Category Archives: Absinthe Lounge

Trout Saturation, Wyoming’s Wind River Range

Too much trout and a poached Baby Ruth lead to a Mexi-shack miracle. The last time I tried to survive on trout for a week, a major summer storm blew into the mountains and temperatures dropped below freezing. A three-season … Continue reading

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Vincent van Gogh

van Gogh—the master and the madman Two of my favorite things are absinthe and Vincent van Goh, so it was nice to find them both in one place, in a video by Kris Kluthe that depicts van Goh’s brilliance and … Continue reading

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Hand Drawn Maps

Or how we got lost on the way to Davis Lake. I’ve seen them inked on the backs of envelopes, scribbled on bar napkins, fashioned on the flip side of matchbooks, and even translated to the palms of hands. No … Continue reading

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Guys Without Dolls

Guys Without Dolls by Troy Letherman Apparently I’ve got a great ass. Even in waders. I know this because Chugach has made at least seventeen increasingly lurid comments to that effect over the past four days. Discomfort is settling in, … Continue reading

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Last Man in Camp, Nushagak

Big rainbows, greedy grayling and an outfitter who wants out of camp. Must be fall in Alaska. By the end of Alaska’s sport fishing season outfitters and guides are at the end of their respective ropes and any deviation might … Continue reading

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Troy Letherman fishless in Alaska

First Cast F+G ninjas, absinthe dreams, and our man Letherman stomping around southeast Alaska by Troy Letherman The milk-run from Anchorage, a rental car of marginal utility, the year’s first Rainier in cold packs behind the seat. Wrong turns down … Continue reading

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Big Hole River: An unplanned canyon run

Blunder on the Big Hole There are a variety of possibilities regarding why I missed a takeout on the Big Hole River last Saturday. Could have been foggyness from the night prior at Wise River Club. Or it could have … Continue reading

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Steelhead Dreams: Southeast Alaska Style

NOTE: It’s winter steelhead season and few things get dedicated anglers more pumped than to think of fresh fish—chromers—pushing into Northwest streams. This isn’t a game of big numbers but even a few fish can change your life. Print this. … Continue reading

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Oil Burners

NOTE: A special thanks to Ted Leeson for providing this humorous look at the characters we sometimes end up in the company of. Read this here or print out and sit down with a cocktail tonight. Enjoy. gt Pick Thy … Continue reading

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Scars and Steelhed on Washington’s Grande Ronde

Grande Moments on a River Ronde By Seth Norman February, 2003 Greg’s stopped bleeding, pretty much; but even though I’ve apologized sincerely and often, each time trying not to laugh at the wad of something pasted to his forehead, he … Continue reading

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