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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sage Words from the Icons #5

Keep'em Wet!

Topic: Fly Fishing Writers

"Many of today's outdoor writers have gone to school and learned to write; then started to write about fly fishing. The lack of on the water time shows in their writing."

FromLefty Kreh in preface of Dave Hughes' Fishing the Four Seasons

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Answer for TRUCKEE TRIVIA #26 a

Yes #26a was more difficult; not a simple Google search....;-)

The Answer:

Truckee's first town mayor in 1993 was Kathleen Eagen

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Keep It Coming!

Yes! The snow "window" remains open. We'll take as much as nature provides. The fly fishing? Limited.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016



Who was the newly incorporated town of Truckee's first mayor?

Monday, January 4, 2016



What year was the town of Truckee incorporated?

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year To All

view from front door
Both Karen and I wish everyone a great start for 2016. We'll be with friends early in the evening and then back home before the New Year. It is absolutely beautiful in the mountains. We had a fabulous White Christmas and look forward to lots more snow and good health into the coming year.

the back-deck
So far the snow-talisman has been forth-giving. Currently the entire (130 survey stations) Sierra's snow-pack is at 141% of normal. But I'm hoping for lots more snow and I personally would like to see a minimum of 150% of normal for both snow-pack and water-content into April. Then we may catchup for the last 4 years. The current water-content is at 136% of normal for the Sierra Nevada.  The latter being more important than snow-pack. So bring-it-on!
...a potential "widow-maker"

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Sage Words from the Icons #3

Topic: The Cone of Vision

"...The diameter of the window is 2.26 times the depth of the fish. Thus when the fish is 2 feet below the surface, the diameter of its window is 4 feet 6 inches; when the fish moves up to 6 inches below the surface, the diameter of the window is reduced to 13 1/2 inches".
...from Gary Borger's PRESENTATION
My Take: Less of a factoid; a simple Frankism is: "The lower in the water-column; the larger and wider the trout's "window"...and, visa-versa (sp?)

ANOTHER NOTE: The snow is here (keep it coming!) and the tress are lit.