Welcome to my fly fishing blog, The Thrashin’ Trout.
One needs but a mere glance at the internet to notice that there are a thousand such blogs spinning around in the blogosphere like space junk. Some are quite successful, providing a wealth of information or entertainment and enjoy large followings. They have sponsors, provide gear reviews, interview fly fishing legends, sell colorful decals and hats, highlight world class fishing destinations, all seasoned with witty commentary. Note: Please refer now to my blog roll if this sort of valuable information is what you seek because the reality is, you are likely to be disappointed with this humble and self indulgent corner of the internet.
I’m beginning this project under no illusion or false vision of where it might eventually drift, and cast off now with low expectations (as should you) to its success or worldly reach. The fact is, my intent extends little further than a tricked out journal, a gold leafed, leather bound, scratch pad of sorts used for sharing my fly fishing obsession, chronicling my days on the water, stories, failures and successes. Ah yes… my cave wall, my empty space to carve the message of my passion and if along the way it proves to resonate to some wayward explorer, then so be it; but for now I will navigate sans compass, thrashing about aimlessly.
So, with this keyboard as my chiseled chard stick and the temperatures exceeding minus twenty outside my window, I’ll begin… because God knows, it’s too damn cold to fish.
Hello.. my name is Scott Thrasher and I have a fly fishing problem.
I reside in southwest Montana with my remarkably talented wife Emily and “The Fingerling”. I am the director at Rockhaven, a small Christian Camp and Retreat Center on the banks of the Gallatin River only feet away from on location scenes in The River Runs Through It. It is quite beautiful and I consider myself lucky to work and play in such a spectacular place.
In beginning this blog I’ve perhaps gone a bit overboard with all the pieces and parts and can now be found on Facebook, Twitter and all sorts of social things. I’m not quite sure what it all does for me but maybe I’ll broaden my community and in the process find a fishing buddy. (Preferably, one who owns a drift boat) There’s always the chance that it just gives me more passwords to remember. In any case, please check out and “Like” the Thrashin’ Trout Facebook page.