80F temperature in the air, 50F in the water, the combination make the mystery mist roll in when sun is slightly out of power, a tailwater/spring creek special.. a wonderful place to hide out from the heat waves..
trout hunting in a spring creek.
fishing in a tailwater creek, after a long silent morning, suddenly the river was "decorated" with some little yellow dots on the surface... The little "drifting yellow dots" brings the life immediately back, woke up all the fish in the river... an really amazing encounter!
Check out a recent post from Mr. Yun in Slow fishing, LINK his Meiser collection is quite impressive! AWESOME all the way actually! : ) One of the reason I love the Meiser MKS rod is the distinct feel! The reverse, "parabolic" taper really make this rod a easy casting rod for big flies... It bends deep and power from the bottom section make a enjoyable "sling shot motion". such a great rod to fish with!! Eh......I miss the swing! I need to get out and swing more flies!
The recording, named Buena Vista Social Club after the Havana institution, became an international success, and the ensemble was encouraged to perform with a full line-up in Amsterdam in 1998. German director Wim Wenders captured the performance on film, followed by a second concert in Carnegie Hall, New York City for a documentary that included interviews with the musicians conducted in Havana. Wenders' film, also called Buena Vista Social Club, was released to critical acclaim, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary feature and winning numerous accolades including Best Documentary at the European Film Awards. The success of both the album and film sparked a revival of international interest in traditional Cuban music and Latin American music in general. Some of the Cuban performers later released well-received solo albums and recorded collaborations with international stars from different musical genres. The "Buena Vista Social Club" name became an umbrella term to describe these performances and releases, and has been likened to a brand label that encapsulates Cuba's "musical golden age" between the 1930s and 1950s. The new success was fleeting for the most recognizable artists in the ensemble: Compay Segundo, Rubén González, and Ibrahim Ferrer, who died at the ages of ninety-five, eighty-four, and seventy-eight respectively; Segundo and González in 2003, then Ferrer in 2005. from Wiki LINK Movie clip 1, 2
The destination is the continental shelf off Cape cod, MA coast about 100 miles. Deep sea birding as you can call it. July 16th 2011. The goal is to meet those wonderful pelagic shearwaters,storm petrel, marine mammal and fish. It was such a wonderful trip to be out with friends, Dr. Trimble, Dr. Backstorm and Dr. MacMurphy gave us some wonderful surprises! : ) We saw everything we expected and of course, something we did not expected! I can't wait to do it again! : ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADvvhvBIuRg
It was one of those days that fishing god paged me unexpected, so I have to just go and drink some coffee with him. I thought about old school style before I went, fiberglass rod and clicking reel. Cortland Pro Crest was one of my top choice, smooooth is the game this rod play. A perfect set up for swinging wetflies... (I have been fishing wetflies a lot lately and really enjoyed it.) Well... I DID think about wetflies fishing, but you never know what fishing god have prepared for you... a perfect weather and nice caddis hatch, fish are looking up, splashes along with caddis dancing on the surface... and the flow is just perfect for dryfly fishing! I am glad I brought my dryfly rig with me... SAGE XP 5 weight and SA sensitive trout 4 weight line. Long cast and long distance mend is the ticket...many trout, and all on top, double caddis (#22 turkey caddis + #14 X caddis).
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