Saturday, March 10, 2012

Love, Flyfishing, Chili, and Others


Thursday evening Jeanette and I were treated to a wonderful show put on by our grand children and the students of the school they attend.
A Celebration of Children's Art. The hand made offerings were outstanding, and you could see the love put into every piece.
The items were at auction and we were fortunate to be the highest bidders on these birdhouses of Morgan and Ethan.


Everything Grows With Love.


Seeing this is a fly fishing blog I thought I put in something so related.
Another fine book written by Fran Betters. This one is not a how to book but a where to go book. There's a great deal of valuable info in its pages. And even if one never visits the Adirondacks it's still a joy to read about them.


Frans book and a few of his patterns. Two "Bombers" and a "Haystack" well almost.
It has a few different materials. I'm going to fish this fly and I'll let you know how it does.


My love for Chili is almost a great as Pasta and fly fishing.
I picked this blend up recently and I'm going to try it soon. It has to be good, just look at the name.


What else needs to be said.


26 comments:

  1. Great looking birdhouses...some talented kids!

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    1. Steve,
      Thanks.
      We think so on both counts.

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  2. Hey Alan......congrats on being highest bidder (like anyone else had a shot). To bad most adults lose all those precious things children possess. As for the Chili, good luck. Heading into the North End tonight after going to dinner at Morton's and I am going to look for some of those pretzels. I have never seen those before. Good stuff as usual.

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      Agree on the first two, the chili is up for another time.
      Enjoy your dinner.

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  3. Great bird houses! Fran's book is a treasure as well. His haystack is the first fly I ever tied (or at least attempted!)

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      Fran just seemed to have that know how in everything he did.
      A special man who the pleasure of simplicity.

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  4. Nice Bird Houses! The Adirondacks are beautiful. I would love to go back up there and fish. I should probably read up before i go.

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    1. Savage,
      Thanks.
      That little book is worth it if you plan to fish there.

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  5. Bt,
    In your last post did u find that stream with a USGS topo??
    CLIFF

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    1. Anonymous,
      Thanks.
      Cliff I found it in one of the topo maps in the Connecticut Atlas.

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  6. Brk
    I am really into birdhouses, and those are really special, especially since little hands were a part of them. My wife tells me I don't need anymore on our back porch. There is chili and there is good chili and with me and I have had both. One of my buddies can make the good kind. Great Post --thanks for sharing.

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      Your right on with the chili, there's no in between.

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  7. Some very good recipe's come out of "bagged" ones you find on some obscure place. Make sure you write down what's in it before you make it, just in case it turns out sensational. I'm married to a woman that "wings" it and then can't remember what she did.

    Mark

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    1. Shoreman,
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      Good advice. I'll save the ingredient list.

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  8. Excellent post. Sounds like a great way to spend an evening. Kids are braver than I am. I hate being up on stage. Nothing better than some yummy chili!! Good luck with that new fly. Tight Line.s

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    1. Trout MaGee,
      Thanks.
      The great thing with kids is their pure sincerity with what they do.
      I'll post the finished chili.

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  9. The flies look great!

    "Snakebite" chili.

    Now that's just gotta be good.

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    1. G Lech,
      Thanks.
      I agree, with a name like that I had to try it.

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  10. Brk Trt - Picked up a copy of the Better's book a few years ago and refer to it often

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      It's a great book. The stories about the brook trout are wonderful.
      I've got to fish that area.

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  11. The birdhouses look great! Good flies, a book, and chili...what else does a guy (or gal) need?

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    1. Sanders,
      Thanks.
      Not much if you really think about it.

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  12. This is one potpourri of a blog post, but I love it! Those are awesome birdhouses..and now you got me missin' my grandson..can't wait to take him fishing! is 6 too young to start him out fly fishing?

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      That's for sure. Perhaps that's what I should have titled it.
      6 years old probably to young, but there's nothing wrong with garden hackle.

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  13. Lovely post! Makes you feel warm at heart. Just don't eat it all at once!

    Have fun with those birdhouses,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      By doing that it will warm you somewhere else.

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