“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

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Go Cards - Head for the Mountains

The only thing bad about winning the pennant is that you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year. I'd rather go fishing for three years.Whitey Herzog

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Here's a tip for my friends - Lamson Litespeed 2 reels on sale now only for $142.35 Wow !!!

Sierra Trading Post has Lamson Litespeed 2 reels on sale for $142.35 today Wow !!!

Their site shows it at $219.00 see screenshot below, but today's one day sale/discount gets the price down to $123.35. Free shipping over $100 and no tax.

You may need to sign up for their sale e-mails or call to order and reference the special sale.

Good luck. Let me know if you score one. Says sale ends on 9/29... I'm sure they will sell it quickly.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Did you know hair from the Asiatic Badger is more attractive to a trout, than that of the American Badger ?

Ok at least Franz Pott thinks so...... and he would know.

Seriously check out the tradition and article on his hand tied flies from Montana.

Franz B. Pott produced the first woven hair trout flies. Really a great read below.

Read more: http://missoulian.com/news/local/article_b637db9a-d738-5462-9ec5-9ced38c00b7a.html#ixzz1YdsLiSnJ


By the way did you know Asiatic Badger hair sells for $398 a pound these days. I'll bet the hair from the Honey Badger would be even better.

Between 200 to 300 rainbow trout weighing about 2 1/2 pounds each were stolen in what is believed to be the first large-scale hatchery theft in CA.

Between 200 to 300 rainbow trout weighing about 2 1/2 pounds each were stolen in what is believed to be the first large-scale hatchery theft in state history.

Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/09/14/2538929/trout-hatchery-theft-violated.html#ixzz1YdolnDm1

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Ever heard of the "Indian in the Fire" picture ?

This photo was taken by the Nixa, MO Fire Department fire department when burning an old building that was on an ancient Indian burial ground as training exercise.

Some say it's a vision of a indian on a horse back.  The indian appears have a feather on his head something in his hands that looks like a buffalo horn. 

Is it a sign of something ?


Monday, September 12, 2011

Ever Heard of a Thong Tree ?

Thong Trees are also known as Indian Trail Trees / Marker Trees /Trail Trees ? Legend has it that American Indians marked trails by placing a thong on trees resulting in their growing in right angles.

I really enjoyed the attached articles about them.

It appears that the practice was used by the Osage Indians in Missouri and Arkansas.




Saturday, September 10, 2011

They are Here Again, Part V ?

SUMMERSVILLE, Mo. • Missouri conservation officials say a property owner shot a mountain lion on his land in the south-central part of the state.
The Department of Conservation said Thursday the man spotted the big male cat this week in Texas County, three miles from where a mountain lion was caught by a trail camera in July.
Mountain lions are protected, but may be shot if people perceive a threat to themselves or their property. Conservation officials say they found no reason to charge the landowner in this case.
The Conservation Department took possession of the cat and will use it for education and DNA testing.
Officials say they have no confirmed evidence of a breeding population in Missouri. They say it appears that mountain lions are dispersing from states to the west.