Trout are still crushing hoppers on the South Fork of the Snake and the aspens and cottonwoods are just starting to show the first hints of fall. But, winter’s never bashful in Teton Valley and the mountains might see a foot of snow over the weekend. It’s the time of year to get elk meat in the freezer and firewood split and stacked. Can’t say Annie was all that helpful— she stole more kindling to chew on and left the lawn looking like a family of beavers were teaching woodshop. But, the YETI Loadout Bucket made picking up scraps easy, and now, starting fires in the wood stove all winter long will be a snap. *** The good folks at YETI donated 100% of their September 1st online and flagship store sales toward hurricane Harvey relief. Perhaps not as well known is their support of removing plastic from rivers, streams, and landfills. WorldCast Anglers was the first fly fishing outfitter to commit to #KickPlastic last summer by offering clients reusable stainless steel water bottles to drink from and keep. YETI provided guides with coolers, 64 oz Bottles, and half and full gallon jugs for refilling. The consumption of thousands of plastic bottles has been eliminated over the last two years of guide trips alone, many more by our clients who’ve responded warmly to the cause. In this day and age, I can’t say enough about people who make products that last and have the heart to see to it that the planet does, too.