Stranded

Every October, those that control the faucet at the head of the Deschutes River at Wickiup Dam, turn things down to begin storing water for next years irrigation needs. The photo above shows the Upper Deschutes River about a half mile below the Wickup Dam – this photo can only be taken during the height […]

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Snow Is Gone, But the Trash Isn’t

Spring is upon us, and for the most part, the Snow is Gone from most spots.  This also means that many anglers have the itch to get out on the water.  And as the rush of spring flows subsides in our favorite streams, the high water lines will likely be littered with trash from seasons past. Flip flops, beer cans, […]

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Old Old Fashioned

Vacation homes are always an adventure.  This past week we stayed at a place on the Oregon coast outside of Tillamook in small bedroom community called Cape Meares.  The area has an interesting past – it is near an old resort community named Bayocean, that was eventually washed away by the mighty Pacific.  The location was […]

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Gold

Nothing is more lovely than the gold of fall.  On the high desert, the sage blossoms put on a show nearly as good as a grove of aspen.  When the sage is next to a river – well you just can’t go wrong. The Crooked River has had a rough time as of late.  The […]

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No More Grip-n-Grin

I love scrolling through Instagram to take a mental vacation during the day.  Beautiful shots of mountain vistas, sunrises, and pristine rivers let my mind wander to happy places.  And of course peppered throughout my feed are the classic “Grip n Grin” photos. I am guilty of being a model in said pose, and I totally […]

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Box Of Stones

The quip about doing something over and over again – expecting a different result is insanity – would very well describe me and fishing a certain area.  For months over a year I’ve been sneaking away for a quick half hour of casting early in the morning, or at dusk, searching for gold – only to […]

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The Winner Is

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 […]

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The Hunt

I discovered this episode’s music via my colleague Jeff Bowen.  The lyrics of this one reminded me of the coast, and the title of the track from River Whyless is very much inline with the pursuit of winter steelhead.   Hours, perhaps days even, have been spent in the pursuit.  Each winter I trek over […]

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Champagne Supernova

  During my sophomore year of college this song, rather the entire Oasis album had a permanent home in my five disc changer. I have no clue what a Champagne Supernova in the sky is.  The intro of the track though has the sound of water washing against a shore, and this morning as I stood […]

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