I listen to this song often – looped – while pecking away at my keyboard and querying my brain for solutions that it thinks is elegant for a problem. Although the solutions returned from my noggin aren’t always the most amazing ( and are downright scary months later ) – this song gets me into […]Read More The Winner Is
Back to the song as a post meme, just because. But also because there is always the moment when I’m walking Sampson alongside of a river, and he simply comes undone. Its like the excite is too much for his noggin to handle, and he attempts to fly. I fear for my knees when this happens […]Read More Undone
Continuing my music-oriented post meme – the title of this post is a riff on this jam from my grunge-infused high school days. Feel free to listen along while reading. The Klamath basin – home of monster rainbow trout, swarms of insects, and beautiful vistas like this: source: https://atowhee.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/klamath-revisited/ But during yet another heat wave […]Read More If I Wood, Could You?
Sometimes you just need to simplify things. Leave the boat at home. No need for a float tube or a sinking tip. No bobbers. Floatant – nope. Waders and boots? Meh. A handful of jig flies and small dropper nymphs, a nice long rod, and some familiar water filled with large boulders, logs and swift […]Read More Simple
Some days on the river aren’t measured in fish brought to hand. They are a success the moment the boat slips into the current under a bright blue sky. But the excitement of it all sometimes makes you pull over and play in the mud, and let four legged passengers relieve themselves. And back in […]Read More Three Keepers In The Boat
2 years ago we adopted a little black ball of energy named Sampson. He was 7 weeks old and our first night together we camped at Mt. Bachelor. Here is a favorite snap of him on our first fishing trip together at the Ana River And two years later here we are again Here’s to […]Read More Two Trips Around The Sun
Any day that begins like this will always be good.Read More Steelhead Sunrise
Last night I drove back down to our favorite camp along the Upper Deschutes river, to grab the boat ( hard to tow a trailer and a boat at the same time ), and the memories of the weekend swelled up from the banks of the river and washed over me with great emotion. The […]Read More Pieces Left Behind