Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bluegill continued

I love eating fish. Especially the ones I caught and cleaned. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say one of my absolute favorite fish to eat is bluegill. Nothing is more fulfilling then a day on the water, out in the sun catching bluegills, followed by some beers and a meal featuring your hard earned catch. My favorite way is of course, the fish fry. But, I recently tried out a new olive oil poached version from Author Hank Shaw's book:  Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast. Shaw also has a website;, which he updates frequently with tons of great info on finding/hunting/catching your meals and how to make the most of them in the kitchen. 

 Some before and after pics

 Fish Fry of course

Olive oil poached bluegill salad.
 This gem of a recipe can be found in Hank Shaw's book. 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Single Action Fly Reels

A few additions to the click pawl reel pile...

Upper right is an Ocean City Model 76 Made in Philly.
Lower Left is a Weber Kalahatch, made in Stevens Point Wisconsin

A couple of classics that will highlight a couple future rod builds.

I picked up this decanter walking around downtown

4th of July, etc....