For those of you on the East Coast, I’m sorry, but our weather here in Idaho has been no less than phenomenal. Other than one day it’s been in the 50°s and 60°s for the two straight weeks I’ve been home. The one cold day it snowed 8” and I got in a fantastic cross country ski. All the snow melted the next day.
When the snow leaves the yard there’s an awful mess caused by meadow voles. This year is the worst on record. My lawn is chewed to pieces, there’s holes everywhere, tree roots gnawed, aspen trees girdled and tulip bulbs eaten. I’ve declared all-out war on the tiny rodent pests and my air rifle is at my side. They’re not easy to hit but as you can see above I’ve reached American sniper status. I can’t tell you how many I’ve shot at this point. And they don’t go to waste. The magpies are thrilled with the fresh carnage.
A reminder to those of you living in my area, March 13, this Friday night, the Fly Fishing Film Tour hits Jackson Hole (f3t). The entertaining group of fly fishing flicks will show at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6PM and the movie starts at 7. Tickets are available at WorldCast Anglers, Orvis of Jackson Hole or purchase them on line.
For those not in my area, the f3t is on tour and can been seen in most major US cities. Here’s the schedule so you can catch the entertainment in your area. If you have any interest in carp on the fly be ready for the last segment – Carpland – in which Mike Dawes and I have provided some Blackfoot Reservoir mirror-monsters!