Many of my Archival blog posts are intended to remind me, in a few years, of random and extraordinary web finds. As my attention diminishes and the web redoubles, I frequently find and than drop the thread of a super fruitful search string (typically ending in Japan). Here’s one I never want to forget: a South2 West8 tie dye bug net parka (and matching landing net).
Tom took our Archival Trail Cap and Flap Musette down to the Willamette River and did some evening fly fishing. No bites, but what a beautiful time to be on the river.
We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a Sunday afternoon paddle by canoe on the McKenzie River. The promise of fish and fine riparian views outweighed our reluctance to venture out into the drizzle. What care we when we have the best waxed cotton outerwear for the worst Oregon Spring in recent memory.
Rick’s prized Grumman (a transplant, like Rick, from Minnesota)
Prized canvas duck duffle (family heirloom)
Flies tied for the occasion
Preparing to launch
In full wax garb
Non archival footwear (and Filson fly-fishing strap vest)
Success! (first of several)