Tag: Montana

When talk is not precisely that

My co-worker went to Montana, but all I got was this solitary photo…

Cody Hoeckelberg swinging flies on the Upper Gallatin

Cody Hoeckelberg swinging flies on the Upper Gallatin

Talk is usually cheap. It’s what you do that defines you.

MG signing off (because a picture is only worth a hundred words if you divide by ten)

It’s Wednesday. Are you thinking about work, or fishing?

[singlepic id=120 w=100 h=75 float=left]For the highly productive worker, obviously concentrating on the latter…

  • Fly tying your life away, and breaking the bank while doing it – Singlebarbed explains it in one “desperate” pictorial. I knew there was a reason I bought my flies.
  • Marshall Estes has been prowling the South Platte, and putting them in the net. I applaud his choice of waters.
  • The Fly Fish Chick was back in Montana, and the fishing was good. I’m pissed…because she’s much more photogenic than I.
  • Speaking of Montana, the fly-throwing carp master by the same name got skunked last weekend. He doesn’t really care – the kids were still cute when he got home.
  • And while we’re on the subject of kids…Jeffrey Prest found a great tool for teaching them how to fish.
  • Now I’ll say it again…get back to work.

    PS: If you get busted reading this, just tell your boss corporate fly fishing still sucks!

    Montana Schools, Cities Pull $247 Million From Investment Fund

    The second “run on a bank”:

    Montana school districts, cities and counties withdrew $247 million from the state’s $2.4 billion investment fund over the past three days after officials said the rating on one of the pool’s holdings was lowered to default.

    There’s been some criticism floating around about the actions of some of the early withdrawing municipalities in Florida, and I’m sure some in Montana will hear the same flak. But you have to consider that “withdrawees” may be required to take action once the assets in these pools are downgraded.

    Nevertheless, some are probably just following “The First Rule of Panic,” which is “Be the First to Panic!”