Posted on October 25, 2013 by flyfishnevada
Yes, I’m in love with my Jeep ;)
I finally pried myself from my writing chair today and went outdoors! I know, right? I’ve been cooped up in here quite a bit lately. Honestly, I’m digging on my writing and I spend a lot of time working on it. You only see part of that hard work her on the blog. I write under another pen name too. I like to keep them separate so I’m not telling you what that name is. Sorry but if you’ve ever wondered why I’ve turned out so few books but spend so much time writing, that’s why.
OK, back to the matter at hand. I did some editing today and then about 12:30 I left for the Elbow. I dragged my cameras and my survival bags along for the ride. I wasn’t just going out to fish. I was hoping to get some video to put together something for YouTube and practice some of my “survival skills” as well as wet a line. Things, as they seem to do, didn’t go as planned. Continue reading
Filed under: On the Water, Outdoors | Tagged: brown trout, camping, chili mac, East Walker River, filming, Jeep, Mountain House, Nevada Day, practice, rainbow trout, survival, survival bag, The Elbow, youtube | 2 Comments »
Posted on October 18, 2013 by flyfishnevada
I made it home safely from Jamaica, with a bit of a tan, but now I’m sitting at my computer freezing. I’ve been working though trying to get some stuff done so I can get away next week and go fishing and play with my survival pack. In that vein I’d like to present my latest work, the Baker Company Box Set. That’s right! Now you can get the entire serial in one volume and for a pretty nice price. For limited time, it’s only $2.99. That’s less than the episodes purchased separately. I know, I’m nuts, right?
You can get it at most of the usual places, Amazon seemingly the favorite of readers by far. Last month I sold over a thousand copies of the serial combined. That blew me away. Thanks to all of you that bought the books. For those of you that haven’t, now you can get a novel length box set for just $2.99. Pretty sweet. Episode 1 is free now too so you can try Baker Company on and see if you like it before sinking three bucks into the box set. But c’mon, a latte (or a streamer) costs more and doesn’t last as long or provided as much entertainment. Well, maybe the streamer might.
We’ll, that’s all I’ve got for now. I need to get back to work so I can give myself a day off.
Filed under: Books and Writing, General | Tagged: 101st Airborne, Baker Company, box set, cheap, D-Day, Dan McMartin, ebook, free, Normandy, pulp fiction, serial, World War 2, World War II, WWII | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 8, 2013 by flyfishnevada
I’m off on a short vacation. Going to Jamaica for some sun, sand, rum and meat patties. Mmm. I’ve been working on some new stuff for the blog, namely a YouTube channel and videos instead of just words. I’ve always provided picture heavy posts but in the future, many posts will include videos. From artsy stuff taken on fishing trips to gear reviews of stuff I use to some how-to and educational videos. I’ve already shot a few but I wasn’t happy with them.
Let me tell you, shooting video is tough. I’m sure once the workflow is ironed out it gets easier but at first it’s a chore, not to mention how hard it is to talk to yourself out in the middle of nowhere without feeling like an idiot. In fact, I had a family walk by and catch me as I was speaking to my camera. That was unnerving. I’m sure after a while you just stop worrying about it. I hope so anyway.
By the way, the East Walker is probably fishable now. The flows are still low but the evenings have been cool, below freezing in fact. The water should be cool and have a higher level of oxygen so fishing won’t be so stressful for the fish. I plan to find out once I get back…theoretically. I’m having trouble finding the time lately. I’ve got a lot of writing deadlines, self-imposed deadlines, but deadlines nevertheless. Not to mention football and school stuff. I’ll get out there, eventually
Filed under: General, Rantings, Updates | Tagged: East Walker River, Jamaica, update, video, youtube | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 20, 2013 by flyfishnevada
Today, the House of Representatives voted to fund the government at current levels and to DEFUND OBAMACARE. The pundits are saying this will never pass the Senate. Those same pundits said it would never pass the House last week and that Congress would vote to give Obama authority to bomb Syria the week before. The house did it because the people spoke up and now we need to speak up even more loudly. Obamacare is a travesty. It is going to ruin our healthcare system. I have yet to talk to a doctor that likes it and I know a few that have retired to avoid having to deal with it. The only people that like this are the ones that think they’ll be getting some “free” stuff. Good luck with that.
