Monthly Archives: July 2016

Fly Fishing

July 28, 2016

Fly fishing is a struggle.  It is particularly frustrating knowing you just happen to be on some of the best rivers in the country.  In the last week or so, I’ve fished on the North Fork of the Flathead, the Blackfoot and the Lochsa rivers.  Some success, but none of those 20 fish days I’ve heard of.

A wise woman explains fly fishing.

The Successesimage


“It is an art that is performed on a four-count rhythm between ten and two o’clock.”  (Description of the fly cast from A River Runs Through It.)




July 14, 2017


Got your attention.  Seems bears are the new sharks.  We are in Glacier National Park.  All anyone wants to know is “seen any bears”?  Nope, not yet.

All the Rangers talk about are bears.  Got bear spray? Know how to use it? Can you tell a Grizzly from a Black Bear?  A few weeks ago, one of their own was killed by a bear. Apparently he surprised a bear on his mountain bike (the ranger was on the bike). On our way here we camped south of Bozeman along the Gallitan River.  That campground had a bear trap, complete with crime scene tape. Seems they had their own “nuisance” black bear.

Leslie is obsessed, dreams of Grizzly Bears and is becoming an expert on bear behavior.

Lucky for me I’ve seen one up close, right here in Glacier, right here in this campground ( and don’t feel the need to see another.  I can focus on important things like huckleberry pie, fishing and sightseeing.


Besides I think the bears are busy focusing on honey and their own hundred acre woods.



Happy Holiday

July 4, 2016

On my way back from the toilet this morning I saw a Bald Eagle.  Very majestic. Maybe you get to see them in other places, but I got to see mine today in Yellowstone.  Very fitting on the 4th.image

We have been in The Grand Tetons and now Yellowstone for over a week.  When we decided to be in “The Parks” on the holiday it sounded crazy, we hate crowds, but it’s worked out great.  You wanna get away just take a walk and you will have wilderness to yourselves.


Then there is my favorite fisherman’s adage “if your not catching fish, just look up”.


Happy Holiday