Monday, December 21, 2009

After the storm

We had a good 16" of snow here in Wellfleet the past few days...It finally broke and I grabbed a just charged battery this morning and scooted over to Cahoon Hollow to try and get some photos....After two shots the battery died!...Arrgh...I had planned to do some time release surf photos down on the water....
But here are the two I took...Such a beautiful place this time of year after a fresh dusting of snow...Hard not to do a little soul searching when viewing such a scene.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

What a surprise!

in the mail today......I picked up a package with Germany return address and recognized the name....Thomas Michael booked me for 5 days this past September in hopes of filming big bluefin on the fly and light tackle. We had horrible weather the first two days and opted to do albie fishing which we got some great footage on. Day 3 looked promising....We had doable weather but the fish were just not on the feed possibly due to the prior wind...Day 4 looked good and we got alot of WHACKS on the light tackle and eventually caught a 60-70lb fish but we were hoping to get some of the 150+lb fish on film....We hooked up but lost one of this class and have several more boils and grabs throughout the day but just could not GET IT DONE!..arrgh!...The final day was blown out and that was that....
Thomas had told me he was the owner of Steelfin flyreels which is no longer in production due to overhead costs of such high machining. He said he had enough parts to put together one for me and well today it showed up!!...What a work of art and engineering ingenuity!!...It feels so comfortable with the dropped forward seat. I'm surprised more offshore reel makers do not follow this trend.
Anyway a big thank you to Thomas...You guys are a-ok in my book!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Greetings from Cape Cod!

Thanksgiving and has come and gone and we are now into Dec with Christmas baring down fast on us.
We had a wonderful thanksgiving here at the Smith Homestead in Wellfleet with friends and family. Smoked toro and Wellfleet Oysters sat out front in the appetizer department.
Beer and wine from far away places filled our glasses. Beautiful smells came from the kitchen and oven and we ate like KINGS!
I wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and look forward to fishing with you next year.