Sunday, October 21, 2012

Simplicity and Satisfaction

Sometimes we have that tendency to over complicate things in our lives. Times when they might not be of our doing, but still they draw us into them. When I started this blog it was to show the simple, uncomplicated style of fly fishing. Simplicity, which would enable one to not only enjoy angling, but the beauty associated with it.

These are a few uncomplicated and simple things that are have been associated with my fly angling over the years.

Sausage and onions, placed on a crusty roll, how simple is that.


Sauteed cabbage with bacon and noodles. The only thing that's complicated is weather to use a fork or a spoon.


Pizza, "nuff said.


Gumbo. This might be a brain buster in the fact that we have to complicate it trying to decide what to put into it.

Lets start simplifying things and get the complications out of fly fishing, well if not fly fishing then perhaps dining after we fly fish.


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17 comments:

  1. Hi Alan......I couldn't agree with you more about adding simplicity to our lives. I was taught the Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) Principle by a guy at work years ago and have been thankful ever since; however, I don't always follow the advice but I always end up back to the principle eventually.

    I love the pictures of the food and am glad that I am heading to brunch very shortly.

    By the way, what is the name of the fly in the first picture?

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      KISS, I must remember.
      The fly is an old Maine pattern, "Warden's Worry". First tied in 1929, and it's a very good fly.

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    2. Now please tell me what is the name of the drink in the first photo......

      I could not find anything on Google that looked like that when I entered Mexican Cola.

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    3. Ed,
      It's Mexicane Cola. It's a hand crafted cola made in Maine.
      The company is Maine Root Beverage.

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    4. Thanks.
      I am heading to Maine Friday and will be on the lookout for it.

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  2. Hi Alan!

    I agree 100 percent! Making fly fishing simple gives you plenty of opportunities to enjoy many of the wonders of nature that surrounds us or where we fish. That might be more important sometimes to bring us joy and satisfaction than the fishing itself. It might be the things we remember a long time after the events of fishing on a special occasion has faded. Thanks for sharing!

    Greetings from your friend,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      Your so right in your statements Mats.

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  3. Looks delicious...you're killin me with those images Alan!

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    1. Steve,
      Thanks.
      Enjoy, there's no calories.

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  4. You're killing me with the food pics again...only an hour until lunch break , I think I can make it!!
    I'm gonna have to try that cabbage dish , love all of those ingredients but havn't ever melded them into one.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      The original recipe called for salt pork, but I prefer bacon.

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  5. There you go again. Here I sit looking at the yummy food pictures, my wife's working on tomorrows dinner, and I'm STARVING. There is no justice in this world.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      Sorry buddy. Do what I do, good old PBandJ.

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  6. Delectable Delights!!!You are killing me too with the menu!!!!

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      Maybe we'll put one on the menu for New Years Day.

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  7. But if I keep it all simple then I'll never get French, Polish, Euro nymphing and Czech nymphing sorted out! Just jokes! But that is the truth! One rod, one fly box, one afternoon, one lasting memory!

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    1. Bill,
      Thanks.
      Your last sentence is right on. You my friend get it.

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