Watcher Wednesday What Are You Watching?

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here’s your watcher Wednesday video this week

Maybe I should ask? What are you watching these days? It’s such a wide open question. I know those of you readers with kids a certain age are probably sick and tired of Thomas & Friends, and my renewed addiction to news is just about over and done with. We are even about to cut the cable in this household.

One of my favorite “TV” shows and “TV” personalities is Flats Class‘ Captain C.A. Richardson. This guy is straight business, and it seems like he shares everything he knows, about what he’s doing, in each episode. Good stuff. I e mailed him to see if there is somewhere I can go to find his shows online.

TV is in a weird transitional time, isn’t it? That applies to cable TV especially. We are about to cut the cable around here, and just rely on the internet sources for entertainment and news. There will be some holes in our watching, but is there any doubt that we’ll all be able to get our TV from the internet within a few years?

Right now, in my search to find a source for Flats Class, I stumbled onto this site Waypoint TV.  And as I dug a little deeper? B I N G O! Click this link – Flats Class on Waypoint TV. And that’s your video find of the week! Thanks for reading again, and let me know what you find to watch – sharing is fun!


Monday Morning Sidewalk Slam

| July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here’s my beef today

Welcome to the regularly scheduled Monday Morning Sidewalk, or is it the Monday Morning Meltdown today?

We had a major rain event that blew up right over our part of town yesterday evening, and the flooding that always occurs during these biblical rains (one homeless person swept away and dead in Denton County)? Yes, once again a river ran through our driveway and back forty. These events are the things that make my blood boil because they are perfect examples of how the fine City of Denton does nothing for tax paying residents. The typical story you hear from people is; the City of Denton is your adversary at every turn, not your friend and not interested in cooperative problem solving on an individual basis. Get me to a beach now!


So we begin to baste in the soggy city this morning, with the humidity being pulled out of the ground and into the atmosphere, I am betting the talking weather-heads are wrong, and we will have a few more pop-up cells in the area this week. For those of you out on the water this week – watch your radar on your phone if you have it.

Speaking of beat – I am wondering if you the readers would rather listen to the Monday Morning Sidewalk as an audio broadcast that may eventually result in a “PodCast” on iTunes. I abandoned reading scripts a long time ago, but since I have become addicted to Malcom Gladwell’s “Revisionist History,” I am thinking of giving the format a second chance. Reading off something prepared just doesn’t seem to work in my case. If you haven’t delved into podcasts, you may be missing the new “The Drake Cast” on iTunes. It seems to me Gladwell is the “Tipping Point” person for podcasts, and the popularity of his podcast may just give that old format a new shot in the arm.

Speaking of Malcom Gladwell (author of several best-selling books), I sent him a file last week – a broad outline of the life of Lefty Kreh. If there was ever one person who revised the history of fly fishing, my vote would be for Lefty. Who would you vote for? I might post that file as an open letter sometime in the future.

So what are you fly fishers up to this week? Salt is looking pretty good now. It’s plenty busy in my world, but I always prefer to highlight your exploits over my own! I received a nice story from a man who got onto some pond fly fishing down Palacios, Texas, way last weekend — and I will be running that story this week. No matter the size or scope of your fly fishing world – I want and need to hear about it! As always – THANKS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO CONTRIBUTE. The mere act of writing takes time, doesn’t it? Continue Reading

Friday Fly Fishing Report – Where it All Comes From

| July 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

I bet you wonder where all this information comes from.


When it comes to assembling the (sometimes weekly!) Texas Fly Fishing Reports, I glean information, that isn’t FIRST HAND, from a few specific resources. These resources are NOT fly fishing based, and I typically don’t report on common knowledge that is found on forums because it can be so hyperbolic that the real value is very low – to hardcore fly fishers. What I simply try to do is assemble real information together in a format that hits