Outdooress News

Where Art Thee Fly Fishing Blogger…

by Rebecca on October 5, 2011

in Outdooress News

First off, lack of blog posts over the last 3 months should not imply that I haven’t been busy busy…

Ummm....I'm officially frightened

For example, at the beginning of the summer the Outdooress persona got her own LOGO.

One might think getting their own logo is an easy process.

However, when you work with someone who has a vision of what you could represent and a wicked sense of humor things can get scary pink — quick.


Thankfully, the graphic designer and myself were able to meet in the middle and the result is something I’m proud to toss around the Internet.

Kirk of Itchy Dogs Productions gets credit for giving me a sparkly pink lipped fright and the final product which I love.

I have no doubt he did the pink version first (as a joke) so that anything else he came up with I’d sign off on immediately and not put him through 20 revisions. That’s smart time management if I say so myself.

10 lashes with an 8 weight line to anyone who suggests I should have stuck with the Pink version…fair warning (grin)

Over the summer I put more that 10,000 miles on my vehicle which means I was all over the place in search of good fly fishing and fantastic views of the world I live in.

I visited Canada.

I visited Washington.

I explored Idaho.

I lived in Oregon.

I also stopped off and modeled for a contest Owl Jones had on his blog and word has it, my likeness won the contest so congrats goes out to the Unaccomplished Angler for his wicked sense of humor skills again….

The fish I was holding for the portrait was MUCH BIGGER KIRK

I had the opportunity to put a couple of days on a river with Matt Smythe of FishingPoet and Grant Taylor of Grant Taylor Images. You can read about the trip via Matt’s version here ~ The Idaho Trip: River X and Grants posts Idaho on the FlyThe River of SecretsRiver X the second day. I had a blast!

Matt ~ Rebecca ~ Grant

I also paused during my escapades to do an interview for Chris Hunt of the blog Eat More Brook Trout~ so for the inside info, go read 20 Questions: Rebecca Garlock

When it comes down to it, I’ve just been off doing what I love to do…fly fish. The time in between has been spent on the Outdoor Blogger Network and washing clothes for the next adventure.

I’ll find my blog writing groove soon. The weather turned this week and the slower pace of Fall and Winter is coming…

Photo By Grant Taylor


Forward Casting: Bite Worthy Words 3

by Rebecca on April 2, 2010

in Outdooress News

 It’s time again for me to cast off to the different reaches of the Internet River and show everyone a few honey holes that are guaranteed to produce a catch or two. A few of these are contests, so once again I’m just showing how gracious and generous I can be (as long as you don’t usurp my possible win) when it comes to showing people the path to outdoor rewards…….Go Forth, prosper, read, comment. Do that and the good Karma Mama will smile upon your next fishing trip. Promise ~

I’ve really come to enjoy and appreciate the writings of Matt who writes the blog Fishing Poet.  Not all of his entries are in poem form. He also writes thoughtful observations about Fatherhood, his home area and so on… But as one example that shouldn’t be missed I suggest taking a peek at this entry call DOWNSTREAM. 

A Giveaway ~ Rob who writes the blog A Bad Backcast and Other Inane Musings recently got himself a fancy kayak that needs a name. He’s giving away a fly box and flies for the brilliant soul who comes up with a great name that keeps him safe from voodoo nautical lore. The type that implies an un-named boat will surely sink. I’ve been thinking about it and I think the best boat names have a feminine curve so I’m sure he’s considering the name “Outdooress” …right Rob? Go give him some ideas! (closes April 9th) (Outdooress) (Outdooress) (Outdooress) or (Rebecca) will do.

Derek is a guide on the Yakima River and recently wrote an article entitled “On being a Fly Fishing Guide” Now I have to admit, I’m a bit guide shy, so his blog entry eased a few fears of mine. It’s a great insight from his guiding perspective. I feel I should also mention Derek made an offer to those who previously read my Fly Fishing Addiction article. He said, ” I want you all to know that I offer treatment in a caring, supportive, river environment. Come continue your addiction on the beautiful Yakima River in WA. Half and Full-day programs.” I’m all over that sort of therapy!

A Giveaway ~Ben who writes the blog Ben G. Outdoors is also having a giveaway. Ben runs a great blog with a good solid mixture of the outdoors.  For this giveaway, all you need to do is check out Ben’s Blog, subscribe and maybe even visit the sponsors site for an extra entry. He’s introducing the Marauder Outdoors quick adjust sling and if anyone of you utilize slings you already know ‘quick’ anything is GOOD. If you win, don’t forget me in your acceptance speech! (closes April 11th)

 And Lastly. Ron writes the blog Colorado Angler. He’s a fantastic writer with a hook of humor that sets you. With a barb. Go read his recent article called Angling Antithesis  and if you can watch the video that supposedly at the top, well, I’m jealous. Enjoy!



As I continue to discover fantastic websites across the Internet Landscape I realize listing them all on the side of my blog will eventually create a skyscraper sized column. This is my version of organized accumulation. You should see how well I pack for a fishing or hunting trip! It’s my only domestic quality~ packing and organizing.

