Category Archives: Fishing Stories

Lessons of the River Ghost

Years ago, my fishing partner and I went out West to explore some new rivers and expand upon our trout fishing knowledge.  One thing we have learned, is that while there are some basic similarities to trout behavior, and diet, … Continue reading

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UrbanGrizzly Bait Shop Pt.2

As I stared at the old gas station, I could just imagine what it would look like once I had converted it to a bait shop.  It seemed easy enough, sign your life away in loans, and make fistfuls of … Continue reading

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Reconnecting with Bait Fishing.

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When I was a boy, I had to be forced into the boat under threat of a beating.  I bet you are surprised to hear that!  Those were the days before parents knew about political correctness, and they were supposed to … Continue reading

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A Wild Animal Encounter

Rattlesnakes I was in the mountains of Montana fishing on ahhh… river, when I looked up to see a bunch of lost flies on a bush near the side of the river. I began taking them off of the bush … Continue reading

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Beam Me Up- If technology allowed teleportation to take place, were would you go first?

Like fish in a barrel FISH IN A BARREL POND! It’s somewhere in Vermont, and I hear the fishing is great! But if the fishing is slow, I hear that there are great people to pass the time with.  Clear a spot … Continue reading

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The Urban Grizzly Bait Shop…

A popular fishing location has been missing a bait shop for as long as I have been around.   Business ownership seems to have an appeal that many people cannot resist.  To be ones own boss, to control your own … Continue reading

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Salmon Camp!

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Salmon Camp ’08- I received a summons in the mail the other day.  This one inviting me to a salmon camp which included camping, fishing, eating, sitting by the fire, and merry-making while telling stories, truths, lies, jokes, fibs, and … Continue reading

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The Making of a Future Fly Fisher…

Teaching the basic lessons of fly fishing by using a cane rod, catching a fish, and hoping that the boy gets hooked on fishing.

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Drift Boat Disasters Part III

So we continue the story where Conrad is appealing to a fictitious jury that Ralph’s insistence is what caused a sequence of events significant enough to turn his friend off from fishing forever.   Now it is time for, “Drift … Continue reading

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Wishing I was Fishing…

I have been trying to hit the lake to get some fishing in, but my wife and I determined that a new septic field needed to be installed at the lake house we own up in the Thumb of Michigan. … Continue reading

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Driftboat Disaster: Part 2

*** When we last heard from Conrad and Bobby, Conrad was telling Bobby some bad experiences that occurred on a drift boat fish trip in an attempt to dissuade Bobby from wanting to go. “So then what happened?” Bobby asked. … Continue reading

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Driftboat Disaster: Part 1

Conrad tries to talk Bobby out of renting a drift for their next fishing trip by sharing details of a trip gone wrong. Part 1 of a 3. Continue reading

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Christmas in July

A flyfisherman makes the discovery of a life time under the bush that has been stealing his flies. Continue reading

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Brush Creek

See what happens when a a fly fisherman visits the fishing hole of his youth. Continue reading

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Favorite Summer Memories.

Fireworks, practical jokes, and monsters provide the fuel to jump start a summers drama, and keep it going. Continue reading

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