Bullwinkle – This Morning @7:45 AM

OK, so this Ol’ boy strolled by us this morning, then came up the stairs to the meadow and sauntered past the other cabins as pretty as you please. A sort of, “Bears! Gimme a break. I, Bullwinkle, Am the TRUE King of Trouthaven”.

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A Hawk Moth – Uncommon but not rare

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First Moose Seen This Season

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Sunshine On Rock Creek

Happiness is early morning sun on the bunkhouse deck. Now, I’m not a big fan of selfies, but Gail’s smile is worth it – even tho’ the river is blown out.

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Winter Wildlife – 2016/2017

From our game camera this last winter: apart from the numerous deer, the only wildlife of note was a Bobcat, a fox, a hare, and a one antlered deer. Oh, and two Sasquatch disguised as hikers.

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Clinch Knots on #18 flies and #6 tippet.

For really small flies, #6 tippets, fat fingers, bad eyesight, or stiff cold hands this tool looks to be the cat’s pajamas. Just ordered one from Amazon to test it out – $14.95. Will test it out and report back.

NOTE: From the comments this tool is largely restricted to tying clinch knots. So if you’re tying a palomar for your favorite steelhead fly, you won’t need this. But for clinch knots, I think this is gonna be a winner.

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Do You Have What It Takes – Part II

The other day I went golfing for the first time this year. Did pretty well – played nine holes (the back nine) and shot a 38. The weather was gorgeous – 60+ degrees, clear as a bell. Woke up this morning to this:

View from our Missoula Apt

 

Which, of course, suggests the following meme:

 

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Finally, Spring!

Yay!

Crocus – 1 April, 2017. Just outside our cabin

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Living in Montana? Do You Have What It Takes?

Well, I’ve got a .300 Mag, .45 Desert Eagle, and 9mm for the little guys. So, yeah, I think I have what it takes.

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March 13th, 2017

These pics were kindly taken by our friends and fellow Trouthaven residents, Andy and Jacey Watson. This is a lot of snow for this time of year so everyone is looking for decent water flows this season.

 

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