Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
DAMMIT, DAMMIT, DAMMIT
Monday, June 26, 2006
Digression: Stevie Wonder
general reminder: you cannot serve two masters
this is EXACTLY how they debate in the supreme court
Money Quote (by Salmo 22):
Are you self-righteous, jealous, fudge-packers about through with your carping? Bob Jacklin has done more to promote the sport of fly fishing and conservation through catch and release than the whole bunch of you little ankle bitters put together!
Regardless of why he chose to keep the fish, he has earned the right to make that choice. Why don’t you sheep-humpers go and actually do something about conservation – other than sucking each other’s dicks while you decry an individual of whom you know nothing about.
Oh, I almost forgot, go fuck yourselfs!
Friday, June 23, 2006
holy jesus! A SIAMESE PIKE
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
smart. solid. v. little bs.
shakespeare thee angler
But Shakespeare also refers to freshwater fish — to salmon, trout, pike, dace, carp, tench, loach, gudgeon, eels and minnows, fish which he may once have caught. Moreover, he often uses "angling" and "bait" to describe how his characters behave and, as an angler might, he portrays streams and rivers with fondness. As Dr Johnson argued two centuries ago, a man who wants to understand Shakespeare mustn't only study him indoors, so to speak — "he must look for his meaning sometimes among the sports of the field."
digression: a football tribalism
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
fly tyers, shop geeks, guides and BB losers: REJOICE!
“People are going to be having sex with robots within five years,” he said. So should limits be set on the appearance, for example, of such robotic sex toys? The greatest danger, however, is likely to lie with robots that are able to learn from their “experiences”. As systems develop, robots are likely to have much more sophisticated self-learning mechanisms built into them and it may become impossible to predict exactly how they will behave."
Ouch.... that last bit... I guess that kinda qualifies as the the bad news, too, huh? Sorry.
Monday, June 19, 2006
how the trout killed custer. ra! trout!
Gen. Crook got soundly roughed up with several casualties, he retreated back to the area of present day Sheridan, Wyoming to lick his wounds. He was an avid fly fisherman and carried a fishing rod with him. He was languishing and fishing while Custer and the 7th were getting walloped. I really wonder whether the battle would have had a different outcome if Crook had arrived as planned.
Here's the money quote:
Billionaire Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens' ne'er-do-well son is fishing for trouble.
A New York judge overseeing Michael Pickens' bungled stock scam trial ordered the 52-year-old into rehab yesterday for allegedly trying to rob a Connecticut fly-fishing shop in a drugged-out haze last weekend.
Pickens, of Nocoma, Texas, was picked up Sunday night after he was found passed out under a desk in the ransacked Housatonic Meadows Fly Shop in Cornwall, Conn., state police said.
"He was sleeping under the desk in the fetal position," store manager Devin "Moe" Booth, 42, told The Post. "He was high, high, high. He just saw right through you."
Great story, and one ripe for the lampooning, but here's the question I can't reckon: what prompted Mr. Booth to inform reporters his nickname was Moe?
Newton Award Nominee!
I think they would.There are some so desperate to seize power in this country that they would hate to see bin laden brought in dead or alive,the war successfully won and the troops come home victorious.Frankly,I think some would be ill over it as seen in recent weeks.Pure Gold!
Their feigned concern over the troops would definately disappear and they would be noticably (as always)absent from any homecoming celebration.Cindy Sheehan,Michael Moore,the media etc.....would internally combust. John Fnnn Kerry would claim it was his idea to stay the course as he hopped the fence where he lost his sack.
I miss all the good stuff
A few observations by your humble correspondant:
Heero = Hinge = Julie = Savanah
Tim Murphy = dickhead
So was there any redeeming typing going on amidst all the drama? Sure. You want highlights? We've got highlights:
From kreekn: "Having just returned from the drake board,I have determined,that there is no reason for anyone else to got there.The board lacks intelligence and its easier to find your own porn."
