March 07, 2015

March 06, 2015

Brigadoon Creek "Reader Review" Amazon

There's often one fellow among a group of friends who dominates talk around a campfire. Why? Because he has a wealth of good stories and knows how to share them. Len Harris is such a fellow. His new book, Brigadoon Creek, is a worthy continuation of this original nonfiction short story collection, The Stream of Time.

Len hails from the Driftless Area of the Midwest (Wisconsin) and most of his stories are set there, although he does wander as far as Germany.

Len employs no literary devices or tricks. He gives us plainspoken tales arising out of his life filled with authenticity and sincerity. Fish and fishing occupy center stage, but Len embodies the opposite of Thoreau's observation that men often mistake fish to be the purpose of fishing. Len writes about life; his life, and also everyman's life.

There's not much here in the way of technical fishing advice. Len is as comfortable with bait and spinners as he is with a fly rod. His audience should include, but also extend well beyond the fly fishing fraternity.

The advice Len does offer about fishing and about life is heartfelt and hard earned. For example, about fishing he advises "Most of all keep an open mind and let a nine year old trout master help you if he offers." This comes at the end of a humble and delightful story that shows us that not all teachers are older or have academic degrees; everyone and every experience has something to offer. The story also sheds light on the value and persistence of tradition.

This book is well worth your time if you are among the lucky, possibly few, souls who cans still enjoy a good life story told around a campfire.

~ Winston A. Ostrow

March 04, 2015

Winter In Gays Mills

Scored Two Ajoining Properties Yesterday

Have never fished this area before but it is as wild as it comes.  Not for the meek of fishing.
 Will require some melting to give it a good look.

March 02, 2015

Rahm Schnitzel

Pork Cutlet breaded and baked at 400 degrees for 1 hour
Spaetzel made while baking.
Purple cabbage warmed up.

1/2 stick butter
one jar pork gravy
small package button mushrooms
1/4 pint heavy cream
half bunch of fresh parsley
half yellow onion diced
one flat tablespoon chopped garlic 
one tablespoon capers
one tablespoon diced pimento
1/2 teaspoon all spice

New Proposed Regulations

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March 01, 2015

Madison Fishing Expo

Had about 100 spectators on Saturday for my show.
 About 50 showed up for Sunday.

I had lots of questions on both days.  The crowds left with the word "thermals" each day and the phrase: "Use the right tool for the job."