If you happen to come across this entry and would like to see your blog or website listed (if I haven’t discovered it yet), just leave a comment and I’ll put your site on the list. Let me know which category you’d prefer and send me two trout flies in the mail,……Ok, you don’t have to send me trout flies (unless you want to), but you could tell me the exact coordinates of one super secret honey hole location (because everyone should share) Ok, I’m kidding…(Fine, only half kidding)

This page will forever more be a collection in progress……..

Fly Fishing Blogs

Fishing the Rockies ~ Fly Fishing, Talented Writing (videos!) Oh my ~
Bigerrfish ~ A calm, refreshing interlude with a Fly Fishing Freak ~
She’s So Fly ~A Woman’s Fly Fishing site~
Seven Bridges Road ~ Fly Fishing and Beautiful Pictures~
Unaccomplished Angler ~ Fly Fishing with a side of Humor and great writing~
Fly Fish Yellowstone ~ Informative and reminds me why I love Yellowstone~
Trout Underground ~ Humor, Fly Fishing, need I write more?
Middle River Dispatch ~Fly Fishing freelance writer, columnist, advocate, and more~
Kentucky Jims Blog ~ Fly Fishing Fish Tales~
BAD FISH ~ Fly Fishing and Guff the Bionic Dog~
Cutthroat Stalker ~ Essays and Musings on Fly Fishing for Trout~
365 Flyfish ~ Fishing once a day for an entire year! An amazing quest~
A Bad Backcast and other Inane Musings ~ Salt Water Fly Fishing Stories, the Outdoors, and Stupidity?
Flyfishing Fool ~ A trout bum with amazing photography skills~
Texas Flycaster ~ Fly fishing culture on the skids (love that!)
Lunker Hunt ~ Bass Fly Fishing and Fish Tales
Troutrageous ~ An equal opportunity Fly Fisherman, all are welcome!
Fishing Jones ~Blogs For–No good reason. Purveyor–Dangerously inaccurate fly fishing information~
Fly Fishing 101 ~ A site for the newbies and oldies who can always learn something new~
SwittersB & Fly Fishing ~ Beginner’s Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Blog (and more!)
FishingPoet ~  Fly Fishing and Words, my two favorite things found here….
Thrashin’ Trout ~ Ruminations on Fly Fishing and Fly Tying~
The Fly Fishing Monster ~The monsters Fly Fishing Journeys, Reports and Stories.
Fat Guy Fly Fishing~ They love fly fishing, the outdoors, and beer. Definitely beer…
Sleeping in the Dirt ~ For those who fish, not just post about it…
Emerging Rivers Guide Services ~ (Fly Fish The Yakima) ~ Both a Guide Service (insider secrets!) & A Blog (Keeps it real)
Riverwood Blog~ Fly Fishing and Fly Tying in the Santiam Canyon (not to mention excellent info)
Mikes Gone Fishin’ ….Again ~ Well, I don’t see a problem with that! Great stories follow ‘again’….
Fly To Water ~ Incredible Photography…..Talented writing…..(I’m hooked, with a barb)

Fishing Blogs

Terry B Outdoors ~ Bass Fisherman and Writer Extraordinaire~
Blog Cabin Angler ~ Eastern Idaho Fishing Stories~
Fisherbabe ~ Another Lady who likes to wet a line~
Snag This ~ This Gal can catch big bass! Great pictures to be seen~
Flowing Waters ~ Any water, anywhere. All fish are game here ~
Northern California Trout ~ Fishing in the Mountains of Northern California (can I come?)
Ben, The Hairy Angler ~ In pursuit of things with teeth (and he finds them!)
Blazer Shane’s Blog ~ Pursuing fish in the great State of Oregon ~
Journal of a Minnesota Angler ~ Fishing stories of an Avid Fisherman ~

Hunting Blogs

Ben G. Outdoors ~ Stories, Advice and Good Company~
Bulls and Beavers~ Alittle Bit of Everything Hunting~
Hunt Only ~ A group setting of Hunting Blog posts, variety style!
The Hunters Wife ~ An indoor gal with a charming perspective of the hunting life~
Wildlife Callers ~ Mountain Lion and Predator Calling Fanatics with a side of Great Photography~
Hunts Like A Girl ~ A Sister of the Arrow! I just need some scent free lip gloss now~

All Around Outdoor Blogs

LarryB’s Blog ~ He’s got it all, fishing, nature, outdoors~
Wandering Owl Outside ~ Outdoor pursuits, photography, books, and more…~

All Around Outdoor Websites

The Trout Lie ~ Boise Area Fly Fishing Reports | Premium Fly Patterns~
Just North ~ Outdoor Adventures and Minnesota Lifestyle Guide~
Woman Anglers ~ I put this website here because it’s full of fishing, but has hunting as well! Lots to read~
Star Tribune Outdoors ~ All around outdoor articles, make sure to check out the ”Trout Whisperers” column~
Dream Cast Idaho~ Idaho fly tying and spey casting classes. Information, blog and much more~
Fly Fish Map ~ Discover the world of fly fishing on their Google map site. The Outdooress claimed her spot, have you??
Riverwood Flies ~ Fly Fishing Flies and Fly Tying Material. A great resource!
Oregon Outdoor Excursions ~ Planning a Trip to Oregon? Check out this website first.

Fly Fishing Gear, Flies, Supplies and More….

Fishing Supply Co ~ Fly Tying? A wide variety of  materials found here!