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We're in the middle of summer and it's time to talk about grilling. I enjoy grilling year round but it's the most fun in summer since that's when the most people show up! I've always been a big fan of Weber gas grills for their legendary durability, consistent cooking temperatures and availability of replacement parts when needed
Fresh Vs. Frozen- The Great Buoy 10 Debate For years Buoy 10 anglers have debated, "What is better, fresh or frozen herring?"There are many, many anglers who swear by fresh herring
I have to admit, it's an exciting time. Years ago I was part of the group of testers that had the first samples of the Hydro Vibe blade that would become the Luhr-Jensen Hydro Vibe spinner
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What's it going to be like to have 1,677,200 fish moving through the Columbia Estuary this year? Amazing, awesome, phenomenal, superb, incredible, stunning, marvelous are words that are going to be describing 2015's Buoy 10 season. But there is another word that we will hear many times this season, "fast!" Not only will this season be here and gone before we know it, but there will be many ‘fast' days on the water
Catching bluegills with a fly rod can be a real kick in the butt.Using the long rod and flies might not work as well in as many different situations as the miniature jigs and curly tailed plastic worms I talked about in the last column
Don't get me wrong, I used to be a huge fan and supporter of the ODFW. I still am
Astoria 2015- Hook, Line and Sinker (and Divers)With the 2015 Astoria/Buoy 10 season just a few more weeks out it's time to start getting geared up.This is what I'm going to be using:All my rods are GLoomis
From tackle boxes to high performance rain suits, tackle manufacturers have pulled out all the stops with an incredible range of new products unveiled this week at the ICAST fishing tackle trade show, held in Orlando, Florida.Plano exhibited a number of new tackle boxes, including a Women's Series of soft-sided tackle bags and a new M Series that includes a Hydro-Flow hanging bait bag that will appeal to muskie anglers and professional guidesThe Women's Series of soft bags consists of three new totes offering all-new functional designs in a stylish teal finish with light pink trim
One expects to see new technologies introduced at the world's largest fishing tackle trade show, and manufacturers did not disappoint with numerous new rod and reel introductions at ICAST, held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from July 15 to 17, 2015.Leading the way from Abu Garcia are the company's new Revo MGX spinning reels
Among the hundreds of new products introduced at the 2015 ICAST show, held in Orlando from July 15 to 17 inclusive, few can match the buzz generated by the latest offerings from manufacturers of high-tech electronics.Navico generated a huge amount of buzz at the show with the introduction of the new StructureScan 3D sonar modules for its Lowrance and Simrad lines

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Jennie and Willie
Jennie Logsdon Martin L.O.F.
(Licensed Oregon Fisherwoman)

August 28, 2015

Everyone is so happy about the rain that they are dancing! Even the deer! There were four deer out in the back, chasing one another around! So cute! Bill called to show me, and when I showed up, I think they saw me, but I caught the last of their follies! Then, they ran down the trail and exited-stage left!
I could not sleep last night. I lay in bed, listening to the rain, and I really didn't care about no sleep. I was just thankful for the rain. I hadn't heard that sound in SO long!
Yesterday, out on the river beach, I spotted my annual little flower, that I love so much! Every darn year, she shows up! The first year I found her, I wrote this, and I cannot believe, she keeps coming back!

Down by the river, in two feet of dusty dirt,
grows a lonely little flower with a lemon yellow skirt.
Two sun bleached rocks shade the place she chose to be,
Close enough to the water, so all the fish can come to see.
She loves to watch the leaves turn shades that blind her sight,
And she withers just a bit, in the cold, near winter- night.
But when she wakes come Spring time, the autumn leaves have turned to dirt,
And there she'll be, (you wait and see!), growing a multi colored skirt!

Enjoy the rain! I am SO tempted to drive to Astoria and go to my jack salmon hole, and see what is there! SO tempted! I just may pack it up and go!

