Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pleasant Surprises

Has been a couple of weeks full of small but pleasant suspires.

Received an email from Cheech last week. Looks like others have tested the cat's puke frumpy grumpy and decided that it produces fish. It is a candidate for inclusion in the 2009 catalog of a major fly company. Guess I wasn't insane on the color choices.

For Valentine's Day I surpised my wife with dinner. I made moqueca de camarao a traditional shrimp stew from NE Brazil. It features; shrimp, coconut milk, green peppers, tomatoes, onions and cillantro. It turned out very well and the wife liked it so much she asked for it again on Sunday night.

Moqueca de Camarao al la Kevin

This just goes to prove that I have other skills besides for fly fishing. I am a great chef. I have skills.

You know, like nunchuku skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills... Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.

I have been working a lot, with a lot of late hours and decided I needed a break today so I headed out for some spring creek goodness. As I opened the door I was greeted by a Icicle Stalagmite. It is almost touching the ground. I can't remember what the call them when stalagmites and stalagtights join. Anyone?

I ventured out to NoTellum Spring Creek in hopes of finding some of the mammoth rainbow trout that start to appear in this stretch in late February/early March. I went into the hole that produced a 27 inch 7lb lunker for me last February.

First cast, first fish; a good portent! And surprisingly enough it was a nice brown, the first brown I have caught in 5+ years of hitting this creek annually. I usually see lots of rainbows with the odd cutt or hybrid. This fish fought like a rainbow, lots of high leaping and tailwalking.

It was about 18 inches and fat. I picked a few smaller sized rainbows, but did not hook up with nor see any of the great big fish. Maybe next week......


globaljunkie said...

I am surprised your food turned out as well. You never cook for me....

Big Hoss said...

That food would be an instant gut bomb for me.