Wednesday, September 29, 2010

the nastiest(?) body of water in the state...

a mere 97 yards from the blue tees
you can't even see the green

you can however see the detritus and nasty brown mudwater

there were an unfortunate number of poor college gals
playing a tournament on this p.o.s. goat track
some of whom drove all the way from california

what a waste of time

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010


dr ej "greaseball" johnson hit a hole in one today
number 8 at falcon
155yd? w/ 6 iron

nice work brother.

mail order bride

She's got skin like Peking duck
Glazed in honey
She glows like the sun
Seen through amber
She wears bright nickel jewelry
Wrapped in colorful silk

She's thin and nubile and seven feet tall
And my touch can make her
Wiggle and flex and even fall to pieces

She never says no to a streamside ramble,
and her honey-do list is one word long
She casts out lines ending in tiny barbs
And her taste in men, impeccable

lines by fernando gomez
pic courtesy of the bench of mike shay

Sunday, September 26, 2010


yes we have been studying the golf swing

Friday, September 24, 2010

slant tank

I'll play around with this until I get it right

fisheye view

native fish enthusiasm

superb photo essay
a rare glimpse into mexico's wild mountains emphasizing geography inhabitants and culture
highly recommended quest for wild native trout

we love it

Thursday, September 23, 2010

J. Edson Leonard's Flies

for inspiration at the vise I'll often turn to old texts
in this case I came across this lovely plate of dries
note the consistency symmetry and linear (or is it spatial) pattern

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

on the day

that the badgers host the sun devils

we show you green beans

and potato chips

enjoy the weekend

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I've included three triggers (as per ed engle) into this fly

do you know what they are?

the color blue
oversize thorax
flash (beadhead)

dancing about architecture

grunge's finest hour
grunge goes glam
grunge grooves orchestral
grunge riffs roar

and it is simply beautiful

fifteen years ago my brother gave me this cd
I pretty much regarded it as an instant classic
apparently others agreed as it was all over the radiowaves

then I put it up and forgot about it
likely because their ensuing work fell short of mellon collie
how could it not?

yesterday a random comment on an internet bulletin board led me back to this masterpiece
and it sounds every bit as good now as it did then
there is no filler here
even if you don't particularly care for a song it belongs
and is part of something important
this story being told
even though I can't tell you what the hell it is all about
you'll have to listen for yourself

rat tat tat ka boom BOOM

Saturday, September 11, 2010

replacing the "number one irons in golf"

played callaway x-16 irons for about five years
inexplicably I switched to some cobras about six months ago

today the callaways go back in the bag
looking for more consistent ball striking

Thursday, September 9, 2010

are you ready...

for some football?
this was how last season ended for me
heartbreak hotel

see you at the superbowl packer fans

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010


yes it's corn
tossed in butter lime salt and chives

Saturday, September 4, 2010

screaming mini zonker

is it just me or does this thing almost look like it's alive?

Friday, September 3, 2010

mo' muddlers

I saw a sparse wet style muddler elsewhere on the tubes
put a spin on it
fanning gold kf wing about the shank

changed things up and tied this
which I think will prove to be a devastating hopper
time to field test

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


a rather dilapidated decrepit throne
at an alpine lake

wish you were here?