Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Overcast Days

For the past couple of weeks we have had overcast skies with periods of rain, which pretty much covers the forecast for the region here. These kind of days usually have me at the computer reading blogs, watching fly fishing videos, working on my ancestry tree or watching some of my favorite western movies.

Reading fly fishing blogs has become one of my go to activities just about every morning after breakfast. I am one of those guys who gravitates towards people who have things in common with me. That is why I like blogging so much because it gives me chance to converse with other fly fishermen who love the sport as much as me.  

I really enjoy watching fly fishing videos, especially the ones that pass along bits of information that will help me land more fish. I think one of the best fly fishing videos series for the beginner and the seasoned angler is The New Fly Fisher with Bill Spicer.

How could I go through the winter without working on my Ancestry tree? I sign up for the three month stay the first of November and leave the site the end of January. During those months I catch up on all the information that has been submitted concerning my ancestries. Ancestry recently added DNA testing and that is something I may consider while on the site this time.

As most of you know I am an avid western movie fan. If I could have lived another life it would have been during the 1800’s. I know times were tuff back then but my love of the outdoors and the adventure that period offered would have made it perfect for me.
I am more of a fan of the 70’s through present day westerns as opposed to the earlier westerns. The earlier westerns were not as realistic as the Eastwood era and Duvall era movies. Any western with Robert Duvall in it is considered a classic in my book. Three of his best were Lonesome Dove, Open Range and Broken Trail. 

So I will end this rambling episode by saying if you guys haven’t tried some of these overcast day activities, then I highly recommend you give one a try.

17 comments:

Lester Kish said...

Hi Bill. Surely you've seen True Grit. What did you think of the re-make with Jeff Bridges?

Howard Levett said...

I love those westerns as well Bill. I can't tell you how many times I've seen Outlaw Josie Wales. I've actually started doing a little fly tying just to brush up on my skills before I hit it hard during the dark days of winter. Enjoy your time, it's all important.

David Knapp said...

Bill, overcast days are my favorites for getting out to fish so it is tough for me to stay indoors. Of course, if it is pouring down rain I'll sometimes stay home so I'll add some of these things to the to-do list for rainy days.

Bill Trussell said...

Lester
I have seen both movies the one with John Wayne and Jeff Bridges; not many westerns I haven't seen. It is a shame the movie industry doesn't make more really good westerns now. The industry is geared toward the younger audience who don't care for the western. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Josie Wales is one of my favorites; how I wish there was a young Clint Eastwood coming along to continue those great westerns. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

David
I do fish on overcast days as well but not in the rain anymore. Rain, cold weather, and of course a little snow use to not brother me, but as I get older I tend to avoid those type days. Thanks for the comment

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Don't forget Quigley Down Under. May be about Australia, but cowboys is cowboys as they say. One question, who is "they"?

Drew LooknFishy said...

We've had a lot of those days here also. Seems to keep a lot of fisher people at home...the water has been pretty empty.

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

You really should come out to Salt Lake City. We have one of the biggest genealogical libraries... You would be so amazed on how many missing pieces to the puzzle that you can find! Come on out and stay with us... Anytime!!

Bill Trussell said...

Drew
Hope to get out on the water next week; rain in the forecast for the rest of the week. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

RD
Ancestry actually uses that library out there for most of their research. I appreciate the invitation and hope next year that will become a reality. I know getting to fish with you would be a blast!! Thanks for the comment

Gramps Mel said...

Hi, Bill!
Great to see that you have some things in order for rainy, gloomy days when you cannot get on the water.

My wife is doing the Ancestry work in our family so I get to concentrate on other things. I do enjoy fly fishing and fly tying videos that I can put to use to help me in my time on the water. By the way, had a chance to tour the area that "Lonesome Dove" was shot at. Pretty great....

I know you don't tie your own flies, but, that would be another great rainy day, cold weather activity for you.

One last note, would you consider updating my blog link so folks can find me if they don't have enough blogs to follow already.
http://grampsfishingjournal.blogspot.com

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I have seen Quigley, Tom Selleck has made some great westerns. Thanks for sharing

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
I am still considering a fly tying class and that may motivate me to take up the activity. Thanks for sharing

Walt Franklin said...

On overcast days I like to fly fish, Bill, but I know what you mean. "Overcast" can mean a lot more than simply cloudy. Then we do what we love to do otherwise, tie flies, read books, and in my case, write. Also enjoy the occasional Western.

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
I may try a fly tying class this year and add that to my winter time activities. Thanks for the comment

Brk Trt said...

Clint Eastwood westerns, Young Guns, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid.
It's endless.