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 and 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.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Back For More

Well I dropped off the net again but I'm back and will update this blog. I went to visit my mother who was sick. She mentioned there were no updates to my blog which surprised me so I will continue to blog. Since I've been absent not a lot has happened but I did go to Belize to fly fish. Pictures
Started the trip in Houston to visit my sister Ilia and pick up Mark. Mark's brother shot this deer and, well there it is.

It was a great flight in to Amber Griez Caye, Belize. 

Drank a lot of this local beer.

I think I was tipsy.

Mark hanging out by our cart drinking beer. This is where we were practicing fly fishing. The place had crocodiles but we didn't know.

Mark was the first one to catch a Bone Fish. I told the guide to cut his line because I wanted to be first but he wouldn't do it. Mark was extremely happy because, as he told me later, it took everything he knew about fly fishing to bring that Bone Fish in.

It was a great trip and I need do it again next year. And the year after, etc. 

Our guide Rojo. He was great and got us on the fish all day. He knew all the good spots and had a great sense of humor. We tipped him well. Good luck Rojo!! See you next year. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Back to Breckinridge

I love this place. Never crowded and there's lots of great water to wade or row. Lots of bass, crappy and blue gills. Took my son with me this time. Enjoy the pics.
Great day out

They like the yellow popper

Even hooked my son

No clue what I was doing here. 

Monday, June 30, 2014


Out for a day on the water in Breckinridge Reservoir. Had the place to myself all day and caught some fish. Another great day.
The Ride. Turns on a dime and lots of room.

Ran out of water so I had to drink Japanese beer.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Parachute Adams

Spent the afternoon tying getting ready for something.  This is my favorite dry fly and I have caught lots of fish with it.  Maybe I'll head to the Shenandoah this weekend. 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Chopawasmic Day

A great day on the water. Nothing biting but had a great time.