Saturday, February 28, 2009

I'm Leavin...on a jet plane

Its time. Oh yes, it's time

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

This one's for you Jergens

Hey Joe.....Do you have a number you want me to throw money down on for you.....

Wednesdays in San Pedro....the world famous "Chicken Drop"

You pick where the bird shits...You win!


Monday, February 23, 2009

Why do I feel like a Kid waiting for Christmas to come?

Its like it's 3 days before Christmas, and your once again 8 years old. All you can think about is Christmas morning, where you rush to the tree where gift nirvana awaits

Well, that's how I feel now. Belize is just 4 working days away. 5 days til I cast to El Macabe

Here's a little Youtube ditty from last year

Tick tock, tick freaking tock. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Soooo Friggin Close...I can taste the Belikin

You best Belize it!!

Why do we go to Belize?

The Fishing is just AVERAGE

And the views suck

Countdown to Belize--6 working days, 8 total...booya grandma!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Get Some Mac!!!

Looks like our friends in Ashton, ID have come out with a killer video, give it a look

Also, Mac is a killer artist. Check out

I gave my father a customized fly wallet and it made him cry on fathers day

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Whaaa...a non fishing post?

Yes....there are a couple of things in this world beyond fly fishing. Had a great day today taking my cousin from Wyoming and my niece up for a little bit of snow fun at Mt Spokane. Say what you want about the hill, its still nice to know ever squaaa inch of a mountain. It's like putting on a old baseball glove, it just feels like home

I spent most of the day pushing my niece beyond her comfort level, trying to get her to go faster and trust her ski' was fun being in coach mode again. I did manage a complete yard sale while coaching her up....and those two were doubled up in laughter at me in a heap.

Billy from Wyoming is a badass on a snowboard. Very impressed I was. It doesnt hurt that he lives just outside of JACKSON HOLE...holy hell!

Did I also mention his neighbor might or might not own Orvis...jeeeeeeeeeez (seriously)

Countdown to Belize--12 Days

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

12,475 Casts--1 Steeltrout

Another beautiful steelhead from the Ronde. I have an addiction to that river. All in all Saturday and Sunday were tough, as the fishery biologist said he interviewed 84 people on Saturday with 11 hatchery and 12 wild fish reported

But there's always the standby to occupy your time

And Murph Dog had a great weekend. She optomized her time finding every piece of dead fish possible.

Lastly I love this picture. It is winter steelheading in one shot

Countdown to Belize--17 Days

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Chasing Steelface

First off, last week sucked at work. I felt like I was working a never ending Office episode. Thank god we had planned an excursion out to chase steel on the Grande Ronde. The Ronde is my favorite river. It's where my thoughts drift to, the river I compulsively check the USGS gage and the river I have no problem getting up with a royal hangover..driving 3 hours, fish hard for steel all day and drive back home for 3 more hours. We dont call that crazy, we call it normal

I did my best to let the fish know what proper steelhead behavior was, as in pick up the steelhead pats stone in your mouth and hang on. Apparently they didnt get the memo from me. Old Man River and my buddy Bo had a better phone line and got through

Now I have fished the GR a ton in the past couple of years and the fish Bo caught and OMR (that's Old Man River for short) were some of the brightest fish for January I have ever seen , not to mention Bo's fish was a TAAAA OD.....all parts of 12 lbs. Doesnt it look like he declaired Jihad on that steelhead?

That fish of OMR's looks almost coastal. Barely any color in January, that hen must have flown up the Columbia System

I had a brief hookup, 2 headshakes and then ol' steelface went gooood bye. My F-Bomb is still hanging over the canyons right now

Hey Bo....can you say....BONK

This hatchery hen is headed for a Super Bowl Party dinner

Till next time steelhead, till next time

Countdown to Belize--27 Days