Last Friday night Jeanette and I attended a Kenny Rogers concert. We both are lovers of Kenny's music and have followed him since his days with the First Edition. Kenny did not fail to give a great performance, singing many of his hits as well as lending some of the stories about his life both in song and some of his "sort" of private thoughts. Kenny recently had a knee replacement and was a bit on the sore side, but did his best to entertain. One observation that I made while enjoying the show was the fact of a very distinct odor the permeated the hall. Back in 1967 that probably would have been some tobacco know as marijuana but in 2014 it was the smell of "Ben Gay"........Great show Kenny and Linda.
Back awhile, maybe in early Spring Kirk had given me a pocket first aid kit. It was small and compact and contained all the stuff need for a small emergency in the field. The kit was placed in my sling pack and kind of forgotten. When my son and I headed off to Pennsylvania to seek whitetails I placed the kit in my field pack that I carry while hunting. So the time is at hand, deer down and the need for field dressing it. So the first cuts start, no big deal it's been done many times. Well as I was drawing the knife up to the brisket I had the feeling of cold fingers. Well cold fingers, and sharp knives don't mix, and soon I found myself bleeding from my thumb. Wiping the wound I could see it was deep. I reached into my pack and retrieved the first aid kit. I took out the bigger bandaids. Sticking my finger in the snow to help slow the bleeding, I them wiped the finger and put on a bandaid. Well in a minute or two the bandaid could not hold. I put two more on and they did not fare well. In the plastic bag that was with the kit was a roll of black plastic tape. Army training kicked in and I improvised a tight dressing that stopped the bleeding. Not pretty but effective.
The other day in the mail I received a package and a card. They were from Mark, "Fishing Small Streams"....The package contained some beautifully tied parachute patterns. They are tied in a range of sizes, and one pattern in particular caught my eye. The fly had a purple body and while I'm not familiar with it I'm sure Mark will fill me in on it.
Here is a streamer that was given to me by John, aka Apache Trout. The fly has some Jack Gartside influence, with the pheasant feathers. I don't know the name of the fly, but I'm certain I'll find out.
I would like to make mention of this. I would like to congratulate the "DALLAS COWBOYS" on their winning of the eastern division.
way to go on the tape! :)ReplyDelete
Teresa it was one of those little bits of info you have but never thought it would be needed.
First, let me say that the top photo is awesome. Over the years I've been to probably 10 or more Kenny Rogers concerts. Venues from big stage productions to small settings at a casino. He has never failed to put on a good show. Just one small question, Linda who?ReplyDelete
We are of the same generation. Linda Davis, she was a co-performer, and an excellent singer.
I saw Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton back in the day of Islands in the Steam. He was an old fart then but did put on a good show. I don't know about anyone else but I went to see Dolly.ReplyDelete
Howard, Howard, Howard.....you went to see Dolly. Can't blame you.
Hey Alan, I forgot I gave you that streamer. Thanks for posting the pic. :) Never gave it a name but it is a variation I tie of a well known streamer from New Zealand called a Mrs. Simpson. I took a few aspects of that streamer along with another streamer from a tier in Ohio called a Chili Pepper. Put it to good use on those small streams this winter.ReplyDelete
Mrs. Simpson, a New Zealand fly. I'm going to post it on "The Streamer List" and see what they can add to it.
"Chili Pepper"...must be a "hot" fly.
Didn't know you were a country music fan! The purple flies are called "purple haze", a western attractor pattern. Enjoy themReplyDelete
Some of the older country singers and groups are favorites, Waylon, Willie, Milsap, Lynn, and so on.
Kenny was a bridge.
I will do just that.
Super glue works great to seal cuts in the field, too.ReplyDelete
Michael I've heard that. I might have to put a bottle in the pack.
Electrical tape is a fantastic tool for sure. I'm glad the cut was fixed... and, you should be more spritely along the rivers and streams you fish now that you are a blood brother with a deer!ReplyDelete
Those Purple Hazes are beautiful as is that streamer.
I had no idea Kenny was still playing - that's an amazing career!
Will I never thought of that. Blood kin to the whitetail, it can't hurt.
They are indeed nice flies, the tyers art.
What a show.....
You just can't beat live music. I keep electrical tape in my car and pack when I'm out. You never know.ReplyDelete
I've always carried it but the thought was it might be used to construct a shelter or repair a gun stock, but not as a dressing. Like you said it's good insurance.
Hi Alan.....I like the picture at the top of your blog.ReplyDelete
Welcome back buddy.
You are welcome sir.Delete
Thank you for the return welcome.
Well, we do have Country Music in common also, Alan. Particularly, the older stuff. Don't listen to much modern day country. Just doesn't fit me for one reason or another. That is another subject all together. Anyhow, I am a big Kenny Rogers fan also. Never seen him in concert though. Time to put some tape in my first aid field kit.ReplyDelete
I guess the country of today is as good as what we were listening to, but it must be we are set in our ways. I kind of like that though.