December 22, 2010

Wednesday Nibbles - 'Twas Three Nights Before Christmas Edition

'Twas three nights before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a blogger was, screw it, I'm not in the mood to rhyme.  Christmas music playing on local radio stations since Halloween will do that to you.  Time for the nibbles.

If I hear Bing Crosby & David Bowie sing Little Drummer Boy one more time...

Has anyone been over to Deals On The Fly recently?  For those of you not familiar, it's basically Fishwest's clearance shop.  One product at a time, deep discounts, limited time offers.  Usually what you find is obscure stuff like size extra small t-shirts in yellow or pink, or felt-bottomed wading boots in men's size 5.  Didn't even know any men actually wear a size 5.  

Anyway, they actually had some stuff in real human dimensions this week and I snapped them up.  First was a Simms Derek DeYoung Permit long sleeved T-Shirt in size XL for $5.  Second was a Simms Tarpon Polo in white/XL for $1.  Yes, a polo shirt for $1.  Even after you add shipping, the polo still only came to $6.  That's a deal any way you slice it.  

What an overwhelmingly positive response to the "Lilly Making Pizzelles" post on Monday!  I couldn't help but notice a few requests for the recipe as well.  Ask and you shall receive.

I'd like to lie and say it's a guarded family secret that made its way over from the Old Country with my great-grandmother Anna, but it's not.  It came out of the instruction manual of the VillaWare pizzelle maker K.C. & I got a few years ago.  Yes, I'm a disgrace to my heritage.  Enjoy my dishonor.


OBN featured blogger of the week Owl Jones posted this killer Cabela's fly rod deal on his blog this week...and tell you what, how can you possibly lose on this deal?  Backup rod.  Stick for a novice angler.  Gift for a Amish man or jockey.  Makeshift lightning rod.  Seriously, $24 for a 4-weight graphite fly rod?  Even has a customer rating of 4.1 outta 5.  That deal's crazier than Owl.  And that's saying a lot.

Cheap Stick.

You see this video?  I didn't think so.  We used to do this on the back of station wagons when I was a kid.  This is taking it to the next level.  I was hoping for some death, or at least dismemberment at the end, but alas, it was not to be.  Did I mention this happened in France?

Finally some blog love goes out to some regulars to the comments section of this blog.  First, Clif at Lunker Hunt wrote an awesomely under appreciated post on Sunday.  I didn't read it until today, and damn if it isn't hilarious in a snarkily understated way.

Just like all of my pictures.

Second, congrats to HeyBJK, who like Owl, was also named an OBN featured blogger of the week.  Brian runs a great blog full of all kinds of interesting outdoor stuff, and also wears a cowboy hat much better than most.

A real cowboy & a rodeo clown
(Hey, unintentional TFM spotting!)


  1. The humor in Clif's post is growing on me!

  2. Holy cheap polo Batman! I might have to start checking that site, it seems persistence paid off for you. I'm aware you know this, but what a cutie is Lilly. She looks like a pro in the kitchen. -stephanie

  3. Good stuff as usual and thanks for the link to "Deals on the Fly". I will be checking this daily.

    Passinthru Outdoors Blog - Sharing the Passion

  4. My post may have been "awesomely under appreciated," but with your help I'll ride that joke out until people laugh just to shut me up.

    Thanks for sharing the love.

  5. This stunt was performed by a professional on a closed course. Do not try at home. Sure, how else would they make Jackass movies without people like this. Mike, you're excluded from this because we've all done it from the back of a car.


  6. AWESOME!!! Just ordered my cheapo, but pretty nice little 4 wt! Thanks for the heads up on that.
    Merry Christmas!

  7. I hope you guys get in on those rods. I don't own that model (yet), but I do have one of their LST rods and it's really pretty nice for the price. The Traditional II's are supposed to be fast action and also nice, and for $24 ea. - well, even unemployed I had to have...umm...four of them. ( The regular price for one is $99.99 so that's 4 for 1. I cannot pass that up! )

    They also have Whiting 1/2 saddles(bronze grade) for 24.50 or something like that. And if you need a new standard vest...well heck, just check the Bargain Cave and see the stuff....there's lots on sale as of yesterday.

    Merry Christmas everyone! Love the video!

  8. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Mike! Thanks for the awesome blog! Have a great weekend!