For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I did a little shopping yesterday at a fly museum sort of. I was looking for a special material and was delighted to find it here. I also picked up a fine Jungle Cock cape that had lots of small nails for which I'll use on the small streamers I tie. And while sifting through the many bins I spotted a nice small streamer cape. The hackle is just the right size for the flies I plan on tying with it. The feathers are near perfect.
The highlight of my shopping was the Mustad 9671 hooks, made in Norway. These are the hook used to tie the Ausable Bomber, and Wulff.
I also stopped at the groceria and picked up a few items for my favorite pasta dish. Spaghetti "Aglio E Olio"....spaghetti and garlic oil. As you can see the ingredient list is simple, as is the preparation. The hardest thing is slicing the garlic, you want it very thin. In the movie "Goodfellas" Paul sliced the garlic using a razor blade. I did pretty well with a sharp knife.
In a skillet put your olive oil in and then add the garlic and crushed red pepper. Saute the garlic, watch carefully making sure the garlic doesn't burn. Cook spaghetti in well salted water till almost cooked. Put a couple spoons of pasta water in skillet with oil and garlic. Strain pasta and add it to oil and garlic. Toss it around and let it set for a few minutes. Add some more red pepper and grated cheese and enjoy.