Fishing is good for you.

Posted in Uncategorized on July 20, 2011 by danaidh30

We are going to the north fork of the Willamette. Yeah! It’ll be the weekend of the 27th in August. I think some people might be leaving in the middle of the week so possibly ¬†sooner. We are shooting for the same campsite as last year so bring a fire arm in case someone has pouched our spot. Seriously fucking shoot them. I like that spot. Ask uncle Yucky for more detailed directions. Some excuse involving a girl or a terminal illness will not be excepted , everyone in the gang is required to attend. Should somebody call Rob? Also ,you assholes will only be 137 days late for my birthday i.e. remember to bring some whiskey. You’ll think fondly of this weekend all year long. Unless you’re dead inside. I have room in my truck for one more and possibly some gear if your wimpy little female car can’t accommodate your stuff. Call me on my cool guy phone.

With warm regards to you and your people,

-S   impson-

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cabin fever

Posted in Uncategorized on March 14, 2011 by uriahp

Its been a long dry spell. Dust on the eyelets and a silent reel. Sit around the apartment with my best fishing hat on, reading about this river and that lake with a scowl on my brow. The boys have been testy as of late, nipping at each others throat. We need to get to the water soon!

the biggest part of the fish…

Posted in Uncategorized on March 14, 2011 by uriahp

...is the tale!

the METAL(ist)

Posted in Uncategorized on March 14, 2011 by uriahp

the Leviathan

its been a long winter and all my gear is dry

I could think of a thousand excuses but we know the reasons why

The new season is upon us and we must storm the banks

trudge the tides battle the current and break the frozen lakes

 

 

My new favorite place.

Posted in Uncategorized on January 24, 2011 by pfo23

 

Hello Wilson River. I think we might get along nicely. Just the one I need to meet to mend my broken heart. You are kind of slutty, I saw all those other guys all over you. That’s ok. I’ve seen my fair share of rivers. I know how it is. But, like I said, I think we will do just fine for one another. Just fine.

the Baiters

Posted in Uncategorized on January 23, 2011 by uriahp

not even sure what to say about this!?

well, it was in a city

in the back parking lot

behind a mall

 

I guess thats where baiters belong~

 

Im proud to be a Fly Fisherman

 

 

A Metal Gilled

Posted in Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 by danaidh30

Rob and i sat in the parking lot that was interstate five on a sweltering friday evening. It was rush hour and one of the lanes ahead of us somewhere was closed. ” its probably gonna be like this till Woodburn ” Rob said. ” fuck ” i grumbled. There had been excitement growing in my gut all day, and now the city wouldn’t let us out. It was like she knew what dark business we were up to and was resisting with all her might. After an hour of fighting , Stump town finally let us out of her grasp. At the first opportunity Rob stomped on the gas and we flew down the I-5 corridor as the sun started toward the horizon. We could hear our brothers calling to us from deep in the forest, and we obeyed their summons pressing on in the lengthening light.

We made a quick stop for fuel in Eugene and then turned south east onto highway 58. It was growing dark as we entered the town of Westfir. I dug my flashlight out and studied the map Dave had given us. After Westfir we came onto Northfork road and followed the north fork middle fork of the Willamette river. With white knuckles and clenched teeth we barreled up the quickly darkening canyon. We drove into the night looking for some sign of the Gilled , but we saw none. “I think we went to far” Rob said as he lit up another Winston. “I think you’re right” I said. Was this some sort of test? (Get the F.N.G. to camp in the dark and earn your patches.) Did the founders have one final hurdle for me to jump? I nervously pulled on a cigarette as we headed back the way we came. i was silently cursing Pierson when we came upon a Honda element. It was parked next to an access road that led down to the river , and the camp where our brood welcomed us with cold beer and warming whiskey. With the new guys help I had passed my final exam and would receive my colors in the morning.

Uriah pulled in with the dawn blasting sweet sweet metal, the reveille of the Gilled. We sat and drank coffee and ate our breakfast. I was handed my patches which I gleefully attached to my fly vest. A short time later we were thundering down the road in Uriah’s black steed headed for trout country. What ensued was a lip ripping trout terrorizing free for all. Even the F.N.G. got fish. This was Rob’s first time fly fishing so Uncle Yucky hung with him awhile and popped his cherry. We hopped from boulder to boulder like ninja assassins fucking fish up all day. It was glorious.

I stopped for awhile and waited for Patrick , Dave and Hank to catch up. We sat by a little hole, where i know for a fact there was a little bow rubbing his sore mouth , and rested up with a beer. Dave reached into his upper right vest pocket and produced a small black canister. He opened it and silently released his father back into the water he’d loved for so many years. I have a profound respect for my friend in the way he handled him self with dignity when other men might have blubbered like children. Our ranks are filled with honorable men.

I’d been recovering from a broken wrist which was now screaming for whiskey so we headed back up to the road. Uriah came walking up a short time later. He had lost Rob somewhere along the river. “he crossed over to the other side. I waited for him catch up but he never did” said Uriah “Fucking new guy” Dave complained. We were all getting hungry but none of us wanted to make a call to North Carolina so Pat and Uriah went off to search for him. He eventually turned up and we headed back to camp to wait for dusk. I finished sewing on my patches and had a couple beers. Patrick evoked the spirit of Dan Villano by firing up the chain-saw and we collected some fire wood for that evening.

Around seven we piled back into the steed and drove to a large emerald pool flanked to the south by a rock outcropping. I fought a noble battle with a beautiful brooky as my cohorts fanned out to strike fear in the hearts of fish all along the bend. Again everyone got fish. Night fell and we retreated back to camp where Holly and Jen had started the potatoes. A six inch rainbow trout had jumped my hook and smashed on the rocks killing himself. So I ate him. We heard a loud crash or a boom in the darkness so Uriah, Patrick and Rob drove out to investigate. I stayed behind to help Dave with a mountain of chicken. They returned a little while later having found nothing. The seven of us ate until we could no longer.

Then we drank.

The next morning I woke up last and found everyone preparing to leave. We ate and said our farewells and once again Rob and I rolled down Northfork road. We sat comfortably silent as we turned back onto highway 58. There was a large bird of prey keeping time with us far above the tree line. With lightening speed he folded back his wings and dove into the river after a fish. “Thats a bald eagle!” I shouted . We audibly wowed like two teenaged boys seeing tits for the first time. “Thats the most American thing I’ve ever seen” I joked. It wasn’t “American” though, it was just an animal fishing. If bald eagles listened to music ,I have no doubt it would be metal. Rob smiled and we drove on to Portland where he dropped me at home.

As a full member I am no longer burdened with trivial pursuits. I have emerged from my cocoon to paint the rivers red with the blood of fish. I leave behind an old life and in its place a brother hood. A Metal Gilled.