Monday, July 30, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A family friend had offered us to stay at his house he has in Chama. We took him up on the offer and headed up to the little town by the New Mexico/Colorado border. The house sits right on the main drive (Hwy 17) just south of the train station. We could almost walk to everything we needed and anything else was a short drive away. I did manage to get a morning fishing on the Rio Chama at the easement area. The fishing was okay; it reminded me of Rio de Los Pinos but the Los Pinos fishes much better. I wanted to try the river section bordering the Wildlife Management area but it seemed to be closed and I didn’t want to risk getting ticketed. The house doesn’t have electricity which meant we had to find ways to keep ourselves entertained; the kids played games, read to each other or just sit around and talk. Even the kids enjoyed the stay without any type of screen time. It all came down to quality time with the family, dogs included. Next time I would like to fish the river more and even plan an excursion to look for Dusky Grouse in the local mountains.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The water was at 350 plus but because of the improvement projects, it flowed well. The water was fairly clear with very little moss. The insect activity was predominately midges with no beatis coming up - at least in the upper flats area. The fish really cooperated on the days I fished it during the week; I had a fly fishing workshop at the weekend but the fishing was equally good. The first day of fishing, I stopped counting fish and caught one trout over twenty inches. The second day of fishing, I was well into the mid-twenties of fish caught with two fish over twenty inches long. The photo is one of the fish I took out of the Texas Hole. All our fish were caught using midge emergers in size 22.
I enjoyed this trip. I fish the San Juan during the early spring and late autumn because there is no heat, no mosquitos and less crowds.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Here is my 74' Chalet hard sided popup trailer. I am in the process of getting her ready for the road for the upcoming season. Everything in the trailer works; fridge (three way), stove and heater. But, I am a chicken and don't use the stove up top because of the fumes. I am the third owner; the first two owners took her up and down the Pacific Coast from Washington to Baja. I have taken her all over the state for my fishing and hunting excursions. It has served as my dog house on occasions, the kid's play house and when a guest gets too drunk; a nice crash pad. Sometimes I like to have a quiet drink and read in it. Because of the good insulation; I have used it most of the year - I put a space heater in it (electrical) and it keeps me toasted warm.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
While letting the Allie, my GSP air out. A robin flew into the yard and perched on the chain link fence. Allie saw it and ran over and locked on point about thirty feet away. I told her "whoa" once and by her body demeaner, it is obvious that she was getting the idea of whoa. She held the point long enough to get a few photos of her and stayed locked up until I released her. I think she may be more than ready for the upcoming upland season.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
Although to make tamales it is labor intensive, the results are well worth the time put in. I make traditional tamales and other types of fillings, too. The tamales in the steamer front are typical pork/red chile tamales, at the rear are butternut squash/green chile tamales that are amazingly good. The freezer are some turnip green/cheese/green chile tamales that are just as good.