From Fishmaster Flex: What's this wave of fucking outdoors best refugees all about anyway? You fucking tools. Why don't you go back over there for spirited debate over the difference between threading your fly through the bottom or top of the hook eye.
From Tim Murphy: Actually, [The Drake] is kind of lame.
From Tim Murphy: They are tripping over themselves over there trying to figure out how they can do hiney love with the grey haired "boy". (Wow... homophobia on the Fly Fisherman board? Who knew?)
From Ajax: Outside of confessing to child molesting or maybe bestiality, how would one go about being banned on [The Drake]?
Oh the Drama... we love drama... It pays the bills around here
Thursday, June 15, 2006
You're out the band, sunshine...
I've got a few suggestions...
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Filopino Soul Brother #1 checks in
in filopino lore there is a story of the cold hearted shad. passed down from generation to generation the tale is told of how the great migration of shad was left to run up our island streams untouched. we left them alone and they left us alone. generations passed with the truce upheld. that is where we slipped, for the shad eventually sprouted legs and began to come upon our peacefull shores. when the numbers of land fish were said to be in the millions we started to compete for resources. the shad then started killing my ancectors. (the ingenious fish even invented a very primative cannon)that is when philopinos invented flyfishing.
BREAKING! CARP NEWS!!
The researchers have found that this extraordinary fish can change the structure of its gills to avoid becoming anoxic. In addition its blood has a much higher affinity for oxygen than any other vertebrate, and it makes tranquilizers and produces alcohol when oxygen supplies are limited. These mechanisms allow the fish to survive for days or even months without oxygen depending on the temperature, whilst still maintaining physical activity.
that's $.50 a day... saved.
well... the sports section. bottom line: i pay... uh... paid for the sports section.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
A dish was a failure because it hadn't been cooked wiith love. A dish was a success because the love was so obvious. If you're cooking with love, every plate is a unique event -- you never allow yourself to forget that a person is waiting to eat it: your food, made with your hands, arranged with your fingers, tasted with your tongue.
After reading a friend's post ("A fine thought", directly below) I was immediately taken to the last coupla lines in one of my favorite Ray Carver poems called "Happiness". I don't know why, really, except perhaps to snap me back into quick focus and away from the ugliness. Thanks, Paul.
So early it's still almost dark out.
I'm near the window with coffee,
and the usual early morning stuff
that passes for thought.
When I see the boy and his friend
walking up the road
to deliver the newspaper.
They wear caps and sweaters,
and one boy has a bag over his shoulder.
They are so happy
they aren't saying anything, these boys.
I think if they could, they would take
each other's arm.
It's early in the morning,
and they are doing this thing together.
They come on, slowly.
The sky is taking on light,
though the moon still hangs pale over the water.
Such beauty that for a minute
death and ambition, even love,
doesn't enter into this.
Happiness. It comes on
unexpectedly. And goes beyond, really,
any early morning talk about it.
a fine thought
So chief, you had this great idea for a blog linking to entertaining threads on FF BB's. neat idea for a micro-microcosm view on things. But you spend your talents on negative ugly things and what do you get? If you think you can spend your time and energy on ugliness and grow your own self in beautiful ways then you are mistaken. Take a look at many of those that you challenge; they have grown the same way only to become ugly and hateful.
At this place in your life you have no excuse for bringing ugliness into your heart, home and life. You are on a threshold; celebrate it with joy and beauty.
It doesn’t interest me who you can chastise and own, I want to know who you have celebrated and learned from, sat with and shared your passions of things joyous.
Update: post pulled!
- Simple ass covering. The thread in question was so bigoted, so abusively homophobic and so ugly that Flyfisherman really had no choice but to pull it. Especially since the mods were the ones hurling abuse. That Primedia would tolerate those attitudes and actions by those in positions of responsibility is sad, sad, sad. Of course, I doubt the mods pulled it of their own volition. They ain't that bright.
