Wednesday, July 28, 2010

drivel blogs can get so tedious.....I don't expect that here.

oh really?

all the way live

bitchin' brown and bamboo photo courtesy of s. rath

Friday, July 23, 2010

too close for comfort

took a road trip two car caravan to sierra vista
to visit old friends of the family and play a little golf
in some presumably pleasant temperatures
brianna austin and cate playing on a dinosaur sculpture at a mcdonald's 
on the outskirts of benson
shortly afterward it started to rain
and I mean RAIN
it is nice to know that there are places where the monsoon is more than a myth

after a delicious lunch - thanks dennis debbie matt and monica!
we drove down to naco which is right smack dab on the border
you can prolly see mexico in the background of this shot

what a beautiful golf course
and what an incredibly difficult first hole
as fate would have it the course was flooded and closed

general pershing's barracks in naco
were they from the mexican/american war or the the revolucion?
I don't recall - cool historic place nevertheless

we ended up here
view from the tee box - hole #1 
mountain view g.c. at ft huachuca
an absolutely glorious goat track

I can't wait to play it again

see what I mean
twas a lovely afternoon
I never even broke a sweat though my ball striking was far from sharp

ready to wrock
this ball prolly ended up in the rough or heavy rough
of which there was plenty

a very enjoyable though long outing

Monday, July 19, 2010

arizona hot

on a miserable afternoon on the golf course
we managed to stuff four shots on a par three
while I was fighting off sure indications of heat exhaustion

my ball is on the edge of the green beside dr ej

I just can't play in this kind of heat anymore
further evidence that it sucks getting old

meanwhile we'll be playing wednesday in sierra vista
where the highs have been in the mid nineties
which is still pretty damn hot

Thursday, July 15, 2010


what a great shot of brother mike at the bench
despite the poor focus
it has dynamic latency

aaah tenkara-belle
such fuckused noble pursuit
searching native dinks

a shoutout to another brother

there's a story there somewhere 
and an agenda 

I just don't know it


steve fishing matamoscas

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


6ft 3pc 3wt
cattanach taper
an absolute delight to cast and fish



I should clarify - the fish is stuck

Monday, July 5, 2010

getting bent again

are the drakes done?

last year I got caught a bit short on drakes
fortunately I improvised on the vise
back in camp

this year I'll be prepared
though the hatch may be done?
we'll see

the water is very very low
gin clear and skinny

Friday, July 2, 2010

old school cool

I sure wouldn't mind putting a rod in that guy's hands

H & L V.

squaring off
to fuck or fight?

I really like dries w/ white calftail wings
prolly cause these old eyes ain't what they used to be
and I can see these easily enough
and they work

Thursday, July 1, 2010

jeepster the pole er...the tube cap

image by s. rath - jeepster hisowndamnself

let's blood that sumbitch!