Monday, September 14, 2009

birthday gift arrived!


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!

7 comments:

roughfisher.com said...

kampai!

BLUEANGLER said...

kampai! J-P

: )

floatantmania said...

DOUMO ARIGATO!

BLUEANGLER said...

Ha ha ha ha... that's so funny! : )

Hitoshi, I am really excited about those cups! I am planning a trip to fish with Cameron. Hopefully we won't get too drunk to fish... Thanks again!

Cameron Mortenson said...

Mark...beautiful cups. I can't wait to use them together!

BLUEANGLER said...

Let's drink and fish! soon... : )
Can't wait to have some fun with them!

gifts Philippines said...

Wow! that was a great gift idea it looks antique. :)

toni