Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Stalking Reds from Sharptail Media on Vimeo.

I need to make a trip south..... Maybe next weekend.

Meister Eckhart

'God lies in wait for us with nothing so much as with love. For love resembles the fisherman’s hook. The fisherman cannot get the fish till it is caught on the hook. Once it takes the hook, he is sure of the fish; twist and turn as it may, this way or that, he is assured of his catch. And so I say of love: he who is caught by it has the strongest of bonds, and yet a pleasant burden. He who has taken up this sweet burden fares further and makes more progress than by all the harsh practices any men use. And, too, he can cheerfully bear and endure all that befalls him, whatever God inflicts on him, and can also cheerfully forgive whatever evil is done to him. Nothing brings you closer to God or makes God so much your own as the sweet bond of love. A man who has found this way need seek no other. He who hangs on this hook is caught so fast that foot and hand, mouth, eyes and heart, and all that is man’s, belongs only to God.’

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

River of No Return

I took up steelheading 2 years ago, and in the 2 years I have hit most of the runs in this video.

SPOOLEDTV - "River of No Return" from BCXHD Productions Ltd. on Vimeo.

(Well embedding seems to be locked out, but click the video or link and watch it at vimeo)

The stretch they cover in the first day is the same stretches I drifted with my 4 year old son, mom and dad last year. We did pretty well.

As an aside, I used to work in the same building with Lee Davison when I was at the INL, and we lived not too far from where he is located. He is one of the best spey casting instructors available. See his site at .

Monday, June 13, 2011

Chasing Riddles

In Search of the Riddle from Evan Phillippe on Vimeo.

Steelheding video to feed the addiction.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Looking for a good time?

Any NW area river rat should consider the upper Salmon river: shotgun falls, sunbeam dam, and piece of cake run. The river is currently at 4200 cfs and climbing, making a serious, solid class IV run with some big waves. This river is cold so make sure to take a wetsuit!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Paradise Lost

Check out the Utah access history article in the latest issue of This is Fly (page 66)

With props to Lonnie, Corey K, and Bryan G!