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Fly Fishing in Northern California: Your Moment of Zen

When my dear college buddy, Sue, invited me to Northern California to try my hand at fly fishing, I knew I had a steep learning curve ahead of me. But she is patient, and the landscape was sublime. We fished in the boulder laden McCloud, the serene Hat Creek, and the magical Lake Manzanita. I learned that I am not a natural angler. And yet, the sport is so appealing for its moments of Zen.

A big Thank You to Sue, and our guide, Brian from The Fly Shop in Redding, California!

Fishing the McCloud

Fly Fishing the McCloud (photo taken by our guide Brian)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Fly Fishing Lanyard

DIY Fly Fishing Lanyard

 

 

Lake Manzanita and Mt. Lassen

Lake Manzanita and Mt. Lassen

You Caught Me (Sitting on a Boulder)

You Caught Me (Sitting on a Boulder)

 

 

 

 

Alpaca (The Other Wool)

                            Years ago I scored a beautiful Alpaca jacket that has become my favorite Fall coat for its warmth and softness. The label depicts the silhouette of an Alpaca, an animal I knew little about. So recently,  I attended the Wisconsin Alpaca… Continue Reading

New Orleans Lafayette Cemetery

  On a recent trip to New Orleans I was captivated (like many) by the above ground cemeteries. We visited the Lafayette plots in NOLA’s Garden District where the stone, stucco, brick, and iron have acquired painterly patinas over the generations. Having always been drawn to surfaces that are a bit battered, I took many… Continue Reading

2017 Bead&Button Show Class Catalog

                      We’re having ourselves a real Wisconsin winter (minus 8 degrees or so with a wind chill that hammers that temp down even more). Too cold to snowshoe. But perfect for staying inside and browsing the 2017 Bead&Button Show Catalog! I’ll be instructing  again at… Continue Reading