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.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

beer party in the woods


can not feel better than this...