Friday, February 26, 2010

This is panorama we faced this morning...

Deep, delicious snow.
It's a bit deeper here than in the illustration.

If snow were bacon, mmmm....

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Codename "Kitchen"

It pretty much speaks for itself.

The stimulus project is rapidly approaching its conclusion.

Total jobs "saved" 100, (6 direct and 94 indirect, ie. truckers, cabinet makers, glazers & etc.)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Date Change?

Hey guys at the West Branch Resort; What up with this?

From the Fly Fishing Film Tour Schedule:

River Run Restaurant, Independent Show
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Starts: 7:00PM
150 Faulkner Rd
Hancock, NY 13754


Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Bacon IPhone App.

You can almost smell the bacon...

I can't stop watching!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Johnny Spillane

From Steamboat Flyfisher:

Johnny is a patient, fun and tremendously knowledgeable guide. He catches fish in areas where most wouldn't even try, as he is a creatie and thorough angler. A Steamboat native, Johnny is very familiar with the vast fishing options in Northwestern Colorado. When not on the river or bow hunting in the woods, you'll find Johnny training for his "day job", leading the Nordic Combined US Ski Team. Soon to be a four time Olympian and a past World Champion, Johnny is a driven athlete with a passion for the outdoors.


His silver medal in the Nordic combined normal hill event Sunday marked the first time the Americans had ever climbed the Olympic podium in the sport dominated since its inception by the Europeans.

Spillane is wearing bib #4
Not bad for a Yampa fishing guide?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Stimulus Project Status...

Close monitoring of the economy seems to show continued sputtering and only mixed signs of respite from the recession.
This situation called for an additional wave of stimulus money in order to continue protecting the 6+ jobs we committed to during the 2008 campaign.
Photographic evidence of this most recent stimulus money is presented in the exhibit below titled; "Stairs."
Look for further updates later this week tentatively code named; "Kitchen."
We expect to bring on the next wave of "voluntary labor" and dispense additional funds to the local economy through a special cause we're initially calling "U-Haul," during the next 3 weeks.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Bacon, on Friday!

For Valentines Day I offer the Bacon Bouquet for your significant other.


If she likes it as much as you liked making it, you've got a keeper!

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Sinkers that IMPROVE the river...

Limestone pebbles as sinkers.

An interesting idea, instead of lead or some other metallic weight left in the river from time to time, use a limestone pebble and your loss is the river's gain.


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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Bargain Search

The Trout Shop is offering the Galvan Standard reel for $141.00

MRFC is offering the Abel Super Series 5 weight reel for $299.95

Sierra Trading Post has Cloudveil wet wading gaitors for $19.95

Firefly Outfitters is offering the Chota STL Plus wading boots for $80.95

Any other bargains out there?

Saturday Morning Bacon Recipe!

Wondering what to do with your sweet - delicious venison loins which you so successfully procured during this most recent huntung season?
Fear not!
Enjoy a wonderful recipe for Bacon Wrapped Venison Tenderloin!

SERVES 2 -3 (change servings and units)


2 lbs venison tenderloins (a single deer loin or Moose or Elk or Pork or Beef)

1/2 lb bacon (Plain, thin-sliced Bacon is best)

3 cups dark brown sugar

2 cups soy sauce (Regular NOT low-sodium. You'll want the saltiness)

1/4 cup white sugar (Optional for added Sweetness)


1     Mix brown Sugar and Soy sauce together in a bowl. They should combine nicely into a soupy soy liquid.

2     Put Deer Loin in a cooking tray and pour Brown Sugar/Soy Sauce mixture over loin. Roll tenderloin over in mixture, completely covering it.

3      Let meat marinate in mixture at least 3 hours or overnight in fridge. It's best to marinate for 8 hours if you have the time. Also GREAT to use a Food Saver or other Vacuum device to Vacuum pack/seal the meat with Marinade. With this method, you can achieve Overnight-level marinade in just a couple hours!

4     Remove loin from tray, and place on a slotted bake sheet with a drip pan or aluminum foil below to catch dripping. Don't throw away marinade.

5     Wrap a piece of bacon around the very end of the tenderloin, securing the bacon strip with a toothpick.

6     Repeat this process until the entire loin is wrapped in ten or so bacon "loops." The tenderloin should look like an arm with a bunch of wrist watches on it, the watches being the bacon strips.

7     Drizzle remaining marinade over deer loin. You can continue to baste the loin with the marinade throughout the cooking process with either a brush or a turkey baster.

8    Place on center rack in oven and bake at 350°F for 30-40* minutes. *This should cook the meat to about Medium. For those of you who prefer rare meat (like me), cut the time to 25-30 minutes and then follow with the "OPTION 2" step below regarding searing.

9     OPTION 1 - with about 10 minutes of cooking time left, you can lightly dust the top of the loin with white sugar. This creates a sweet crust on top of the bacon. Might be too sweet for some. Try doing it on just HALF of the loin to see if you like it!

10     OPTION 2 - For a crispier crust and crispier bacon, remove Loin from oven and place the Loin(s) directly on a Grill over medium-high heat to sear the bacon and outer loin. (Thanks to all of you reviewers who taught me this. It's a great step for those of us who like a cooked crust and a pink center).

11     Remove from oven and place on cutting board. Using a knife, cut the loin between each strip of bacon so that you have many pieces of meat, each with their own toothpick.

12     You can eat these pieces directly from the toothpick or remove the toothpick and eat like steak. You can thank me later.

13     The next day, try the leftovers on a wheat bun with spicy BBQ Saucefor an awesome leftover sandwich or repeat.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Now taking reservations for lodging...

What are you doing the weekend of April 16th thru 18th?

Coming to the West Branch Angler, (just outside of Deposit, NY), The Fly Fishing Film Tour and various other "festivities" including:
  • Gear Demos
  • Spey Casting Demonstrations 
  • Free Food and Beverages
  • Live DJ and Happy Hour Drink Specials
  • Door Prizes
The event is free to the public all are welcome.

What is The Fly Fishing Film Tour?  Well, grasshopper, you can investigate it here:

And what is one to do on the 18th?  Fish my man, fish!

Let it be said that thou shalt be there, or be forever labeled a minnow needler.