Posts Tagged ‘hands

30
Apr
15

time trickles away…

time trickles away

we often take for granted

then life’s clarity

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16
Jun
14

Perfect Amity

Perfect Amity: Harmony, Friendship, Peaceful, Kindliness, In Balance

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Perfectamity

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26
Apr
14

Carole Pivarnik Honors SwittersB in Watercolors

Today, I had a most pleasant surprise that I am quite honored by. Carole Pivarnik contacted me to say she had used one of my photographs to inspire a watercolor rendition of the image. Further, she was donating the painting to the Project Healing Waters, 2-Fly Tournament and Fund Raiser happening this weekend at Rose River Farm in Syria, Virginia. Carole’s additional works serve to highlight companion animals. 

Carole contacted me tonight to update me that the painting garnered several bids in the auction, the proceeds going to Project Healing Waters. Wonderful effort Carole. Those truly honored are the Veterans!

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24
Mar
14

Adaptations: Lemons and Lemon Juice

“Life handed him a lemon,  As Life sometimes will do.  His friends looked on in pity,  Assuming he was through.  They came upon him later,   Reclining in the shade  In calm contentment, drinking.  A glass of lemonade.” Dale Carnegie

This morning, I was reading a piece over on Limp Cobra re casting styles. One of Marc Fauvet’s frequent topics is casting the fly line (hence Limp Cobra references a type of fly line presentation Marc created years ago). I was reminded, by Marc’s post today, that one has to adapt not only in fly casting mechanics under normal circumstances, but when things change in life due to physical limitations.

Photography-Injured Hand-Fused Wrist-Arthritis-Injuries-SwittersBYears ago, my right hand and wrist were repeatedly injured through various activities. Arthritis resulted in the right wrist and the pain became unbearable. Ultimately, my right wrist was basically disassembled, hip bone was brought in to replace the arthritic wrist, the new bone/joint was fused solid. Then a ten inch long titanium bar was screwed in from behind my middle finger knuckle up through the now fused wrist on up the forearm. Over the years, I have developed arthritis in my right forefinger and I am losing sensations in the finger tips of all the fingers. The fused right wrist of my dominant hand, was to some, an advantage in fly casting. I could now cast a fly line without breaking my wrist etc and the perceived imperfections of presentations. And, I have adapted pretty well over the years. It may not look pretty but it works. Even if the wrist does not break during casting, the shoulder can offer up some unusual machinations to alter the path of the fly line for sure.

At any rate, the long worded portion above is to suggest as a matter of course practice casting with your off hand…your non-dominant hand. Not for when you have that odd presentation, but in case you need it as life changes your physical abilities. I have had surgeries/procedures to my right hand, right wrist, left achilles, right achilles, neck, left shoulder and lower back. Throw in degrees of arthritis, aging, lack of fitness and the mechanics of casting (or any other physical endeavor) become very important. I have learned to cast with both hands now. When the right hand becomes fatigued from casting and all the fish I catch (tsk, tsk), I switch to the left hand and rest the right. A good benefit, too, is I get the fly out there and don’t make nearly as many false casts. More fishing, less casting.

Practice with both hands and visit Marc’s site at Limp Cobra and go back through his many posts regarding casting dynamics.

01
Oct
13

Photography On Hold: Empty Hands

SB caddis bh pupaI posted this pic some years ago. I have always liked the flies I tied and the wing from the hen feather. Now my trusty camera is on the fritz with some sensor this or that kaput and (kaput & fritz?…I hope you know what I mean there) I am left with an older cell phone and a little Sony digital to take some pics. When I will get back my primary camera is in that “two to three weeks” sphere. 

Snag_DLLike any hobby that gives satisfaction, when you don’t have a key component you realize how much you have internalized the process. And now that you are missing that necessary tool…you get twitchy without it.

x Red Heart

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11
Nov
12

Cold Weather Gloves for Fly Fishing

This is such a trial and error area for me. I cannot really make a recommendation. Once the temp dips below freezing and the finger tips get wet it is like a combination of bee stings and hammer strikes on my fingertips. Dexterity suffers on tying on flies, using tools, line management with a spey rod especially. I can withstand most things outdoor until my fingertips lose the battle often followed by the toes. I carry different gloves and trade them off as a pair gets overly saturated. Only advice I can give…couple pair of gloves, maybe those hand warmer packets and make the most of those hours you can take it.

Commenter Sk8flyrod pointed the way to the Kast Steelhead Gloves. Positive reviews at MidCurrent and Deneki.




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