|My Fishing Equipment Transport Vehicle|
Monday, September 9, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
As far as my summer fly fishing plan of trying to catch all of the trout species that inhabit Southern Arizona...It went out the window almost as soon as I decided I wanted to do it. As it sits I have been in trout waters exactly one time with no catches all summer long. I am not really all that heart broken over the lack of quality fishing time because along with remodeling our living room and kitchen, this past winter all of the cards fell into place to make the dream my wife and I had for a trip to Europe a reality. When I decided to make plans for fishing this summer I had no idea that the preparations for this trip would consume every spare moment I had for fishing trips. At the beginning of summer we also decided to host our second exchange student, and we spent a lot of time and energy preparing for his arrival. I am excited for the opportunity to learn about the Norwegian way of life and to share our lifestyle with a young ambassador. The down side of these exciting new experiences is the lack of extra time for recreational activities such as fishing and hunting. It even seems impossible to get to my local pond for an hour or two of cat fishing!
I am sorry for the lack of good (or any) content over the past couple of months, but as the summer starts to wind down and the weather cools off a little bit I will be back out in the field fishing and hunting. so stay tuned for some great stories! Starting with a trip to Pena Blanca lake and some much needed fish catching!
If you guys are at all interested, let me know and I will do a quick post about my trip to Europe and share some of the pictures I took. I didn't get to do any fishing while I was there, but I went to some exciting places and had some interesting experiences including my wife getting into trouble for taking a picture of a hooker in Amsterdam!
|A Street In London|
Saturday, June 22, 2013
|Mud And Milfoil|
Thursday, May 30, 2013
|John target practicing with a .22 long rifle.|
Why potatoes? You might ask?
|Shot from the side with a .22 rifle.|
Reason # 1: Mashed Potatoes Are Yummy and there is no more fun a way to make mashed potatoes! Assuming you can find any of the pieces after you shoot it. Potatoes tend to explode quite spectacularly when hit with a 12 gauge shot gun. Exploding spuds also supply an unrivaled giggle factor.
Reason # 2 Potatoes are biodegradable so you don't have to run around gathering up the pieces when you are done. Potatoes will rot away in just a couple of days leaving the area clean and just a little more fertile than it was before you were there.
Reason # 3: Potatoes are a renewable rescource. Under the right conditions potatoes will grow into new plants, resulting in more potatoes. They could potentially be a never ending supply of these little brown quail lookalikes!
|Shot from the end with a .22 this one split rather evenly|
Reason # 5: Most importantly, they look like quail. The coloration and size of Idaho potatoes is very similar to the size and shape and coloring of the Gambol's quail that are so prevalent here in Southern Arizona. This means that when a buddy randomly throws a potato baseball style toward any of the dozen or so nearby bushes, and you squint real hard while standing on one foot and listening to psychedelic punk rock, it looks just like a flushing quail. Potatoes also blend into the surrounding desert, have a similar speed, and stay in the air a similar amount of time. When the shot is taken starting with your shotgun in the resting position down by your hips You get a really accurate representation of the same reaction shooting needed to consistently hit the quail in a real hunting situation.
Friday, May 10, 2013
|Patagonia Lake, Arizona at sun set.|
Monday, April 22, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Before deciding on being pro or against gun control legislation, read this one sentence slowly and carefully.
"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." -The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States-
The Second amendment is as profound as it is ambiguous. It is the only constitutional amendment that states a specific and undeniable purpose for it's existence. That complex jumble of letters and punctuation alludes, but does not outwardly state, that there is a need of the people to have the weapons necessary to form or join an organised military for the purpose of securing or protecting the freedoms of the people. It also assumes that it is already lawful and even expected that the people are already allowed to own, keep, and carry weapons sufficient enough to form a military strong enough to protect the nation as a whole from another military power. It then states that owning and bearing arms is a right that can not be limited.