Fridays on the Fly: The Pure Line

first_imgI bet scads of anglers have walked on a bridge or on a high trail in the mountains, looked at the water far below, and wondered, Has anyone ever fished that? I often follow that with: There have to be some big lunkers down there, and It would be so cool to find out. One summer day, I was standing on the edge of a cliff looking down at such a place: the North Platte River in Wyoming’s Fremont Canyon.I knew the fishing upstream to be excellent, but I wanted to find out if it was even better down where no one could reach it. My friend, Doug Heggart, and I had had a blast fishing that morning. We’d double-hooked large trout with our tenkara rods and enjoyed an unusually windless day. Then, knowing of my other main passion, rock-climbing, Doug took me up the canyon. I peered down the sheer walls, my gaze going back and forth between potential climbing lines and the pools in the water below. There have to be some big lunkers down there, right?A year later, I recruited another friend, Steve Conrad, to return to Fremont Canyon and help me answer that question. Like me, Steve is a fly-fishing climber. Normally, my fly gear is as simple as it gets: a telescopic tenkara rod, line and fly. I leave the reel and other stuff behind in favor of this Japanese method of fly-fishing that I discovered and introduced to the US in 2009. But in order to fish Fremont Canyon, we also needed climbing ropes, and a decent amount of hardware, harnesses, climbing shoes… perhaps because my other activities are so gear-intensive, I keep my fly-fishing simple.Learn more about this Colorado fly fishing adventure in the June issue of our sister publication, Elevation Outdoors!last_img read more

2020 DE Day of Service recap

first_imgOn June 10, Credit Union Development Educators (DEs) from around the globe came together to make an incredible impact in their communities in celebration of the 5th annual DE Day of Service.Each year on Day of Service, credit union leaders who graduate from the Foundation’s Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program are encouraged to complete projects, volunteer, and commit to acts of kindness within our credit unions and communities. These activities address the 12 Development Issues or challenges that serve as barriers to financial well-being. The Development Issues include credit, diversity & equity, education, employment, environment, health, housing, hunger, inclusion, savings, technology, and transportation.We know that this year’s service in our communities and DE Day of Service look very different than years past. While many things are being canceled or rescheduled due to COVID, DEs felt it was important to be creative in order to help our colleagues, members and communities that need us now more than ever. In preparation for this year’s Day of Service, the Foundation prepared a list of ways for DEs to participate in our new socially distanced world.DEs from 14 states participated in the 2020 DE of Service. Thank you to all who participated and showcased the power of the credit union difference! We would also like to say a big thank you to those who donated to the Foundation on Day of Service. Your support helps to continue the growth of the DE Program, and our work in empathy and Financial Democracy. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Lady Cards Victorious Over St. Nick’s Lady Trojans

first_imgThe St. Louis Lady Cardinals hosted the St. Nicholas Lady Trojans last night.  Bringing home two wins last night were the Cardinals.The 7th Grade game ended with a final score of 34-8.  Scoring for St. Louis were Catherine Streator with 15pts, Claire Saner with 7pts, Rhea Miller with 6pts, and Ava Owens, Madison Wanstrath and Lilly Schebler all bring 2pts each.  We were able to rebound on the offensive and defensive ends which was something we have been working on.  Nice job ladies great game they are now 14-1 on the season.The 8th Grade Lady Cardinals also won last night with a final score of 35-18.  Scoring for St. Louis were Megan Bauer with 21pts, Ava Owens with 6pts, Sadie Wachsmann with 4pts, Haley Geisen and Anna Wanstrath both scoring 2pts each.  These ladies played a great defense game and worked the offense very well also.  Nice job ladies.The Cardinals will play Thursday at home against Jac-Cen-Del.  Tip of 7th grade is at 6pm and 8th grade night will follow that game.  Come join us to show support for our 4 amazing 8th graders!Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.last_img read more

Syracuse football opponent preview: What to know about No. 25 LSU

first_img Published on September 22, 2017 at 8:20 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse (2-1) kicks off at No. 25 Louisiana State (2-1) at 7 p.m. from Tiger Stadium or “Death Valley,” where 97,289 fans watched LSU in its home opener nearly two weeks ago.LSU has won 48 consecutive games over nonconference opponents at home in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers are coming off a blowout loss at No. 17 Mississippi State, while SU secured a 41-17 win over Central Michigan in Week 3. Saturday night’s SU-LSU game will air on ESPN2. Here’s what you need to know about the Tigers. All-time series: LSU leads, 2-1Last time they played: At a nearly sold-out Carrier Dome two Septembers ago, walk-on Zack Mahoney played QB against the No. 8 Tigers. Fournette, a First Team All-SEC member and the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, scored two touchdowns and ran for 244 yards in LSU’s 34-24 win. Former SU punter Riley Dixon leaped a man, earning a spot on ESPN’s Top 10 plays, and while Syracuse stayed within striking distance throughout the game, SU could not upset LSU. The Orange lost its next seven games of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe LSU report: The Tigers are led by former Syracuse defensive line coach Ed Orgeron, who replaces Les Miles after he led the team to a 2-2 start — poor by LSU’s standards. This year’s LSU team runs on its rushing game. LSU boasts one of the nation’s top rushing attacks — each of its three running backs with double-digit rushes averages at least 5.3 yards per carry. LSU has also only allowed four sacks in three games, one of the NCAA’s best rates, despite returning one starting offensive lineman from last year’s unit.On defense, Arden Key, LSU’s All-American junior edge rusher, set the school single-season sack record last season. He is projected to be a first-round selection in the NFL draft next year. The Tigers start two true freshmen in the secondary and had some coverage busts last week. LSU is thin on the defensive line, missing a few rotational players because of injury and suspension.Last week, No. 17 Mississippi State exposed LSU’s defensive and offensive lines. LSU defenders couldn’t stop the outside run and its secondary, late in the game, committed several coverage busts.LSU averages only 184 passing yards per game (ranks 105th in the country) but has a top-20 defense.How Syracuse beats LSU: To upset a Top-25 team for the second consecutive season, Syracuse must limit Guice. LSU’s run game picked apart the SU defense two years ago. Secondly, Syracuse must secure the football on offense. That means smart throws from junior QB Eric Dungey, no special teams blunders and at least a mediocre run game to keep the LSU defense on its toes. While Syracuse won handily last week, SU made several mistakes in the first quarters. Take those away and SU may be able to hang around with the Tigers.Player to watch: Derrius Guice, running back, No. 5LSU’s best player, junior running back Derrius Guice, was ruled out Wednesday but it has since been announced that he will play. A college football coach coach told Sports Illustrated “might be a better back than Leonard Fournette,” because he’s “harder to tackle because he runs with so much juice guys can’t corral him.” Guice sat out practice Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, recovering from what Orgeron said Monday is a “minor injury,” according to Nola.com. Guice, who has four touchdowns thus far, missed the last quarter and a half of LSU’s loss against Mississippi State. He is explosive and a big-time player to watch. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more