Plead The Fifth

This past weekend the Professor and I were enjoying a soggy evening with a little red vino while trying to determine the top five fly-fishing books of all time. We reached consensus pretty quickly on four great reads, but the jury is still out on the fifth slot. Take a look at what we came [...]

My Huckleberry Friend

Time to get back in the canoe. With less than five months to train for the Texas Water Safari, I am definitely starting to feel the pressure. I’m gathering up all my cold weather fishing gear/clothing to resume paddle training this week. I’m not going to look like a professional paddler, that’s for certain, but [...]

Austin Texas: Keeping Fly Fishing Weird

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: 2010 DRAKE FLY FISHING FILM TOUR – BACK IN AUSTIN TX BIGGER BADDER WILDER WEIRDER TUESDAY APRIL 27th SAVE THE DATE. Get out your calendars and mark down the date because we are bringing the film tour back to Austin, my friends! After last year’s red-hot Austin show, we are really going to [...]

I Really Do Love College Football

music city bowl popcorn

Here’s the honest truth. Back in early December I really really really thought Carolina was going to get a bid for the Music City Bowl here in Nashville (yes, I am still in Nashville for the holidays.) So I pulled the trigger on four tickets. Unfortunately for me, the Music City Bowl invited Kentucky and [...]

The Sentiment Is Genuine, Though I’m Lifting Someone Else’s Xmas Cards

Merry Merry to all my FFC readers! It’s a perfect time to take pause and say THANK YOU for tuning in and jumping in the mix here at FFC, I truly appreciate your friendship and am so grateful you continue to indulge me in my storytelling. I hope the magic of the holiday season touches [...]

Fly Tying 101 A Lot Like Water Ballet

I am  in Nashville for the holidays so my dad sat me down at the vise for my first ever fly tying lesson. I’ve been wanting my own stash of buzzballs – as many as I want, whenever I want – so I am now inspired to try my hand at tying. So far, I’ve [...]

The Doughnuts Were Scrumptious

I had such fun on Saturday with my friends at Fly South here in Nashville. They rolled out a fine spread of Krispy Kremes, hot coffee, mango mimosas and bloody marys. We had a great turnout, and hopefully I didn’t bore everyone with my presentation on Montana trout fishing – heaven knows that’s a topic [...]

This Bird Is Getting Ready to Fly South

I am overwhelmed by feelings of nostalgia and memories of family traditions. Wistful, light-hearted notions of carefree days and the sound of laughter with friends. Now while I am preparing to travel to Nashville this week for the holidays, it’s not the Yule Tide season or the thought of rocking around the Christmas tree that [...]

Mele Kalikimaka

I’ve never been to Hawaii, but over the past few years I’ve become more and more intrigued with visiting the 50th state. What’s peaked my interest, you ask? Well, here are the top 5 reasons: 5. I kinda like that crazy University of Hawaii mascot, Vili The Warrior Even though he offended University of Houston [...]

Don’t Tell Little Chick’s Teacher Why Her Homework Isn’t Finished

Tonight Little Chick and I attended a Casting for Recovery benefit where they premiered the fishing film RISE after a two-hour fly fishing mixer. Local clubs, shops, authors and guides were all in attendance and it was a nice escape to chat and relax. I’m not sure when or how, but in the food court [...]

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