Category: nature

Ten ways I’ve found to slow down time, other than fishing.

1. Watch my grandson play 2. Hold a purring cat close to my cheek 3. Look into the eyes of my Labrador retriever. 4. Make a silly face 5. Hike in the Rocky Mountains 6. Watch a rainbow 7. Listen to a stream 8. Sing a favorite song 9. Tie a fly for a friend […]

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Why would anyone fly fish?

I sit back on a rock, stretch my aching back, watch the snowy glacier feed the crystalline lake at 11,500 feet and wonder why I do this. I’m sore from standing for hours, tired from hiking an hour to get here, thirsty because I didn’t bring enough water, and the fish aren’t biting. It’s enough […]

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Favorite Fly

Here’s the fish I caught on the first hole on my first trip to the Bighorn River below Yellowtail Dam. Do you think I might fish with the same fly on this hole again? Yep, I do. Do you have a favorite fly? You know, the one you use when everything else is not working, […]

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Dry Flies on the Bighorn River in Winter?

Yep, this rainbow was so hungry it came right out of the water and tried to eat a rock by my foot! Had to take a picture. What else was I gonna do? Just returned from our biannual trip to the Bighorn river, me and 8 other guys. We have three drift boats and bring our […]

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Earth Day blues and smiles

Okay, so it’s Earth Day, again, and you have done nothing to sustain our wonderful blue and green marble.   You’ve got the blues because oil is still the dominant energy source, along with the other fossil fuel, coal, polluting the land, the air, the water, and you see no cure in the near future. […]

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