Tag Archives: fly fishing

An Urban Grizzly Bait Shop Post- Red Pop.

The Grizz pulled up to the farm later on in the morning, and saw the little boy who came the day before hanging outside the farm with a red pop in his hand. What was the boy’s name? “Hey, buddy…” … Continue reading

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Super Powers!!!

“Hey Mister?”  A young man called to me the other day.  “If you could have three super powers, what would they be?” “WOW!”  I thought to myself.  I haven’t thought about my super powers in decades.  It was unbelievable how … 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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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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Liberty, Sweet Liberty.

Heading out on a round trip motorcycle ride from Michigan to Montana, I was struck by how great a country we live that we can just up and go explore if we choose. There is a lot of beauty out … 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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Prairie Grass

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On the fourth day of our motorcycle trip.  Jim was running out front on his V65 Magna, as I cruised along on my Goldwing.  It was tough to keep my eyes on the highway, because the prairie winds sent the waist-high … 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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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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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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