Fish Tales

Used Fish Salesmen “What will it take to get you into some used fish today”.

The movie “A River Runs through It” which started the migration to the Siren singing wild trout rivers and streams of Northwestern Montana, is a wash-out compared to the show I was privy to while working as a chef in fishing lodges.  Quite a few of the guides I had the pleasure of working around, […]

Stalking “The Fish Whisperer” On The Elk

The Elk River is famous for some of the best dry fly fishing in North America.  Fly-fishers come from all over the world to cast a line in this largely undiscovered river as it flows through the majestic Canadian Rockies from melting glacial ice high above Elk Lakes Provincial Park some 90 miles North of […]

Drifting Off In Paradise

Drifting off in Paradise The idea of paradise is different for everyone.  For many, picturing a day in paradise conjures up images akin to sitting under a colorful beach umbrella, with some kind of fu-fu cocktail in hand, while watching the sun sink slowly into the ocean. Periodic gratis days of drift boat fishing is […]

The Bulls End

My most decadent signature dish for carnivore fly-fishing clients is loaded with so much trans-fat and cholesterol I can feel my arteries hardening just making it.  Pan fried, bacon wrapped beef in an amazingly decadent bourbon, butter, and cream sauce. This killer steak, is made with a fat-marbled filet of Montana beef tenderloin from a […]

Cocktail Counseling

One evening at a lodge, I walked up to a tall, blonde haired, partially inebriated gentleman guest while holding out a plate of my very popular honey-drizzled jalapeno hush puppy appetizers. He stuck out a hand for me to shake and exclaimed in an ever so slightly slurred voice “Hi!” “My name is Barry, and I […]

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