We’re Moved In – Finally!

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Bullwinkle – This Morning @7:45 AM

OK, so this Ol’ Boy strolled by us this morning, came up the stairs into our backyard, out to the meadow and then sauntered past the other cabins. A sort of, “Bears! Gimme a break. I, Bullwinkle, Am the TRUE King!”.

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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 bears in our apple tree, numerous deer, the only wildlife of note was a cougar, a fox, a hare, and a one antlered deer. Oh, and two Sasquatch disguised as hikers.

Smokey in our backyard apple tree

Fox

Sasquatch?

Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion

One antlered deer

Surprised, Bugs asks, “Elmer? Izzat you?”

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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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