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#3 When it Rains… An Urban Grizzly Bait Shop Post

  “Hey, how’s the fishing, Don?” The Grizz boomed by way of greeting him.  Don came through a downpour so heavy it sounded as if they were inside a drum. “The two best times to fish… Don began. Are when it’s … Continue reading

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Fishing the Arctic Vortex.

In the hours leading up to the Arctic Vortex that locked up the Mid-west for several days, I found myself on the lake catching a bunch of bluegill. Coincidence? probably. Nevertheless, here are some tips for the next time an … Continue reading

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Ice Fishing Lessons Learned

A couple of years ago my dear, sweet, lovely wife bought me some ice fishing jigs from the website, Bentleyfishing.com, which held a lot of promise.  Except, of course, for the promise of good ice.  Nevertheless, whenever an opportunity came … Continue reading

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“But, Did You Catch Anything?” In response to a readers question.

I don’t remember if it was Patrick F. McManus, or John Gustafson from “Grumpy, Old Men” who said, “When you are not catching fish, your stories tend to revolve around the scenery, and what a beautiful day it was. But … Continue reading

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The Cobblestone Road

This cobblestone road had the good fortune of being under one of the best trout streams in the state.  The smoothly flattened stones, which were cracked in some places, had some moss growing through the crevasses giving them an emerald … Continue reading

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In the Warmth.

I knew taking Grandpa shopping would be a major cause of embarrassment.  Of that there was little doubt.  The doubt came, however, in the form of, “How”, it was going to happen.  Only time would tell.  After cruising the aisles … Continue reading

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A Memory…

      Sitting on the deck of the hotel/fly shop under 400 billion stars, telling stories of the day’s fishing.  Strangers and friends remembered trips from the past, and planned future trips, while night bugs buzzed the dim light … Continue reading

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Vacation Flashbacks! 329 words. : )

I am listening to my wife’s iPod while I do some home reconstructing.  This may be a shock for those who know me.  (RE)constructing, may seem foreign to them, (DE)constructing… they have little trouble associating to me.  Anyway, while I … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned… Lessons Ignored.

What madness is this! It is 100 degrees out there, half of my bike is held together by spit, zip straps, and 3/4 of a roll of gorilla tape, and I am putting salve on my tuckus to keep the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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