Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas Presents for me

The Chirstmas Present from my wife delighted me a lot. It was titled 'FIFTY PLACES TO FLY FISH BEFORE YOU DIE'.

I liked pix and its selection of the destination. Henry's Folk and Middle Folk of Salmon River were picked from Idaho.

I wish I could fly fish all of these. It should be added to one of my dreams.

I was given another one also today.

It was hard fight for my #6 rod, because he struggled so much. I thought I should have used #8 as the usual.

He was so healthy(26inches/66cm). A kind of handsome boy isn't it? To tell the truth, I missed the good Steel before him because of line break in obstacle.

I'd never imagined that there was still some Steels in the Down Town Boise River. Yes, definitely it was surprise present!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Finally my daughter could put the last ornament on the advent calender.
So today was Christmas and her 3rd birthday!

She was crazy about the birthday cake, and me too.

We gave her TREK Bike as a birthday present. Though it was big box a little, I liked its motif and robustness.

I believe she must become a better biker than I.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Snow Angel

Yesterday we had much snow, so we could play in the yard with it.

Can you see the two angels on left pic? They are called 'Snow Angel' here.

The making of 'Snow Angel' is like the left photo.

Lie on her back, and flap arms and legs.

Snow itself was just powder and a kind of dry, so it was difficult to make the snowman and snow ball for us.

We had a fun together with snow.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Advent Calender

We bought the Advent Calender like right pic.

There are twenty five ornaments written the each number, and we can put one ornament in a day, which has the same number as the date. So the tree should be decorated with full ornaments on the Christmas day.

To put an ornament on the tree is my daughter's daily routine as a first job in the morning. She loves it.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Lucky again!

I had a luck again in today's lunch time also(24inch/61cm)!

He bit not the dropper but the large nymph this time.

Maybe the cloudy day gave me a good fortune.

Recently my catch rate has become within 1hour/fish. It sounds almost miracle for Steelhead fishing. What a lucky guy am I!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

3rd one : Boise River Steelhead

We had a little rain today.

I avoided the famous hole because I saw some fisherman there.

And in another hole, I got Brownie(13inch/34cm) with large nymph pattern. It was a little unusual.

As soon as that, I felt certain tug when the indicator sank down.

It took a about 10min to land him in spite of his size(23inch/59cm; not so large).

The reason why it took long time was the fly hooked position I think. It looked like he tried to feed my egg dropper but failed.

Anyway I was happy to catch him. I like his face around his jaw.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Tonight's dinner menu

I think I could help tonigh's dinner menu.

I made a boiled pork rib by beer using dutch oven. It was so easy to cook.

And the fish stuff in the salad was smoked Steelhead made by my dutch oven.

So-so good.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Botanical Garden

We went to the 'Botanical Garden' to enjoy Chiristmas illumination.

It was not so cold, and good to see.

I'm sure she had a happy time.

Friday, December 08, 2006

2nd one in Boise River

I went to the Boise River to check the posibility of Steelhead luck with my colleague in our lunch time.

After investigating two major hole, we felt nothing.

But finally I got the one at the 3rd hole within five minutes. Although his fight was not so strong, I enjoyed it.

I think it was lucky that there was not crowded despite famous hole.

If possible, I would like to catch female one next in order to taste yummy IKURA.

Saturday, December 02, 2006


Last night we had much snow, and I had to remve it in front of my garage this morning. It was a kind of hard work as my first one in a day.

Can you see the difference between my house's one and neighboring house's?