Saturday, June 25, 2011


I had a very sucessful morning on the tully today. Many fish up on the surface with 4 fish falling victim to my trico offering. Planning on heading back next weekend. Any takers?


Friday, June 24, 2011

Late Fishing notice

Curly is heading to the Tully for some early morning trico fishing. Post to follow!

New Blog

While checking out the status of the Tully for fishing this weekend. I came accross a noteworthy blog. I have added it to the list of Minion approved sites. Here is the link:


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Green Drakes

Although we failed to take any pictures of fish we landed we did manage to have this fella pose Tom displays our number one favorite hatch on Penns Creek from a week ago

Better late than never?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bacon Sunday?

Saw these shirts on the web and thought they were way apropos for some of the Minions.

"Bacon is like a little hug from God."
"Body built by bacon."
"Bacon, the gateway meat."
"Keep calm and eat bacon."

Find them here:

More Memorial Weekend Photos...

The "Team" prepares to head out.
Minions repose in their new regalia.  Lookin' sharp fellas!

The Most Expensive Fire Ring Ever?

Possibly when labor costs and equipment utilization are considered.

Thanks guys!

Maybe You'll Recognize These Spots?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Unfortunate Fly Shop Closure, The Evening Rise - R.I.P.

But perhaps some bargains for you.

Dear Friends and Clients,

            A  Huge Store Closing Sale will begin immediately to liquidate every single item of merchandise in our store to include Fly Rods, Fly Reels, Fly Lines, Leaders, Backing, Tippet, Waders, Wading Boots, Fly Tying Tools, Books, Materials, Clothing, Headwear, Rainwear, Soft Goods, Accessories and more from Famous Makers like Orvis, R. L. Winston Rod Co., Sage Rod Co.,  Hardy, Rio, Scientific Anglers, Abel Reels, Ross Reels, Waterworks Reels, Dr. Slick Co., Veniard, Mustad, Daiichi, Fishpond and much more.

      We are closing our doors forever.  All of our merchandise, store fixtures, furniture and equipment must be sold. You are the first to know.  We are extending a special invitation to our local customers and wonderful friends like you to come to our store on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,  June 9th through June 15th, one week before we publicly announce this sale in the newspaper.

 Only those who receive an invitation are invited.  However, feel free to bring a friend or relative who did not receive an invitation as your guest.  You will have the First Opportunity to shop and save on our entire inventory before many items are sold out.

Arrive early for the best selection.  Our opening is on Thursday, June 9th at 10:00 AM Sharp!  We may not have finished placing sale tags on all merchandise.  But, if you have your invitation we will extend a Special Discount to you and your guests on any items in the store that have not already been marked down.

 Fantastic prizes will be awarded!  To get you started toward winning — simply return this invitation to the store on Thursday, June 9th, and you’ll receive 1,000 Bonus Prize Dollars just for stopping by!  Be sure to visit our contest desk for details and see all the prizes on display.

 We have enjoyed serving the Fly Fishing community and cherish you friendship and patronage since opening our original shop in 1985. After careful consideration we have decided to move on to the next phase of our lives. There is much more Fly Fishing to be done! This sale is our way of thanking you for your business and friendship while at the same time accomplishing our goals. We will continue to be involved with the Fly Fishing community in new and different ways. Keep in touch and visit this web site at


Nick and Bev DelleDonne, Owners

P.S.  Remember to bring this invitation on opening day for 1000 Bonus Prize Dollars.  Print this email and bring the invitation and you’ll receive an additional 2,000 Bonus Prize Dollars.

Please note: All special orders and orders placed before June 9th not included in our Closeout Sale and will be sold at regular price. These orders when paid on or after June 9th will receive Bonus Prize Dollars! We will continue to service clients with special orders until July 15th. These orders will be at regular price.

Brought to you courtesy of Minion Associate Benny.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Rich helping this fine young man.

Stew and Double D putting their, clearly superior to the local master casting instructor, fishing skills to work

It was a good time and we got to help some great kids.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Memorial Weekend Update

Due to lack of access to an acceptably operating internet interface device, the Memorial Weekend reportage is woefully behind schedule. Please accept my apologies and the token of solace displayed below for your viewing pleasure.

This photo depicts Double D cutting off the excess material at the top of the worlds most awesome fire ring while Bear performs fire watch.
Does a Bear fish in the river?

The First Annual Minion Home Brew Tasting.  Depicted right to left are; a fine Belgian Blond, a full flavored Brown Ale and a nice Belgian Trippel.
Some other samplings from the weekend incllude this nice Brown Trout,
a particularly difficult Brown fooled near the 17 bridge,
and this Rainbow which fell for a Challenged Sulphur at the Noisy Weimeranner Pool.
All in all a fine weekend out for the Minions who were able to attend.