Saturday, October 29, 2011

a bunch of nonsense about nippers

the other day I was putting together my tackle
nippers hemostats and the like

I snapped a few pics of my nippers

leatherman micra
handy little tool
when I thought I'd lost a pair I immediately replaced them
then I found the lost set in the pocket of my raincoat
so now I've got two

I've often said that the best nippers I've ever had said orvis on them
here's proof of it
I'll bet I've had those for a dozen years
and still sharp as hell
do yourself a favor and pick up a couple of these
next time you find yourself at the orvis store

those pictured are stuck to magnets on the inside lid of a flypatch

I really like these
mostly on account of the size
they fit and suit my hands well
I'm not sure if they're as sharp as the orvis one
I bought the smaller version of these as well
they just weren't as easy to operate as those shown

Thursday, October 27, 2011

just in case you think I haven't been doing anything

I haven't
this one's nearly out the door though

I like these shots

look like cannon

it is cannon
that is one slick reel seat I'm telling ya
all water rod and overkill for most fishing here

this beast is made for steelheading or salty action
I suppose you could use it for catfishing??

oh yeah it's plastic

Saturday, October 22, 2011

a critique



I don't much care for these pictures
but I'm posting them anyways to point something out
I figured this fly's body was perfectly dubbed
boy was I wrong

note the bulge nearly a bend in the body of both shots above
the question remains...does the trout care?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

enough already w/ the pinche adams!

I am not gonna tie one today
nor manipulate it...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

adams wet

this morning I was inspired tying yet another adams
a favorite to tie and fish
I recalled how much I enjoyed tying winged wets
so naturally I got buggy w/ it

you've seen this before

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

bassbuggin' it

just gotta say that I love tying gurglers
and...I hate foam

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

am lit

when I told my wife her new indian name just might be beer fairy
she asked me if I ever have a mature thought
I told her I was thinking about things I could do to improve my golf game
she said that doesn't count

I clicked off the playoffs swept up the soldiers
threw them in the trash 
sat down and wrote a poem about it

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

playing w/ photo editing...

the rod formerly known as


has assumed its working name
bread and butter

yeah it's silly...but it is a better name
especially for such a small and precise stick

Saturday, October 8, 2011

from the top...

shown culm has since been flamed and split

Friday, October 7, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I expected an electric atmosphere
it only really got loud after marcum walked montero to load the bases
goldschmidt went yard for the grand slam
and that was the extent of that

I've been in beast mode now since the series started
collmenter stymied the brew crew and there were no beast mode antics on display

after the game while walking to the car we talked w/ a couple of brewer fans
the chick was looped lurching down the street singing the blues
"good thing we didn't bring our brooms" she says
"those brooms would have been tucked right into our asses"

a little later "you know what that felt like?"
"that was like getting fucked in the ass FIVE TIMES!"
she cracked me up and was the highlight of the night

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

at play

I've always enjoyed tying adams
snapped a pic of one I tied the other day
played w/ it at photobucket
I like the results

back on track?

a tip wrap needed a redo...
literally two minutes worth of work

I had this idea

does this mean d-backs v brew crew goes five games?

Monday, October 3, 2011

yeah yeah yeah get on with it she says

and it's a beautiful fucking thing

fear the beer

we'll be there tuesday evening
sporting brooms


Saturday, October 1, 2011


spent yesterday in the high country
late in the afternoon fishing in the rain
the temp was right cool
nearing the soaking stage we called it quits

the weather was delightful

a lightning strike?

fished a dandy little 3pc 3 wt

caught a lotta fish...

beautiful or what?
for reference
my middle finger
yes that one...
is three and one half inches bottom knuckle to tip
stuck a bunch of these little launchers

sports talk!

what an exciting weekend this is
most exciting since well college football opening weekend
and the nfl opener...

first up - I didn't play golf this week and that sucks

second - hometown playoff series
brew crew (hometown) vs d-backs (adopted hometown)
feel free to guess who I'm rooting for...

note: harvey's wallbangers/bambi's bombers tribute mustache

all I can say at this point is that regardless of the outcome
(I hate five game series)
I'll be somewhat disappointed AND I'll be pulling for the winner to advance

finally - 5pm local time the badgers square up against the cornhuskers!
fucking a - first test in a national title run...
are you ready to jump around?