Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday Morning Coffee- June 20

"I have hair in places other people don't have places"- Coyote Luke


Aaaaahhhhhheeeewwweuuuupphhhgghhh!  Is that a sound? Cuz I just made it.  Don't try to sound it out because you'll just hurt yourself.  Monday. Again.  Oh well, it doesn't matter anymore, I worked yesterday afternoon.  There's no such thing as a Monday for me anymore.  I'm not feeling sorry for myself though, because I did have a Saturday.  For those of you who wanted to fish with me Saturday and I said "no, I have to work"- I didn't get my office work done until afternoon, at which point I messaged my customer and let them know I'd come Sunday, and went and did what I intend... oh heck, just trust me that I wasn't ditching you.  Intentionally, anyhow.  And I did work on Sunday.

Well today's cup is again brought to you by Robert Vaughan and Roast & Toast.  I'll have to go back and check the suggestion box as to coffees to order.  It's time to switch it up a bit. This coffee is good, but I'm ready for something a little more exotic.

Hex spotting
Well, let's see.  Hmmm.  Not much to report.  I just had the most amazing kayak-bass fishing-carp on the flats trip of my life, but that will have to be a post.  All I can say is, it was the trip of a lifetime, 30 minutes from my house.  I'm going back, to stay I think.  The hexes should start in earnest this week.  For me this week will be one of 12 hour work days, so I wouldn't bet on an FR hex post.  I don't care- I think the Hex hatch is overrated.  October streamer fishing?  That gets me going.

a fish from the weekend
If you haven't seen the post, Phil finished his boat.   It looks amazing, and because I had to work I turned down an inaugural float last night- what is wrong with me?  I'll recover.  Phil will too.  I have no big plans in the outdoors but I'm sure I'll get out at least once this week.  Phil tells me he's floating today with a couple of clients- jealous.  I can't wait to hear how the new hull design performs.  Initial tests were positive, but it's always nice to get it out on a river and give it a good run.  What I didn't mention in the post is that this boat weighs less than 200 pounds- two men can lift it rather easily in fact, so it may weigh closer to 150-160.  Try and do that with a Hyde.  There is of course a place for bigger, heavier drift boats, but these are designed for our smaller rivers up North.

just one more photo, I can't help it.

Well, I've lingered at this far too long, and I have a long day, long week ahead.  I'll leave you with one last photo from the weekend.

my kayak on an unnamed reef half a mile offshore

Have a great week.  I'll try to have a post up tomorrow about the smallmouth and carp fishing on Lake Michigan.  It was fantastic, and for more reasons than just the fishing.


  1. It's sad that work weeks are now 7 days long and work days are 24 hours, what with staff and clients spread to the four corners of the world. Having a laptop to "dial in" is a blessing, and a curse, in equal measure.

    Keep it in perspective. I know you will.

  2. Looking forward to hearing about your trip, and I'm still hoping you can recommend a spot for me to try out when I come up to MI in July.

  3. I'm always amazed that you are still able to squeeze in some time on the water with your schedule...the Lake Michigan trip sounds pretty amazing, looking forward to hearing about it.

    oh...and I can't stop looking at that boat

  4. A mile off shore! Talk about absolute peace and quiet. and again that boat, awesome. A piece of art.

  5. Yeah I understand the one more picture. The boat is a beauty. I hate to cheat, but I feel some sort of strange illness coming on...damn I hate to miss work.