Archive for the 'How To' Category

25
Oct
15

Knot-Sense…

Animated Knot-How To’s-More Than Fishing

knots collage-SwittersB

09
Aug
15

aeration of water….

aeration spillway, bonnevile fish hatchery, SwittersB

This lovely spillway aerates the spilling water from one pond to another providing oxygen to the cruising fish in the holding ponds.

trout, holding pond, Bonneville Dam Hatchery, SwittersB
Below, another spillway adds additional aeration to an adjacent holding pond for the large brood, rainbow trout.

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19
Jun
15

Fishing: Recycling your waders….

Saw this idea at Deneki Outdoors & Epic Angling where one takes your leaking (can’t salvage them) boot foot/stocking foot waders and cut off the neoprene boots. Now you have an industrial strength set of rain pants/bibs that while worn with rubber boots will out do any typical pair of bibs. Great idea. I have an old pair of Simms Guides that will soon fall into this category.

recycle-waders

Photo @ Epic Angling

01
Apr
15

perspectives…

A tree leaning out over the river. Colors, angles, light and the sense of a river’s movement. For the most part, we all can look at the image and perhaps say, to ourselves, that it is pleasing in some way. To the fisher, a more analytical mindset ensues that rapidly dissects the image.

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The fisher, be it gear or fly, sees color for clarity, structure and currents, seams and holding water for trout, steelhead or salmon…each slightly different depending upon the flow and structures.

Pockets, slots, buckets, pools, tailouts, lies and routes are coupled with probabilities and chance. Raise the river or lower the river and the calculations are altered. What to use to entice a take, the presentation of fly, lure or bait all are measured against these observations that are made in mere moments.

Like a designer, builder, surgeon or mechanic the vision and understanding of the parts make the whole.

Of course, we could just say “That’s a beautiful picture”.

09
Nov
14

It’s Knot Hard……..

ANIMATED KNOTS MADE EASY!!!

Blood Knot-Fishing-Knots-Outdoors

04
Nov
14

Jambalaya….Perfect Cold Weather Nourishment

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Food Network Recipe via Paula Deen

I followed this recipe and added spicy Italian sausage and spices to suit family sensitivities to heat…frigging good!

24
Mar
14

Food & Beverages @ The Art of Manliness

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A fine recap of food and beverages at The Art of Manliness

27
Feb
14

Fishing: Non-slip Loop Knot

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31
Jan
14

Cooking: Rust, Rustic

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Iron + Water + Oxygen = Rust

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As I have alluded to before, my family & friends have committed to a couple massive hoarding cleanups within the family over the last five years or so. Always in the mix of stuff were many rusted sets of iron cookware. I grew up with such fry pans and never paid any attention to how they were maintained. My Dad, in particular, loved to cook with several different fry pans. I have never been able to mentally invest the energy to use such cookware, although a part of me, for nostalgia’s sake, wishes I did. Some helpful how to’s on maintaining and salvaging cast iron cookware.

02
Jan
14

Excellent Fly Fishing Advice: Steve Dally

I am linking to an excellent summary piece re fly selection and attitude by Steve Dally over at his excellent Ozark Fly Fisher Journal. There are many gems of wisdom in here for the novice and reminders for the experienced. It takes some of the pressure off trying to figure everything out and fussing over being right. Give the piece a read a couple of times.

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