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Payoff–Loch Vale

Six exams, 58 hours of work and 12 hours on the road makes for quite a long week.  My stress level was off the charts , and Dustin was simply too tired to be stressed.  Since we have been here, I don’t think Dustin has once questioned our move.  However, this week he received his… Read more »

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OBN Gear–Flying Fisherman Pago Sunglasses

A box from UPS on the door step is always an exciting thing, but even better when something inside is courtesy of winning!  Thanks to OBN and the folks at Flying Fisherman, I have the opportunity to review the Pago Polarized Sunglasses  from FF’s Master Angler Series.  WOOP!   I plan to do a full review… Read more »

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Carting Along

Sunday, we took Venus out for her first cart walk.  She seemed to do well, and didn’t really mind the cart at all.  Once she is in, she is ready to go.  For the most part, I think the fitting issues are corrected.  The folks at pet mrc received this video as well.  Venus gazed… Read more »

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My Favorite Outdoor Place

Nearly anytime I find myself outdoors, I find myself happy.  It can be tending the garden, walking my dogs, hiking a trail, checking trail cams, sitting in a blind, or casting a fly.  However, one place is a little more special than most, special enough that I can call it my favorite.  Sparkling aqua water,… Read more »

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WILT–Feedback Loops

Perhaps one of the most important things for a wildlife or fisheries manager to understand is the concept of a feedback loop.  While this might seem counter-intuitive or a no-brainer type of thing, it is easy to miss things that you don’t think have an impact on a habitat or species, but actually have a… Read more »

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Rite of Passage

Becoming residents of a new state is a completely new phenomena to Dustin and I myself.  Things are a bit different in the West than they are in the Midwest, and Colorado certainly has its share of nuances, as does Missouri.  Fort Collins is no different.  This town definitely has a personality all its own,… Read more »

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Indulgence, Yes Please

Looking for an outdoor related post?  Well, you will not find it here.  However, this post is about something we all love, indulgence.   Courtesy: Eli’s One fact I love, I am 30 years old and my parents still spoil me.  Last week, I went to the mailbox and in it was a short note (complete… Read more »

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Fly Tying Expo: February 16

 via Rocky Mountain FlyCasters  Unless you live under a rock, I am going to wager a guess and say that most anglers near or around Fort Collins know about the killer Fly Tying Expo going on next week, February 16th, but for those just coming out from under the rock, here’s an announcement! … Read more »

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Plop Plop Fizz Fizz

Not even the effervescence of Alka Seltzer could help me feel better this week.  Colorado finally decided to give me a proper welcome, Influenza A.  My socks were officially rocked, and at the clinic I was treated as if I had the plague.  After a bit of rest and relaxation, I am feeling mildly better,… Read more »