Tuesday, September 28, 2010

 

Sumo Rod Mounts Rally Test ...


Monday, September 27, 2010

 

Frank Went Fishing Yesterday Evening ...


at a local lake. He went out in his kayak and paddled up towards the dam. He was hoping to catch some sandbass or a hybrid striper or a Largemouth bass. While he was casting to the rocky banks, he noticed a disturbance in the open water and paddled out to see what was going on. He got out there and saw that something was pushing tons of baby gizzard shad to the surface. The water looked like it was in a blender in places. Frank took a pretty cool video of the action but the file was too big to send in a message. He threw several kinds of lures into the fray but did not get any strikes. He was throwing a rattletrap and managed to snag hook some of shad. He used his head and downsized and started throwing a Little George tail spinner type lure. It was closer to the size of the bait fish. He fished and fished chasing the baitfish around for over an hour and did not get one strike. It was frustrating to say the least. He did get to get out for a couple of hours, and enjoy God's great outdoors, breath the fresh air and get some exercise. A cold front came through earlier and it had cooled down quite a bit and Frank enjoyed the cooler weather. We got a bunch of rain Saturday and when the creek goes back down and clears up, Frank can do some fall creek fishing with his fly rod.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

 

Google Knows Everything ...


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

 

This Yankee Gal Has A Nice Trophy Room ...

video

Monday, September 20, 2010

 

Another Animated Gif ...

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

 

Two Things America Got Right ...

video

Saturday, September 18, 2010

 

Henry Rifles Made In America, The Way It Used To Be ...

video

Friday, September 17, 2010

 

Dudley Got A New Fly Rod Yesterday ...







it is a Wright & McGill "Sweetheart" 8 foot 2A-8 7 weight fly rod. It is a thing of beauty. They don't make them like this any more. This fly rod was mass produced in the good old USA many decades ago. It is in new un fished condition. The orange brown fiberglass blank is beautifully finished with chrome guides wrapped with yellow thread tipped in black. The spiral wraps are really cool. The rod has an old style nickel silver up locking reel seat. Dudley won this rod on eBay for $29.95 which was a steal. The only way to get a comparable new fiberglass fly rod these days would be to have it custom made at a cost of several hundred dollars.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

 

The Best Animated Gif Of All Time ...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

 

She Loves Fly Fishing ...


Saturday, September 11, 2010

 

Went On A Guided Fishing Trip Today ...






Thursday, September 9, 2010

 

Dudley Got A New Fly Rod In The Mail Today ...





it is a new old stock Cortland Pro Crest fiberglass fly rod. It is seven feet in length and is rated for a 5-6 fly line. The rod is several decades old and is in fantastic condition. It was a nice reward for Dudley having to go to the dentist yesterday and have his teeth cleaned and a trip today to the endodontist for a second root canal. The good news is the dentist said a third root canal is not needed. Dudley has an appointment to go back for a filling and to have impressions made for two crowns. Dudley will be glad to get all of this dental work out of the way. The fishing guide we are going out with this weekend called, all of the rain we have been getting may alter what lake we fish. He is going to check on the conditions tomorrow and call me tomorrow night. He has narrowed it down to two lakes. We are looking forward to the trip and catching some Striped Bass.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

 

Frank Went Fishing Yesterday Down At The Creek ...





that runs by the Dudley domicile. He worked all day mowing yards for the lawn service and then came home and grabbed his fly rod and reel and went fishing. He had a good trip catching around ten bass and sunfish. He caught fish on top water popper, woolly bugger and he hooked a bigger fish on a clouser but it got off. Probably a two or three pound bass. He got some great photos with his cell phone camera. Dudley really likes the photo showing the bend in his fly rod from the nice long ear sunfish in the last picture. We are getting rain today and will be getting more rain for the next few days. Frank will have to wait for the water level to get back down before he makes another trip down to the creek. Dudley and Frank and Jeff and Lizzie are going fishing this weekend with a guide. Not for sure what lake we will be fishing yet but we will be fishing with live shad for Stripers. Looking forward to the trip as this guide knows his stuff and have always had a great time and have had many successful trips with him. Jeff is looking forward to catching his first Striped Bass and Dudley is looking forward to some Striper fillets on the grill.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

 

Back When Dudley Was A Young Man ...


he looked forward to getting the new Garcia Fishing Annual. These were printed from 1958 to 1979 and showcased the Garcia line of rods, reels, lures and fishing tackle. The artwork that adorned the cover was always appealing as were the stories of fishing adventures and page upon page of photos and descriptions of brand new Bait casting reels and rods. They made quality and expensive equipment. Better than anything Dudley was able for afford at the time. But Dudley could for the price of the magazine which was one dollar in 1974, dream. And dream he did and caught a few trophy bass through the years, just like that one on the cover. The fishing annuals are gone, but the memories remain.

Friday, September 3, 2010

 

Lizzie Is Unhurt, But Can Not Say The Same For ...






Dudley's truck. Lizzie had an accident yesterday afternoon on the way to school. Thank God she was not hurt, trucks can be fixed. She was very lucky as she spun out of control at freeway speeds crossing several lanes of traffic. A guy driving a full size van tried to avoid hitting her but there was not much he could do other than hit the brakes. No one was hurt to my knowledge. Frank and Dudley went up to the accident scene. It took over an hour for the police to get there and they said since there were no injuries, they would not investigate or file a report. It took another hour for the wrecker to show up. One stopped and was going to take the truck to the body shop but his lift failed to operate. Had to call out a second wrecker. The other guy seemed nice enough. He and Lizzie exchanged Insurance information. Spent some time this morning making all of the needed phone calls to the Insurance company, the body shop, and the rent a car place. Turns out the other guy provided bogus insurance information. Suspect he is an illegal alien which is not surprising these days. I am glad my little girl was not injured. Now if I could get a hold of the punk driving the green Neon that cut her off and caused this to happen, he might need some major medical insurance by the time Frank and I got through with him.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

 

Dudley Went To The Endodontist Today ...

and had two root canals done. Brings back flashbacks from the movie Marathon Man. Have to go back in a week to complete the treatment and then go to the regular DDS to have a couple of crowns put on. After this is complete and finally paid for, have to go have a third root canal done and crown put on the other side. Will be glad to get all of this dental work done. Dudley hates going to the dentist. It is like the old Fram Oil Filter commercial, you can pay me now or pay me later. Dudley is finding out the hard way this applies to dental care as well.

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