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Been Awhile…

It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to post.  I’m hoping to be able to get here more regularly here soon.  Meanwhile…  Here’s a couple pictures of my new toy…

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My new-to-me 2002 BMW K1200 RS out for a quick run through a couple canyon roads.  I’ve wanted a bike my whole life, and this was my birthday present to myself…

Thanks for looking!

Walkabout the Backyard

Went for a walk with Zayne and Fleur today in the desert behind the house.  Managed to get a couple of decent shots…

 

She can smell them jack rabbits…just can’t see ’em

Summit of Wheeler Crest

Summit of Mt. Tom

Thanks for taking the time to look!

 

 

Cookie-Cutter Brown Trout

It’s fall in the Eastern Sierra.  That means the flows on the Lower Owens River are down around 200cfs, the brown trout are active, and the surface action is predictable. So are the cookie-cutter brown trout…

One of several photo copy, cookie-cutter browns

This time of year is my favorite for fishing.  The fish are very active, the flies are predictable, and the weather is typically awesome.  I’m looking forward to many more days of warm sunshine and dry-fly action…

Thanks for looking!

A Beautiful Morning

My daughter has been begging me for a dog…specifically a Chihuahua, for the last 6 years and change. Me…I don’t like Chihuahuas.  Yippy, snappy, barky, bitey, toe-biting rat dogs…I always said we would get a dog “someday”, but stressed that we would not get a Chihuahua.  I’m such a sucker…

Yup…my daughter walking her 4-month old Chihuahua, Fleur…

This is them. 2 peas in a pod in only 3 days…

I went and hung out with this puppy for about an hour before I ever told Zayne anything about her.  She is actually a very well-behaved puppy, and very easy to train.

Anyhow…on our little walk around the desert this morning, I took a few pics of the local Autumn wildlife…

Great Basin Fence Lizard

Common Sideblotch

All in all, it’s a beautiful morning.  And yes…I know my kid is wearing 2 different shoes…

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Smaller Still…

Through fall and into winter, the fish around here will feed on smaller and smaller flies.  So, it’s time to start stocking the tiny ones…

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Little Flies…

A friend of mine sent me a sample of some very nice 14/0 tying thread.  What a treat!  I’ve never tied with anything smaller than 8/0, and I used to tie size 24 with that.  Tying a size 20 Stimulator has never been easier!!

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More Flies

Just a couple more flies to take out this weekend…

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Emergers for Fall Fishin’

Adding to the fly box for the fall season is fun.  I love tying caddis and parachute emergers…

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