Monday, November 30, 2009

Bass Tackle Freebies...

News Flash!

News worthy or what? Don't miss out on this Amazing Contest folks! Beautiful Bassin' gear is now being given away to folks who like to read Outdoorsy stuff and who don't mind leaving a comment or two on a very enjoyable blog. That's right, my man Wolfy is now running the second part of his Cool Gear Give Away Contests! In this phase, there's a brutally big bag of Bass swag, waiting for one of his real lucky readers, that Loves to fish for Bass. You will hardly believe all of the stuff in this killer Bass Package!

O.K. then, I know you're gettin' pretty excited by now if You are indeed a Basser, So, here's a tiny peek at what Wolfy's put together, to reward his readers, for being there and sharing some of his life with him! Man oh man, I'm just a droolin' over here, just lookin' at these beautiful Bassin' Hardbaits alone! :-)
Just a sample...

Anyway, get over to Flowing Waters... asap and tell my man Wolfy what You think of this, really Sweet offer and maybe his excellent blog too, if ya feel it in ya. ;-) He's like me and many other bloggers out there, in that he LOVES to get comments from folks all over. :-)

The first phase of Wolfy's contest was won by another outdoorsy blogging friend of mine, the Outdooress... who is a real Female Fly Fishin' Fanatic and will certainly wear her winnings well. Rebecca is a very deserving follower of a number of excellent Outdoor related blogs (including mine) so it's Super for me to see her win such an awesome prize for actually doing such fine work herself out there on the web. Well, o.k., there was a Little luck involved maybe. ;-)

One last thing...

Thanx y'all 4 visiting to-day, I appreciate it large. :-)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Peeps and Hats...

I've met a lot of people over the years out there when fishing so I thought I'd share two of my latest new FF's, that's Fishing Friends, with y'all in here to-day. I've noticed that one of the neat things that most fishermen/women have in common, is, a love for a favorite fishin' hat. They come in every shape, size, color, design etc that you can imagine. You've probably seen a few sweet ones yourself and even own a pretty cool one too. :-)

So anyway, I think these two recent ones are outstanding! Here's my new friend Jim's contribution to my fishin' hat picture collection. We met a few weeks ago on the canal and spent well over an hour just talkin' and fishin' and mentioning a few times how good it was to be alive out there, by the lake and all. :-)
Slim Jim...

Man,I'm really diggin' that Toad too! ;-)

Thank You Jim, for lettin' me shoot yer cool fishin' hat buddy! :-)


This next picture, is my other new friend from the Internet, Caro Houle with a real nice Small Mouth Bass. Although the bass is cool, what really got me though is her awesome fishin' hat! ;-) I met Caro through some of her friends on Twitter and figured most of my readers would also get a bit of a kick out of this particular little lady's lion hat. :-)
Sweet Headgear or what?

If You are on Twitter, you can check her out anytime at Caro Houle...

Man, I feel like I'm gonna have to get me a new style, fancy, cool, hat too. All I seem to ever wear, are these more serious lookin' ball caps. Boring... Sheesh, I've gotta learn ta lighten up a little on the head pieces, eh? :-) I mean, like, these two cool fisher persons sure look like they're having a good time, and they're Not wearing trucker caps. Hmmmm.

What kind of hat do you wear out Fishin'?


Monday, November 23, 2009

Meet the Tadfry...

Outsides4me's Pollywog...

Pollywog or Tadfry, it doesn't really matter what you call this tiny killer crank! My friend Outsides4me, shared this fine picture of this sweet little crank-bait on his Photostream over on Flickr a while back. So you see, because I've been using this scary little puppy for over a decade now, and have caught a pile of fish with it, I get to share it with you in here to-day, through my man, Outsides4me.

If You are already getting a kick out of using Ultra-lite fishing tackle, then you really owe it to yourself to hunt this awesome little micro plug down in your favorite tackle outlet. O.K. so you may not catch too many hogs on the Tadfry but, you will make up for that, in sheer numbers of fish caught. Guaranteed! :-)

Seriously, if there are any fish around and it doesn't matter much what kind of fish, tossing this fish magnet out there, WILL bring strikes! Use four pound test line with this delicately balanced plug, or six at most, so as not to hamper it's great action.

Sunfish and Bluegills will smash this thing! Crappies suck it in like there is no tomorrow too. Small and Large Mouth Bass won't even think twice about crushing this lively, floating diving little tidbit, as well. :-) The last time I used it on Yellow Perch, I landed 43 in an hour and only had three of 'em flip off. That teeny treble on the Tadfry is always kept razor sharp, so sticking fish is never a problem. If they touch it at all, it's like glue! ;-)

Don't horse your fish in though or that micro hook will indeed rip right out of their mouths. Instead, take it easy and have yourself a little fun with those wild fish on your Ultra-lite set-up. Keep the drag fairly light and almost all the fish feel like big ones. More fish on the line, is the reward, when you scale your stuff down with a finesse style approach, like this.

Here's the link to Outsides4me's Photostream, which is where there's a lot of really nice Outdoorsy shots taken by this talented Photog...


Be sure to add this deadly little cranker to your UL arsenal and then look forward to many good rod bending sessions next year.

Tadfry - The Killer UL Crank!

Have a great day...

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Robert H. Jones

Here as you can see, is a copy of two old pictures of one of my real life hero's out there doing his thing. The top pic shows Bob on the left, fast at work photographing a thrashing Salmon, with Pete Sticklee on the net and an agile John Kerr playing the fish. On the far right is none other than the well known Burt Meyers, of Ontario Out Of Doors Magazine fame, doing what he likes to do, mingling with his boys! :-) I, luckily enough, was there too and took this picture and others of the whole crew on Sticks' big boat, with my little Pentax SP500 (back then) and gave most of 'em to the boys. Wish I'd have kept a few of the nice ones of Bob with his fish, now though.

