THE WAY IT SHOULD BE by ROSS B. YOUNG

When I first received my copy of artist Ross B. Young’s book, The Way It Should Be, I expected to see a book full of beautiful pictures of his hunting and fishing artwork.  Believe me, Ross’s book does not disappoint!  “The Way It Should Be” by Ross B. Young.  This painting depicts Ross’s last quail hunt with his father…

CHECK OUT ANDY’S "THE GENIUS OF FISHING" ON THE BACKCOUNTRY JOURNAL

I just wanted to give the followers of Upland Equations a quick update on my latest writing endeavor.  On Monday of this week, The Backcountry Journal, an online journal for the outdoors enthusiast, published my essay, “The Genius of Fishing.”  It’s a fun read about some things geniuses and fishermen have in common. An act of…

TWENTY THINGS EVERY BEGINNING FLY FISHER SHOULD KNOW

1. Never fart in your waders. The absolute first rule of fly fishing is to never ever fart in your waders. There is only one way for it to go out and that is up! This is akin to peeing into the wind. Now that I’ve got your attention, I’ll move on to the more…

M.W. Reynolds Traditional Country Sports

Mark has an exclusive line of Spanish AYA’s ( Bournbrook) imported directly to his store from northern Basque Country…El Pais Vasco…made to Mark’s specifications and his choice of gorgeous woods.  This is probably the best valued Spanish gun in the US…all hand made…at least in my humble opinion. M.W. Reynolds has a welcoming atmosphere where his…

Grouse Camp

Glorious September has commenced…days of anticipation are over and the gunning season is upon us.  The aspen hues of green will soon change to gold…but as the poet penned nothing gold can stay.  Nothing gold can stay, so get your bird dogs and take them into the grouse woods of Colorado or wherever for that matter. September…

Trout Hunting on Michigan’s Famed Au Sable River

The internet can be a good thing.  I’ve made many great friends with similar passions and neuroses via the means of the information super highway and this blog.  Dale Hernden from Lo Banks has been trying for years to get me to Northern Michigan to see the Au Sable wilderness and the Holy Waters.  I’ve been…

>Trout Hunting Colorado Style

>One of my favorite upland pursuits is stealthily hunting native/wild trout on small streams in my beloved Sangre De Cristo Mountains here in Colorado with dries. Mayflies, caddis and stoneflies are still hatching in the high country above 10,500 ft…altitude more suitable for white-tailed ptarmigan, but loaded with beautiful natives. While on the lonely Arkansas…

>Can’t Tellya Creek

>My daughter and her husband Kevin have been escaping the Arizona heat by hanging out at my place in the Wet Mountains of southern Colorado. The Arkansas has been a little slow because of the 90 plus degree weather. We’ve seen lots of bugs on the Ark from PMDs to yellow sallies and larger stone…

>Waiting on Crow

>My river is blown. I guess that’s expected when my lonely gal is a freestoner…no man’s arms to hold her. So for now, I’m doing all the Spring cleaning and organizing and most importantly day dreaming. Inspecting the gear to make sure it’s ready for Autumn and the stories and groused adventures She’ll bring. Making…

TWO OUT OF THREE AIN’T BAD . . .

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to go hunting together with my father and my only son, six year old Tommy, for the first time. Also, for the first time in fourteen years, I drew an antelope tag in an area that happens to be one of my family’s favorite areas to go fishing….