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By Land Tawney
The sky was blue, sun was hot, and water was clear. I could see the rainbow colored Rapala lure working to perfection five feet below the surface of the water and then it happen. A big juicy trout gave chase and in an instant attacked with veracity. The line went taught and the fight began, the mighty fish was played to perfection, reeled to the dock and deftly guided into the net. Cidney had caught her first fish! When I asked her if she wanted to “keep it or put it back,” she exclaimed beaming with pride, “eat it Dad!”
As a young kid, I remember yearly, week long sojourns to the Bighole River in southwest Montana, timed to perfection at the peak of the salmon fly hatch...Read More
By Rachel Dawson
Recently, there has been an inspiring groundswell of public dialog on women: our pasts, our modern experiences and our futures. Like many, I’ve been drawn to this narrative. Via social media, we are connecting on a global scale unheard of less than two decades ago. On Twitter, while perusing the burgeoning #YesAllWomen hashtag, I stumbled across a post by a young woman who implored her peers to stop calling her a “female engineer.” “I’m just an engineer,” she said. I was struck by the simplicity and poignancy of it. Indeed, in many male-dominated professions, interests and communities, there is a tendency to label a woman’s participation as atypical, a GIRL-fill-in-the-blank. This got me thinking about my life as a “sportswoman.”
I was raised to h...Read More
Recently we returned from an epic trip down to Louisiana where we absolutely crushed big Redfish on the fly. Frigate Travel took a group of guests and we fished with Capt.Greg Dini and his crew at Flywater Expeditions. Many fish over twenty pounds, some over thirty, and a couple pushing forty. All sight fishing and some popper fishing as well.
It was a grand time to include amazing food in the Big Easy. As the photo above showed, the girls boat (k8 and Remi) kicked some butt one day and landed this fish among many many others. Thanks to all the guides for their patience, great attitudes, and winning personalities. We will be back!
For more photos, check out Frigate Travel’s Flickr Page.
When Kate isn’t guiding in Alaska and Oregon, she runs Frigate Adventure Travel with her boyfriend and ...Read More
By Mia Sheppard
Kids are like running, babbling brooks that never stop moving, the continual trickle of curiosity, flows.
From crawling to walking, to listening to her pronounce her first word, “mama” to completing a full sentence a couple years later, “why can’t a fish breath out of water?” Reminds me of my own curiosity as a child.
My mom was single most of my childhood, she worked hard to give us those simple pleasures such as a piece of candy or a new pair of shoes or playing hop scotch with us after work. She also made sure weekends where dedicated to spending time outdoors, forgetting about the dishes that needed to be done or the bills that needed paid.
At that time, youth and ignorance was bliss...Read More