For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, January 4, 2021
Look what I brought back from Shenandoah. Plus.....
Blue Ridge Mountains Shenandoah National Park
The first or second trip we took to Shenandoah National Park we stayed in the town of Front Royal VA. a real nice town with lots of history. It is also very close to the park entrance and that made it so convenient. Being unfamiliar with the restaurants in town we decided to check them out by trial and error. Knowing that is not always the best way I put into action an old saying when looking for a good place to eat, that saying is "look at the parking lot" if there is a variety of cars and trucks then generally you will find good food. That was the case when we entered the Knotty Pine Restaurant. Walking in we were warmly greeted. We were seated at a clean booth and offered a menu. We chose a country fried steak with gravy and fries. For a side dish I selected cabbage and pork. The meal was delicious but that cabbage and pork was to die for. As it turns out that same dish is served on New Years Day in most of the south. It's said to bring good luck in the new year....it's delicious.
Slice a piece of salt pork, fry it in a pan. Add sliced cabbage and fry the pork and cabbage until tender. Add salt as needed, be careful for it's easy to over salt. Lots of pepper and enjoy.
This one has bacon and salt pork.
I have been fortunate to have been given some great fly tying materials from the readers of SSR's. I have been able to use them in tying some classic North Country Flies. This is the Waterhen Bloa. Thanks Lou.
Here is the classic Hares Lug and Plover. Thanks Kevin