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Arthur Ofieldstream
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The real world is outdoors. Go to it!
The real world is outdoors. Go to it!

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Sarah Grigg .. you are such an outstanding journalist .. a poetic journalist. You not only cover your story with the thoroughness of a neurosurgeon, but you dance it with the grace of a prima ballerina! What a tremendous writing about the legend, yet regular guy, Flip Pallot! Flip ought to cry when reading this!! Because, you did it so well!! I don't often gush, on the work of other writers, but Sarah, when I do, I do it with gusto!! You're exceptional. Your writing style and quality are ever so worthy of the big old juicy, Gush!! Kudos! Keep the hits coming. Radiate and illuminate! We are waiting in rapped anticipation for your next offering! -AOJ

Flip Pallot: A Spiritual Guide to the Importance of the Last 40 Feet https://t.co/5FGNZCIHGo Sarah Grigg. What a fabulous writing. #ofscom

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Friends Steeled on the Sheboygan
A bright and beautiful afternoon on the Sheboygan river is always better with friend and willing fish!  But if you don't have fish .. then a good friend is a fine substitute. Karen Campbell and her husband, Jay and I met up with Dan Small, Dan Small Outdoo...

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Gerry van der Walt is a serious boots-in-the-dirt, wildlife photographer, experienced in some of the harshest arenas for photographic equipment there is: African bush and the Arctic ! Gerry has recently become interested in using mirrorless camera technology.

Now, he's putting that interest to-the-test. Follow Gerry as he reports from-the-field and in his post-safari write-up on the use of a mirrorless system in-the-field. You will get a most serious, honest and usable report. Well worth your time.

I have long held that mirrorless systems are a step in a good direction. for a lot of reasons. Gerry will put a definitive on this with his testing.

Read the article attached by clicking the image below to see where Gerry is taking this interest and why. I am excited to see what his final conclusions are from his up-coming safari. It will be interesting for sure. Enjoy and Learn. -AOF

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I have two pieces published this month; both in the same Online publication: #KypeMagazine . KYPE is one of my favorite Online Fly-fishing publications. This is an honor!

“In The Company of RASCALS”  

KYPE published the poem and accompanying background image; an eLITHOGRAPH created in collaboration with #FriendNotYetMet, #Peter Briggs, of South Africa, whose photograph formed the basis for the #eLITHOGRAPH.   The poem is an original tale inspired by the photograph and resulting art image.

Special thanks to my long-time, Friend-Not-Yet-Met, the amazing - Nishimermaid - known to regular folks, as Aileen Lane, Owner and Editor of Kype, for the opportunity to showcase this tale. Enjoy.  -AOJ

http://goo.gl/fn8t6c

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I have two pieces published this month; both in the same Online publication: #KypeMagazine . KYPE is one of my favorite Online Fly-fishing publications. This is an honor!

“32 Pounds of Teeth in a Donut, The Brakerator and Kawishiwi Ralph”, has been unleashed!  

This is installment, Part 1, of a three-part-series, running concurrently in KYPE Magazines quarterly publication.

It is a truly sordid tale of Boundary Waters travel. I can guarantee it will NOT go where you think and it sure ain’t ending where you would imagine! Hang on the ride has just begun. 

Special thanks to my long-time, Friend-Not-Yet-Met, the amazing - Nishimermaid - known to regular folks, as Aileen Lane, Owner and Editor of Kype, for the opportunity to showcase this tale. Enjoy.  -AOJ 

http://goo.gl/fn8t6c


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Learning to USE 'obstacles' rather than just curse their presence, can help you catch more wary and difficult fish ... as well as negotiate some of  the more turbulent waters of Life.  Enjoy the concept ... - AOJ

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Arthur Ofieldstream commented on a post on Blogger.
Tony .. reading and writing this comment nearly 1.5 years after you wrote this post, I have a couple of comments. 

1) You are spot on with your comment 'to Galen Rowell'  WE HAVE loved our wild lands to death; some more so than others.  And yes, the wonders made visible through the amazing photos are a siren call.  I heeded that call many times. But over time I realized, too much of anything can be a detriment. No matter how well intentioned.

2) Though I would not now, be able to venture to ground I have never yet enjoyed - in real time - I am OK with the closing. The problem the NPS deals with it that the vast majority of the public are totally ignorant in the basics of natural history and biology. And added to that, most do not care to know... until they are impacted with something like a fine or faced with a NO ADMIT sign.  Thus, unfortunately, holding Public Hearings, just delays much needed immediate action.  Nature knows NOTHING of 'Rights'. Natue knows only Survive or Die.  Life IS a privilege - and a very tenuous one at that - in the Natural World. Our 'modern' society, despite the vast amount of knowledge we have access to, has forgotten/lost/ignored - this important piece of knowledge.

There are just some things we must resign ourselves to - and one of them is:  "Just because you can, does not mean your should."   Because WE ARE the owners of this great land, means we have a stewardship responsibility to do what is best for the land. Part of that is knowing WHEN to say, 'No.' and accept it and move forward.

It is called 'Doing What is RIGHT, despite the loss we may incur. For it is, The Right Thing To Do.'    -AOF
 

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Dave Whitlock is an amazing talent and a pure-breed-of-gentleman. 

Dave's kind demeanor and gentle teaching style have won converts to fly-fishing for decades.  His amazing art talent has inspired thousands of artists, in a wide array of media, to record their passion for fish and fly-fishing as well. 

Those of us who have had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Dave over the years - have also been imbued with his infectious desire to share his knowledge with anyone willing to lend an ear. 

Personally I do not know of anyone unwilling to do so. 

Kudos Dave. Enjoy this read, as it is another fine insight into the man we have come to love and respect. 

We do so Dave, because of YOUR love and respect for the resource and the crafted art of Fly Fishing.  -AOJ
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