“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, December 29, 2011

What 's not to like .....

What's not to like here

Cigar Box Guitar _check that, "Electric" Cigar Box Guitar"
Bass Drum

Check out Hymn for Her

Here is another .... Great sound Check em out.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

On Craigslist

If the third person in your drift boat ever gets "lippy" you can banish them to float the river alone in one of these. Actual Craigslist listing. Click on link or photo for more.


This is a 2000 Clackacraft 10' Mini Drifter designed by the famous drift boat builder Don Hill. This is the perfect one or two person fishing platform for small rivers, streams, lakes or ponds. It is 10' long, has a 45" bottom, 20" sides, 62" beam and is very stable whether you are setting or standing. It weighs only 125 lbs. It was designed to fit in a pickup bed. It comes with removable benches, seat and swivel, oars & oar locks, anchor bracket, anchor/pulley system and full floatation. The home built trailer has been sandblasted, primered and painted. It is 14' long and virtually every component on it is new. I love to fly fish and have used it on the White, Norfork, Spring and North Fork of the White rivers, as well as any little pond or lake I can find. It is very safe, and works great with no leaks and no problems. Call 870-four three five-4477 for additional info or pictures. Trades considered.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ever heard of an Atlatl ? Now you have.

A deer-hunting first in Missouri

Luke Boenker of Maryland Heights, Mo., made Missouri deer-hunting history on the opening day of the firearms season.

He became the first hunter using an atlatl, a primitive spear-launching weapon, to take a deer in the state.

The weapon became a legal hunting method last year, but the Missouri Department of Conservation said that no one had taken a deer with it in 2010.

Boenker found success on Nov. 12 this season, hunting from a tree stand in St. Louis County.

A day later, Scott Rorebeck of Trenton, Mo., became the second hunter in the state to take a deer with the atlatl, hunting in Grundy County.

Here is a random example of some Atlatl chucking......... enjoy...

For the record killing a deer with an atlatl is nearly as difficult as Uncle Dick catching a trout using a fly rod.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ever heard of a Gheenoe ?

From the Gheenoe site.....

If you're trying to get into really shallow water, wanting to brag about the one that didn't get away, out to bag your limit of ducks, or just looking for a fun, safe day on the water with the family, .... think Gheenoe! If you want a boat that's nearly impossible to tip over... become a happy Gheenoe owner!

More Click here

Sport Canoe

Friday, December 2, 2011

Meet our friends

Well like most fisherman, particularly drifters we are almost always listening to tunes during our floats. Recently we started a new tradition of naming the fish after the song that was playing when the fish was landed.
Here are a few from our last trip.

Nice Cutty

Amy - by Pure Prairie League

Angie - by the Rolling Stones

Cinnamon Girl - by Neil Young

Jeremy - aka King Jeremy the Wicked by Pearl Jam

Crimson and Clover -  covered by Joan Jett not the original Tommy James and the Shondells version.

Cherry Bomb - by John Cougar Mellancamp