Some This and That

Today’s post consists of a variety of subjects; hope you guys find some interesting. As most of you know I’ve been blogging for quite a while, in fact seven years to be exact. During that time I have interacted with some wonderful individuals who love fishing as much as I do; a big thank you for visiting Fishing Through Life and pushing the number of visitors over half million a couple of weeks ago.

 

Some weeks ago we got a heavy dusting of snow that really brought out the birds feeding at the feeders. The grandchildren and Pops enjoy identifying each species that frequent the feeders. 
I’m sure a lot of you guys use screen savors. I have my computer programmed so it will show a different outdoor scene each time I log into my laptop. This image of the old Crystal Mill rotated onto my computer the other day; I thought about Howard and Mel, who I suspect live within driving distance of the historic site. The mill is located about four hours west of Denverin the town of Carbondale. Just wondering if you guys will ever make a trip there, could be worth a great post!
I was visiting the Orvis website the other day and linked into their fly fishing videos segments, which covers everything about fly fishing. After viewing some of the videos and taking the test at the end of the videos showed me that I am still in the learning stages. Check out the test on Dry Fly Fishing and see how much you know about fishing the dry fly. By the way I did pass my test with a score of 88.



Today’s post consists of a variety of subjects; hope you guys find some interesting. As most of you know I’ve been blogging for quite a while, in fact seven years to be exact. During that time I have interacted with some wonderful individuals who love fishing as much as I do; a big thank you for visiting Fishing Through Life and pushing the number of visitors over half million a couple of weeks ago.
 

Some weeks ago we got a heavy dusting of snow that really brought out the birds feeding at the feeders. The grandchildren and Pops enjoy identifying each species that frequent the feeders. 
I’m sure a lot of you guys use screen savors. I have my computer programmed so it will show a different outdoor scene each time I log into my laptop. This image of the old Crystal Mill rotated onto my computer the other day; I thought about Howard and Mel, who I suspect live within driving distance of the historic site. The mill is located about four hours west of Denverin the town of Carbondale. Just wondering if you guys will ever make a trip there, could be worth a great post!
I was visiting the Orvis website the other day and linked into their fly fishing videos segments, which covers everything about fly fishing. After viewing some of the videos and taking the test at the end of the videos showed me that I am still in the learning stages. Check out the test on Dry Fly Fishing and see how much you know about fishing the dry fly. By the way I did pass my test with a score of 88.



Some of my Favorite Post From 2016

As I sit here today and scan through some of my blog post from this past year, they make realize why I love to fish so much. I still remember every detail from the trips, the other fly fishermen I encountered and fishing with individuals who love fly fishing as much as I do. I thought I would share with you guys what I think was my top five outings for 2016; some you may have viewed and some post you may have missed. I have to admit some of my 2016 outings may be hard to top for 2017 starting with a memorable trip with the grandchildren and my daughter in June 2016:

 

What made this trip special was lots of fish landed that day both from the boat and from the bank. My daughter grew fishing with me at the same age her children are fishing with me now. I’m glad the tradition will continue.

 

I’m sure I will find lakes here that will match the bluegills that Walker County Lakehad swimming in it. I still remember the spots where I landed these bulls and of course talking with the gentleman fishing for catfish.

 

This is one fishing trip I will never forget, mainly because I was able to do something I’d never accomplish on the Sipsey, land numbers of quality rainbow. The video footage sums up the trip!!

 

This post carried me back to my childhood and the fond memories I had of my younger brother, Mom and Dad. The only brother out of five is my older brother Bobby.

 

A memorable trip for sure landing this huge Spotted Bass with my 8 ½ ft. 3weight; I think I may better this fish when I visit Laura Hill Lakecome spring.

 

I would be interested in reading about some of you guys top post for 2016; this is not a challenge but merely a suggestion. Sorry no images on this post today, just links!!

