Tuesday, December 29, 2009

living in a good era




I have a good truck, I eat good, and I have some good friends who always sent me something I love... may I say "life is good"! : ) yes! it's a wonderful world! : ) (Cameron, thanks for the fabulous fly box!)

gone fishing

Sunday, December 27, 2009

best 2006 foreign language film 2006


blood and bones, a very sad, violence film. This is a story of a Korean-Japanese family during the war era. warning: this film is for 18+ plus, and you need some guts to watch it. It is a great film. 99 cents from Hastings. review and comments will come later... BTW I have been watching 10+ films over the vacation... 10 more to go... : )

Friday, December 25, 2009

xmas list



uncle mark give you some hint... fenw@@k fiberg@@..R@@

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Aqui's blog


http://blogs.thenewstribune.com/fish/

Oh... I love blue label too! Here is the Jon's blog and some of his wonderful stories...check it out! LINK

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

the head



shhhh... this is for a undergrounder..

Monday, December 21, 2009

reading Ando


a great architect from Japan - Tadao Ando. My new hero, the spirit of pursuing his dream is just as admirable as his fabulous art. And in the mean time, I just got informed from a friend in Japan, she just passed the first level architect licensing. AWESOME! Way to go! Emi, congratulations!

wild salmon~ yummy



eat more wild salmon and stay warm! my friends...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

snook..


my goal of this winter is to get tangled with one of those...SNOOPY!

Monday, December 14, 2009

fishful holiday...


it almost reach the end of 2009, it has been a fruitful year to me... now, it time to make some fishful wishes... and plan out a new 2010... : )

Saturday, December 12, 2009

online birding!

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/844016/0
Check out the LINK
A ton of great photos! : )

*bi ling* new reel / old school

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Thanks Cameron! : )

Friday, December 11, 2009

vigi meal


fried tomato eggs, sesame oil asparagus, hot pepper with soy source... good for a cold wet weather

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mozart - Requiem Mass in D Minor


Requiem Mass in D Minor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's final Masterpiece was commissioned in mid 1791 by the Austrian count Franz Von Walsegg, as a Tribute to the passing of his young wife Anna.

bull trout


I love them! there is no lie!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

meiser rods


http://dyun5.exblog.jp/

Not my rods, but interesting post in slow fishing
ahhhh... I need one too! : )

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

HOME - good film

see LINK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU
A story about our earth! Thanks Youtube!

drawing for two kids


quick paint those two little cards for my friend's kids. It was fun! : )

Monday, December 07, 2009

spring time


11/30/09 Woke up at 3:40AM this morning. It seems the nerves still hanging on to the unresolved postdoc fellowship that I am applying. They should announce the grant receivers today, but I haven’t heard anything from the official website earlier. It’s a tortures. I wasn’t that nervous actually, sort of, because of the terrifying interview and comments I had received from the interview committee earlier this month. It is the worst experience of interview I have ever got, so far.
Anyway, I was up already, it seems the minor concern of the expected negative result still affecting me, at least to my sleep. I decided to give it a check of the internet again. I turned on the computer in the living room. It loaded up the major igoogle webpage with gmail column in it. It showed a new email with “Congratulations” from my Mom..?? “what is going on here?” I asked myself with a lot of question marks… follow the title, then the letter announced : Congratulations! Mark, You have received the grant successfully! We are so glad for you… A greeting letter from my mom! For real?! My mom never joking with me through the emails and I know they are more nervous than I do at this moment. So … this is for real?! I won’t doubt anything if this is the letter from the midday, but now it is 3:40AM. Am I in a dream again?! I called home, and there is my dad telling me this exciting news! Wow… unbelievable… Although I really want to believe them at this moment, I really want to make sure this is not a mistaken, kind of a bit worry, they are not very good at extracting information from the internet, just like me… They might find something illusion… ha… am I wrong and underestimate my parents… forget the extra worries , son! They have called and got the direct positive answer from the grant officer! It’s for real! Unbelievable! I feel I have used up all the good lucks of my life in this month. Harvard! I am coming!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

fried noodles


chicken, ginger and udon, stir fried.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

global issues


Just went to the city library to get some books and films. I have heard those two DVDs for quite sometimes, but never had a chance to watch it. It's a very deep sorrow after watching it. Even you are a skeptic, being part of the global, you should watch it. Just check them out from the near library. Great films!

time to think about MP

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

need a new CD...

always one more CD from Bach...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

painting season is here...


season opener, fall brown trout in spawning coloration : )

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving


All you need to know about thanksgiving! (science edition)

as good as fishing


Warning - not fishing related film!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ahhh...master


thank you! youtube

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

looking for a christmas present?


