Flies from Afghanistan - Part one

Flies from Afghanistan - Part 1

Being deployed offers many challenges; How will I preform my mission? How will I like my fellow airmen, sailors, marines and soldiers? Will there be personal conflict? What is my level of risk? How will my family handle my deployment?
These questions and many others go through your head at a furious pace. Once you have settled into a daily routine your focus can shift to your down time. How will I pass the time without going nuts? Depending on your location downtime can be tackled in numerous ways. I have never been much of a video game player so that is out. I love to read but that can only last so long. Through my many deployments the thing that keeps me going is pulling out the bags of feathers, yarn and hooks and creating something that can transport you to a spot halfway around the globe. A spot in your mind where you can smell the moss and cedar, hear the rush of the current and share the company of the kingfisher and chickadee. As Norman Maclean sai…

Did you know?

We are starting a new segment called "Did you know?"  The idea is to provide further clarity to some never ending questions, enlighten anglers on some interesting facts, and share some great tips, techniques and other interesting tid bits.

The information won't stop at steelhead. We will provide interesting fishery-wide insight and info.  Have an idea?  shoot us an email!

We plan to start off bi-weekly for starters, who knows maybe we will go nuts and wind up with regular weekly posts!

Did you know?
In 2012 (study date), approximately 95,870 trout stamps were sold in Minnesota. Trout stamps cost  $10 each, for a total of $958,700 in stamp sales. Trout stamp funds go into a dedicated account and are used to help support the extra costs required to manage the cold water fisheries in Minnesota.

The unfortunate result of trolls

A few folks have asked, "What happened to all of the facebook comments yesterday from your survey post?"The comments referred to are specifically from two individual followers and MNST staff. When you block a follower, their comments and our response vanish into the interweb. 
First a bit of a disclaimer: As many of you know, this blog is not our only social platform. We have a strong facebook presence as well as Instagram and a light twitter footprint.  Regarding facebook specifically, we have some basic policy and rules, and these are described in the page's "about" link. Pretty standard stuff really, and there you will see what we do not tolerate or accept by way of follower comments, remarks or shared images. You folks rooted in commonsense likely have no need to visit the disclaimer section as disrespect, out-of-line and/or inappropriatecontent is not in your nature to post.
As for the comments in question; MNST  posts a wide variety of content on facebook. …