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Two more trips

I’ll be completely caught up after these two. Here we go…

I had Mom meet me at my house in the morning a few weeks back and we headed down the Bitterroot. Figured she could use a day in the mountains before starting the new school year. We hit up Kootenai Creek. Excellent hiking, easy fishing, and nice scenery.

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Hiked up, dropped in the water and started getting into some little fish right away.…

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Being good to each other is so important, guys.

Another photo dump

And with this, I’m caught up… almost…

Shannon is at yoga for another thirty minutes or so and I felt like having a beer rather than going to the gym after work today. This is as good a time as any to get “caught up” on the fishing trips.

I got off work a couple Mondays ago, hit the gym and was still feeling a bit like I needed to get outside. Cut the gym trip a bit short, headed home and grabbed Shannon and Ri and we headed up the…

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Missed two far bigger than this guy afterwards… #tenkara #tenkarausa #cutthroat #flyfishing #dryfly #trout

Missed two far bigger than this guy afterwards… #tenkara #tenkarausa #cutthroat #flyfishing #dryfly #trout

Bike Fishing

A little something different today. My friend Duncan and I got out on our bikes for a fishing excursion on Wednesday. It was a fun time. I did a little write up on the trip for our blog over at Missoula Bicycle Works. Head over and give it a look. Next time around I’ll do one for this blog specifically, maybe address what I changed from my first attempt and what I’d change for future outings.

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Two Weeks Worth

Can’t believe August is half over. Feels like the drift boat trip was just yesterday. I’ve gotten after it several times since then, here goes…

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Duncan and I got out on the water the night of the Paul McCartney concert. I think our time was better spent. Six pack of Bud Diesel, couple gas station corndogs and a tube of pringles. I got into a nice fish right away. Dunc was cursed. I’ve never seen…

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Under 30 minutes of fishing. Didn’t get a pic of the bigger rainbow I caught to end the evening. Nice outing #browntrout #tenkara #tenkarabum @tenkarabum #daiwa #soyokaze

Under 30 minutes of fishing. Didn’t get a pic of the bigger rainbow I caught to end the evening. Nice outing #browntrout #tenkara #tenkarabum @tenkarabum #daiwa #soyokaze

Started at 232(ish) last December, jumped to 242 (muscle gain) by January, down into the teens for the first time in close to ten years. Thanks @mustgym! #mustfit #gettinfit

Started at 232(ish) last December, jumped to 242 (muscle gain) by January, down into the teens for the first time in close to ten years. Thanks @mustgym! #mustfit #gettinfit

Tenkara+Drift Boat

Chad wanted to get out in his boat. I’m a sucker for a free ride. Grabbed a six pack of Trout Slayer and met him at the bike shop and off we went. We were on the water a little after five.

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It’s amazing what a year of fishing and rowing will change. Chad navigated the water expertly, put me in spots and gave me the best chance to get into fish. Which, I promptly did.

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Big fat brown on a hopper…

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Oh, good morning. What’s that? You want to go ride? Well, you ARE the house guest… #surlybikes #icecreamtruck #fatbike #ibikemsla

Oh, good morning. What’s that? You want to go ride? Well, you ARE the house guest… #surlybikes #icecreamtruck #fatbike #ibikemsla

A 3-for

Been out fishing a few times since my last posting, I’ve just been too lazy to get anything written. I’m also nearing my free storage limit on here, need to decide what I’m going to do about that…

Anyway…

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Chad texted me while I was at work a few Sundays ago. “Thinking of fishing for a few hours tonight, you game?” I was, (I’m still not getting specific about locations anymore, it was the Clark…

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First time at Checkpoint last night. Fun stuff #DrinkBeerRideBikes #surlybikes #moonlander #steelisreal #fatbike #MillerHighLife

First time at Checkpoint last night. Fun stuff #DrinkBeerRideBikes #surlybikes #moonlander #steelisreal #fatbike #MillerHighLife

My favorite bike got some love today. Thanks @montanapats for the #krampus fork, I owe ya. Can’t wait till this bike goes 29+ up front but, 2.4 Ardents front and rear are a good setup for now. #steelisreal #konabikes #surlybikes #unit #singlespeed #maxxis #lessgearsmorebeers

My favorite bike got some love today. Thanks @montanapats for the #krampus fork, I owe ya. Can’t wait till this bike goes 29+ up front but, 2.4 Ardents front and rear are a good setup for now. #steelisreal #konabikes #surlybikes #unit #singlespeed #maxxis #lessgearsmorebeers

Yep, it’s hot, inside and out. Quit whining. @mustgym #ibikemsla #getlostmt #MUSTFit

Yep, it’s hot, inside and out. Quit whining. @mustgym #ibikemsla #getlostmt #MUSTFit

Today, I was reminded of one of the many things I love about my job at the bike shop. Who I am is not what I do. I’ve had a crap attitude at work for a few days. My friend and coworker noticed and suggested(commanded) I take a day off. My awesome boss was cool with that, so today instead of working I fished, then hit a brewery. Even a job you love can be stressful. You need time to be yourself and do the things you love. My job allows me to do that, on a whim no less, and I’ll be forever thankful for that opportunity. Aside from being recentered(call me a hippie I don’t care), I’m pumped to get back to work. But, I’ve got two more days of vacation to enjoy. So, back to this box of wine I go. See you Saturday bike shop customers!