Friday, December 27, 2013

Gone Fishin'

A few months ago, Oscar and I joined some friends for fly fishing on the Lanno River. Oscar supervised as I packed the trailer and hoisted the kayak onto the truck. Here he is giving his final inspection. The small rod in my hand is a Tenkara fly fishing rod I am trying out. When extended, it reaches a full 12 ft in length.

Fishin' and friends is where it's at. We set up camp next to Johnny's vintage Shasta trailer. Oscar was amused with the raccoons in the window.

A hearty breakfast with strong coffee, biscuits and spicy chilaquillas prepares us for a day on the river.

We took our time heading through several widened out ponds on the river. Clear waters in some deep, still holes enabled us to see the fish as they made their approach.

Later that day, Oscar tested out laps and listened patiently to our "true tales" of catching the big one.

In the evening, we enjoyed a nice steak dinner under the stars. Topping the grilled steak with a generous helping of fried jalapeƱos added just the right touch.

A delicious chocolate cake rounded out the evening meal.

While Oscar couldn't have any of the spicy meal or the chocolate cake, that didn't stop him from licking his chops when I told him about it.

So Oscar tolerated another day of patiently listening to our fish tales, he occasionally snickered and muttered something like "Yea, right Pete . . . sure . . . Uh huh . . . What, no pics of the big one? Hmmmmm"

Such a sceptic