The crew at OBN
has a point. With the new year approaching, it is worth while thinking about what I would like to accomplish this year with regard to my fishing pursuits. As such, I have come up with a list of ten things I am looking forward to …. tacklin
g… *ah-thankyou*… during 2011.
So here is THE OUTDOOR LIST:
1. Truly understand the spey verses one-handed debate.
2. Fly fish Minnesota’s Driftless area.
3. Fly fish during an explosive hatch.
4. Be more like Phil Dunfee: “I’m a cool dad, that’s my thang. I’m hip, I surf the web, I text. LOL: laugh out loud, OMG: oh my god, WTF: why the face.”
5. Tie flies to match a hatch.
6. Blog 2 poems per month (minimum).
7. Organize/create my tying bench.
8. Take better pictures of my fishing outings.
9. During intern year, when I have a chance to fish, spend that time with my wife instead. Not every time, but at least once 🙂 Sorry, Sara.
10. No matter where I match for residency, find some local fishing.
Here’s to a good year, Phil.
He doesn’t start playing until about 1:40 in, so be patient.
I’m heading out to buy some new gear. Harvesting the fruits of Christmas. Don’t worry, my waders will always be leaking.
Good evening, little one.
Thank you for being all that you are.
Your long hair
And creative contributions
Inspire me in all aspects of my life.
Just to sit here
As you, in adult-sized footsies,
I feel luckier than ever.
My brother caught the biggest perch I’ve ever seen while ice fishing
in Minnesota. I think we can thank catch and release for this hog. Super awesome.
Great video I found on Bottomhand.com. The best way to find happiness and satisfaction is to turn what you love into your job.
Here you go!
Click and watch the video called “preOccupations.”
Why Fish? 12-22-10
A bond forms when walking a stream.
Whether you study its fluid dynamics,
The aquatic fauna and flora,
Or simply enjoy the company,
The line connects the rod holder
To a ballet of scales and invertebrates.
Rhythmically paddling back and forth,
Stationary at the seams of faster currents,
Patiently waiting for the optimal meal
Until a passing morsel
Sitting on the trunk of my little black car
Emptying my sieve-like waders
And breaking down my gear,
I feel complete after a day of fishing.
I am the rod, the line, the fly, the water,
And the fish.
A fellow Cornhusker Fly Fisher tipped me off to these boxes for
keeping your tying hooks organized. It is a bead or craft box made by Craftmates with a
locking mechanism for each hatch and rounded bottoms so it is easier
to grab the hooks. I taped labels to the lids and threw away all the
crappy bags I kept my hooks in. Score!
Total cost of box? $3.99 at Hobby Lobby
Ladies and Gentlemen (mom and dad), I am proud to tell you I am now listed among the many superb blogs on the Outdoor Blogger Network. It is a great collaboration of those of us who are striving to shore our outdoor passions. I’m excited to continue looking through the pages on the website and encourage you to do the same! They have more than just fly fishing blogs. They have hunting, fishing, outdoor sports, photography, boating, ecology, etc. Enjoy!