Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Hog Island knows a thing or two about plastic as the first drift boat maker to craft a roto-molded fully plastic craft of fishiness.
Here's the specs:
Height at Bow: 16”
Weight: 50 lbs.
Maximum Capacity: 300 lbs.
Eco-conscious roto-molded hull using recycled plastic
Tough, quiet, and durable
Wide tri-hull shape design
Molded in seat well and molded in multiple foot rests
Accommodates a wide range of paddler sizes
Deck behind the paddler for beer cooler
Round hatch in front of the paddler with drop bag for storage
Eyelets along the gunwales for securing gear
Molded in drains in the cockpit
Grab handles on the bow and stern for carrying
All this can be yours for the low-low price of: $499.00
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Upper Fly Section: From a marked boundary upstream of the New York State Salmon River Fish Hatchery property to marked boundary approximately 0.6 miles upstream at the Lighthouse Hill Reservoir tailrace.
Catch & Release: All fish must be released without unnecessary injury.
Tackle Restrictions: Tackle is restricted to a traditional flyrod, flyreel and flyline. For these areas, a traditional flyline may be a floating or sinking flyline or shooting head. Use of less than 20 feet of floating, sinking or combination floating/sinking flyline or shooting head immediately behind the leader and in front of any running line or other backing is prohibited.
Flies: A single unweighted or weighted artificial fly having one hook point with a one-half inch maximum gap. A weighted fly may have no more than a one-eighth ounce added weight.
Leaders: The total length of the leader including the tippet shall not exceed 15 feet.
Additional Weight: Between August 15 and April 30 of the following year, the maximum distance between the artificial fly and any added weight to the line, leader or tippet shall not exceed four feet. Between May 1 and August 15, no supplemental weight shall be placed on the leader, tippet or fly line.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
These phenomenal musicians put on one kickass show last night.
Started with a trio: piano, cello & violin
Moved on to quintet: cello, 2 violas, 2 violins
Finished with octet: 2 cellos, 2 violas, 4 violins
Sat 8 feet away, could feel it, awesome!
Musicians with this level of talent, doesn't matter what they play.
But they did play Felix Mendelssohn
Ring leader for this display of talent was Odin Rathnam, who also happens to enjoy tempting the WB's fishy residents with a fly.
Had to keep reminding myself that I was really in Hale Eddy New York.
Further displays of angler musicianship to commence next Sunday 09/20/09 at 4:00 pm.
All this good tune-age PLUS "culinary creations" and a wine tasting sponsored by Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars for $40 bucks.
Enjoy it if you can!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Something to listen to whilst reviewing yesterday's festivities.
The Tweedlers are a local band we've seen at Buffalo Zach's in Roscoe, and last night, at the Bainbridge Town Hall Theatre. The theatre is a recently restored 100 year old venue that looks forward to more live music and theatre acts in the coming years.
It was a busy day down on the farm.
We escaped up to Cooperstown to partake in the beverage goodness offered up by Brewery Ommegang. They were having a festival of sorts complete with local vendors and live music.
Of special interest to all the kiddies in attendance were the wool wares for sale at this stand.
Mostly because of this small family penned up out back.
The selection on tap in the tent was limited but tasty nonetheless.
I couldn't help myself, I sampled the Obamagang brew.
It had a lot to say but finished with no lasting effect.
These are the silos from whence the magic flows.
Below is the archway through the replica Belgian farmhouse. Traffic was directed around the building this day to better access the large parking area in the adjacent field.
Not sure if they call these "beer gardens" in Belgium, but that is what it was.
A peek inside the tasting room. Well attended today!
Two shots below are of the awesome fire ring onsite. Stew's stone setting skills will no doubt be put to good use replicating this gracefully curved structure at the new WB compound.
I had no idea this brewed incredibleness was also available in handy personal sized cans.
Prior to heading back home for the evening concert, we loaded up the Defender with what started out as a mere 3 cases of Ommegang products. At check out I was informed that my purchase qualified for their stimulus package, an additional free case and three free glasses. I sent my lovely bride back into the shop to procure 3 of the Duvel tulip glasses of which the proprietor manning the register highly approved. I quote, "Of course you have to go with the Duvels."
Friday, September 11, 2009
First, a new slogan.
Second, we have a cute youngster with the insatiable bacon hunger.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Today's foray onto the WB, with Doc in the bowseat, yielded absolutely nothing. I had one hit, it didn't feel like a rock, on a Shenk's Minnow. Put in at Stilesville and took out at the new ramp in Deposit. Nice float but not a rising fish, not one!
To take a little of the sting out, I offer the following for your viewing pleasure.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The Beulah 7/8 Switch rod is our number one selling Switch rod and the most versatile choice for big fish.
USE OF ROD: Spey casting Scandinavian shooting heads and compact skagits and swinging flies for steelhead. Excellent for nymphing from a boat or wading. Great for two or one hand overhead casting distance.
ACTION: Medium /fast, fast recovery
FLY LINE RECOMMENDATIONS:
~Rio Outbound 8wt ~Cortland Precision Platinum Salmon 9 wt~SA steelhead taper 10wt Spey casting-370-390 grains over 29-31 ft.
~Beulah Elixir 380gr 7/8 $72.00 designed specifically for this rod.
~Beulah Tonic 410 gr 7/8 $72.00 designed specifically for this rod.
Available for $139.95 at MRFC.