“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

Sunday, December 9, 2012

REI Hobitat 4 Tent Review Worth Watching

If you have ever considered buying some new outdoor gear it always makes sense to check out some reviews online. I have found Youtube to be a partcularly good source for reviews. Until Now !!! If your gonna buy a tent for the great outdoors it should be spendy. Enjoy....

Wait What You Have Got To Be S#!ting Me

I was impressed when Carp fishing gained popularity a few years ago. Now here's a new one. How about pulling an Articulated Pigeon along the bank to catch a massive catfish.... Hey ya'll watch this !!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Watch this video on Vimeo - Bugs of the Underworld

Enjoy - 94 Degrees and Rising

Awesome Video

Enjoy - Summer on the Spring

Great Video - Brown Town

Watch closely at the 1:40 mark  you'll see guy catching Huge Browns wearing a wife beater t-shirt ?

That's gotta be a first.

Great Video

Great design

I figure it would get stepped on and broken.

In Case You Missed It

In 1976, after years of study and research, a young man named Clifford LaBrecque undertook a challenge that stunned the Bigfoot world. Mr. LaBrecque built one of the best detailed "museum quality" models of Bigfoot. How he did it is a mystery that will probably never be known. One look and it shouts this is the "real thing"--eyes that follow you, and hands, fingers, and toes, are all in great detail. This fantastic piece of work has been stored for over 30 years. This is the first opportunity you have to own Bigfoot. It can be a tremendous attraction for showing this part of American folklore. 
All inquiries about this piece should be directed to Clifford LaBrecque at 1-870-291-1863.  THE ITEM LOCATION IS IN  ARKANSAS TO BE PICKED UP THERE.

By the way the last picture looks like Kris heading into the woods after a greasy breakfast.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thrust or Lateral Motion in the cast

Anatomy of a thrust from SIM Suisse Simfly.ch on Vimeo.

We have had a lot of discussion this year on our floats about the "proper" casting stroke.

The attached is a great example of the lateral motion of the proper cast. Note the red box and elbow movement of the fly caster.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ozark Rainbows (1977)

Discover how rainbow trout are raised and released for anglers to pursue in Missouri.
Produced by Missouri Dept. of Conservation (1977).

Now thats a drift boat !!!!

Heck..... I get nervous with Uncle Dick throwing that tandem rig or a size 2 articulated streamer solo up front. Could you imagine him with three of best friends side by side ?

Bait casters only on this boat.

More here http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/boa/3013657888.html

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Confucius say

Man must sit in boat with bottle long time before fish swim into net.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

A visionary sheik believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary latches on to it as a 'good will' story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

In honor of March madness and the end of the Mizzou KU Rivalry

This is the untold tale of the oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi...this is the secret origin of the Kansas vs. Missouri Border War in Basketball. By the way this is historically inaccurate.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sometimes you have to go look for your life - Sometimes you got to go not look for nothing - Sometimes you got to not look too hard Just let the dog find you.

