I ended the summer with one last float on the Stillwater where it joins with the Yellowstone, with an old friend from my Kalispell days.
These are rough times. Do the little things that will reduce stress on stressed out strangers.
We used to say dogs age about seven years for every 365 days. A new estimate of dog vs. human years hasn't changed much about that old formula.
Recovering grizzly bears are expanding their range in Montana and Wyoming. Soon the precautions we take in Glacier and Yellowstone to warn bears of our presence will be required across athe region.
When I sing Steely Dan's "Peg" as I wander about the wilderness, that scares away most human and wildlife that comes within earshot. Donald Fagen I'm not.
Carp have long been seen as trash fish. But fly anglers are giving the fish and second, hard look. They like what they see.
The American avocet is an elegant, beautiful bird of the wetlands. It's one of my favorite non-game species.
Life has been pretty settled. A little too settled. So were going to mix it up a bit. A new puppy is on the way.
The photo shows Jack, my first English setter 10 years ago when I brought my second setter, Doll, home as a pup[y.
Spring is a happy time. Winter is over, mostly. But a bit of weather hangs on. So when things clear up, go someplace and play. It might snow tomorrow.
Bluegill are spunky, spirited, hard fighting fish. They may be small, usually, but what they lack in size they make up for with pure aggression. They're great on light tackle, and there's no better light tackle than a fly rod tugging a popper across the surface.