Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold
Monday, January 17, 2022
Change of Plans
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Once in a Lifetime: First Outing of 2022
January 2, 2022
We had debated which local river we should check out. After deciding Location X was probably covered in snow we chose another option lower in elevation. We knew we all the rain we gotten the past weeks it was probably raging. And when we arrived we weren't wrong. Water was glacial looking bluish green in color and running fast. We started fishing some spots closer in that we normally bypass but because there weren't the crowds we started early but it was a a waste of time and we should have just hiked in more like usual
|First Fish of 2022|
Monday, January 10, 2022
Opinel Mushroom Knife
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, France made with Sandvick 12C27 stainless steel . Uniquely shaped and easily distinguishable the mushroom knife has both a curved blade and handle and is essentially a modified pruning knife with brush feature. The blade is designed for cutting around tight areas. Like all Opinel pocket knives it has the viroblock locking ring so you can safely carry in your pocket and lock the blade when in use.
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Should Have Worn Snow Shoes
Dec 20, 2021
For a couple years KB had told me how good the spaghetti and meatballs were at the Shell station at Crawley so we decided to check it out. They didn't have that item that day so we got meatball sandwiches instead. Wasn't bad for gas station food but wasn't anything to write home about. After the quick bite we headed down south back to the Lower in the hopes there was still a dry fly bite. We'd fish further down than yesterday and it suck.
We went back to camp and I decided it wasn't worth staying the night only to fish a couple hours the next day. I figured it was better to just go home rather than spend the night in the cold. On the way though we'd stop at Victorville to get some burgers at Freddy's, one of their few locations in California.
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Winter in the Sierra
December 19, 2021
Friday, January 7, 2022
Hubertus Picnic Knife
This was bought several years ago so I don't recall what I paid of it but I can say it was a disappointment. As much as I wanted to like this knife it simply wasn't worth it. Not sure if I just got a bad version but I would recommend if you are interested in this knife is to see it in person which maybe difficult as no where in the US carries this model at least from what I've seen. There was once a dealer in Arizona that had a few in stock but they were way over priced even if you got one without the issues I experienced. If you order online as I did I'd ask a lot of questions or ask for pics of the actual model for sale.
Hubertus is not the only German maker of such a picnic knife. Hartkopf, which seems to be sold at a lower price point, also makes a version. So if you're interested in such a knife you could also look at them. Although I can not speak of their quality.
Begining of the End July 12, 2021. LA Inshore a dud August 21, 2021
July 12, 2021
August 21, 2021 Long Beach Harbor/ LA Inshore