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 [...]

Apparently My Heisman Ballot Was Overlooked

Since these particular fish really gave me the stiff-arm this fall, I thought I would nominate them for the Heisman trophy. #1 Trout on the Jefferson River in Montana, Sept 09 Like Colt McCoy these trout are smart, alert, strong and fast. Just when I thought I was starting to figure out their game, they [...]

Lift and Separate…Rise and Shine

I would like to encourage Austin-area angling enthusiasts to step out for an evening of fishing films and tata karma. Next Tuesday 12/8 the Texas chapter of Casting for Recovery is hosting a premiere of RISE, the latest movie from Confluence Films. As we all know, Casting for Recovery helps thousands of breast cancer survivors [...]

Shoes and Soul

If the shoes fits…say thank you. Especially when it’s a gift from a virtual-stranger-turned-dear-friend from way across the country. I am blown away by the generosity of spirit that I have experienced on my journey to train for the Texas Water Safari. In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, I am thrilled to take a [...]

And It Stoned Me

We have officially entered that phase in the calendar when fishing trips are few & far between for me, and more and more of the posts here on FFC turn to…well, food. Although this year I am also going to have plenty of anecdotes from paddle training which are already proving to be somewhat comical. [...]

Bevo Versus Babe…Revisited

Yesterday was a drippy Saturday in Mobile, AL with lots of couchtime  and college football. Out of the blue the Professor blurted out, “Let’s make ribs tonight!” So we dashed off to the store in search of babyback ribs. At first, it seemed they were out, and frustration mounted. Being the good Texas girl that [...]

FFC Behind The Music

Florida saltwater angler Rob from the ‘Bad Backcast’ blog interviewed me a week or so ago. He was nice enough to ask some good, thoughtful questions and it was fun to banter about saltwater, freshwater, dogs, and womens’ fishing fashion. I thought yall might enjoy reading it: Bad Backcast Interview with FFC In the meantime [...]

A Skunk And a Bird Walk Into a Bar…

Ever notice how Pepe Le Pew came on after Tweety Bird? Personally I think that dashing French skunk should have had his own stand-alone spin off, I think he was held back by that pesky little bird. But I suppose the folks at Loony Tunes felt a skunk and a bird got more of a [...]