For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Old ghosts and venison pasta..."forget about it"
A ghostly photo of Mooselookmeguntic Lake as it nears the Upperdam. The little gray cottage that was a summer home to Carrie and Wallace Stevens sits on the carry road. Below the concrete, wood and stone piers stretch out into the fast and swirling waters that make up the upperdam pool. In these waters the brook trout and salmon swim. They become very strong from the constant currents. In these waters the food is plentiful they include insects in all stages, and plenty of fish in the size that can be easily dined on by the larger predators.
A morning in July of 1924 the "Ghost" was sent into the swirling waters of upperdam, the brook trout that took the fly was a giant 6 pound 13 ounce specimen. Since that day anglers have fished the Gray Ghost in these same waters. The actual amount probably can't be calculated. I for one have fished this fly here annually since the 1980's.
Here are a few of the Gray Ghost's that have searched the waters of upperdam. They have struck several times, and perhaps someday will be fixed in the jaw of another giant.
Venison meat sauce with shell macaroni. Another wonderful dish made with deer meat.
To make use a pound and a half ground venison. Some onion, garlic, fried in olive oil. When softened and the venison browned you add 1 large can of crushed tomatoes. Into the mix add salt, black and red pepper some crushed oregano, and parsley. Bring up to the boil and remove from heat. Stir and return to a very low heat and simmer an hour. Ladle over shell macaroni and eat, "forget about it".