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Second COVID-19 Vaccine Shot: Minor Reactions

Yesterday (2/23) I received my second COVID-19 vaccine shot at St. Clare’s Hospital in Lakewood. The 20-mile trip was easy and quick – in spite of the morning rush-hour time of my appointment. There were far fewer people this time, with everyone in for the second injection – I assumed…

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COVID-19 Vaccine – First Shot

Through a bit of luck and timing, I got my first COVID-19 vaccine shot (Moderna) yesterday (January 23rd). It only took a drive of 20 miles to Lakewood to get to the facility, but it was a quick and easy trip. On Friday, a family friend informed us that CHI…

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Bernie’s Mittens

When the news has been grim, as it has been for the last year, humor is desperately needed. And thanks to Bernie Sanders, some of that humor has been found. Bernie’s wore mittens, and his only warm jacket, at Biden’s inauguration, and this has become a thing – specifically, a…

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What About Fly Fishing?

It’s been a while since I’ve made a post related to fly fishing. The reason is simple: there is no fly fishing in Washington right now. Recreational fishing is closed until May 4th. I’m watching videos about fly fishing in tropical locations and tying flies. Working on some new flies…

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Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  Be grateful for all those you know and love. And those who know and love you. Be grateful to be alive. And if you’re curious how the turkey fly is tied, read here.

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Land of the Free

I’ve lived and traveled in the western United States for over 40 years. In that time, I’ve traveled parts of the Oregon Trail and the Lewis and Clark Trail. I’ve been to the areas where Indian wars were fought and the mountain men trapped for beaver. And along the way,…

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Chauvinist Flyfishermen

Amanda Monthei is an outdoor writer, flyfisher, skier and a wildland firefighter. In her latest blog post, she describes her experiences representing The Flyfish Journal at fly fishing shows in New Jersey and Atlanta. In particular, she describes her encounters with men who didn’t believe she actually fly fished; wanted…

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Merry Christmas 2017

May you have the best Christmas ever!

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No More Fly Fishing Barbie Dolls

The New York Times has an article on how women are the fastest-growing demographic in fly fishing. And like most other things in our society the growth of women participating in fly fishing will be good for everyone. Manufacturers such as Orvis, Patagonia, and Simms have increased the promotion and…

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Puget Sound Fly Fishing Fair

One of the great things about fly-fishing is the amazing amount of information there is about fish, the fisheries, and casting. There is always something more to learn. Books, magazine articles, videos, and knowledgeable friends can provide a good deal of that information. But there is something very special about…

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