Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Silver, Pink Salmon, and Raven Class

Yesterday, a few hours before I caught my shuttle for my flight to San Diego, I caught a nice silver and pink salmon 10 minutes from my house on Whidbey Island.  Suz worked her magic on the coho which made for a feast.  

The day before, I went to a writing workshop.  In addition to being a fine writer, Carletta Carrington Wilson is also a great teacher.  Her workshop on how "To Poem a Place" brought me some fine poems, and more importantly, new processes to make more.  More Raven Chronicles classes can be found here.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Here is a colorful Munchkin I caught in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon last summer on a size 24 hare's ear twirling acrobatic wombat.  Of course, the spinner is Photoshopped.

New Way to Test Reel Drag

This is Toby, my Jack Russell, sans dorsal fin, pectoral fins, and tail.  This morning I invented a way to test the drag on my new fishing reel, which, if it catches on, will make me an overnight millionaire so I can fish whenever I want.

Here's how it works.  Put the salmon costume on your dog.  Tie your line to the top of his collar.  Toss some carrots in the yard.  Wait for bunnies.  When bunnies appear, open the door and let your dog out. 

You will know right away how smooth your drag is, and how much you need to tighten or loosen it.

You may even get a few laughs out of the neighbors!

Good Fishin',