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 : )
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...
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! : )
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 : )
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