“..that for one brief shining moment…”

Perhaps the most memorable clip of film and music I have ever heard, that brings tears to my eyes everytime I hear it, especially in these dark days, is from Richard Harris at the end of the movie Camelot (1967). Arthur stumbles across a young boy who begs to fight in the “last” battle and become a…

The Winter Pattern begins….

Friday Dec 4, 2020  – The Fishing at San Luis and the Forebay was getting pretty tough over the last couple week  as the first rains and cold nights came rolling through the second half of December.  Yesterday, California announced another massive stay at home order.   Hopefully,  they wont close boat ramps and As far…

The Fairmont Condo for Thanksgiving.

November 25-30 – One of the best things we did a couple years ago is purchase a fractional ownership at Fairmont Heritage Place.   Originally we purchased it to use the membership for the excellent deals on Suites at Fairmonts all over the world as well as preferential treatment at property restaurants, golf courses and other…

Helicopter vs Fire

Monday July 6, 2020 –   A fire on the foothills near our house gave us a scare.  There were many grass fires over the 4th of July weekend in San Jose which doesn’t surprise me much since all 4th of July fireworks were canceled.  I can not recall ever having controlled city sponsored fireworks cancelled…

36 Years with Gina

Not a day goes by that I don’t feel lucky and fortunate to have met and married you. Happy 36th Anniversary. My buddy Kenny sais it all for me… For You Kenny Lattimore For you, I’d give a life time of stability Anything you want of me Nothing is impossible For you, There are no…

Going Commando

No, I’m not fishing without underwear. Im talking about a new type of Skagit Fly line by OPST called the Commando Head.  Casting the commando head has radically changed my fly line preferences forever. They have especially changed the way I cast large flies, indicators,  swinging patterns, and large floating poppers and flies .  The…

Friday at the Lake – another big fishless day (Resuscitator is still virgin)

Friday April 26, 2019 Steve Van Den Brand Horninge and I have been fishing Oneill Forebay and  San Luis Reservoir together for years,  just not in the same boat till today.   Steve’s boat is in the shop,  and he mentioned  that he had a new rod that needed christening.  Our mutual friend,  Vaughn,   has been…

Rest in peace my friend….

Each one of us here today will at one time in our lives look upon a loved one who is in need and ask the same question: We are willing to help, Lord, but what, if anything, is needed? For it is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don’t know…

47 Hours

I just got back from the funeral of our accountant and friend Bob Lawrence. Last week we received a thin letter with the sad news and Gina and I took his passing very hard. Bob was our accountant from the very start of my career 36 years ago. His memorial today was attended by nearly…

Mark And Phoebe are Engaged….

This weekend, My son proposed to his girlfriend of nearly 8 years. We couldn’t be happier. Six months in the planning, he popped the question on a local beach they love. A hour before they arrived at the beach, family members from both sides set the stage that mark had requested pitching a tent on…