Removing The Hook
A few videos and other miscellany from Yancy Lind. Silicon Valley refugee now living in Bend, OR. Scroll down or click on one of the links on the right.
I got the award for most interesting catch, this woodpecker. It swooped down to catch my fly as I was false casting and got hooked in the leg. I dragged it through the water as I reeled in and it got soaking wet. We dried it off with a towel and it flew away about 10 minuted later.
We went on our annual Memorial Day weekend fly fishing trip to the Fall River in northern California. College pals Art (Tony) Hartinger, Matt Cline, and I have been doing this for around 20 years; Matt and Tony a couple more years before I joined them. We've brought some/all of our daughters for the past 3 years. They always have a good time hanging out together. This year my partner from Merrill Lynch, Jeff Harding and his daughter Kelly came along as well.
I've been using my camera to take video. It's very convenient, but my editing software does not work with the QuickTime output. So, these videos are not edited. I may have to look into some new software, or get back into the habit of taking my camcorder along.
It's was a "Bend Brag" day. The Bend Brag is something like: "This morning we went skate sking for a while, then hit a few downhill runs. After a quick lunch had 30 miles on the road bike, and now I'm going in for a massage before heading to the brewery for a pint." You actually hear this sort of things here all the time, and sometimes from us...
Cinco de Mayo is not he focus here in Central Oregon that it is in much of California, but I thought I'd celebrate by going fly fishing. I made it to this spot on the middle Deschutes within 1 hour of leaving my desk at work. First use of my new pontoon boat, I think it will get plenty of use going forward.