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Odds and Ends…A Camera Phone Pictorial

Yummy!  Fresh fish!  (I can’t believe how bad our yard was…I am so happy it is green now!  Yay fence!) Dallas’s handiwork; the master of hiding food (at least he thinks so) Just a typical steak from Nadler’s (Dus can make 3 meals of this!) Did someone say Chicken? A largemouth caught on Dustin’s Chernobyl… Read more »

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8 Days…Destination, Unclear

In approximately 188 hours, Brooke, Matt, Dustin and myself head to Montana.  Where in Montana is still the question without an answer.  As of this morning, the Yellowstone is flowing at 11,600 cfs; ideally, we need that to come down to about 6900 cfs.  However, the water temperature is warming, and stands at 48° this… Read more »

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Snake Repellent…Too Good to be True?

As anyone familiar with me knows, I have an irrational fear of snakes.  Medically known as Ophidiophobia, the fear of snakes paralyzes me when I run across or just get a glimpse of the belly crawling species.  I can pick out an area that looks like prime snake habitat and avoid it like the plague. … Read more »

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Dustin Ties Flies: Parachute Adams & King Prince

Well it was Thursday yesterday, and that means fly tying night at Rainbow Fly Shop.  Dus looks forward to this class all week long.  Again, I am so happy I encouraged him to pick up this hobby.  Last night he tied a couple new flies, a Parachute Adams and a King Prince.  Both of these… Read more »

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Dustin Ties Flies: Superman Nymph

Word around the fly shop is that this little fly really tears up Missouri Trout.  Nightly, Dustin sits in front of his vice diligently tying these little “supermen”.  He’s added some of his own flair with a Christmas Tree variety and some others he is yet to name.  This weekend, Dustin and I plan to… Read more »

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Muddy Float

Our river outfitter is one hard dude to track down…looks like we might have found him.  Well, maybe not, but people are floating the river.  It is still up quite a few feet, flowing pretty fast, and is a bone chilling 38 degrees.  I am sure glad we still have 17 days until we are… Read more »

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What’s a Girl got to Do to get a Job in This Town

Job hunting is never a fun task.  Unemployment found me nearly a year ago, and I’ve survived on my unemployment since then.  Before you judge me as a slacker, it is important to know I have been diligently working towards my degree in Environmental Studies.  My plan for graduation is Spring 2013.  The tricky part… Read more »

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Ozark Scenic Riverways: We Can Decided the Future

Floating Missouri’s rivers is just part of Missouri culture.  Every summer thousands descend on the Ozark area for some paddling, fishing, camping, beer and camaraderie among friends.   The Jacks Fork and Current River hold beauty that cannot be described by words.  Not to mention, the Current River is one of the finest trout streams in… Read more »

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I Want a Mule, a Moscow Mule That is

While having a riveting conversation over wings and beer about the benefits and distaste of ginger (Brooke’s cousin Billie despises the stuff) a drink was mentioned.  A drink of which none of us Kansas City folk had ever heard about, a Moscow Mule.  I guess they are quite popular in San Diego,  much to Billie’s… Read more »