August 27, 2015

Warning: I'm wimpy, today!
I'm having fun lately, playing music and learning more about favorite artists from the past, etc.
I'll just be driving or something, and all of the sudden, I remember this deep down passion that I used to have for a musician, and it stirs me to feel that, again.
Jaco Pastorius did that to me this morning, so I listened to a four part Youtube series about him.
I ended up in tears due to his tragic and untimely death at age 35. Such a huge loss!
Yesterday, on the flip side, I heard a Bruno Mars tune, and so now, I'm listening to his full repertoire. Now, that's a happy thing! So happy that I think I'll... cry! LOL
Long ago, my Mother used to do this thing that delighted everyone. Well, she did many things that delighted people, but this one in particular:
Whenever we left her home, or any where... when we left Diamond Lake, (I think it actually started there) after a week of wonderful family fun, she'd run up the bank from the cabins and hide somewhere. When we drove out to get to the highway, she'd pop up and wave at us! It got so that we never knew where Grandma would be, but by golly, she would be there... somewhere! And when she popped up, it was the most wonderful thing in the world! Whoever saw her first yelled out. "Wave Goodbye to Grandma!"
My sister Teri went to Diamond Lake last week. She just texted me, "Leaving DL. Nobody ran up the bank to say goodbye."
That made me cry! Crud!
Life can be so hard, sometimes! Why? Why do things have to break our hearts?!
Last week, I don't know why I put myself through this, but I watched Dad's memorial video, and I was a sobbing mess in front of Bill. He understood it, though. If you'd like to watch, here it is!
And then... as if I needed yet more torture, my mind went to my sister's beautiful little "Gracie" dog. She's about five years old, and has liver cancer, of all things! A pretty little springer with such a sweet heart, and those two love that dog so much!
They would send me videos of her eating an ice cream cone from Dairy Queen, or eating watermelon at home.
Agh.
Something is wrong with me, lately, as I'm near tears so often. I think it's because I've been blank for a long time. I couldn't cry, because I was stifled after Andrew's death, for so long, and now, the tears are coming out for nearly anything that moves me.
I'm glad, actually. I see it as a turning point.
I think I'm on my way to healing... a bit more, all the time.
We'll see, I suppose.
I'm really looking forward to this rain, this weekend. Everything is dependent on the rain. I tell Willie, "We have to move the canoe up the beach, because the river will rise, with the rain."
or:
"Bill, we should wait till after the weekend to fish the Nehalem. The fish will be moving, after the rain..."
And, after the rain that is pouring down on my heart, lately, the sunshine will return!
I think, perhaps, most of this nostalgia is due to Fall. Fall is most certainly in the air!

August 22, 2015

Dear Willy, (the springer spaniel, above)
Sometimes I just want to be a girl. I want to be clean, and fresh and feel pretty.
I don't always want to be dirty like you seem to enjoy. I don't want you to jump in the river, thru the mud and race by me with all the glee of a 4 year old puppy!
Yes. You are fun to watch. Yes, you make me giggle. But sometimes... I just want to be a girl.
I don't want to pick up your filth covered flashlight with my newly manicured nails or get licky bathed in the face, while I'm deciding whether to wash my hair today, or not.
(Yes. I guess I'll be taking a shower, thank you.)
OK... now that I've said that... We found the B-10 thread! YES! It's here!
Thank you to Verticalscope! And now, I hope that never happens again! :)
I'm off to take a shower. I love my dog. I do. But, sometimes.... I just want to be a girl.

August 20, 2015

Wake up! Man, there are a lot of chinook on my plate, this morning! (I wish!) Why is it that you dedicate a day for rest, and that very morning, everything needs done, all at once?
First off, I want to talk about the B-10 thread. Yep. It's gone for right now, anyhow. Some button got pushed, somehow, somewhere. The thread seems to have hidden from us. I feel like holding a wake for it, but typically, that happens in the home of the deceased, and it wasn't my thread.
I miss it, terribly. It was the first thing I'd go to, every morning. For now, we have started a "Part ll" with cached copies of the first five pages, in the first post. Please add your reports, questions and answers! It's going pretty well, so far! Keep up the momentum!
Hey, I met this awesome guy through OWAA, who

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Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast...a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still there. So get out there, and hunt and fish, and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the Grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely mysterious and awesome space.
Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the (bad word edited for this family site!!)."
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