Missouri River MT Upland Angler Lodge

Missouri River MT Upland Angler Lodge

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The Wilderness Club Eureka MT

The Wilderness Club Eureka MT.

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, […]

The Great Egg On My Face River Disaster of 2010

Salsa aspics with hard boiled eggs in the middle are a great way to to send eggs down the river.  No peeling, no egg shells in the boat or egg odor. I was inspired to come up with salsa and egg aspics after the great “egg on my face” river disaster of 2010.  For river […]

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 […]

Chorizo & Potato Stuffed French Canadian Toast

A woman friend and I drove up to Fernie BC yesterday for lunch and a little shopping.  It is only an hour drive from Eureka Montana,  to the alpine-like mountains and famous Elk River. Old man winter was late this year here in the lower Canadian Rockies.  It was May 25th with a chilly wind blowing […]

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 […]