Saturday, November 27, 2010

Off to Unityville for...

all you can eat Buckwheat Pancakes with sausage, homefried potatoes, pickle slaw, baked beans, apple butter and bug juice.  Everything a growing boy needs before heading out to deer camp.
See you in the woods!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Sale!

Everything at West Branch Angler is 20% off, today only.

Check it out at:

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

Remember as you gather round the bird this holiday season,

that bacon could have made it better!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I highly recommend this bourbon for Minion consumption.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Harvest

Here is to a successful Harvest at Heritage Acres!!! (even though they are Campbells)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Too many Videos...

There seems to a dramatic influx of new videos that simply much be watched and appreciated.

Video #1 comes to us via Vimeo and simply explains the new fly development, production and distribution process at Idylwilde:

The Process from Idylwilde Flies on Vimeo.

Video #2 was spotted on YouTube. I'll simply label this the best invention ever.
Can you picture this set up on Dick's deck to lob cold ones to the masses at streamside?

Friday Bacon T.V. Planner!

On Wednesday at 10:00 pm the Travel Channel will graciously host a new episode from the show "Food Paradise" entitled, "Bacon Paradise."

Here's the description: "Bacon Paradise Some use this delectable meat paired with eggs, waffles, and chicken and others as a tasty addition to burgers, salads, and chocolate, but one thing is for sure: Americans go hog wild for bacon! Scoping out restaurants from Texas to Maryland to California."

See attached preview.

Bacon alert sounded by an on the ball Southern Minion Associate.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Minion Blog Popularity

Today the Minion Flyfishing blog is being viewed by:
31 people in the United States

3 people in Canada

3 people in South Korea

2 people in South Africa

1 person in New Zealand

and 1 Russian who must be wondering what in blazes we're talking about.  And yet very few of the Minions can be bothered to post or even submit anything of merit.  How disappointing.

Yuengling Expanding Again?

Dick Yuengling is contemplating expanding again into a fourth brewery located in Tennessee.
This would further cement America's oldest brewery's solid standing as a fine regional craft brewer.
The reported increase in capacity to over 7 million barrels per year would certainly move Yuengling up the list of U.S. brewers.

Get the whole story at:

Haven't seen him since the leaves fell...

and been thinkin' that he's resting in a neighbor's freezer.

His "harem" has been making a daily appearance so maybe he'll turn back up?

At least one of us is putting his weekends to good use...

Johno forwarded this sporting photo my way today.
A fine fowl and over-under.

Nice work Johno!

p.s. Next time call me to bust the brush for you.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Bacon!

A very nice gift choice for one of the upcoming twelve days of Christmas combining a fine oatmeal stout with delicious bacon chocolates.
Find it at:

Rogue Shakespeare is an oatmeal stout, distinctly mellower than its Irish ancestors. Oatmeal stout dates back to the 1800s when it was discovered that the addition of oatmeal to the brewing process yielded a "healthier" beer, touted as a virtual cure–all. Rogue's Shakespeare Stout is an ebony–tinged brew, laden with notes of chocolate and just the right amount of hops to compliment the umami notes in the Bacon + Chocolate line.

Available in New York but unfortunately not Pennsylvania.
Those dangburned bureaucrats got you again...

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Bacon: Traveling Edition

Road Food: Bacon Brittle
Road Food: Bucket of Bacon Pop
Safety Message

Traveling South this weekend for birthday festivities in MD.  Catch you on the flip side!

This just in...a new recipe from the Drake forum:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Click on the above link,

Click on the icon for the "Holiday Issue,"

and go directly to page 60.

I say no more...