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Moose Over

Wildlife viewing has increased dramatically since our relocation.  Often while driving through the canyons, we are treated with various ungulate appearances.  Until recently, the Big Thompson Canyon has been the hotspot for variety, but moose over Big T because the Poudre Canyon is now holding the crown.  A few shots from Poudre Canyon… After a… Read more »

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Indicator Blues

Perched on top of the water, a florescent indicator slowly flows down the current.  Lift, cast, repeat, and repeat and repeat.  Is anyone else incredibly tired of watching a strike indicator?  Perhaps my ire rests in that I have not caught a fish this way since December, but nonetheless it is time for something new. … Read more »

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Gear Review–Flying Fisherman Pago Sunglasses

Coming home to a box on the door step is always such a treat, especially when the treat inside is a FREE treat.  A few weeks ago such a package appeared on my doorstep.  Previously, I detailed my initial thoughts on the Pagos that arrived in this special shipment.  Also, I noted I would compare… Read more »

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Emerald Lake

Spring like weather descended upon Fort Collins, and even the mountains this weekend.  Hiking in snow with the temperature right about 50° is something everyone must do.  It is enjoying all the splendor of winter with the weather of a spring day.  Dustin and I took advantage of these conditions by hiking to Emerald Lake… Read more »

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D-Mas Flies: Venus Fly Trap

Even though Venus’s legs won’t let her accompany us on fishing trips, she likes to tag along just the same.  As with her hitchhiking hairs on our backpacking gear, her hair has made its way into the fly box.  In rapid creative fashion, Dustin tied up a little gem composed of Venus undercoat.  Her down… Read more »

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These Boots were Made for Walkin’

Dogs are funny.  This weekend, we decided to put Venus’s boots on the other two dogs.  Since it is beginning to be spring, we want our dogs to come in with dry paws, not muddy paws.  Neither Bailey nor Dallas liked the boots.  As soon as we put them on, they became paralyzed.  Dustin cured… Read more »

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New Gear Search–Daypacks

We love our multi-day Osprey packs.  The removal of the top part of our packs was a key deciding factor when we made the purchase.  At the time, we both agreed the top compartment would make a great daypack.  This proved to be true, as I have used mine in that fashion several times.  However,… Read more »

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Taking in some Cache

Grueling hours at a job that isn’t your favorite takes a toll on you, and Dustin was in desperate need of a weekend.  This past weekend, he took off Saturday so we could get some things done around the house and maybe fish a bit.  The last paragraph of this post includes a word or… Read more »

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Gear Review–Waders

OBN’s favorite gear prompt got me thinking about some of our gear; the gear we love and the gear that proved to be not-so-awesome.  Waders are a source of that not-so-awesome gear.  Below are reviews of the waders we have owned to date.    Dustin had a pair of Bass Pro waders that lasted him 6… Read more »

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Favorite Outdoor Gear

OBN posts all kinds of fun writing and photo prompts, and I never get around to taking advantage of them!  I am slow on the uptake.  School really puts a damper on this blogging thing.  I’m tired of missing out on the fun that the prompts bring, so this week I am going to be… Read more »