Kinda sorry I missed that Tenkara Summit last week out in Montana. 100+ dudes talking about swinging their fairy wands and only using one fly...sounds awesome. Except I'm not joking. From some of the pics that have come out HERE and HERE I'm damn envious of those that attended. Why do all of you out West get to have all the fun? I mean Mr. Patagonia himself, Yvon Chouinard even made an appearance...holy balls!
Hurricane Irene came and went last weekend. There's been a lot of jokes locally that it was a storm hyped by the media (namely news networks) for ratings. I'm as cynical as the next guy...and maybe I didn't really need to run out and try to find D batteries...but last time I checked the death toll was 42. That's not hype. Also, tell these folks in Vermont that lost these bridges that the severity of the storm was fabricated.
I'd rather be cautiously forewarned than f*ck with Mother Nature. When she's pissed she's pissed. That said, I still can't stand that tool "Hurricane" Schwartz.
Sorry about that little bit of condescending writing....I don't know what got into me...back to fishing....
I typically dig what Loon Outdoors is up to. They make some quality products with an environmental slant. Then I see the "Nip and Sip" highlighted in Midcurrent as a Best in Show from the recent IFTD show.
|Nip and Sip - for the fancy|
So line nippers combined with a bottle opener? Okay, whatever...maybe for the frou-frou, but my beer opens with a pop top, or if I decide to be highfalutin, a screw off cap. But to each their own...enjoy your fancy new nippers...pinky finger extended....of course...
Check out this movie. I love it, especially since I have a true fondness for Spaghetti Westerns. Dog vs. Cat...in a duel...high noon...I can't watch this without laughing...especially at the way it ends...
To end, blog love. This week's blog love goes to Steven Smith's blog "Average Outdoors."
It gets the blog love this week for a few reasons:
1) It's based in Pennsylvania - Go Keystone State!
2) It's relatively new (started in August) and could use some attention
3) He was referenced in LVLimestoner's "Goddammned Tricos," one of my favorite posts of 2011
4) Well above average photography, oh, and videos too
5) This recent T! Party contribution...
|Flattery (& dinosaurs with pumpkin friends) get you everywhere...|