December 11, 2014

Sharks, Feathers, and Fish Planes

Thought I'd break the silence around here with a new post.  Yeah, it's been a while.
Here are some quick hitters of things I've found of interest somewhat recently...perhaps you will too...

1.  Reverse Tauntaun

I'm sure most of you have seen this on Facebook (or other social network of choice by now).  Pretty crazy right?  I mean who holds their phone vertically when they take video...what the heck?  That's like the worst...

Anyway...this guy is kinda crazy for cutting open a dead shark with a big belly.  Had he never seen the video of what happened to the guys who cut open the busting-at-the-seams whale?

2.  Tenkara Tying Videos

Those crazies at Tenkara USA are up to no good again...posting a series of instructional videos of folks that tied flies at the Tenkara Summit a few months back.  Here's the first in the series...from Mark Bolson, who I happened to watch tie in person.  Good stuff.

Oh, and and is it a coincidence these videos come out at the same time they introduce complete fly tying kits?...damn that Daniel Galhardo is one savvy businessman.

3.  I Need A Vacation

Work takes a lot out of me this time of year.  It's go, go, go 24/7...and the next 2 months (December included) sadly are what validate pretty much all of my worth as an employee.  Anyway...once March comes, I need to go on vacation badly, or at least get things lined up to make that happen.

So help me figure out where to go on a mini fishing vacation escape.  Thinking long weekend, to allow 2 full days of fishing (preferably trout).  Only criteria, travel time from Jacksonville, FL should be no more than 5 hours (driving or flying)...including connections.  You can't get many places directly from JAX International.   Don't want to waste full days on planes, trains, or automobiles.

Any and all suggestions are welcomed in the comments below...


  1. As fat as that shark was, I would have been surprised if there hadn't been babies in there.

  2. I'll tell you where to head. Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talking about a little place called Valley Creek!

  3. I'd tell you where to go but my mom doesn't let me use bad words.

  4. Not sure if this is within 5 hours of you but I was thinking Andros in the Bahamas. Chase a few Bones there and enjoy the beach.

  5. Utah is 6-7 hours and the best fishing during March would be another 3-4 hours drive. So it's out.

  6. Wisconsin. Beer. Cheese. And even a few trout. It's a no brainer.

  7. I just watched the video of the whale....Holy S***!! That guy had guts, literally, all over him! I'm going to try my hand at tying up some Tenkara flies in the coming weeks. I've been intrigued by them.