Now, this time is for real.. the reclaim of the APSC crown! Well done!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

the painting spirit is growing...


as the temperature drop... : )

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

take a break


maybe you need to take a break too? : )

Monday, November 16, 2009

search a rare bird


a quick trip on last Sat. Wonderful weather on the river.

good stuff


not the best food of the world, but pretty close...
it's just that good... from my dear mom... : )

Friday, November 13, 2009

PASSED


Just got a PhD! : )
Thank you! Bluebirds!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Donate for protecting fishing access in Utah

LINK
Believe it or not, "the lost of interest in outdoors" has caused most of conservation issues, including habitat alteration and degrading. If you can, keep interested in our public water and keep all your friends and kids informed. LINK

“Donate for (Recreational) Access and Use Utah! Fund”

Your support keeps ALL our gained recreational rights preserved

It’s easy…just Donate on the left side column.

History -

A very well connected lobbyist (Hartley and Associates) will fight for the public’s right to Access and Use Utah’s State Waters, but lobbyists don’t come cheap. His fee is $30,000.00 for this year’s legislative session. Half of the fee has been raised already! Times are tight for all of us folks, but if you can spare ANY AMOUNT, please do. Surely we can all skip a fast-food lunch or two and send in the savings. There are 400,000 fishermen in Utah, please pass this on to all you know. Just a few bucks from some of us would get the job done, please step up and help out.

Please note, the landowners have hired their guns and will not underestimate the people this next go-around. The legislature is not going to be giving us neither another sympathy vote nor the bad process vote. We need professional talent(s) AND a heavy backed grassroots effort to accomplish this enormous task we are all faced with. The ball is now rolling, we need to preserve our rights and stand-up against those those are trying to take them away! We learned in the first round not one single person is going to do it for us… it’s up to ALL of us, as a unified voice, to stand together to keep free water free.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

masu spawning with "sneaker"


look at that sneaker male spawn right before the big male... what a sneaky little guy! he should keep his mouth shut!! @@

Friday, October 30, 2009

life

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

weekday cooking


ginger steaming flounder, shrimp and egg mix, avocado and garlic salad and wine
it's good and give me strength!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

almost that time of year!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards


You know... I miss you all! My friends...

sweeeeeet photo


Chris Scoones is an administrator of the washington flyfishing.com which is one of my beloved social network. Lot's of good folks and great deal of information there. It is my 5th years to hang out on this website. What make this website so cool? One of the factor is the cool administrator- Chris. He usually is invisible, but when he say something, you got to listen... either something funny, or something full of wisdom. WFF is a good standard of all websites. Check it out LINK. BTW, Chris just put up this sweet photo. I think is a great, awesome, sweet photo. Great catch for both angler and photographer. Well done. Chris

Saturday, October 24, 2009

swing with whales - Ginger Nielson


A good friend of mine, a wonderful illustrator, Ginger Nielson. She just paint those wonderful works... it reminds me why I enjoy the nature life so much, why it gives us a feel of wild and freedom... see LINK

Thursday, October 22, 2009

the single malt?


man, this thing is sleepless killer! smell good and put me into a sweet dream in a no time... fortune enough, my brother and sister always gave some "dips" of good whisky... i do miss the "blue label" nights that goofy around with Jane, Kelly and TK... I am going back soon, my brother... be prepared! : )

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

got one of those today...


I got one of those H1N1 vaccine today... good stuff! check out your local clinic or health institute... info LINK

the "baby"

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

boo booo


BULL Trout Rule!
It's my pleasure to be able to see those magnificent creatures up close. Although there are plenty of them up to Canada, bull trout has been labeled as threatened species in several states of lower continental US. Those fish are facing several huge challenges from habitat silting, high water temperature and cross breed with introduced brook trout. Although the places we catch them were legal and we did fair chase. I feel a bit distracting, however, about the confusing rules in some states we visited this fall. I confess I regret to lift the fish out of water, although it is legal to do so in this very place we fish. I won't do that again next time...

Monday, October 19, 2009

almost a year


winter fishing! let's get it started.. I love to drink soft drinks, it gives me some fresh feel! and I prefer liquor before sleep, whiskey, brandy, sake or kauoliang all works.. It get me some warmth... Oddly, I rarely drink beers in the field...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

red shed fly shop


I have been a loyal customer in red shed shop for several years. The owner poppy is really a interesting guy to talk to or to interact with in the internet. His passion about spey tackle and spey casting is really admirable. You frequently see him answering newbie's questions again and again... sometime he will bust out some badarse wisdom and make you smile for a whole day. This is the guy we need to support... this is the guy that make internet learning and socializing so interesting! I remember there is one time I ordered a product from him, but it came a slight different type than what I ordered. Still useful, but I told him I will need this exact model. I will keep the mistaken one as well... next few days it comes my order without any charge. This is how cool he is.. I really don't care if you can find other cheaper store from the ebay or somewhere... Red shed shop is THE local shop I buy my gear, and I support the people that have the same passion! Call him 208-486-6098 or visit his website if you need something or just get bored! : )

Thursday, October 15, 2009

fish tale


that's I can't tell...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Skagit Master DVD!



