November 12, 2016

An Ode To Beer

Hof Brau Haus Munich

New Glarus Brewery Bier Garten

 Boulevard Bar Santa Pola Spain

Hof Brau Haus Munich

Old German Beer Hall Milwaukee WI

 Oktoberfest Munich

Hof Brau Haus Panama City Beach Florida

Plaerrer Bier Fest Augsburg Germany

Essen Haus Madison WI

Harris Fest 2011

 Augsburg Germany Beer Fest

Harris Fest 2010

 Harris Fest 2009

November 11, 2016

2016 Small Stream Wrap Up

Made some new fishing friends.  David Martell

Brandon Stadele

Krzysztof Drozd

Tomasz Wozny

Andrew Nezworski

Josh Hoff

Fished with some long time buds too.

 Samuel Delventhal

 Jeff Mills

Floren Goetsch

Chris Young

Went fishing with 2 high school friends for the first time.

Kevin Gorman

Greg Watson

And of course I fished with the living legend Dan Braun.

Below are fish that I gave tips to folks in 2016

All and all a good season for me and friends.

Trullo Region 1983

Trullo Region southeastern Italy 1983.

November 10, 2016


It is winter and the stream looks uninviting. You are looking downstream.  Do you see it that way?

It is spring and the stream shouts out to be fished.  You are looking upstream.  Do you see it that way?

March and downstream.  What do you see?

July and upstream.  What do you see?

November 09, 2016

November 08, 2016

The First Time In All My Years Fishing

2016 was the first time I specifically did not target brook trout.

November 06, 2016

Decades Ago

I had no brothers and my father had passed the year before and my mother thought an organization like the Cub Scouts would help with learning outdoor skills and how a young man was supposed to act.

You read all the names of the locals in the caption.  You see the cub scout leader's names.  The most important one's name was not typed in this caption properly.  She was with us 95 percent of the time. Her name was Marie Kuzniar.  She had help from many of the fathers from the troop.

 Seems ironic that a group that was to teach boys how to be men was led by a woman.  Marie was the best role model and leader a cub scout pack could have.  She was the leader of Pack 380.  Marie led us through weblos and handed us off to Carl Oppreicht as Boy Scouts.  I made it to Star Scout and then our troop was dissolved.

Every single boy in this photos owes a debt of gratitude to Marie.  She helped all of us to become good men.  She long ago left to be a den mother in heaven.  I was too little to realize how much effort she put into all of us boys to tell her Thank You.

Thank you Marie.