But, What? We Don’t Have Them Oars.

Someone once told me the worst thing that can ever happen to a good band is when they become a cover band of themselves. Don’t copycat your own greatest hits. I suppose it’s a life lesson for the rest of us non-musicians as well. No one likes the bore who merely relives their glory days [...]

Is This Thing On?

Why is it so quiet in here?!?! Alright, I know I know. I’ve been radio silent. But to tell you the truth, I have a very good excuse… I just haven’t had a damn thing to say. No self-promoting fish pictures to broadcast, no play-by-play of days on the water with family and friends, no [...]

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

There’s only one place to go after a really swanky dinner….your local dive bar. And last Friday was no exception. I stepped out to a wonderful new restaurant called Olivia’s where I enjoyed delicious pan-seared scallops and a fantastic celebration with some of my most favorite people in the world. Plus, all the while I [...]

No Need To Pinch Me

I’ve just awakened from the most incredible dream. I dreamt I spent the entire summer floating down beautiful rivers, laughing with friends, staying up late to watch movies with my daughter, eating cheeseburgers and cupcakes every day…and catching lots and lots of fish. No, there’s no need to pinch me. It was too good to [...]

Take It To The Bank

And when I say ‘bank’ I mean inches off the bank. Subtle rises in super skinny glassy water. Dry flies and big skies. Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but this day on the river was absolutely priceless.

Stockholm Syndrome in The 406

Summertime has taken me hostage and I will admit that I am showing signs of loyalty to my captor. I am so so so sorry for the continued silence. Mea culpa. But Summertime is keeping me out here in Montana and makes it awfully difficult to find access to the Internet or decent cell service. [...]

Back To The River

Sorry for the radio silence here on FFC. I was home in Austin for one little ole week, and I was in 100% mommy-mode. Little Chick is officialy at sleepaway camp for the first time ever…..ah!! (No tears, no tears.) So now I am back in Montana where the rivers are high and my internet [...]

Goin’ with the Flow & the Snow

I returned home last night from an fantastic week in Montana, floating both The Smith and The Missouri. Despite a mid-June snowstorm and incredibly fast moving rivers, our group caught fish and laughed so hard we hurt ourselves. I’m still wrestling with reality so I will have to panel back later with a more detailed [...]

On Life and Latrines

My parents have a long standing love affair with The Smith River in Montana. They have floated it every year for the last decade, maybe longer. I used to give them unmitigated grief that I was never invited to join them. I would hear the stories. See the pictures. Watch the videos. But I was [...]