It's a wonderful DVD, it's definitely a revolution in spey casting. Great works! Ed
You can get the DVD either from skagitmaster.com or buy them from Red Shed shop - Poppy. Free shipping from the awesome Poppy! My all time favorite spey supply center!http://www.redshedflyshop.com/

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

andy is andy


this guy is spoiled! check out his blog, fishing in the small rocky creeks... what a good contrast to my own life here... a truly wonderful mountain life, a small creek specialist! LINK

Monday, October 12, 2009

it's lake brookie..



my brother Shih-Nan got one!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Scott G 16'

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finally got some time to do a bit test of this new baby rod. 16' Scott G 10 weight. Phew... every time i break out a new rod, good thing always happen... this time is a 32 inches striper... it's really exciting to see a 16' old scott rod bend to the butt... : ) this is a blurry image that I took over my TV screen... I only have the video footage... but this should be a good record for my fishing log here... (the fish took the same fly I use for striper, the orange version)

mid-provo


i miss it already... still has 332 days left... : (

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ed Ward - skagit style master

...for the general audience, that the "stick with one style" statement that I have presented many times on these Speypages which seems to be so often presented out of context and thus spurs so much contention, has an addendum that, when ommitted (the usual case, whether intentional or not) significantly alters the "gist" of that statement. That being the "until you become thoroughly versed in that style" part.

On that note, I have observed most frequently, proponents of the "do whatever" approach, are not highly proficient at any style of casting, and along with that circumstance, are not thoroughly knowledgeable about any one casting style.

To illustrate one of those "differences" between casting styles that makes it at the very least - "challenging" - to switch back and forth... some years ago there was an angler that was so into casting that he paid to have my casting "analyzed". This consisted of attaching some "dots" to me in specific locations, videoing my casting, then having a computer program crunch all of the resulting statistics. This same process has been used on some very notable golfers and baseball pitchers to try and figure out the "secrets" of their success in their particular sport. The most notable fact to come out from my session was that, from that stage in the casting sequence where I placed my line into the anchor position, all the way through to the end of the casting stroke - the point in between my hands from around which the rod is rotated to conduct the Sweep-45 Thrust-Turnover-Forward Casting Stroke - that I refer to in my teaching of casting as the "fixed pivot point (FPP)", never moved more than 2" from where it was established at the very beginning of the Sweep (another description used for the FPP is "keeping it in the box", one that I first heard being used by Scott O. and Mike M., and one that I have been using myself more and more). And that my best casts came when I was able to contain that FPP within a 1/2" area. Contrast that with the "raising of the rod into the D" that is so inherent to teaching longline tactics - a movement of the hands/rod at least 10" to 12" up and AWAY from what would be a Skagit Caster's FPP - and one that would UNLOAD the rod if used in Skagit casting. The FPP or "box" of Skagit casting is the element of Skagit casting that provides for that "effortless power, not powerful effort" mantra that ScottO. and Mike M. use. The FPP/box concept allows for the creation of rod load for casting and its subsequent transfer around to a position for the forward cast without loss of energy. Learning to establish the FPP for Skagit casting takes a LOT of disciplined practice. Even with that, the FPP is one of the first elements of Skagit casting to "go away" when one becomes tired from long sessions of casting, or has not been in touch with casting for extended periods of time. Now then, spend extensive time and effort to train yourself into the tightest FPP/box that you can and then "crosstrain" into a "raise to the D" for longline... good luck!


This is what he said about skagit casting .. very true! very important!
LINK

Friday, October 09, 2009

Monday, October 05, 2009

Nobel Medicine Award 2009


http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/10/05/nobel.medicine/
You have to read this in today's CNN news, not fly fishing related. but everyone should take a look of the great achievement of those new discover. Cancer is the cells go wild in our body. And this might provide a new discovered mechanism/solution for the future of fighting cancers. See the Nobel award news yourself. LINK

Friday, October 02, 2009

a gift from a little angel



Mark,

I came across your art work on the FishyKid web site. I really enjoy your work and appreciate you contributing to their coloring book. In fact, my wife and I would like to know what you would charge to allow us to have your "bears fishing" logo reproduced on our son's bedroom wall. He's not two yet but he's going to be a hell of a fly fisherman.

Attached are pictures of us fishing "our" stream in Northern New Mexico and touring the federal fish hatchery in Mora where they are raising Gila trout to be reintroduced in the Gila Wilderness. If you are ever going to be in the Land of Enchantment, give me a heads up and maybe we can fish together. Good luck with your future endeavors.

Sincerely,


One of best part to be an artist on kid fishing art project is that every once of awhile I got a warm greeting letter like this one. I really really appreciate people's kind words and their passion about kid's fishing and fish art. It always remind me how wonderful the childhood I have experienced, how wonderful to be in the nature when I was small. I would love to create more art for kids... if the time allow me to do so. I think things are turning good, so I might be able to paint and draw again in this coming winter... I am getting excited! Thanks my friends, it's my honor you like my drawings! It's a gift from angel to see kid's smile! : )
BTW, as I stated before about use of my art, "if you like it, it's yours!" please feel free to download any painting and drawing from my website LINK. It's free.