The next shot was taken shortly after Bobby moved to British Columbia. Yup, fighting another beauty, and all decked out in west coast Fly-Man's Garb! Lookin' Good Bobby!

I originally got to know this amazing man after meeting him while I was working at Laurentian Trading Post, at the fishing counter. We then fished many times together, and covered lots of different water and fishing techniques, in his old "Tin Goose", Bobs' beloved Sportspal canoe. :-) I respected this man as much if not more than I did my own dad. Bob always felt like an older, bigger, cooler, brother to me.

I ran into another old and mutual friend of ours, Grant Hopkins, the other day, while exploring part of the Canal system. Grant had found out over a year ago that Bob had left here for the big fishing hole in the sky. :-( Man, talk about a heavy and very SAD feeling overcoming me. Sheesh, can't even describe the powerful loss I felt there, as Grant shared a few of the details that he knew, with me.

You see folks, sadly, I have to report that my old friend Bob Jones, is now one of the "Dearly Departed" on my list of great people I have known in my life. I wrote a little more about Bob on my other blogs too. I feel the need to get this out there, because this man was way, way more, than just a fisherman or a writer or a photographer.

He had a very special way of impacting people that he met, especially if they showed him a fondness for fishing or rods and rivers and such. He was also a really, really, good teacher too. As a matter of fact, at one point in our lives, Bob was indeed, my real life Fishing Sensei, especially when it had to do with Jig tying and Fly Fishing. He patiently answered so many of my questions and I absorbed as much as I could from him. But, there was always more, with Bob. Tireless he was!

This link will take you right to one of Bobs' very own articles over on the Outdoor Writers Of America website, where he was a very well liked and respected member. Sort of fittingly perhaps, on my little blog here then, Bob shares this fine piece about how he and an old friend of his, met, shared great friendship and then, parted. Remembering...

Bob Jones Remembered...

Thank You, my readers, for letting me share this tiny piece of my sorely missed old fishing companion, with you to-day. Maybe you even have your own old fishing friend that You can remember to-day too? If they were at all to you, like Bob Jones was to me, then they most certainly deserve a few moments for a little thoughtful reflection, on your part. :-)


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Blogging is cool...

It's Cool to blog...

If you've ever wanted to be a writer before, a blog lets you become one. If you've ever used a diary, to keep track of stuff in your life, you'll love a blog. Anyone can put together a nice blog, something that they can share with the whole blinkin' world. If you are an artist or a photographer, amateur or Pro, a blog can really help you get your stuff out there.
Remember, you are NEVER too old or too young, to start or to run, a blog. ;-)

Anyway, here's a link to a little blurb I did on Blogging a while ago on one of my other blogs...
What is a blog anyway?


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Every Day Carry or EDC

What do you carry with you, every day?

Last year I wrote a post to do with that topic, on one of my other blogs about EDC stuff, at Kool Keys...Of course I'm sure you know that EDC stands for Every Day Carry and means just that. What's in your pockets or on your person on a daily basis? There are tons of Cool gizmo's out there these days so it would be neat for me to see or hear about, what You EDC. The best forum on the net is actually called, EDCForums and can be found right here. What do You EDC? Go check 'em out if you like gadgets and stuff. ;-)
Key Ring EDC

That gizmo at the top of this pic is a "Lucky" Secure-A-Key that clips on my belt and has been a daily companion for a couple of decades now. It's just awesome! :-)


Friday, November 06, 2009

Four Twittery things...

Something worth repeating...
This little blurb is from a posting I did on my other blog in June. Back then I was just starting to get into Twitter and some of it's related Super-Apps but I knew a good thing when I saw one. In case You are not too into this Twitter thing yet, this little article just may help steer You towards a real good thing. Well, if you like Communicating as least. Or sharing pictures with friends, anywhere. :-)

Anyway, go have a read and see if these four powerful T's can help you in some way. They sure have been helping me. ;-)

Four Twittery things...

Tweet Tweet! :-) lb

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Our Canadian Fishin' Gal...

Christine Cope - Canadian Fishergirl...

Lucky for me, I met Christine Cope online a little while back through our common interest in Fishing and Communicating about it. ;-) I usually recognize talented people when I meet then in life and this young woman stood right out from the start. Long story short, I've been admiring her and respecting her more as I get to know her more, through for instance, her generous Outdoorsy Tweets on Twitter, where this cool little Outdoor Lady is well known as, none other than,@Snagthis :-) Don't ya just Love it?
Now Snag This, she says!

Even More treats for y'all to-day! If You like lookin' at great pics of real fine fish, awesome scenery and cool fishin' gear , hit Chris's Blog up right here at Christine Cope... and get ready to be Wowed! These are real fish you're seeing, caught from local-ish waters by real fisher people, who work hard for their success on the water.

Now, I don't know of him as well as I sorta know Christine but I think Justin seems to be able to kind of keep up with her most times out there. :-)

This then is Chris' photog and good fishin' bud, Justin, one of her many fishing friends. :-)
Justin Hoffman
Nice Green Bass!

Jeepers Chris, ya got him lookin' pretty danged good there! Nice work! :-) Hey dude, this fishin' lady really handles that camera well. ;-) I think this series of shots you guys put together, at least, should be making the rounds out there in the Outdoor mags like Ontario Out of Doors and Outdoor Canada and of course Big Jim McLaughlin's must have paper too. :-) Seriously! What a great Bassing slash Photog team y'all make! :-)

So again my fair readers, to help share more really, really Good stuff across the net, I'm super glad to have Christine's fishing friendship and I'm thrilled to spread the word out there about her and other Girls who LOVE to Fish, when I can!

Tight lines,