John Oliver discusses the tension between the public and private worlds of predicting the weather. Look out Mountain Weather Masters.
“How about MWM starts naming storms this winter… Scruffy, Cupcake, Oddball, Whistleblower…?”
Mike Friedman, MWM
“John Oliver’s crew really did their homework. The details in the story are very accurate. Barry Meyers & AccuWeather have argued that the NWS should get out of the Watch/Warning/Advisory business, so they can sell their warnings. So in the Barry Meyers world, weather warnings would be only for those who could pay for them.”
Joe Ramey, MWM
A guest at the Livingston Manor Fly Fishing Club, a retreat space in the Catskills. Credit George Etheredge for The New York Times
Step aside, goat yoga. The chic way to unwind now is fly fishing.
That’s right. For some of the same reasons millennials recently flocked to bird-watching, this sport — long dominated by old white men — is gaining popularity with a younger set.
For those who can afford the leisure time and some rudimentary equipment, it offers a reason to be outdoors, a closer connection to nature, an avenue for environmentalism, built-in community, opportunity for creative expression, and a lifetime’s worth of niche expertise. Fly anglers who are not vegetarian nor vegan, nor otherwise bound by the code of “catch and release,” see it as an extension of the farm-to-table movement. Plus, it’s very Instagrammable, even as it encourages people to put down their phones.
And where millennials go, hospitality brands follow. Guided fly-fishing excursions are now offered at many trendy boutique hotels, including The Little Nell in Aspen, Colo.; Tourists, the eco-friendly lodge opened by indie influencers including the bassist of Wilco, in North Adams, Mass.; and Sage Lodge, a new nature resort just north of Yellowstone National Park in Pray, Mont., which has a stand of fly tackles and nets in its lobby, and daily “Fly Fishing 101” courses at its backyard casting pond overlooking the Absakora Mountains.
The demand for designer bunkers has grown rapidly in recent years
Two weeks make a big difference in our part of the world. With our monsoon season a bust after a big winter (not record) and our usual dry autumn we’re back in SEVERE drought conditions in the San Juan.
Frigley casts in the tall grass
then reels in one of many for the afternoon
experto en pesca, Deb Willits ties into her fish
then her assistant Midnite, scoops it up.