Sunday, June 29, 2008

Lobster Fight!

Add you thought flying monkey flaming poo fights were bad!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Moldy Oar's Maiden Run

The Minions prepare for battle!
Lauch site Norbord in Deposit, NY.
Holy Crap! This water is cold!

It was just a little foggy!
Curli is first on the board with a nice brownie shortly after launch.
Stew shares this stream outlet with a whitetail.

2nd Bear Sighting

Around 7:00pm this evening we heard the dogs barking and the neighbors yelling Bear! Erick ran outside and saw this large black bear cutting through the side yard and into the backyard. I grabbed my camera and was only able to get these two photos before the bear headed into the woods. Our neighbor, Danny and Erick felt that this bear was a different one from the one I saw the other day. They guessed a male, around 300+ pounds.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Curli's Friday Bacon Post...

Does this get your bacon juices flowing?

The bacon transportation system,

Your dreamy dinner date,

Where to start,


Mmmm, bacon.

A win in D.C., now on to N.Y.C.

A Wisconsin company that disguises deadly firearms with bright paints and camouflage has a new target: Mayor Bloomberg.
Lauer Custom Weaponry, whose products were banned in the city in 2006 because they make dangerous guns look like innocent toys, is taunting the anti-gun mayor with a line of paints named "The Bloomberg Collection."
The company - which named its purple hue after Barney, the dinosaur beloved by toddlers - is peddling a rainbow of candy-colored paints for each of the five boroughs.
There's red for Manhattan, rose for the Bronx, blue for Brooklyn, green for Queens and orange for Staten Island.
And as an extra slap - a stencil of the mayor's face for the barrel of the gun.
Gun owners also can plunk down $129 for a "Bloomberg Collection EZ Camo Kit" to pimp out their semiautomatics and rifles with a brick wall and graffiti decoration.
It's no joke.
An outraged Bloomberg called gun-coloration kits "a tragedy in the making."
"Making a quick buck by coloring a handgun to look like a toy is craven and beneath any honest businessman," Bloomberg told the Daily News. "By coloring these guns, a real one looks like a toy, and a police officer won't be able to tell the difference."
"Imagine an officer who comes upon a teenager pointing a pink gun into a crowd. If the gun is a toy, an innocent teenager may be killed - and others, too.
"Our police officers have a hard enough job as it is, and that's why we passed a law to prevent these deadly tragedies from occurring."
It's just the latest time Bloomberg has come under fire from the weapons industry for his efforts to shut down New York's illegal gun trade.
Last year, a Virginia gun shop held a "Bloomberg raffle" - with the prize a brand-new gun - to protest the mayor's crackdown on stores he says are illegally peddling firearms that end up on New York streets.
Not to be left out, the National Rifle Association soon plastered a picture of Bloomberg as an octopus on the cover of its magazine.
This time, Bloomberg angered Steve Lauer, owner of Lauer Custom Weaponry, when he pushed through a law that punishes anyone who uses, buys or sells a gun-coloration kit in New York with a year in jail or a $1,000 fine.
"The mayor picked us out as being the pink-gun guys," said Toby Johnson, who described himself as Lauer's "right-hand man" at the Chippewa Falls company.
The bright paints were meant to help rescue workers and range masters locate guns more easily - not fool cops, Johnson said. They regularly sell the colors named after the boroughs and have even sold "five or six" Bloomberg camo kits, Johnson said.
Women also are big fans of the colors, he added.
"The ladies like it. They fashion their guns after their clothing," Johnson said.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Bear Sighting!

Nori & Jette had a surprise visitor this morning while starting out on their daily walk.

The bear crossed through our neighbors front yard.
Estimates are that this is a 200 lb. + bruin.
Guess we'll need to pay a bit more attention while in the back 40.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bar Fly Flyshop Name Already Taken!

Say it isn't so, our brilliant name for a flyshop / pub has been stolen away...

by tools from Florida no less!
Seriously they probably not tools, but they do have a nice website:

Monday, June 23, 2008

Home sick with the bug :-(

Took the opportunity to watch the latest AEG Media release Fish Bum I: Mongolia, River Wolf.

