This new blog will encompass both my passions.....fly fishing and cooking, not necessarily in that order. I've been fly fishing since I was 10 and cooking since about the same age. I was raised on a farm in Texas and my Mother was the best cook I have ever met. Her food was Southern with a definite Southwestern flair. I still struggle making my chili taste like hers. I grew up eating our own beef, chickens, eggs and vegetables. I still prefer fresh, organic foods if I can find them and if I can't I make the stuff the best way possible. Fly Fishing is a pure sport to me. Even though I greatly admire the younger generations urge to catch big fish and the skill with which they do it, I do not share that urge. I like to fish cane rods with dry flies, emergers, or wets. I will play all day with fish that move within the top one foot of the water column, but if they are on the bottom......they're yours. I figure that with over 50 years of fly fishing under my belt, I've earned the right to fish the way I want to. If fish are not working the top, then I wait, take photographs, and drink single malt scotch. I've been known to work the same fish for a couple of hours. If he beats me, I move on and if I beat him, I move on. I love rivers and I love good food. I love to eat good food next to a beautiful river with good friends. The tips I'll impart in this blog will help you become a better fly fisher and a better cook. The recipes will be ones that will make everyone happy on the river or in the lodge. I'll share fly patterns, fly fishing tips and cooking tips. I have owned a fly shop and guided for over 20 years, so I feel competent to discuss all manners of fly fishing, not just the ones I personally like. I hope you enjoy and participate in this project. It's all about having fun.
Tight Lines and Tasty Spoons