Thursday, June 23, 2011

Oklahoma Prairies - wichita wildlife refuge

join the field trip during the evolution meeting, had a great fun visiting the wichita wildlife refuge - prairies dogs, buffalos, wild flowers and birds... what a day! really really enjoy seeing the prairie ecosystem! see if you can identify how many buffalo in the photos : )

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Texas MCZ collecting trip - part 2 - the dogs

the dogs live in a heaven!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Texas MCZ collecting trip - part 1

in the heaven for few more days... photo first, story later... : )

Friday, June 10, 2011

having a good time..

don't stop me now, I am having a great time.. in Texas! : )

get ready..

get ready for the swing... : )

Thursday, June 09, 2011

the stork is bringing a superstar..

my another brother N is expecting a super star.. The stork is bringing her to the family! Congratulations! Naoto! she is a Summer cuty! can't wait to see her! : )

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

okinawa rail

Okinawa rail - one of the most beautiful rail in the world.Described in 1981, classified as "Natural Monument" in Japan. black face, white eye stripes and orange bill, what a elegant bird!

Monday, June 06, 2011

choose right tool

this is one of my favorite 3 wt rod, yellow fenwick fiberglass rod from Japan. I matched it with 7 weight line in this skinning water fishing situation. What? 7 weight? That's right... 7 weight line on 3 weight rod to fish this skinning water. The key word here is "skinning water". I only need a 10 feet cast to deliver my fly in this situation. so the 7 weight line would be my choice on this soft rod. And it will load the rod properly for a 10 feet cast (with authority).
On the other hand, if I match this rod with a standard 3 weight line, it wouldn't load the rod properly that I have only 10 feet line out, because the line weight was calculated by use a standard 30 feet fly line in the front. This is just one of the many cases to demonstrate that rule is just for reference, but to follow completely...

Sunday, June 05, 2011

friends, ramen and trout

what could be better than this combination! my friend Hitoshi just put up a nice post which really inspired me to go out and eat some good food, see his blog for all the great stuff... no need to read it... just enjoy the delicious photos! : )

Saturday, June 04, 2011

this time of last year - kids fishing

last summer, we had a tremendous fun visiting good friends in Appalachian mountain NC. I was given a job to catch a bluegill and Stats was given a job to release the catch! what a wonderful trip! maybe it's about time to revisit again... and this time another young kid - Wade (5 month old) is waiting for me to fish with him : )

Friday, June 03, 2011

carp is spawning this week

carp is spawning this week, the spawner won't bite, but some followers are after the eggs. I am the follower who follow the followers... : )

tree of life in display

Wednesday, June 01, 2011