west, a report via the lovely Leah that Blue Lightning Charters Capt. Chad Mills recorded a 3-3-2 on black marlin in a 4 hour session Saturday on this return trip from the Monteb...


Spider Humor

‘Dear Boys…May I make your girlfriend scream louder than you ever will? Signed Spider’ ~ Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Humor, Nature, Photography, Spiders, Sw...


Brooding High Desert

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ~Ansel Adams “To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all ...


Stuart Mitchell's Muntjac

While at Andy's he showed me this sweet little stalking knife by Stuart Mitchell of Shefield.Mr Mitchell is a legend on this side of the pond, I've coveted his work since I first saw some...


Video Hatch: “Clackamas Complete: A Return of Bull Trout”

Thanks to the work of diligent fisheries biologists and managers, after a 50-year absence native bull trout have been reintroduced to the Clackamas River in Oregon. This video tells their...



The Bushwacker Had Lost His Considering Cap

Old, unfashionable, weather-beaten like its been left outside in the rain, some would even say fit only for 'the bin'. But to me Andy is an old friend and he got me my favourite hat back!...


Beetle-Killed

Originally important to help with erosion, Tamarisk trees are now consuming too much water from the Colorado River, say scientists.  And some are looking towards Tamarisk beetles to help ...


Another Safari In Scotland

Been a while since I've been north of the border: Elfa wanted to go, the kids are on holiday with their mum, we are as usual snagged on freeholder connect at the job site, and sentimental...


Bass Snatcher Leech Lake Tournament Quick Report

17.75" Horny ToadI caught about the same weight fishing at the Platte River Culvert for 5 minutes as I did in 8 hours fishing Leech Lake.  I had fun, just didn't get very many bites ...


Almost…..

“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.”  Anatole France Filed under: Nature, Oregon, Photography Tagged: Anatole France, Central Oregon, mountains, Outdoors, Photograph...


Almost…..

“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.”  Anatole France Filed under: Nature, Oregon, Photography Tagged: Anatole France, Central Oregon, mountains, Outdoors, Photograph...



Flower Power

Filed under: Flowers, Gardening, Macro Photography, Photography Tagged: Bee, daisy, flowers, macro, Photography, SwittersB, Tony Muncy