Proving that good things can and do spin out of untoward life events (shoulder issue), I had occasion a few weeks ago to speak with a couple of longtime fishing compadres. Both compadres are what most of us would call ‘distracted fishers’; they’re busy as hell with large families, they’re well-heeled and travel to (at […]
This question has been bouncing around the shop for the past week or so. If you had five days in November to go fishing anywhere in North America, where would you go? What would you fish for? There is a wealth of opportunities. There has been talk of a shop fishing trip (assuming all goes […]
Subtitle: So Who Really Doesn’t Know a Lake Trout vs. a Mountain Whitefish vs. a Hole in the Ground? Mike Kosmrl, the environmental and federal beat reporter at the Jackson Hole News and Guide, wrote a piece today (Lawyer Moyer Angles for Trout But Tilts at Windmills) taking an unabashed swipe at Peter Moyer, JH […]
Starting a new job is always interesting. You don’t know your coworkers, you don’t know the routine, and you don’t quite have the “feel” of the place for a while. But when, on your second day of work, the shop hosts an event called “Crocktoberfest”, you know you’re probably in a good place. What the […]
“Mending the Line” (Trailer) – Official Selection, IF4 2014 from IF4 on Vimeo.
From the ‘wait just a damned minute, that’s not quite the story I’ve been told’ file, here’s an interesting excerpt (two pages) from Hiram Chittenden’s book The Yellowstone National Park: Historical and Descriptive (first edition 1895, images from 5th edition 1905). In the book (second image below) Chittenden reports the stocking of 10,000 yearling lake […]
Bryan Gregson Photography | 2013 Patagonia, Argentina | Gaucho from Bryan Gregson Photography on Vimeo.
White River Sockeye from River_Snorkel on Vimeo.
TU Headwaters from TwoFisted Heart Productions on Vimeo.
[Read Part One here if you missed it yesterday...] Take the South Fork of the Snake River—a local stream for me. Currently, there are no fish stocked in the river, but that hasn’t always been the case. The cutthroats are native Yellowstone cutts—the same species that swim in Yellowstone Lake and its namesake river. The […]
[After asking about it a few weeks ago, we’re still getting emails (and a couple of calls) offering wit, wisdom, opinion and insults in the ‘discussion’ regarding replacing now wild, sustaining fish populations with (perhaps or not genetically pure) native species. The can of worms we opened here was particularly focused on trout in the […]
In the midst of discussing the bounties of fall in the Greater Yellowstone the topic came up once again. Yesterday’s chat with a very well seasoned friend from Bozeman, a guy that most fly anglers would stamp as a bonafide fly fishing virtuoso, turned at one point to what a lot of folks in the […]
River Snorkel: Ready And Able from River_Snorkel on Vimeo. 10 year old Able is keen to film the salmon and trout in the creek behind his house so we headed down to the water with his dad. We found a whole school of hungry trout and salmon parr and with a little patience we managed […]
Every fisherman has a story of being hooked. It happens. It’s part of the game. Ever since I started fishing with articulated streamers, I’ve wondered what one of them would look like stuck in my skin… My question was answered a couple days ago by this text from Shane, who was floating the Yellowstone: Yes, […]