Don’t get too excited.
Don’t get too excited.
Photography / Firearms / Fly Fishing / Opinions
Don’t get too excited.
On July second Tim Daughton handed me this opportunity. The outdoor retail guy and Orvis brand ambassador came to Beaver Island at the invitation of the benevolent and generous Cameron Mortenson, who always seems to gather just the right blend of … [Continue reading]
Kevin raises the outboard then lifts the oars and slides the blades into the water. I stand and straighten my shirt, turning to look at him. “Periscope up?” he asks, and I nod and slide under his right arm and pick my way into the back of the boat … [Continue reading]
"You see what I am looking at? "Yeah, I see it." "Facing left." "Yeah." The cast hit the water sixty feet from the bow of the boat. "This is going to be about a seven second countdown." "Okay." I striped back towards the boat, then … [Continue reading]
I wish I liked tomato juice. I really do. I like tomatoes as much as the next guy, I guess. Thin, deep-red slices on a hot grilled chicken sandwich with green chili and mayonnaise on a warm toasty roll are as necessary as delicious. Fresh from my … [Continue reading]
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"Goddamn," Dave said past a cigarette, leaning back in the boat seat. "I just lit this thing." The golden fish ran at the white-grey horizon, toward, then away, then toward again the spit-dribble of land that trails away west from Hog island, known … [Continue reading]
"I don't have the words. I'm too tired," I said, leaning back in my seat with a sigh. Dave Grossman stood over my shoulder. "You want me to guest post it? I have a lot of interesting things to say," he said through a moonshine smile. "My one rule … [Continue reading]
Propensity /prəˈpensədē/ an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way. Fish eating dries are like single women at bars; if you position yourself to get a good idea of what they don't want, it is easier to come up with something … [Continue reading]
He stood like a statue in the orange misty morning light, looking down. Black plastic tubing snaked by his feet and through and around the plants, appearing and disappearing between the leaves and stalks. Thinner tubing sprouted perpendicular from … [Continue reading]
Roughly two feet tall and eight feet long, the pile of magazines slowly grew and collected dust on a low concrete shelf surrounding the cold fireplace in the southwest corner of the converted master bedroom. An addition to the house sometime in the … [Continue reading]
It is not that I felt particularly mossy, really. Well, not more than usual, I guess, but there were outside forces, events that were out of my control that led to decisions to attempt a higher level of rolling-type behaviour that is good for the … [Continue reading]
There are things going on. Things that have, things that will, things that might. Good things, questionable things, things based on decisions made in particular states of mind; haste, lust, passion, panic; explainable best to those who will listen … [Continue reading]
It might have been ten minutes or an hour but it didn't matter and nobody seemed to mind. When the storm came it moved fast and the trio sought refuge on the deck of a fishing shack where they ate lunch and spoke to others and watched one of the men … [Continue reading]
What is the first thing that people notice about you? My beauty. Haha. But seriously I am good looking. It's true I am a big, but that just means there is more to love. (#BBS) My mountains are some of the best around. I can be a little wild and it … [Continue reading]
The guide rinsed the knife in the river with a quick back-and-forth motion that made a gurgling sound. The angler sat behind him talking through a smile, "wow, that meat is beautiful, so red. I think we will probably cook this tonight when we get … [Continue reading]
From here you can see everything. You can watch the movement and the flow. You can see where it has been and where it is going. There is perspective that affords the ability to feel smug with knowledge and secure from the pulling and twisting and … [Continue reading]
30.0 sec at f/4.5 ISO 1600 10.5mm, distortion corrected Light source: Olight M10 Maverick -A … [Continue reading]
Thing 1 - Beaver Island Spots Available It is needless to say that I am dissapointed that I will not be able to go back to Beaver Island this year. It is one of the coolest places I have ever been. The fishery, the island, and the people combine to … [Continue reading]
Rain, snow, sleet. A fisherman fishes. A photographer takes photos. Sometimes a guy has to do both. Ain't life grand. 'Neck update on the way. -Alex who loves loves loves his Scadden boat. Thanks to Mr. Doug Mance for the photo. … [Continue reading]