Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tessie The New Pup

Here is our new Guiding Eyes For The Blind project that just landed in our house yesterday. As you can see, Tessi is pesterning Big Ray who is a wonderful "big brother" to the little pups that end up here so he can help with their training. He's an eager participant because he gets training kibbles whenever the little ones do. My wife does an amazing job with these dogs, bringing out the immense potential in them to become guide dogs. I think this is the 12th pup that she has trained. We'll have Tessie, who is just over 4 months old, for about 12-14 months before she will go to "college" in Yorktown Heights New York.

How to Set Up a Fly Reel (Full)

One thing about getting back into fly fishing are all the great tips that are out there to make the experience less frustrating and more enjoyable..You would think that this video would be just a re-hash of very basic stuff but I actually learned a great deal from it..of course, I can learn a great deal from almost anything when it comes to fly fishing.

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Complete Angler - Full length version

This is a great show depicting Issac Walton and his book The Complete Angler. James Prosek goes to England and follows in Walton's footsteps to fish some of the rivers that Walton frequented in the 17th century.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day After Snow Storm Jan. 21, 2011

Here is my house this morning, Jan. 22, the day after our snow. It may set back my ice fishing plans for this weekend but it is a beautiful winter sight to behold.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

First Time Ice Fishing In 45 Years

First time out in a very long time..things did not go well..the only fish I saw were those in my bait bucket and I had many technical difficulties...Good thing there were no witnesses...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Trout Pond , It's A Big Secret!

After a long day of exploring I came across this pool..amazing it hasn't iced over yet..sorry , if I told you where it was I'd hav' ta kill ya!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Learning snowshoe buying basics - Bangor Daily News

An interesting and apropos article about buying the correct showshoes as I'm off to LL Bean tomorrow to acquire my first pair in 45 years..tho I wish I still had the old teardrop shaped wooden one's that I used as a kid..

Learning snowshoe buying basics - Bangor Daily News

Friday, January 14, 2011

We are for dogs!

This doesn't have anything to do with Maine but I really like it so I wanted to post it on my blog..

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Atlantic Salmon Mirimachi River 1959

Here's an video that I've been experimenting with on my Flip, transfering an old home movie over to it..It shows my Dad and friends Atlantic Salmon fishing in New Brunswick on the Miramichi River aroun 1959..Great looking fish!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

3 Small Streams

Less than 12 weeks for open water fishing in most streams and brooks here in Maine..My work place is a 25 minute drive from my home, thru hills and vales.

Directly on my route are numerous brooks that I've scouted out and put on my list to fish before and after work.

One of my favorite blogs..
Small Stream Reflections
has reminded me not to overlook those wonderful and rewarding experiences that abound on small waters ..

Above are winter photos of 3 of these small streams that I am so looking forward to fishing this coming spring!