Sometimes it takes Two Flies…

September 26, 2012

You know what your Momma says, if at first you don’t succeed, try again. I know losing flies is sort of the price of admission in fly fishing, but I really hate when a fly goes missing. Maybe it’s the Momma in me who hates to lose one of her tiny kids in the wilds. [...]

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Moonlight Risings

September 20, 2012

Excerpt from the Fishing Poet by Matt Smythe: “By the time Rebecca and I were fifteen paces away he was as much a part of the dark wash of brush as the brush itself. We picked our way down the embankment and across an open area to the riverbank, hoppers still clicking from our path. We waded [...]

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Fly Fishing Guidance

August 27, 2012

Nothing makes me want to drop my fly box and flee faster then when someone says, “Hey, can you teach me how to Fly Fish?” My dread isn’t because I don’t want to help someone out, but rather from the fact I’m a terrible (bad/horrible/awful) instructor. I know this because I’ve tried in the past, [...]

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Yellowstone National Park vs. Lake Trout

August 24, 2012

I’ve been to Yellowstone National Park enough times over the years to lose count of how many times I’ve been there. I’ll just go ahead and consider that a good high numbers issue rather than a sign of age. Typically when I show up, I stay in West Yellowstone, grab my park fishing licence and [...]

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Found the Fishing Hat, Left my Heart…

August 16, 2012

Found the missing Hat and few new Friends ~ With Marc Payne from A Perfect Drift I’ve been back for almost 2 weeks from my trip to Yellowstone and I’m still struggling to wrap up everything I experienced, participated and witnessed for the written word. At this point I’d say I left my heart (once [...]

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Missing: 1 Lucky Fishing Hat

July 17, 2012

I grow rather fond of my fishing gear, irrationally so… I have lucky flies, lucky hats, lucky shirts, lucky fly bags and lucky fly rods. I’m not sure if these things are actually lucky, but I grow attached to my gear. We — meaning myself and my gear — bond during time together on the [...]

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Good Mountain Town Gone Wild

July 9, 2012

I could write a book about Growing Up Garlock. The multitude of traditions, the many little quirks and family style occasions that mostly centered around the Outdoors that I grew up with and still live by. The 4th of July is one of those occasions where the Garlock tribe has always come together for good [...]

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Shin Deep: With a side of Fly Fishing Fun

June 12, 2012

Last Fall I did two things that I’ve been meaning to write about. First, I read the book Shin Deep: A Fly Fisher’s Love For Moving Water by Chris Hunt. Second, I spent a day fishing with Chris, also of Eat More Brook Trout. Along with Michael Bantam of DreamCast Idaho and Emily of The River Damsel. About Chris, [...]

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Birthday Brown

May 21, 2012

Whenever a Birthday comes along I find myself faced with the same questions. And no, the questions aren’t pondering the meaning of life as the time clock ticks another one off on me. I’m saving the meaning of life questions for a more pressing time, like if I find myself drowning after taking a step too [...]

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Blogger Tour 2012: A Writing Contest

May 14, 2012

When I was a freshly hatched fly fisher, my first destination fly fishing trip was Yellowstone National Park. I figured I had 2 months of self taught fly fishing under my rod, I had caught 3 or 4 wee little trout (mostly by accident) and clearly I was ready for the big leagues. As far [...]

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