Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
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
Friday, June 17, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
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 - 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
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
Saturday, June 04, 2011
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 : )