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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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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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Mugs- An Urban Grizzly Bait Shop Post.

The Grizz sat inside the converted gas station…Actually, an old run down gas station located on about an acre patch of bare dirt with sparse weeds growing in odd clumps. a place they called the farm, to inventory the vending … 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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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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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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Sling-Shot Thrill Ride.

On the morning of the fourth day of the motorcycle trip, we took a route heading south to Billings, Montana.  A cold front had pushed the heat wave east, deeper into the midwest and the back side of the wave, … 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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observations for Day 3 of the Motorcycle Trip.

Riding across the prairie on my steel horse, I am struck by how the pioneers efforts and desire to move west. The beauty that surrounds me is awesome. I envision the pioneers riding on their…organic horse taking it in. 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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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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