Wow... I just received a birthday gift today! It is from a great fly fisher in Japan. Thank you very much! Hitoshi! What a wonderful surprises! Those Guinomi cups are so beautiful and there are so many of them... I think I got to plan a big trip to share them with my fishing friends. Few months ago, I mentioned this Japanese drinking and fishing style to Hitoshi, and he said, Oh yes, he used to do that with friends. Those little pottery cups are for fisherman to drink sake (Japanese rice wine) in the field, enjoy the friendship, enjoy the forest and the creek that provide a lot of negative irons...(good for health). They are amazingly cute! See story here LINK. I agree with the author totally! Fishing is just a "excuse" to me, the important thing are friendships and the feels/ the beauty of the nature has offered to us. Thank you Hitoshi! : ) I am afraid I can not sleep well tonight! How exciting!
...and along with the Guinomi, here is some companions... this is Not a pack of dubbing fur?! a thousand midge hooks! @@ OMG, I love fish small flies... #24, now I have hooks of LIFETIME! Wow... straight eye and 2x gap! perfect for midge and BWO nymphs!
Hitoshi know I am really into the Tenkara fishing... here is some cute Tenkara flies for me! Thanks man! I am speechless! see Hitoshi's website here LINK we fish fiberglass rods and we love mountain trout streams!
I am a biologist grew up with a fishing rod in my hands. I have been fortunate enough to embrace my love of art and science in my career. Most of my free time were well spent in the nature, either studying bird behavior or chasing variety of fish with fly rods. My favorite art medium is watercolors, I love the natural and spontaneous feel created by watercolor pigments. I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University. Welcome to my website. Mark