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#21 ski3pin

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Posted 13 September 2022 - 10:44 PM

Frank, thanks for all the nice comments! Occidental agrees with the Felwort. Thanks! I'm still working on confirming that. Julie and I quickly noticed it along lakeshores and we did not recall seeing it before, even with our many trips into the White Clouds.

 

Nice trip.The I phone tells me the flower is a Felwart.

Your fish are fantastic.I am so envious.

 

Always enjoy your trips into the Montana area.

Frank

 

Thanks Frank with the Iphone tip.

 

The I phone 13 has a feature on photos.When you take a picture and go to edit there is a "I" icon.

If you click on it in most cases it will let you search info.Don't know if that works on every object

you take a picture of,but I have used it mostly for plants/flowers.

Also it may be a feature on other I phone models and other phone platforms.

 

It has been very useful.

Frank

 

Kilts might make a nice option for wet wading while fly fishing. We missed the dog herding demonstrations this year at the Celtic Festival. We just couldn't get away from the skillets. Yes, the cutthroats were sure showing off their beauty!

 

Monte another great trip.Why didn't we see you in kilts?

The Celtic games looked like a lot of friendly fun.

 

Your fish catch this trip was way about other times.

Those cuts sure are beautiful.

 

Thanks for taking the time to let us ride along.

Frank


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Posted 13 September 2022 - 10:48 PM

incredible.... Makes me want to follow in your footsteps!  (might not make it past the Muir kitchen though!)

 

You are very kind, Vic! Thank you. The kitchen is pretty fantastic at the Dutchoven Farm and B&B!

 

i see in part 3, that you returned to the imnaha river.  i am pretty sure i can guess what you ended up catching !   and if so, great for you!  i was thinking of going back that way, but opted for different stream.  i now see that the upper imnaha canyon has a pretty good fire near it... ugh.

Greg, I've just posted up Part Four with the fishing story about the Imnaha. Pretty good guess! Yes, the Nebo Fire took off just on the north side of the upper Imnaha when we left. Several other fires in the Wallowas are now going.


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Posted 13 September 2022 - 10:52 PM

I'm pretty sure I know where/what lake you were at and glad you had a great time!  Looks like you missed all the smoke we are having now :-(

 

I've been meaning to get to the Imnaha to chase some bull trout.  I'd be curious to know how the drive in is and how far up you went?  Oh, I see the report now... 

 

Thanks kmcintyre! The smoke was bad one morning on our first stay in the White Clouds. It, indeed changed right after we left. Changed here at home too. The road to the upper Imnaha is two lanes and paved almost to the end. Watch out for pothole surprises!

 

Very nice report, that area of Idaho (emanating from the White Clouds) is my favorite in the entire world.  The lakes are so pretty and you can see for miles.  Might help that I started my career in forestry there...

 

Did you ever solve the flower mystery? It does appear to be a marsh felwort based on my limited ID - 5 petals in that area doesn't leave a lot to choose from, although I couldn't see the leaf arrangement.

Occidental, thanks for the nice comment! The White Clouds are sure stunning and we could (and maybe will) return again and again. Also, thanks for the ID on the flower. I'm still looking to confirm as I commented to Frank earlier. I cropped the flower photos so will look to see if I caught the leaves.


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Posted 13 September 2022 - 10:58 PM

Now you know why the Teds show up in many of the Ski3pins reports. And often we do follow in their footsteps if we aren't with them. They have taught us so much, shown us incredible sights, and they are just darn good company.

Ted, you are extraordinarily kind! Thank you. :)


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Posted 13 September 2022 - 11:01 PM

In addition to having had an epic two days of fly fishing, you have written an epic trip report.  Thanks SO MUCH for the efforts to present it. 

 

It brings good memories of epic catch and release days fishing for 28-40" rockfish (aka striped bass) in Chesapeake Bay from around 1995-2007 when the  rockfishing was HOT.  

 

Foy

 

Foy, thanks for the nice comment, we appreciate it! Fishing sure can be fun! :)

 

Man they are some awesome fish. What a way to end your trip.

Thanks for the 4 part trip.Another great voyage.

 

I fished Bowman Lk. in Glacier NP for Bull Trout. No luck though.

Great to see the ones you caught.

Frank

Thanks Frank! Time to get your fly rod out? :)


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Posted 13 September 2022 - 11:33 PM

It was a hoot having the Ski3Pins at the house, and our thanks to Julie and Monte for the meal in downtown Haines.  Where we were entertained by the most un-likely local as he exited the Haines Steak House.  Dressed like a Miami attorney, with tan to compliment the silk floral shirt, he claimed to have killed a man right there on the sidewalk.  He then corrected himself to say he was responsible for the sign about the murder, but no one knows for certain.  I was tempted to say “You ain’t from around here, are you?”, but the specter of immediate over cologned violence had me worried.  I refrained.

 

 

It was fun, but come on back, we need to eat at the steakhouse next time.  After all, the world can be divided into two parts…

 

those who have dined at the Haines Steakhouse, and those unfortunate folks who haven’t.


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Posted 13 September 2022 - 11:36 PM

Foy, thanks for the nice comment, we appreciate it! Fishing sure can be fun! :)

 

Thanks Frank! Time to get your fly rod out? :)

Frank, yer gunna need more than a bamboo  7’ 2wt Leonard…


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Posted 14 September 2022 - 01:08 AM

Loved riding along. This was definitely a great trip. Thanks for sharing. I must say, I have a pretty good grin going. Fun read and amazing pictures. At least your fish stories have living proof JD
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Posted 14 September 2022 - 04:20 PM

It was a hoot having the Ski3Pins at the house, and our thanks to Julie and Monte for the meal in downtown Haines.  Where we were entertained by the most un-likely local as he exited the Haines Steak House.  Dressed like a Miami attorney, with tan to compliment the silk floral shirt, he claimed to have killed a man right there on the sidewalk.  He then corrected himself to say he was responsible for the sign about the murder, but no one knows for certain.  I was tempted to say “You ain’t from around here, are you?”, but the specter of immediate over cologned violence had me worried.  I refrained.

 

 

It was fun, but come on back, we need to eat at the steakhouse next time.  After all, the world can be divided into two parts…

 

those who have dined at the Haines Steakhouse, and those unfortunate folks who haven’t.

 

Thanks Mr. Sage! I sense you'd like to chow down on some quality charbroiled red meat amid a classic western ambience; if I'm allowed to use ambience in the same sentence as western. We're game. You'll just have to guarantee the aforementioned Miami attorney is absent from the establishment.

 

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Posted 14 September 2022 - 04:21 PM



Loved riding along. This was definitely a great trip. Thanks for sharing. I must say, I have a pretty good grin going. Fun read and amazing pictures. At least your fish stories have living proof JD

Glad I got you grinning, JD! :)


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