The Patagonia Stormfront Pack, the Freewheeler Max and some clothing items made their way through our back door a few days ago.   It’s always fun to get some new gear for a big trip.    Tying materials are also showing up for big streamers, but I made the mistake of leaving out a brand new badger hackle and Stella plucked most of the feathers from the skin……at least she didn’t chew’em up.

Molly made a good point the other evening with regards to bird dogs and hackles, “Just how is a hunting dog supposed to differentiate between birds and bird feathers?”

Good question.

My answer was, “cause they are, dammit”.

I think Stella knows that I am leaving……with out her and is secretly pissed off.