For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Friends here it is the first of February, tomorrow is groundhog day, by mid month baseball teams will be reporting to spring training, and perhaps by the end of the month we'll be able to cast a fly upon ice free waters.
Some things going on at home, the favorite grand dog Mr. Parker is staying with us for a few days. In that time he will get the royal spoil treatment from us, some of which is sleeping in late, pancakes and eggs for breakfast, many trips to the park, afternoon naps, and burgers for supper. He is a joy and brings us lots of pleasure.
Jeanette clearing snow from Tuesdays snow storm. We are about to belted by a storm tomorrow that will drop another 10 or so inches. In between it has been brutally cold. I have had many hours at the vise turning out some of my favorite fishing flies, as well as a few featherwing streamers. I also tried a new recipe for venison. I corned a few pieces and will try it today for the first time. I have had it in the brine for 7 days and when I placed it in the pot this morning it looked great. Having been simmering for about 3 hours now I can tell you it smells awesome. Soon some carrots, potatoes, and cabbage will be added and it will be enjoyed by the family later today.
Pickett Pin's. I have my box full of them. Most in size 14 but a few in 12 and 10's.
When March arrives in 28 days I hope to find my small streams looking like this. A brook trout rising at the tail of the pool would be a plus.
In keeping with the simplicity of this blog I present to you Linguine with fresh tomatoes spinach and green chiles.