Saturday, June 18, 2016


Went fly fishing at Fort Belvoir today. Nice hidden water that not a lot of people know about. It's close to my apartment also. Caught some fish but not a lot of pictures. Enjoy.
A great day. Sunny, not too hot, all to myself. Peaceful
Caught some of these guys. Nice fighters. This guy was big and he liked the popper.
Thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

El Crapo

Sorry, I let it lapse again. Nothing new going on. I'm retired and doing contract work for ok pay. The weather has finally turned nice so I'll be in the water soon. Hurt my back so I'm stuck on the couch mending. More to follow. vr Q

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Force

I can feel it in my bones. It's going to be a cold winter. Time to buckle down and tie flies.
My bedroom. The bum is on the right side

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Foody Oody

Just some stuff I like to cook for myself. It's little challenging cooking for one person but I'm a fixer so I eat for two.
This is a short rib which is probably my favorite cheap meat to cook. Takes time to cook but turns out great. Enjoy your evening.

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Had to move my canoe to my apartment. It was a clandestine effort but I got it in and I don't think anyone noticed. I'll use it as my new fly rod rack. I don't think there's anything wrong with having a canoe in your living room. It's only plastic right? vr Q

Monday, October 12, 2015

Tumultuous At Best

I'm back. Since my last post I had some major changes in my life. Divorce, kids moved out, retired, cats moved out, joined the civ work force. There were some dark periods since my last post which kept me at bay but I'm good, still fly fishing and having fun. More to follow.

The North Fork of the Shenandoah. My favorite place to fish and be alone.


Friday, January 2, 2015

Rapidan River Part II

I fished the Rapidan River out of the Shenandoah today. I had to hike in about two miles and then back out. I had a great time but I'm smoked. It was cold to. A high of 37 degrees today. Pictures
I hiked down to a place called the Rapidan Camp which President Hoover had built as his forest retreat. It was a pretty interesting place. Had it all to myself and didn't see anyone all day.  If you want to see it let me know and I'll take you. It's a long walk though and the trail is beat up. You have to cross a few streams so you'll get wet.
The front of Herbert's house.
This little pool ate about four of my flies. It's difficult to fish due to all the bushes and tress and my rod was too long. I used my 9" rod but should have brought a 7'6" rod. Since I don't have 7'6" rod it looks like I'll need to go buy another fly rod. I need another fly rod like I need another fly rod. 
Complicated water. 
If I got wet I was ready to fire this thing up.
It looks like I'm pointing at something but I'm not. Just wanted to get a picture of my fly rod.
My pack with lunch. This thing has been with me all over the world fly fishing. I bought it in Korea dirt cheap and it has held up well. 
Water Fountain
There were several water falls but this was the only one I took a picture of. It's not much of a water fall but it looked and sounded nice. Even though it was cold it was a great day to be out. I really enjoyed exploring the area and may go back tomorrow. The Shenandoah National Park has a lot of trails and things to see. It's even better in the winter because nobody is out there.