CXC 365 ISV Day 26

When you hear the word, “Cahill”, what comes to mind?  If you’re an Outdoor Writer or reader of interesting and intriguing adventures told in peak detail, you’ll likely have the name, Tim Cahill (a most amazing outdoor writer), come to mind.  However, if you’re a fly-fisher, then you’re more than likely to think of Tim … More CXC 365 ISV Day 26

CXC 365 ISV Day 25

Every fly-fisher, every guide, every fly shop owner… have a desire in common: continuity.  And the center of their Continuity of Universal Fly-Fishing (CUFF) , it is the, FLY. That wee object of feather, fur or synthetic, designed for deceitful dalliance and used to convince a specific member of the piscatorial world of aquatic creatures, … More CXC 365 ISV Day 25

CXC 365 ISV Day 24

Line-stripping 64 km/h (40 mph) runs and hard fighting ability when hooked puts the Little Tunny (Euthynnus alletteratus – False Albacore) on the fishing adventure menu of many fishermen.  The little tunney’s small, streamlined body facilitates huge bursts of speed… legendary in many a regaled story, by off and inshore fishermen.  Dark spots ventral of the pectoral … More CXC 365 ISV Day 24

CXC 365 ISV Day 23

Oh!!! The travails of the Striped Bass (Striper – Morone saxatilis ) fisherman!  Bad weather. Rough weather. Fish On. Fish Off.  Explosions and explicatives.  Exultation and exhilaration in a colliding roller coaster maelstrom with anguish and agitation. The striper addict has much in common with the Steelheader of the same obsession.  Many combine both miseries. But … More CXC 365 ISV Day 23

CXC 365 ISV Day 22

The world of the redfish (the Sciaenops ocellatus – Red Drum) is a magnet for many fishermen.  Scanning the water for the infamous spot-tail is the highlight of many fishing adventures.  Making the cast in windy conditions, sun-glare, without spooking the fish – make for a great challenge.  The hook-up is an explosion of success.  As fine table … More CXC 365 ISV Day 22

CXC 365 ISV Day 21

One fish that stands out in the minds of most fisherman – regardless of the gear used – is the Marlin.  Hemingway saw to this with his infamous novel, ‘Old Man and the Sea’.   Huge, muscular fish, living and racing through the pelagic waters of the oceans around the world.  Feeding on bait schools of … More CXC 365 ISV Day 21

CXC 365 ISV Day 20

 OK Ryan, here you go, for Day #20/365, befitting your razzle-dazzle of the infamous Gartner Gurgler, developed by the late and iconic, Jack Gartner, I offer the following complimentary verse.  The Gurgler is a well-known fly that is incredibly successful in salt and fresh water fly-fishing.  I hope our ‘study contributions’ are honorable enough … so … More CXC 365 ISV Day 20

CXC 365 ISV Day 19

An now, Ryan, for the reveal of Day #19/365 … the sockeye salmon treat.  What amazing colors these salmon provide. Truly an amazing palette.  And here you find the complimentary verse … it’s tale of an important eco-element: salmon and their value to the eco-systems, of which they are a part.  The sockeye is also … More CXC 365 ISV Day 19

CXC 365 ISV Day 18

In the roux the cooks rely. No rue is known unless there’s too much heat. Yet… it’s in the ‘heat’ when a metal’s inner-core is known. As you find the heat picking up… remember, Sweating IT, can be a good thing…  Enjoy  — CXC

CXC 365 ISV Day 17

Well, Ryan as you hustle to get your goods to the shows and meet your Daily Study, you continue to imbue us with creative goodies. Not to mention grist for the writing mill. Don’t sweat the small stuff, keep your Eye on The Prize.  –CXC