koifishkate After the excitement of two days of hiking in the Selway-Bitterroot wilderness, the lil gruff tuffy that is McDuff could barely stand up on account of tired legs and raw paws. Like counseling a teetering toddler rejecting good advice, I failed to get him to nap all day, as he just wanted to be part of the Memorial Day action. I found him passed out underneath the cool darkness of the deck, and carried his tiny limp body, fireman-style, up to the couch. Good weekend? Check. #dailymcduff #cairnsofinstagram #whywerescue 1h

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koifishkate Runoff, near the peak. Source of the rivers. Fun to see it at its inception. #lolomt #bitterrootvalley 18h

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koifishkate Bliss, unplugged. 19h

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koifishkate Lake Lily, West of Lolo. Technically in Idaho, now that I've looked on the map. Lol. 19h

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koifishkate It's been a few years so I figure I should waterproof this fly again for the weekend. #backcountry Porch sipping with friends before a solo trek. 3d

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koifishkate Late May. Lighter, later. Warm wind. 5d

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koifishkate See how calm and relaxed McDuff is? How at peace with his surroundings? Don't let this tiny Diablo Negro fool you… he is silently, patiently begging me for a slice of cheese and tomato on the counter. And because he has learned not to frantically panic about the cheese and tomato over the past three years but sit patiently and quietly like this, I will likely give it to him. #tinyvictories #allthetomatoes Dawn knows of the tomato obsession of which I speak. One morning, he quietly ate all of her cherry tomatoes in her garden. #dailymcduff #cairnsofinstagram 5d

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koifishkate #latergram Runoff from Bass Creek behind Block Management. The more quiet water was crystal clear, like glass. #spring2015 #montana #bitterrootvalley 7d

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koifishkate Lupine-a-palooza. Smells amazing!! 1w

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koifishkate Just another day in Paradise. 2w

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koifishkate Thank goodness smarts, courage, and a sense of wild adventure are hereditary. Thanks, Mom, for encouraging me to live boldly. #saveourfamilyphotos #happymothersday #savefamilyphotos 2w

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koifishkate Little learning quiet from the biggin. Slowly. #cairnsofinstagram #dailymcduff w/ @g.mcdaniel 2w

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koifishkate Checking out the patterns. #orvis #downthehatch #missoula #riverlife 1mon

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koifishkate Whenever life gets really frustrating, I remember that there are tiny unexpected moments that greet me. #riverlife #bitterrootvalley 1mon

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koifishkate My tiny, patient fishing companion. #dailymcduff #cairnsofinstagram #flyfishing #montana #riverlife 1mon

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koifishkate Sweeney Creek, near the peak. 1mon

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