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  1. NWNavigator

    US Northwest Monthly Portland meetup

    Going to plan on being there. Need to reconnect with the OB community...
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    Post pictures of your camp kitchen

    My original post was way back in 2018 (page 4 or 5 of this thread) and I wanted to update as I've been away from OB.... I've been using the kitchen regularly for fishing trips, adventures, and parking lot lunches at my fly shop. My new bride and I did manage to escape the NW fires last fall and...
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    Legal Weapons and Overlanding

    I travel alone so I carried a Sig 225 under my arm and a can of bear spray open carry. Bear spray can be worse than a 9mm hole in some cases. Added a Sig 365 this week for concealed carry so the 225 will be locked up. Cougars have gotten more common where I travel, and tweakers. Bear spray works...
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    Backroad Still lifes

    Short days and long nights allow me to add to this collection of backroad photos, although Newport Oregon is far from being a backroad town. Still, early morning photo adventures are productive and worth sharing.
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    Nature Photos

    Life is slowing down a little as the "hang on leaves" start to fall. Time to go through the images of the year and share a few.
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    Fly Fishing

    December is just a click away and my life is going to get real busy as the shop goes full on Christmas. I've packed a lot of fly-fishing adventures into this year and still might get a day or two on the water before the New Year. I love fall here in Oregon as I hit the Rogue, Deschutes...
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    Ghost towns in Oregon

    Weather has taken its toll I'm afraid... I found another one in the old abandoned school house in Friend, Oregon...
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    Ghost towns in Oregon

    I've been poking around back roads in Oregon tracing family history. Central Oregon has a lot of abandoned homesteads and "towns" to explore. Shaniko is probably the easiest to get to and it tried to be a tourist town, but the guy that owns the hotel (wealthy newspaper guy that came in and...
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    Post pictures of your camp kitchen

    I did a kitchen remodel over the winter and have now used it for a full season and love it. Favorite features are the countertop and pantry drawer... and utensil drawer...and stove slide....ok, I love it all. The Cook Partner stove is awesome and a big improvement over my Coleman. Heat control...
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    Fly Fishing

    Summer has kept me busy chasing fish, exploring Oregon, and away from this forum, but thought I'd share this... Trout Unlimited and the Native Fish Society held a "Native Trout-a-thon" this past week to bring awareness about native trout populations, inspire anglers to explore our state, and...
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    Would you choose Oregon or Colorado?

    6 Gen Oregonian, grew up in very nice part of Portland, but I don't recognize it anymore. The streets, the people, the attitude, the vibe have all changed with the influx of transplants. I don't blame anyone for wanting to live here, it was a great place to grow up. Crime forced us to move. Car...
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    Fly Fishing

    It doesn't hurt that I own a fly shop or am close friends will several domestic reel makers and like to support US manufacturers. Kristen Mustad @ Nautilus is a great guy and builds an awesome reel. I just had him make me a couple custom trout reels for this same trip... I have a bunch of his...
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    Fly Fishing

    I know it's a last minute posting, but any of you Washington anglers with nothing to do might want to swing by Manchester State Park this weekend. My shop crew is hosting a bunch of our customers/friends for a few days of beach fishing. We're blowing out of here in about an hour and should roll...
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    Fly Fishing

    I spent some time poking around northern NH near Back Lake. The upper Connecticut and the streams around Pittsburg, NH were filled with Trout that would take a fly. There were plenty of shops in the area that could point you in the right direction...although some have passed into memory...
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    Fly Fishing

    A big fly rod...but it is a fly rod. My 15wt is a arm killer from Loomis, but the 14 is very castable Winston and I love it. My 13 is a Sage Salt and I'm not too fond of it. No character, but it fights fish well. When you grab the 10 or 12 they feel like trout rods after playing with the big...