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2015 is over so here’s a look back at my (outdoor) year in pictures.  Click on any pic to read more from that day.

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The year started off solid, with my first ski trip with a big group of friends.  It was a ton of fun and really set the bar high for a non-fishing trip.  Then came a personal best brown from Memorial Day weekend, which was actually the same pb brown I caught last year – what are the odds?  I think the high point though will be the Wyoming Cutt Slam trip in August.  Five days of incredible dry fly fishing with a great friend is tough to beat.  It was a fine year and like any other year it had its share of ups and downs, but I’m ready to see what 2016 brings.

 

 

 

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I’ve been really enjoying Drew’s web series, Hooked on Wild Waters, this year and wanted to share an episode I was able to help with that was filmed down here in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.  It went live on the Hooked on Wild Waters website this week.  I was only able to fish with Drew on the first day they were filming and I can tell you they did a great job with the edit because conditions were tough that day.  Big thanks to Casey Brunning for camera boat duty and helpful advice – couldn’t have done it without him.  I can’t embed the video here, so be sure to go to the Hooked on Wild Waters website and check it out and the rest of the great webisodes in the series.

I had to work on the “Best Bank” earlier this Fall and found myself with a little time to kill not too far away from the Jean Lafitte NHP.  I decided to check it out and get a bit of exercise walking some of the trails.  Jean Lafitte seems like one of those places that gets forgotten about alongside all the other attractions New Orleans has to offer, I know that I’ve driven past it a few times without even thinking twice about stopping.  I’m glad I finally gave it a go because I really enjoyed my walk in the swamp.  The park boasts an incredible amount of boardwalk that winds it’s way into the Northern  Barataria estuary – the swamp was beautiful and the critters were plentiful, but I couldn’t get over the fact that I walked a few miles on boardwalk, someone had to put all that together!

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