Now is the time to act. Call your Senators and tell them to defund Obamacare. Call Harry Reid at (202) 224-3542 and urge him to bring the house bill up for a vote. Go to dontfundobamacare.com and join the other over 1.5 million patriots that understand what Obamacare will do to our republic and sign the petition. We can do this. The people can make the pundits look like fools…again. Don’t hesitate, don’t put it off. It takes a couple of minutes to call your Senators and sign the petition. Do it even if they are dyed in the wool big government liberals, union hacks or Republicans in name only. Don’t let them scare you with talk of a government shut down. Worse things could happen, I promise. Don’t forget, these clowns exempted themselves. We the People can take back our country and rein in big government.
Filed under: Action Alert, Freedom and Liberty, Rantings | Tagged: action alert, budget, defund, dontfundobamacare, health care, obamacare, petition, Senate | 4 Comments »
Posted on September 17, 2013 by flyfishnevada
I’ve gone back and forth about how long to wait to post this after the tragic shootings in Washington D.C. but I think the President answered my question. His spokesman, Jay Carney, told America, mere hours after twelve men and women lost their lives that, that Obama was going to implement more gun-related executive orders and reiterated the President’s commitment to stricter gun control. I guess we’re ready to have this discussion.First off, I mourn the deaths of these men and women and extend my sympathy to their families, friends and co-workers. They should not be forgotten or their memory tainted by yet another gun debate that uses them as props. Sadly, that probably won’t be the case. Every indication is the shooter, Aaron Alexis, was a disturbed individual with a history of mental illness and gun related criminal behavior but he was never arrested and even managed to pass not only firearm background checks but security background checks too. Sound familiar? Continue reading
Filed under: Freedom and Liberty, Guns and Ammo, Rantings | Tagged: 2nd Amendment, Aaron Alexis, AR-15, Biden, Clinton, Constitution, Freedome, gun ban, gun control, gun rights, liberty, Navy, Obama, second amendment, shotgun, Washington D.C. | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 10, 2013 by flyfishnevada
Since I posted it earlier this year, I wanted to take the opportunity to say I’ve abandoned my 2013 Top Ten Quest. Quite a few of the locations were near Yosemite and the Rim Fire is still burning and likely to be until it rains or snows. Smoke is a concern and Highway 120 is closed 35 miles from the junction with 395. I can get to the places, but whose to say what I’ll find once I’m there. Could be clear, could be blanketed with smoke. I’m going to be looking north for opportunities this fall and taking advantage of locations in the Bridgeport/Mammoth area when and things clear up consistently.
In the meantime, I’m preparing some posts for the fall and winter, mainly concerning my survival kit, my new tactical fishing bag, and stuff like that. I’m traveling for high school football this week, but next week I’m going to get out there and ply the waters of somewhere free of smoke. Hopefully the weather cools a bit soon and I can fish the East Walker. Still too low and the air temps too high to fish without harming the trout.
Filed under: General, Updates | Tagged: East Walker, East Walker River, fishing, forest fire, rim fire, smoke, top ten, Yosemite | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 4, 2013 by flyfishnevada
I am happy to announce the release of the final episode of my World War II serial, Baker Company – Episode 4: The Road Home. Finishing the series is bittersweet. I’m glad to get this one under my belt but at the same time, I’m going to miss the characters. I’ve become fond of them. However, the story has been told and it’s time to move on. I’ve got several other projects on tap (three at least) so there are new stories and characters to explore.
Nobody ever said the road home was an easy one, especially for the men of Baker Company and their allies. With everyone save Tony, Bull and Cowboy captured, it’s up to them to free their comrades so they can all get to Carentan and link up with the 101st. But the men of Baker Company have an ace in the hole, Corporal Oscar “Ozzy” P. Jennings. Even after a daring rescue and wild flight from the Germans, our heroes still have a long way to get to Carentan. They must break through the German lines but the closer they get, the farther away home seems. Will the men of Baker Company make it back to the 101st Airborne or will they die in vain within sight of their goal? Find out in the exciting final episode of Baker Company.
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