“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

John Muir

Monday, May 30, 2011

Great Read from Spencer Turner on the History of Trout in Missouri

First introduced in Missouri’s cold-water streams in the 1880s, the Rainbow Trout is by far the most numerous trout found here. Some of those original strains of trout continue to exist to this day.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mark Flynn - Ripple - Spectacular

Nice Bass circa 1975


No Doubt !

Just saw this tweet and had to laugh... You know its coming.

Ah yes, the first mosquito of the season just joined me on the porch. I shall let him live and smite him later in the season when we meet.

Vintage - Ronco Popeil Pocket Fisherman As Seen On TV

Ever seen one of these

They are here part IV - Cougar Captured in Tulsa

First female !!! .... Wait what we've been told we have just roaming males ?

Read more here.

Link to Tulsa World Article

Elk are reintroduced into Missouri

Elk have been reintroduced into the Missouri wilderness.

Elk have returned to Missouri for the first time since the Civil War amid a mix of awe and opposition from farmers and some legislators.

More info here.

St Louis Post Article

Saturday, May 7, 2011

TroutJourneys Favorite Fly Rod - Orvis T3 9' 5 weight tip-flex

I have owned or fished several rods among them Sage's (Z-Axis 2 of them),  G Loomis, Winston, TFO,  etc.   Last year on a whim I purchased a used T3 on E bay for $176.00.  Hands down it has become my single favorite rod.

I recently purchased the Hydros and another T3 in 6 weight.  Still no comparison.

If anyone has T3 they want to part with or share similar experience please let me know.

What's your favorite fly rod ?

Friday, May 6, 2011

Police Believe Canoe Used In String Of Thefts

Two people used a canoe to carry out a string of thefts in Fremont, police said.
Fremont police said they believe two men in their early 20s used a canoe to paddle up to the backs of homes along the Exeter River and steal a car and items from parked cars.
Police said they believe they have identified the thieves as two men from Derry who were dropped off in Raymond for a three-day canoe and camping trip down the Exeter River.

Read more: http://www.wmur.com/news/27803503/detail.html#ixzz1Ld2QYu8E

Friday Quotes !

I am not against golf, since I cannot but suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout.  Paul O'Neil

Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip. John Gierach

My wife said I have so many fly rods and reels that I cannot possibly use them all. My reply was that I had rods and reels to fish, rods and reels to tinker with and then my fine-crafted rods and reels to "fondle and admire," while dreaming of trout fishing during the cold winter months. You can imagine what kind of look she gave me. Jimmy D. Moore

There's a fine line between fishing and standing in the water like an idiot.
Steven Wright