Thursday, July 29, 2010

Calling All Tails

A good friend and fellow blogger Gary from Silk Line River Horse is search of Ruffed Grouse Tail Feathers to fill few empty fly boxes at his fly shop Anglers All. So if you can spare any please contact Gary at his blog. Any and all help will be granted a fully guided Dusky Grouse hunt. You just have to get your ass out here!!















til next time......

Sunday, July 25, 2010

DIY

In five weeks my upland season will begin. To celebrate the occasion the girls and I woke up bight and early to enjoy a great training session and a good swim.

After the training we went home to complete some yard yard work and then celebration continued with a DIY project on my truck. I added a raised platform in the bed on my truck. I now can fit two large kennels in the truck: either facing out of the tail gate or facing out the passenger side flip window. I kept the slide widow on the driver side to ensure proper air circulation for the pups.

In a few weeks I plan to install a Cargo Caddy to store the guns and gear. I'll really like this set up because I can always be ready to go for a quick hunt or training session. Another reason is because it was fairly in-expspensive to build and I can always disassemble it when need be. Not too mention that when it is all said and done this set up will be on the lighter side. So I'll keep saving $ for future 300 miles a day for day hunts!!

The girls love it!!






























I placed several tie-downs eyelets on the platform to secure the kennels and gear.




















til next time....

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hot, Hazy and Ready for Fall

I'm patiently waiting for the cool of the evening to arrive so I can run the dogs at the local park. As the hot day turns into evening I'm thinking back to all the adventures I've had with my dogs over the last few years. Some good, some great, some indifferent and some frustrating, as you can see by the teeth marks in the Acme 210 1/2 English Whistle!


Don't you worry a good summer brew and an even better read will help this summer day pass.

til next time...

Monday, July 5, 2010

The 4th

We decided last year that this 4th of July we were not going to host our annual pig/lamb roast. So instead we decided to go camping. Throw in my sister's family and a good friends family and we have a crew.

We ventured up to a new area on the eastern stretch of the area known as the "The Flattops".  After an extra hour in the car due to the holiday traffic on Friday we made camp just as the the sun went down.

I picked this area because it looked a little out of the way but still relatively close and it held endless opportunities to fish. Reservoirs and rivers in between were the ticket to the trip. I was only able to get on the water for about three hours each day but I made use of the that time catching a Colorado Slam: Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Cutthroat Trout.





















Little guy....















Bear River















Columbines















Wild Irises















The very green high country.



The girls being girls.....

til next time....