I think I’ll drive back to Eugene
Get a slide-in camper for my truck
Pack a bamboo rod and hip boots
A book of flies from a Missoula pawn shop
Rub mink oil into the cracked leather
Wonder about the old guy
who tied these trout-chewed flies.
They work good.
Take along my Gibson J-45
made by women during World War II
Coffee-stained stack of maps
A little propane stove
A pile of old quilts
Can opener
Kipper snacks
Smoked oysters
Gunpowder tea
Copper tea pot
and a good sharp knife
Sometimes you have to go look for your life
And I’ll park by some rivers
Cook up some rice and beans
Read Ferlinghetti out loud
Talk to the moon
Tell her all my love tales
She’s heard them, many times
I’ll make up some new juicer parts
Drink cold whiskey from a tin cup
Sit in a lawn chair
Fiddle with my memories
Close my eyes and see
Sometimes you got to go not look for nothing.
The Northwest is good
once you get off I-5
And wander up and down the Willamette, damn-it
On the back, back roads
I know a few people that’d let me park in their drive
Plug in for a night or two
Stay up late and talk about these crazy times
The blandification of our whole situation
And then back to the woods
The dog is bound to find me sooner or later
Sometimes you got to not look too hard
Just let the dog find you
And then head south and east
Maybe through Nevada
The moonscapes of Utah
Stay in some weird campground
where Rodney and Marge keep an eye on things
Everybody’s got a story
Everybody’s got a family
And a lot of ‘em have RVs
I’m on my way to the Ozarks,
to the White River and the Current.
Those smallmouth are great on a flyrod;
they’re not all finicky like trout.
Trout are English, and bass are Polish,
And if I wasn’t born in central Europe
I shoulda been.
Maybe it’s not too late
Sometimes you have to dream deep to find your real life at all
I might go on over through Memphis
I played a wedding at the Peabody Hotel once
twenty odd years ago
And everybody danced
Usually they just sit there and stare.
A few at least sway
But the roads are stupid crowded everywhere
Kids coming along are used to it
All wired up and ready,
or wireless, I guess, and even readier
World peace is surely on the horizon
once us old fers die.
I’ll do my part
But first I want to go across Tennessee into North Carolina
Fish some of those little mountain streams
Catch some brook trout,
which are God’s reminder that creation is a good idea
The world we’ve made
scares the hell out of me
There’s still a little bit of heaven in there
and I want to show it due respect
This looks like a good spot up here.
You can try me on the cell,
but most places I want to be
it doesn’t work.
Sometime you got to listen hard to the sounds
Old Mother Earth still makes
all on her own.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Next time you look at the stars while camping.....

I'm always amazed when in places like Montana, Alaska or just in the country the number of stars and celestial matter that can be seen by the naked eye.

Next time your looking at the stars while camping you may want to think about the attached video.
The message is unbelievable. That is........... it is the believable that is unbelievable.

There are over 100 billion galaxies in the universe. Your brain can't put that in any meaningful perspective.

We occupy a very tiny place in the heavens.

Is there life out there ? What do you think ?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Reel Grease - Great Fly Fishing/Music Website

Ran across a great new website featuring great fishing music meant to be paired with fly fishing.

Great photography and some great music. Check it out here.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Harold Endsley

I remember watching Harold Endsley's show as a kid. I found the show to be captivating with the peaceful music overdubs and first person narrative. Always felt like he was talking directly to me.  He always had something nice to say about everyone he met and the places he went. He enjoyed nature and the outdoors as much as the fishing that came along. Watch the You tube video see if you remember.

Whats in a name... ??

I love this one... for real.... a guide called Woody's Fairly Reliable Guide service.

Woody is real guide that first heard about from the Harold Endsley show. More on that later.   Would you buy fairly reliable batteries ? or use a fairly reliable shuttle service ?

The reality is that guides get cut some slack, as they should. Right ?

I thinks Woody's figured that ..been around since 1975.

Gotta Love that Motto and Logo...

Read more here.....

Trout Quotes

“Whenever I hear the sparrow chirping, watch the woodpecker chirp, catch a chirping trout, or listen to the sad howl of the chirp rat, I think: Oh boy! I'm going insane again.”

Jack Handy
“To me heaven would be a big bull ring with me holding two barrera seats and a trout stream outside that no one else was allowed to fish in and two lovely houses in the town; one where I would have my wife and children and be monogamous and love them”
Ernest Hemingway
“Listen to the sound of the river and you will get the trout”
Irish Proverb
“You must lose a fly to catch a trout”
George Herbert
May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it.
Irish Blessing
Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.  
Author Unknown

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mackinlay Whiskey

For your next fishing trip try the rarest of whiskey........Mackinlay Whiskey. 

Here's Why

In 1907, Ernest Shackleton and crew set out on the ship Nimrod to visit Antarctica and, they hoped, the South Pole. The good news was, the entire party survived the trip, thanks in part to the Rare Old Highland Whisky they brought to the frozen continent. But the expedition was forced to evacuate in 1909, some 100 miles short of the Pole they sought. And, as winter ice encroached and the men hurried home, they left behind three cases of the choice whiskey.

Read more here......