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.
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.
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:
Which, of course, suggests the following meme:
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.
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.
Yesterday, Sunday 15 January, 2016, Lynn Farmer, Gail and I went up Rock Creek to our cabins. The snow was too deep for Lynn’s truck (even with chains), so we parked just off the main road and hiked in to Trouthaven.These are a few of the pictures we took.
Here’s Gail returning to the truck after hiking into the cabin (about 0.5 miles) on Snow Shoes for the first time.
Pictures taken at the Howard’s house in Bozeman in December 2016 as we wait for our house in Missoula to be finished.