Wednesday, February 21, 2018

02.21.18 Seventy degrees today- but not when I was there.....

     At 120 pm in Red Bank it was 74 degrees. This morning around 9 down on the beach it was 46 and felt just about freezing. Figured I would give it a go and I did. Incoming tide, supposed to be warm, was warm yesterday, figured maybe a few smaller early birds (bass) might be looking for a meal. Well I didn't. Found a buddy who's been hitting it on and off and he hasn't got his first 2108 bass just yet. 

     Glad its the slow season as I've been busier than ever. Our Red Bank house is under contract, we're out of attorney review for our purchase out near Lambertville, and work, school, and clinical keep my schedule tight. We have stuff in storage and can't find things, I wear the same clothes more often than I should, and we are starting to hoard boxes and begin to pack what's not in storage. And then there's moving day......that'll be a hoot. Like mama always said though, don't count your chickens before they hatch. I am also looking for a small apartment rental in Red Bank if anyone knows of one drop me a text 732 261 7291. We would be bringing our house dog with us. 

     I've been missing tying night with friends since they started a month ago. Work and school keep me unavailable for most Tuesdays and I couldn't find my vice and fly tying stuff if my life depended on it. The picture below is from a Tuesday night session at Roe's house. I was able to pop in as the guys were tying albie flies. 

      I bought a little somethin-somethin for those Tuesday night that I can make. It's the FishSkull fly tester. I remember when these came out a few years ago and were the cat's meow. It'll be neat to tie one up and swim it at the table. Great for finding what and what doesn't work.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

01.28.18 Wow.....only two posts this month !!!

     Yep, little bit of a late entry here this week. I gave it a go this past Monday when the air temps were about 50 and the water somewhere around 40. I didn't get a bump but it was nice to just get out and air out some casts. I ran into Andy whose been at it on and off since the New Year and he hasn't got his first 2018 bass just yet. That cold spell really shut things down. 

     This past weekend was The Fly Fishing Show at its new location in Edison. I heard some good things and some things that need to be worked out. Weird flow, maybe less crowds, food and drinks not the same as the other place, more boats and less vendors. Also heard the soundproof partitions between the seminars were like talking next to a screen door. But friends saw friends and guys picked up gear and supplies and hopefully the local shops and tyers made it worth their effort and time. I didn't get there. Work Friday, clinical Saturday, and a big open house on Sunday. Its okay. I was okay with missing a year. Lot going one, and maybe lots of changes coming. 

     Looking forward to a good 2018.......

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

01.03.17 For Sale by Owner- 41 Leroy Place Red Bank

    Happy New Year! Hope 2018 is a great year for you and yours. We are starting off the year putting our home at 41 Leroy Place in downtown Red Bank up for sale. Work and school are taking me to the western part of New Jersey so it'll be catching the striped bass when they're in the Delaware River more than when they're going up or down the Jersey Shore beaches. 

     It's a great house, super location, a few hundred feet to downtown Red Bank. 3/4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, finished basement, and a sweet man cave in the back. Sale price will be $495,000. Texting is best for anyone that is or knows anyone looking in Red Bank...732 261 7291. We're heading to Florida tomorrow and will be starting to show it after January 16th. 

     And yesterday I took a drive down to the beach. Of course it's cold with the arctic blast just freezing us out. Didn't see any birds working. Water temps probably 42-44 depending on the tide. I'm done till the spring. Time to organize and pack up. Time to move.