As expected the usual suspects in exotic and spectacular locations with a very good soundtrack.
And of course, wild flyfishing action and the landing of ginormous fish called Taimen. Mongolia apparently hosts two unique trout species, the aforementioned Taimen and the smaller, by Mongolian standards, Lenok. The Lenok has a mouth structure very similar to the Rocky Mountain Whitefish. The film contained various beautiful travel montages and scenery in addition to the required fishing scenes. Two memorable scenes include trimming Mongolian Yaks for fly tying material and the boys succumbing to goat milk "milkshine." I give it two pillows up from the living room coach boat.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Some bling, bling!

Everyone needs trout circling a finger. Hey Stew, these would make great wedding bands. Oops, sorry, did I say that out loud?

This number would make for a lovely Mother's Day gift.

Please find this and other fine sportfishing jewelery at:

Saturday Evening at the Cold Cup

Nothing happening until right before dark, then a few rises here and there.
Switched flies to a rusty spinner and hooked up with 2 small rainbows and this small but attractive brownie. The Cold Cup run has been good to me for years and years. It's nice to fish "home waters" once in awhile.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tonight's failure...

Took our resin supplier, (Hexion Tech. Rep. B. Boyd), fishing this evening.
First time skunked this year.
Saw about two dozen sulphurs and 2 March Brown spinners.
Saw 2 fish rise to what appeared to be emerging caddis, based on rise form.
There was some sort of Trout unlimited event happening at the access point parking lot.
They had many meats grilling but offered none.
All around a disappointing evening.

Here's a fly tying project for ya...

The realistic "red eared turtle" fly step by step at:

Stew, can you make me one of these?

Stew, how long will it take you to fab up this sweeeet fly tying desk?

Curli's new fly tying student.

Curli you dog!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Emma's New Friend

Emma had her first gator wrestling class this past weekend!
Everglade's, FL.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

And so Stew doesn't feel left out...


The other, other, other, other "meat."

Wilfred Brimley, (2nd from left), says, "Haggis, it's the right thing to do, and a tasty way to do it."

Products no man should be forced to do without...

Mmmmm, bacon!

Mmmmm, bacon flavored toothpicks!

Mmmmm, bacon flavored mints!

Uuummmm? Strawberry flavored bacon?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

When bumperstickers just aren't enough...

Some very interesting body art that just may be a bit over the edge, or not?

When bumperstickers aren't enough...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Perfect Father's Day Gift!

What would you, sorry I mean your father, most appreciate for Father's Day?

Perhaps a custom Abel Super 500 reel?

Maybe a 9 ft. 5 wt. Sage Z-Axis fly rod?

Or maybe these would compliment your truckstop outfit?

A First in the Delaware System...

A cold trout is a happy trout!

Water released from upstate NY reservoir to cool trout
June 10, 2008

ALBANY, N.Y. - Trout can't take the heat, so New York officials have ordered emergency releases of cold reservoir water to cool off the Delaware River, renowned for some of the best wild trout fishing east of the Mississippi. Officials in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware agreed Monday night to increase the flow out of the Cannonsville Reservoir after a heat wave raised the river temperature to 80 degrees in some stretches. Water temperatures above 70 degrees place trout under significant stress. Pete Grannis, New York's Environmental Conservation commissioner, says the higher flow was to continue until cooler weather arrives Wednesday.

I can't believe that this "voluntary release" occured without any influence from Upstate Guides and outraged anglers from NY, NJ & CT. I can almost hear their wails and lamentations, "I drove up here to the middle of nowhere, paid good money for a cabin & a guide, and now the guide won't let me fish because you've made the river too warm...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The WB Delivers...

A #10 March Brown Emerger fooled this brown below the Hale Eddy Bridge.
A few March Browns and Green Drakes were being taken by a few sippers while the thousands of dark caddis, (#14 to #18), went untouched. Much mellower than over the weekend when I shared this same stretch with more than 15 other anglers. A nice way to punctuate the day followed by conversation with friends around the fire.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Trout of the Week!

Brought to you by the Brodhead Watershed Association, 5 foot long artistic trout.
Things must be boring in the Poconos.