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Entries from November 2009

I’m a Mac, and I’m a Fly Fisherman

November 30th, 2009 · 5 Comments

After much influence, I’ve recently made the switch from a PC to a Mac, specifically a Macbook Pro. Its a very nice machine; solid build, large bright screen that makes photos pop, very useful set of applications (iLife is really cool), and its very fast for mundane activities like resuming from sleep, starting iTunes, [...]

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Its Mount Shasta

November 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Yesterday, I showed a photo of Mount Shasta in northern California.

This started as a pretty standard landscape photo of Mt Shasta, which is mandatory while travelling past on highway 101.

Here is the procedure:

Pull this into Photoshop Elements
Make your exposure and color adjustments, and any touching up you want to do.
Copy All (ctrl-A & ctrl-C for [...]

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Take a guess

November 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Take a guess about this photograph.  What is it? Put your guess in the comments.  All will be revealed shortly.

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Battle of the Burgers

November 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

While many are out there fighting the black Friday crowds, I’m fighting a different battle. The battle of the black arteries, caused by participating in a vigorous scientific study to find the best fast food burger.
East meets West (in my belly) in this matchup with ketchup.  In this corner weighing in with 220 locations in [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2009 · No Comments

I’m thankful for each of you, the fine people that read this blog.  Thank you!
Also, thankful for Vicky’s Nature, who contributed this photo to Flickr with a Creative Commons license.

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When in Rome…

November 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

When in Rome, you can check out a couple of fly fishing web sites, Tightlines.it and Pescando a Mosca. Come to think of it, since this is the internet, you can see these from anywhere, including Milan.
These are fun to browse and see how fly fishing is a little different than in the US.

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What are you listening to?

November 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

My wife informed me that I’m weird. She asked what I was listening to on my iPod.  I told her it was an interview about chicken genetics.
If you are curious why dry fly hackles are so much better now (and cost so much), and how many chickens are harvested each year by Whiting Farms, then [...]

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I’m starting my backcast…

November 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

If you are reading this blog, you must be desperate for fly fishing news, or you are related to me. (hi Mom!)
For everyone but Mom, here is a way to get your fix, 140 characters at a time.  Twitter recently implemented a new feature called lists, which allows fly fishing twitter aficionados to group fly [...]

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Fly Fishing News Network

November 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Google News has a new feature, the ability to create custom “sections” of the news feed.  The Fly Fishing News Network is a customized Google News feed for the US and Canada. You can see the feed nearby in the sidebar, or you can consume it in your favorite RSS reader.

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Steelhead Spider

November 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Purple & Orange Ice Spider

Hook: Steelhead steel
Tag: Silver tinsel under the entire body
Rear Body: Purple Ice Dub
Front Body: Orange Angora dubbing
Hackle: Wood Duck

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