Tuesday, March 4, 2014

I Used To Be A Blogger...

Four score and five years ago, I started a fly fishing blog.  Along the way, I have met great comrads and fly fishing blog buddies.  I've read about many trips, seen incredible fish, and looked with bewilderment at many fly creations on your vises.  My blog time has been squelched since Jan. 1st.  Many things in life slow things down and postpone your good intentions of writing a new post on your fly fishing blog!!  As I have struggled to put words and pictures together recently to bring you something worth looking at, it occurred to me that if I didn't hurry my a** up soon, I might even find myself in "Quarantine" over on Troutrageous's site... haha. Now really, that isn't a laughing matter.  You know that I couldn't let it get to that... So, here we go.  Let's call it Part 1... What in the HECK has RD been up to?  (Part 2 will be on Sunday Tippets.  I know...two posts in one week.  What is the world coming to???)

JANUARY- FEBRUARY 2014


RD now wears trout nails... Just call me "Matchy, Matchy"...
Don't worry, the white tips will be back.


Brian Schiele, my photographer, tenkara, fly fishing buddy, starts the year off on the water with me... and he hasn't stopped catching fish since!  2014 will be your banner year, my friend!


The new year starts off with some new and old friends...


And some fish of a pre-historic Jurassic Park look about them...


And some fish that use a little bit of Oil of Olay...


Yeah, what's life without a little bit of brown trout???


Ok.  A lot of...  = )


Catching and releasing... my two favorite things...


Lastly, let's not forget Mr. Rainbow Trout.  He definitely deserves at least one beauty shot!!   And yes, "Matchy, Matchy"...

So, there's the fishy side of things this year so far...  For those loyal readers out there that I still have (Crossing fingers and toes)...  Come back to see what surprises Part 2 brings on Sunday Tippets!  Yes, the Sunday Tippet lady is still here too.  



I promise.  No more hiding...

Have a great week!  <"((((><<  





28 comments:

  1. Too funny on the nail polish. Made me crack a big smile after a long day in grad school. Great looking fish too. Can't wait to see part II.

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    1. My nail tech thinks its pretty funny stuff... She had never been asked to paint trout spots! And now she is an expert... Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. The quarantine ain't such a bad place.

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    1. I miss Clif!!! Wasn't your "Q" excused though??? World travelers should get a first class seat in the "Q" anyway!

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  3. Thanks for posting this. Heck, I needed it as much as you did. I can't wait to see your carp nails.

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    1. Howard ~ You have been a great source of support since we met. Thanks so much... No carp nails as those scales might make my hands look older. = )

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  4. When I was young and in my prime,
    I went fishing all the time.
    Now, I am older and I am a wishin'
    I had the gumption to be out fishin'
    So here I sit all broken hearted,
    Waiting for R.D. to get my "Go fishin" started!

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    1. Mel ~ I'm trying my best to get out your way this year. We will even go to a pond and catch fish!!! Anywhere you can find the gumption to put a line out again... Thanks, friend.

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  5. Good to see you post something new!
    I am grateful to be a part of your blog and for your friendship.
    If the start of my 2014 fishing adventures continue to be as good as they have been so far, 2014 should be a fishy year for sure!
    Brian

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    1. B ~ I love fishing with you!!!! You are always so polite and kind. I'm so glad that you are off to a great start. Let's get out again soon... <"((((><<

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  6. Wow, you been busy fishing. And you've been blogging for 85 years? Crikey, that makes you really...wait. Never mind.

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    1. Kirk ~ Set myself up for that one. A girl should never devulge her age!!! Oh well, it explains a lot really... now I know why I have so many aches and pains!! Haha.

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  7. I like the assortment, nails included. But no brookies.
    It's good to see a RD post.

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    1. Alan ~ I can't wait to fish for brookies! But, out here, we have to wait until May or June when the roads up high open back up. And yes... I will try to find a cool brookie nail pattern too... = )

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  8. Brookie nails next, please. Welcome back. :)

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    1. Owl ~ I'm so happy you stopped by. Don't forget ol' RD now that you are into another venue! Your paintings are so lively and cheerful. So much fun...

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  9. RD
    I'm glad to see you are back with all your blogging buddies-----those nails are a hoot, could your hair be next???---looking forward to Sunday's tippets. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Hi Bill ~ I haven't been too far away. Just a little pre-occupied with what life brings on a daily basis. You know how that goes!! I really didn't know how much I missed all of you guys until I started answering these comments! What a great group of blog buddies you all are! And no, hair always stays the same. Haha.

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  10. Good looking brownies. Nothing looks as cool a brown with a large kipe. Like the matchy, match. Thanks for posting.

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    1. Matt ~ I appreciate you stopping by! Nothing is better than large kypes and large spots on brownies... I've had a lot of hours with them, that's for sure... Keep those lines tight, my friend!

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  11. Missed you. Wondered if you fell into a sink hole or something. Glad to see you back and in regular form.

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    1. Mark ~ No sink hole. Just some side stepping for a bit. More explanation on Sunday Tippets. But, I am glad to be back and share fun times once again with all of you. Thanks for being such a good blog buddy!

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  12. Love this post! I too have been spending more time outside than writing on my blog...eeek better get my own fanny in gear! LOL

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    1. Gretchen ~ You know better than most how the outdoors heals the mind, body, and soul. But, there has to be time for other things too and sitting at this keyboard and talking with good people like you is well worth the effort! Those fish can wait. = )

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  13. Glad to see you back. Those are some nice fish you've been catching!

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    1. Thanks, Jay-man. I appreciate you coming over. Those brown trouts just have me mesmerized lately... haha

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  14. I wouldn't be blogging if I was dominating the fishes like you RD. You are an inspiration.

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    1. Mike ~ This is definitely not the "domination of fly fishing" blog... Guaranteed! I am still learning, believe me! Little by little, precept upon precept. That's what this journey is all about. Thanks for the kind words... = )

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