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Monday, November 23, 2009

Hoping Winter Won't Be Long

I suppose I first recognized that my winter was upon me when I tucked my boat into storage a couple weeks ago. Then came the rains of November and cooler temperatures in the 40's. And last weekend found me at the tying bench, replenishing supplies of Sealbuggers, Clouser Minnows, and Stimulators...

That pretty much confirms it.

And then tonight, just for fun, I threw together a few photo's and put them to music as a way of remembering this past year. It was a fun season even if it went too fast.

Here's to the passing of a couple months and an excuse to get back out there. Maybe my favorite lakes will thaw earlier this year...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The End of the Year is Approaching

As we head into mid-November and think of holidays instead of fish (at least some of us do), there is one bright spot in my fishing season yet to occur. That is the completion of my annual journal which I use as way to document and remember my trips. It's also intended to be a way for my boys to remember our times together on the water. Last year I published my journal as a small book. This year I am using a magazine format.

I'm looking forward to sharing this with friends and family as a Christmas gift. The 68 pages of photo's will cover trips to Amber Lake, Omak Lake, Puget Sound, and several Idaho rivers with brief mention of other destinations along the way. I've also thrown in some opinion, news, and pictorials.

This should be a fun edition and marks the 15th year for the Fly Fishing Journal. Tommy and Terry, my teenage sons, have contributed a lot of photographs to this year's edition and I was grateful for their company as well as the company of the many friends who joined us along the way.

Here's to another great year in 2010...