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June 17th, 2019

I made a day trip up to Gold this past week. The weather was great and the fish were active. Fish were rising most of the day to tiny mayflies. While I never cracked the code for the surface feeders, … Continue reading →

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June 16th, 2019

Happy Fathers Day 2019

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52Return of summer after long late rainsbrings heavy growth: smashed blackberriesrecover, weeds runs riot,old woman's arms give out

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Check out this nice film from Orvis. Happy Father’s Day to all! Don’t wait until your pals can’t fish with you, take your kids out now.

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June 15th, 2019

Here comes by first beer post in more than seven years. Let's see if I can shake the rust...

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Rather than renouncing him when it became evident that Trump was unsuited for office, Republican support rose from 81% (the number who voted for him) to 90%. The hatred that Republicans and Democrats feel toward one another is such that 5% had rather see the country fail than for their opponents to succeed. When Peggy and

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June 14th, 2019

Decided to drive up to the Cascade Lake’s area Monday after work to get in some dry-fly action and to escape the valley heat with the family. The scenery is some of my favorite in the state and the wildflowers … Continue reading &#

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June 12th, 2019

51A warm weather system meetscold air mass: record snow;old woman hunkers downlistening to falling trees

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50When rain comes doubled, redoubled,the overflowing dry washmoves all things downhillthe hut too

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Echo’s new Shadow X European Nymphing Rod are perhaps the best euro-nymph rod on the market today. An extremely sensitive tip to feel the slightest takes and a handle that’s comfortable throughout the day for those high-sticks and reaches. Light …

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June 11th, 2019

I'm going to start by correcting a bit of revisionist history I expounded in my first post. About a third of the way in, I made the comment, "Shortly after EBW wrapped up, so did the blog." It turns out that wasn't exactly correct. Even with a mind as sharp and nimble as mine (editor's note: good place to insert somethin

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June 10th, 2019

49Another autumn fills her eyeswith rattling branches reft of leaves:wild geese gather and depart;the creek will find its flow

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48Fires near and far darken the skies;she ventures, masked,to tend her garden in short stintsbetween cups of bitter switchel

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As a long time drift boat owner, I am hesitant to mention the occasions when I ride in or fish from a raft. There have been exceptions of course: the Watermaster Kodiak and the Stream Tech series of rafts come to mind. …

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June 9th, 2019

Gift Ideas for the Father who Fly Fishes can be viewed at the following links: Howler Brothers Sunset Scout Shirt Howler Brothers Aransas Short Sleeve Howler Brothers Ranchero Polo Caddis Fly Hats Sage Spectrum Reels in Copper/Moscow Mule Patagonia Boots …

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June 7th, 2019

47In late summer this work began;in another summer she brings pearsand apples to sit and parewhile watching the sun go down

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46In spring, dandelion and nettle tea,in summer, mint and blackberry tea,in fall, chickory and mulberry tea,in winter, fir needle and dried vegetable tea

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45Food and drink, free for the labor,are the proper businessof humans; she strives to makegratitude her only possession

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The McKenzie River remains high, significant reservoir releases and a good snow pack have combined to create a “big water” year. Water temperatures remain lower than ideal and hatches have not what you might call intense of late. We are …

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June 6th, 2019

44Plant vegetables; this providesexercise and sharpens observationas well as making food and teaavailable to you and others

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June 5th, 2019

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43inspired by her stairs,the old woman undertakesto clear more stream bed;instant rock garden

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42In summer she, grunting, hauls large stones from the dry washup to the hut to make stepsfor those who keep to a path

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Overview- From Fly Water Travel Possibly the most prolific trophy Rainbow Trout fishery on the planet. Description If we were put on the spot and asked specifically where the most prolific 100 yards of trophy trout water in the world …

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June 4th, 2019

41Year round, here, she can makeyard tea; always something green:fir needles, blackberry leaves, nettles --easier in high summer

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40Horses and bison treadpast her south window at dawn;she pulls back the east shade:how many days without sun?

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June 3rd, 2019

In this video, Jay ties what he describes as a “hunting” type of dry fly, The CDC McKenzie Caddis. In May or June as people await the famous stone fly hatches of Oregon known as the “salmon fly hatch” another …

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39She has worn a pathdeep enough to feel her waywith feet on glassed grasses:ice on gate awakens her

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June 2nd, 2019

38She stays some nights, bylamplight studying, or inbed, watching the moonstray among bare ash branches

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37Bison have moved southacross the snow to acceptfarmers' delivered hay;no geese fly, no starlings chat

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