 

 

As I sit here today and scan through some of my blog post from this past year, they make realize why I love to fish so much. I still remember every detail from the trips, the other fly fishermen I encountered and fishing with individuals who love fly fishing as much as I do. I thought I would share with you guys what I think was my top five outings for 2016; some you may have viewed and some post you may have missed. I have to admit some of my 2016 outings may be hard to top for 2017 starting with a memorable trip with the grandchildren and my daughter in June 2016:

 


What made this trip special was lots of fish landed that day both from the boat and from the bank. My daughter grew fishing with me at the same age her children are fishing with me now. I'm glad the tradition will continue.

 


I’m sure I will find lakes here that will match the bluegills that Walker County Lakehad swimming in it. I still remember the spots where I landed these bulls and of course talking with the gentleman fishing for catfish.

 


This is one fishing trip I will never forget, mainly because I was able to do something I’d never accomplish on the Sipsey, land numbers of quality rainbow. The video footage sums up the trip!!

 


This post carried me back to my childhood and the fond memories I had of my younger brother, Mom and Dad. The only brother out of five is my older brother Bobby.

 


A memorable trip for sure landing this huge Spotted Bass with my 8 ½ ft. 3weight; I think I may better this fish when I visit Laura Hill Lakecome spring.

 

I would be interested in reading about some of you guys top post for 2016; this is not a challenge but merely a suggestion. Sorry no images on this post today, just links!!

 

 

2016 Zoomed by Can 2017 Slow Down Some



Moving is never easy, especially when one gives up 30 years of memories living in one place. Cathey and I have adjusted well to the move to Tennessee, living close to all our grandchildren and meeting some wonderful neighbors in our little subdivision. The only downside to the move was losing fishing time. I hope to recover some of that lost time in 2017.

As I get older the years seem to pass off faster, which makes me cherish every fishing trip I
make now. I have been very fortunate with my health over the years, and I hope I can continue to stay in fairly good health in the coming years. Sure I have aches and pains like most all of us do but nothing significant enough to keep my off the water.

  One of my first trips in early March will be fishing Lake Lindsey

located in beautiful David Crockett Park in Lawrenceburg. It is noted for having some super size gills that will kick off my bluegill quest for 2017. Another lake I plan on wetting some flies in is Laura Hill Lakelocated south of Lawrenceburg. This is one of the prettiest lakes I have seen in middle Tennessee, high banks, crystal clear water, and noted for super size gills, smallmouth bass, spotted bass and walleye. As for trout fishing the Caney will be one stop destination. I will be making a number of float trips with my son-in-law on this beautiful tailrace for the coming year. I will still wade the tailrace below the dam, but I have come to realized if one is going to be successful fishing the Caney Fork, you need to float it. I’m looking forward to a successful fishing season and HOPE ALL YOU GUYS HAVE THE SAME——HAPPEY NEW YEAR!!!!      

   



Moving is never easy, especially when one gives up 30 years of memories living in one place. Cathey and I have adjusted well to the move to Tennessee, living close to all our grandchildren and meeting some wonderful neighbors in our little subdivision. The only downside to the move was losing fishing time. I hope to recover some of that lost time in 2017.
As I get older the years seem to pass off faster, which makes me cherish every fishing trip I
make now. I have been very fortunate with my health over the years, and I hope I can continue to stay in fairly good health in the coming years. Sure I have aches and pains like most all of us do but nothing significant enough to keep my off the water.
  One of my first trips in early March will be fishing Lake Lindsey
located in beautiful David Crockett Park in Lawrenceburg. It is noted for having some super size gills that will kick off my bluegill quest for 2017. Another lake I plan on wetting some flies in is Laura Hill Lakelocated south of Lawrenceburg. This is one of the prettiest lakes I have seen in middle Tennessee, high banks, crystal clear water, and noted for super size gills, smallmouth bass, spotted bass and walleye. As for trout fishing the Caney will be one stop destination. I will be making a number of float trips with my son-in-law on this beautiful tailrace for the coming year. I will still wade the tailrace below the dam, but I have come to realized if one is going to be successful fishing the Caney Fork, you need to float it. I’m looking forward to a successful fishing season and HOPE ALL YOU GUYS HAVE THE SAME------HAPPEY NEW YEAR!!!!