An adventure upriver…

Brian and I decided to start a small business…Little did we know what a wild ride it would take us on.  Our most recent adventure was traveling upriver 2 hours, to the tiny town of Kooskia, Idaho (/ˈkuːskiː/ KOO-skee). Now Kooskia doesn’t have very much there, but nestled along the main road, across from the grocery,Continue reading “An adventure upriver…”

Gear Review: the monoMASTER

I’d like to think that part of fly fishing is caring for our resources.  Most fly fishers I know, would wholeheartedly agree with that. How many times have you been on the river, and come across spent mono/fishing line balled up in the rocks? Or in a bush? Or you switch out your leader andContinue reading “Gear Review: the monoMASTER”

The Purge-Prepping for your Winter Fly Tying Session

Well for the most part fishing season is over and tying season is here. One of the thing that I do, and you might find it is helpful as well, is I pull all of my fly boxes out and start the purge process before I start doing my winter fly tying. Everyone is differentContinue reading “The Purge-Prepping for your Winter Fly Tying Session”

The Longest Main Street in America…

        Island Park… The Harriman… the Railroad Ranch…Last Chance… Macks’ Inn… pick a name, and it will get you to the longest main street in America.  For 33 miles, the city of Island Park beckons folks from all walk of life, for its recreational opportunities-ATVs, hiking, exploring, and well -fishing.   With a main line toContinue reading “The Longest Main Street in America…”

Trip of a Lifetime—4 years ago–and procrastinating journal entries..

Wow…so I keep a journal of all of our fishing adventures (or misadventures at times)… four years ago I went to the Henry’s Fork for a “ladies trip” and life got so busy afterwards, that I never got a chance to “pen it out”. It is so fun going through looking at the pictures toContinue reading “Trip of a Lifetime—4 years ago–and procrastinating journal entries..”

Top 3 Innovations in 20 Years-Fly Tying

I recently saw an article on Facebook from the Billings Gazette by Bob Krumm called “Fly Tyers name greatest innovations in craft”. In this article he spoke with some “Contemporary” fly Tier’s at the Western Rocky Mountain Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers Expo, which included folks such as Frank Johnson, Bob Jacklin,Continue reading “Top 3 Innovations in 20 Years-Fly Tying”

Fly Tiers the Unsung Heroes of Fly Fishing Shows

There are a lot that go into putting on a fly fishing show.  The venue, the vendors, the programs, the workshops and the fly tiers and more.  All are very important to the success of the show. The big names and the programs and workshops are what draws the crowds, and everyone want to seeContinue reading “Fly Tiers the Unsung Heroes of Fly Fishing Shows”

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Well so far this year, man what a start to the year. Brittany has been busy with being president for the fly fishing club. All sorts of things happening there. Me getting healed up from surgery for a broken wrist. We bought a new house. Boy is itContinue reading “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”