Aug. 20th, 2011: Tricorythodes

[singlepic id=2818 w=400 h=320 float=left] Woke at 3:45am on an air mattress with a dog snout in my face. Liz and I stayed at her parents house after a late evening dinner so I could be closer to optimum Trico water. I woke and readied my gear and mental state …

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May 27th, 2011: OR Carping Day 2

[singlepic id=2655 w=380 h=300 float=right] Day 2: The Big C. Started at 7am, wake, dress, brush teeth and head for coffee and a quick breakfast. Long hours were about to be logged in search of puffy lipped prey. Down a backroad and parked at a spot with a sign full of …

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May 26th, 2011: OR Carping Day 1

[singlepic id=2646 w=280 h=200 float=right] After a couple months of planning, tickets purchased, flies tied, gear prepped, packed and flown 1,427 miles west Wendy Berrell and myself woke at ~5am to begin the first of four days with John Montana fishing the Columbia River for Cyprinus carpio. The 3wt was swapped …

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Jan. 17th, 2011: Just the Beginning

[singlepic id=2215 w=380 h=300 float=right] I had the day off, the girl did not. Only one thing to do during trout season with time like this. Fish, hike, fish, hike, then fish some more and be thankful for the time in front of you. Plans were loosely organized and a friend …

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April 20th, Caddis Dry Fly Lessons

The night before plans were hatched (interesting I used that particular term). I was set to arrive at 8:45am and with a short hike in Wendy B. and I would be staring at trout water by 9:15am. An initial water temp was taken at the first riffle crossing made, a cool …

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January 13th, A Hike in the Snow

[singlepic id=1133 w=300 h=220 float=left] Onsite arrival: 11:45am. I geared up and decided to take a quick peek at the situation prior to my compadre arriving at 12:30pm. I dawned a pair of new waders and boots today for the first time, my first set of breath-ables, about time… Snowshoes …

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August 24th, Of Trico’s and Carp

[singlepic id=14 w=320 h=240 float=left] Today was a day to remember for sure, starting early. Woke at just after 3am, anticipation, like the first day of school I guess. Prepared myself and my gear and left for the first of several stretches in a vehicle. I met with Wendy B. …

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