“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, 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...

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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.

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