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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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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Dramamine

Soundtrack: Dramamine – Modest Mouse   A few years ago my friend Jon Tapper went on a dory boat excursion with Jack Harrell from Pacific City Fly Fishing.  From his reports, catching rockfish on the fly near Haystack rock sounded downright lovely.  As such, an item was added to the fishy bucket list, and this past weekend […]

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Friend of the Devil

This post’s soundtrack is a cover of the original song performed this past July by The Dave Matthews Band.   Last night I really had to force myself to set an alarm to the darker-side of 5am.  The prior night wasn’t the best sleep for me, and I knew it was going to be cold in the […]

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Mr. Roboto

Although fishing on a man-made impoundment doesn’t really qualify as a Wilderness Experience – I typically like to think any form of fishing should be an escape from it all.  But during this outing the wilderness was going to have a soundtrack – a shitty soundtrack – supplied by campers nearby. The thunderstorm overhead had just […]

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