Friday, July 22, 2011

Trying To Keep Cool

With the temperatures hovering around the 100 degree mark over the last few days it's tough to keep cool. I enjoy the outdoors but that century mark on the temp sign makes you want to stay close to the AC.

Here are a few things I've been doing to try and get through it.
Wednesday we paid a visit to the Farmington River. That 60 degree water felt good.
Time spent mostly sitting in the water, but did cast a fly once or twice.

Although hunting season is months away, certain permits must be mailed now. Yesterday while filling these out, the thought of the weather the Monday following Thanksgiving, that's when these permits will be used, seem to have a cooling effect to the mind.

I tied up a dozen of these, "Brk Trt's Emergers", for a fly swap.

And since the AC is pumping, oh those electric bills, I decided to turn on the oven for an hour or so, I make this wonderful salmon loaf.
I got the recipe from....
It's very tasty.

Well try to stay cool.



  1. Doing the best we can here in Maine..lake water is around 73 to 75 but the ocean is a different story..but hark!..what is that siren sound? Could it be the islands calling me?

  2. I'm not sure how cool you stayed with all that work, but you definitely had a busy day.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. penbayman,
    I've had the pleasure of swimming in several Maine lakes, along with the salt. They're both very refreshing.

    Passinthru Outdoors,
    We have to try to stay cool. I hear the heats about to break, only in the 80's.

  4. I feel for you guys. This weather is definitely not ideal for a whole lot of anything. Looks like you came up with some good things to do though. I was at a small ice cold creek yesterday and it felt great being knee deep in it. Love that new header pic and the emerger fly :) Salmon loaf looks and sounds tasty as well. Stay cool and Tight Lines.