Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hitting the Links: Fathers and Sons Edition

Tom Chandler over at the Trout Underground lost his father recently and published a nice tribute. This hit home for me because something about fishing, at least for me, is fundamentally about feeling like a kid again. And feeling like a kid means feeling like your dad is Superman. Nice work, Tom, to let us know that we were right all along.

If you can do it, take your dad fishing, and soon.

On another note, the Bush Administration released their latest attempt to convince the world that the dams on the lower snake river are immovable, no matter the demise of the pacific northwest Salmon populations. Ted Williams wrote a scathing review of the plan for High Country News. Lets hope the Judge throws this one out as well.

If you want to get involved in this fight, check out Save Our Wild Salmon.

Finally, Midcurrent offers us a peek inside Craig Matthews' fly box (which by the way is a very cool box, even if it was empty). Matthews is one of my favorite fly tyers, and he is a heck of a guy as well. Stop by his shop in West Yellowstone and you will often find him tying flies (an education by itself) and shooting the breeze with the customers.

That's it for now. Don't drown in the high waters.

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