Tuesday, November 30, 2010

best breakfast!

Just let you know I ate very very well during the stay! : ) here is few samples... Thank you my friends!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

thanksgiving in Auburn

What a wonderful Thanksgiving!! in Auburn!
I am so glad I come back for the wonderful thanksgiving! The weather is 75F! Amazing! Enjoy the friendships, great food, wine and turkey (of course!). Party after party...My main job is to eat and to keep the kids entertained!... and i think we all had a great time! : )

Monday, November 22, 2010

preparing steelhead flies

sun ray shadows

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

eastern rises DVD

finally here! after some mistaken caused by the paypal, Felt Soul Media sent it directly to me overnight. what a treat! It's one of the best film in FF. What you can expect from Felt Soul Media? bar none! featuring Frank Smethurst and Ryan Peterson - The big pull. It's a dream land! the spirit is well captured in the film! Order it from Felt Soul Media directly, and one percent of your spent will go to the NGO 1% for the Planet.

Eastern Rises | teaser from felt soul media on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Since I have to spend almost two hours in a train on my daily routine, I am trying to figure out what is the best way to recollect "values" from my time sitting with strangers. Reading! how wonderful to have this little Kindle! Just use it about a week and I absolutely love it! There are TONS of free books you can download from the internet. For a little fee, there are plenty of books and magazines on the internet for you to purchase. Just one click, the 3G model will bring the hottest issue in this device just in a second! I also can check my email or browsing websites if I want! But for me, after sitting in front of my computer whole day, I refuse to spend anytime in browsing internet... All I want is a nice little story from a e-book, or, better yet, some good writing from Mike Kinney!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

little yuki !

I am proudly introducing our newest family member - yuki. How exciting! My little niece! She is only two days old, but uncle Mark can't stop thinking what rod to buy for her, and can't wait to bring her fishing! : ) Good job,brother! I am so proud of you and congratulations! Sabrina.

Monday, November 08, 2010


best commercial of the year! I love this commercial! It makes me laugh out loud because it is the scenes I see everyday... poor people need to be rescued! : )

Sunday, November 07, 2010

extra hour

listen Mozart..

Saturday, November 06, 2010

spring creek exploration

This Saturday, I decided to visit the famous tailwater fishery in this state, the swift river. I wanted to visit this place for a long time, (rumors has it that the fish here grow big!) but it seems I can't find the time to make it happen. Finally, the lab's work is finished the first section and the perfect weather is really exerting it's magic power. Only one and a half hour drive and I was stunned by this gen clean spring creek! The water is so clear that you see every fish! some of them are building nests, some of them are trailing behind looking for free eggs. The insider report from the museum Mark is correct! It would be a egg day! egg pattern, imitate trout eggs that fall out from the spawning bed. Those fish that not in the mating mode are my target, they are playful and they LOVE eggs! : ) Because of the water condition (low and clear) and popularity of this creek, those trout are super spooky and wary,( this place really reminded me the famous Davison river in NC.) I have to cut my rig into a very clean, simple design, no indicator, no extra weight to minimize the disturbance. But because of the clean water, I can see most of the trout taking the fly, which is super cool! Sometime you will see the trout just slightly open the mouth to show a little white, or a little finin sideway, then I would do a quick waist set to seal the deal. It was a gorgeous day, the gentle flow of the creek and the bird song just wash away the tension from the whole week lab work!

sage z-axis 490-2, 4 weight 9 feet and 2 piece rod. This rod is amazing casting machine! a super sensitive and accurate rod. lightning fast action provide sharp and clean cast for the situation that have a very tiny marginal error... one or two drifts, taken or spooked. : ) When sight fishing in a gen clean spring creek. This rod is my only choice.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

new england living style

a couple weeks ago, a good friend from japan was visiting me... a great idea came across my mind that "it would be great to show her some traditional New England living style..."(although it's hard for a Alabamian to tell what is NE style! ha) I decided to visit my American Dad! The Baker family! We have been close friends for more than a decade. But because of distance, we got to see each other only every few years. It is so great to see the Bakers again! their house is amazing! Hundreds of acres of conservation forest was surrounded the beautiful house! no wonder there are always few black bears visiting apple trees in the front yard! Amazing place! I promised i will be back when the first snow come! the pizza, the local brewers... I can't wait! : )

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The other day, i was sitting on a subway train and feel so grateful! the winter sun, the people and feel good to wake up in every morning.

Monday, November 01, 2010