- Then again, they were getting owned so hard (by moi) that they did what cowardly bigots always do -- they bailed -- if only to save themselves from more ridicule.
Monday, June 12, 2006
he's a "moderator". really.
Colston Newton and pals are in a tizzy over the post directly below. Expect more homophobic invective hurled toward the beautific font of truth (and occasional free beer) that is AHW.
Newton Award nominee!
a "slow news day" in the FF world
I think that fly casting among most flyfisher is becoming a lost art and that the strike indicator has had a lot to do with this fact. All of us, in the industry are a fault here, guides, shops, and manufacturers. In these time of immediate gratifications we’ve looked to quick fixes. Rather than take the extra time to teach new and experienced flyfishers the wide variety of nuances this sport has to offer we focus on meeting, often times, unrealistic expectations and defer to using techniques and aids that can limit one learning.
As a result I feel that the strike indicator has led to a decline in the popularity of dry fly fishing.
Finally, a good sports blog
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Man, that's good stuff...
what am i missing?
I thank you kindly...
fishing reports: a how-to
Seattle Times, please pull your head out
My simple question is Why? The Northwest is primarily about salmon, steelhead and trout, yet both dailies offer outdoor coverage that is bland, disconected and uninspired. Fat bass in SoCal? Cool, but who the fuck cares in West Seattle? Check the sports page in today's edition: Woah! The weekly fiisshing column, but once again it's the same press-release driven non-news and tired "top spots of the week" aimed at dudes with offshore boats. God damn.
In contrast, last year I visited the Midwest -- and I mean the middle of the mid-West -- eastern Ohio. It's really a lovely place: rolling green hills, hardwoods, and dotted with lakes stuffed with bass, pumpkinseeds, sunfish, walleye, sauger, crappie -- you name it. Yet this town's small paper (a weekly, no less!) went out of its way to cater to the hoards of ugly-stick waving anglers. There were moon charts, water temps, catch counts, tournament news, gear pieces, technique pieces and an adorable shot of little Sara Spinyray (age 5) hoisting a bucketmouth bass hauled outta Custer lake. As suspected, she was pulling plugs in heavy cover. "Ain't it a friggin' pig", the excitable youngster was quoted as saying.
Now I doon't expect the Times to attempt to "cater" to anglers, but right now it just seems like they ain't even trying.
How's your paper?
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
open thread, anyone?
Yes, we've seen your carp posts
You will rarely, if ever feel the take. Carp have very sensative lips,like prehensile appendages. A carp could untie the fly from your tippet with said lips and you would never know.
any way ya spell it....
Money Quotes: Ah... just read the thread. They're all good.
Monday, June 05, 2006
a coelacanth: pretty fucking cool
"Selective Trout", "Fly Fishing Strategy", "Emergers", "Stoneflies"
Kiss n' tell
On a similar note, RRDiesel87, some poor, hyperventilating soul over at Flyfisherman, proclaims that the site www.wildtroutstreams.com "will be the demise of trout fishing", because it displays stream maps from Maine to Georgia.
Bigseth jumps in to add, cordially, "If i ever find this guy i will give him the beating of a life time this sucks he is a total azz and this should not be tolerated. i am severly pissed bout the whole deal." Hmmm... it gets interesting! Even more so when administrator Ross Purnell types:
"What can not be tolerated is threats of violence and childish behavior. Bigseth your account has been suspended. email me if you want back on. I need to hear that you are going to act a little more socially."
Wildtroutstream's owner then jumps into fray. A beatdown ensues.
"I'm merely presenting maps from PUBLIC data in a form useful to fishermen. If some are wrong, that's part of the game, which is to encourage exploration. It's a pretty good starting point, but the ending point is being out in the wilderness fishing a stream.
There are no reviews on my site, and no directions to specific access points. There never will be. The goal is to encourage people to get out and explore, broadly. I think that's a good thing."