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   Welcome to, ADRIFT, my diary of living on the banks of the greatest brown trout water in the world, sharing life with my beautiful wife, and watching two great kids grow up.  This is an avenue to display my unquenchable thirst for this region and all it has to offer from a fly-fishing perspective. I am blessed in that I have a great job but with it comes a great deal of travel. The majority of my travel is on the east coast with me sporting a suit and tie most of the time. It is those times I yearn the most for my beautiful cabin on the river, my family, and my next opportunity to wet my waders.

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Posted by Mick Spaulding on January 5, 2014 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (60)

I have had the opportunity to have a completely new experience this Winter.  All because I made the decision to purchase a new drift boat this summer.  That is full access to the water at any time.  We have already experienced one of the worst winter seasons in memory here in Northern Arkansas.  In the past it would have created an atmosphere of looking out the window at the snow and cold temperatures only hoping the Core of Engineers would take compassion for my soul and ...

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Posted by Mick Spaulding on December 1, 2013 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (5)

Living in Mountain Home, Arkansas has afforded me the luxury of befriending some of the premiere people in the fly-fishing world. Those friendships have led to an education in the ethics, disciplines, and knowledge of the sport. I thank the Lord on a daily basis for allowing me to live in such a wonderful place full of amazing people.

Most people here have no idea what I do for a living or the fact the majority of my time away is hopping plane...

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