This just in from Vice. Hippies rejoice, yer dirtbag status is still intact.
See, one big reason the nostalgia-obsessed, status-seeking, upper-middle-class folks we shorthand as “hipsters” are such magnets for ridicule is because most everything they do is useless.
I heard this from a guy I know who knows a guy that got this this note from some other guy who is way in the know.
There remains an immense amount of fine habitat in the Yakima outside those two streams. The Naches River alone should be having returns of over 6,000 steelhead, Satus and Toppenish each 2,000 and the upper mainstem Yakima and many of its tributaries such as Big Creek, Cabin Creek, Teanaway River, and many others should have at least another 6,000-10,000 … even under present conditions. Given the good passage conditions in the Columbia in recent years and the good overall ocean conditions, the Yakima should be having wild steelhead returns of 15,000-20,000.
Read the rest at Emerald Water Anglers.
Occupy our public lands! From the Upper Columbia Flyfisher.
I simply want to remind readers that as partial owners of our public lands, we cannot be barred entry just because Congress doesn’t want to pay a gatekeeper. If there is a lake or stream on public lands that you cannot access because of the Shut-Down, then I would urge you to get there any way you can without regard for the ‘closed’ signs. Our public lands, waterways & parks are commonwealth that belongs to all citizens. Safely pass in those places as you please & without fear. Refuse to let the Shut-Down bar public access.
It is with a heavy heart that we report that William Freddie McCullough, of Bloomingdale has passed from this earth. As noted in his obituary in the Savannah Morning News,
“There isn’t enough space here to list all of the women from Freddie’s past. There isn’t enough space in the Bloomingdale phone book. A few of the more colorful ones were Momma Margie, Crazy Pam, Big Tittie Wanda, Spacy Stacy and Sweet Melissa (he explained that nickname had nothing to do with her attitude). He attracted more women than a shoe sale at Macy’s. He got married when he was 18, but it didn’t last. Freddie was no quitter, however, so he gave it a shot two more times. It didn’t work out with any of the wives, but he managed to stay friends with them and their parents.”
(Some photos courtesy of our compadres at Stalking the Seam)
More goodness coming out of FFC
Just When You Thought it was Safe to Go Back in the Water:
A veritable bucket-full of piscatorial profligacy, all for the price of a couple articulated streamers. Have some.
And more info here.
All of the areas we fished are currently under threat of oil and gas development.
“Hey guys, look at my fish!”
Ahab, in keeping with a now-yearly theme, displays his mad skillz at Mexican Rainbow Juggling.
Good thing it wasn’t a 700′ earthen dam holding back a few cubic miles of tailings at the headwaters of a massive sockeye system…but that would never happen, right?
From the fertile, warped mind of Ketchikan’s own Ray Troll.