Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween bringin' it.

-Alex who has a hundred points and a gold star for the person (besides FGFF crew) who can tell me where the boar on the pumpkin is from.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Part 1 - suspect behavior, dirty undies and slime.

Someone painted red stains on the eight-foot white cross where the nails would have been.  Men sometimes sit behind the small store on a dirty picnic table. They are open when they feel like it so go away and come back later. Dogs roam feral through tall trees over the bitumen and aggregate and through the trampled field where soiled undergarments are discarded. The cows don't seem to mind.

Two men in an early 70's off-white Ford F100 bounce and rattle down the dirt path that bisects the field. They are up to something at the far end, their heads dip and bob as they slowly move across the ground, occasionally disappearing altogether behind the taller shrubs and grass as they walk back and forth from the bed of the truck.

Clouds loom ominous and move quickly over rusty playground equipment. A faded carousel slowly choked by weeds longs for small hands as a school bus rumbles out of a dirt drive across the street.

The road from here to there curves through the middle of this place and I have driven it often over the last fifteen years and never stopped. The pond is on the edge of a hill and reaches out just far enough to caress the highway and make fishy passersby wonder at sixty miles per hour if there might be something swimming around in that shallow weed-choked water.

Why did the fat guys cross the road? Because they heard there was pike on the other side.

Up Next: Bartenders with boyfriends, a new nacho recipe, and we play another exciting round of "What Important Thing Did Aaron Leave at Home This Time?"

-Alex who brings the bacon.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

mountain creepy...


-Alex who has said all he has to say about that.

I think he is doing it wrong

What the hell is wrong with people?

no this is not disturbing to me, but please don't abuse your gear.

-kyle, who is really bored this morning and can't wait to get back after the carp

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Always gone.

When I am here, I am usually gone.

I am leaving soon so I was especially gone today.

Reality in four dimensions, so it would seem.

I was watching tv and eating a triscuit while unloading my pontoon and assembling a rod.
I was scrubbing myself in the shower and scratching my man-ness in the thin afternoon mountain sun.
I was driving to a job while paddling to a weed point, simultaneously yelling into my phone and whispering across calm waters while washing a dish in the sink and slime from my fingers in the lake.

What has already taken place will soon just have happened.

I can only hope that it will be as good as it was.

-Alex who packed his truck tomorrow and will tie some flies yesterday because he is always gone today.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Awaiting another salty trip

Can't wait to get back to Shelter Island, last time I was there I caught many different fish species, this time I plan on catching more.

When I was on the pier I had some "Crazy Charlies," They did great but the bait chuckers were using Ghost Shrimp. These were like crack to the halibut, croakers, turbots, and all kinds of bass.

Now I tied me up some ghost shrimp patterns, Lets hope they work.

And here is the live fucked up looking shrimp.
-Kyle, who wishes he had Alex's photo capabilities

Hey Smitty...

Remember when this happened to your fish?

via Trout's

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall Time

"People are going to be like, 'Aren’t those gourds straining your neck?' And I’m just going to thread another gourd onto my necklace without breaking their gaze and quietly reply, 'It’s fall, fuckfaces. You’re either ready to reap this freaky-assed harvest or you’re not.'"

You should read this.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mail Meat


Thanks, James.

-Alex who loves him some fresh meat.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

End of Day

Happy Monday.
Wish you were here.


Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Fat Guy Diet? Or a proper way to die?

I would not say we battle with our weight, more so enjoy it.
If you are in Tucson this is one great way to start the FGFF diet!
Ad Mr. Lindy calls it, The "2 Finger Peek-A-Boo"It is 2 grilled cheese sandwiches, filled with 2 1/3lbs. hamburgers, tomatoes, onions, onion rings, lettuce, and Lindy's special sauce for your super feeding pleasure.

And you can only get this in Tucson at Lindy's on 4th.
Great way to live..... or die

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

A thing you should do.

Step 1: Purchase and slow cook to perfection 10lbs of beef ribs.

Step 2: Eat 10lbs of beef ribs.

Step 3: Be awesome.

-Alex who is feeling pretty awesome at the moment.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Good Days

Where are the good days?

Young child,
Are they waiting in your future,
yet to be experienced
and remembered?

Old man,
Are their edges growing soft,
as they age to sepia tones
in the cellar of your mind?

Dear friend,
Yesterday is stone
Tomorrow is imagination
Today has potential.

-Alex who thinks we should go fishing.