Posts Tagged ‘Fricking Crazy

14
Sep
11

Corvallis, Oregon Man Desperate to Start Fly Fishing?

A Corvallis, Oregon man was Hooked Up up after allegedly attempting to force entry into the Back Country Fly Shop (booted the door) and then moving from there he wandered nearby and tried to jack a delivery vehicle. He was eventually thwarted by several jolts of the Taser, courtesy CPD. Book ‘im Dano!

It is uncertain at press time whether the man intended to load up the vehicle with the fly shop loot or if he was angry with elitist fly fishers (shop owners very nice folks) and late night delivery truck drivers. No one hurt beyond the pendejo (pen-day-ho) and no loss of merchandise for the shop. Maybe Benton County Corrections has a beginner’s fly fishing program Dwayne can enroll in?  Dwayne A. Henderson

11
Sep
11

Fishing: Americana & Put and Take Fishing

Some observations as I hang about. (Holy Taco Pic)

Just observations. Implied judgements, I suppose. Just the combined oddities amongst the supposedly normal. At this one location, I have observed the following: this includes a boulder into my truck; a drunk man laying in a ditch with a fire to keep him warm on a hot Summer day; a pickup truck parked on the side of a steep embankment sliding over sideways and stopped from entering the lake by a few trees; a father impaling his daughter’s bottom lip with a treble hook when casting, then yelling at her for being in the way; numerous people falling down the gravel embankment and crashing at the bottom, one even ending up knocking his father into the lake; an odd anomaly of Eastern Euros using multiple rods and over harvesting by a factor of 5+ (never any enforcement; guess it doesn’t fit with the put and take concept); couplings in the woods (must be the heat and nature); talkative gents, who want to carry on extended conversations with me from a hundred feet away over all manner of topics; garbage (beer cans, worm containers, cigarette butts, etc strewn along the lakes edge; fishermen that must cast out a hundred feet to mark their territory (yes, sometimes I drift too close while moving backwards, but seriously asshole casting heavy lead within a few feet of me?).

And, there are a lot of folks just trying to relax, mind their own business, and take home some fish. There is an odd energy when the multitudes assemble at a put and take fishery. I usually find my safe place and observe while making the acquaintance of some fish.

Can or does the put and take (hatchery stockings) foster any sense of protecting the habitat in the larger scheme of things? Could there be some campaign to foster better habits? It is as if the people who manage these resources have turned their backs upon basic messages that would foster respect for the resources. Dump in a few thousand keepers and forget the rest? The rest is, of course, the probable outcomes of human nature when many are gathered. 

27
Aug
11

OryGone Fishing etc.

THIS & THAT FROM ORYGONE

Hanistan Blogspot

FISHING LICENSE LEADS TO ARREST POPPED ON THE WILLY

NOTHING BUTT THE BEST FOR YOUR BUM ON TIMOTHY LAKE

AH, FATEHR & SONS BONDING WITH ROD AND BOTTLE

MAN VS. SEA LION

ARMED MEN VS. SEA LIONS

Actually, I am sure you could come up with similar stories from your neck of the woods? It is actually ORA-GUN.

22
Aug
11

Fly Tying: Cat Infestation?

Well I have written here at length over the woes of infestation in your fly tying materials. Moths and mice have been my nemesis over the years. But recently another critter has weaseled their way into all manner of fly tying materials: Penelope the Cat. You may recall the rescue of Penelope in early June from a tall tree. Never a dull moment sense then.

Imagine my surprise, as I came down this morning, to Penny intoxicatingly tearing through a scattered pile of hen hackle. My ability to leave materials out, whether on the table or in a bag is compromised. Shouldn’t be surprising as I have chased her and done battle (you should see my forearms) to reclaim strips of rabbit, several hen capes, foam, and yes even a Woolly Bugger. In her best interest, and mine, all materials will have to be secured and protected at the conclusion of each session. My days, weeks, months of scattered materials atop the table are gone….if I want to maintain my materials. 

Penelope the Cat & a scattered pile of hen hackle (SwittersB)

19
Aug
11

Haboob in Phoenix (Actually Quite Freaky)

Earthquakes, wildfires, heavy rainfalls, humidity and lightning storms all capture our attention for at least a few minutes on the news, or in real life. But, this haboob or dust storm in Phoenix is actually biblically bizarre to say the least. Couple the dust storm with the heat and what a day. This was the third such storm this Summer in Phoenix.

PHOENIX HABOOB~DUST STORM

21
Jul
11

Fly Fishing: A State of Mind…It has to be!

The Dangerous Sanctity of Fly Only Waters by Henry Miller

Focusing Amongst the Tangles & Distractions

To be honest, I have not been afforded the opportunity to fish the fabled waters, just yet. I have fished fly only water and fortunately have never encountered the problems Mr. Miller has. But, I would match his experience to a crowded coastal river in Oregon gear guys stand shoulder to shoulder and cast over cast, hook ups, tangles, and a only a semblance of courtesy exists. Heaven help the fly angler should he inadvertently tangle with with a #5 Mepps. Season openers on lakes and avoiding trollers can also be an adventure. But, of course, what Mr. Miller is also talking about is that the perceived expectation for uniqueness and purer air can be denied anywhere. Even on certain fly fishing only waters. Thank goodness not all of them.    

 

12
Jul
11

A Little Sailing History: the Norse, Chris, Nando & Francis

I have always had a penchant for history. At least the type of  history where you find the bold print in the text book and correctly answer the multiple choice question. The whole explorers sailing forth to the edge of the flat earth seemed particularly fascinating. What sort of  amazing men (and women, of certain persuasions) they must have been!

Christopher Columbus  &  Ferdinand Magellan




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