Monday, January 23, 2017

Some This and That

Today’s post consists of a variety of subjects; hope you guys find some interesting. As most of you know I’ve been blogging for quite a while, in fact seven years to be exact. During that time I have interacted with some wonderful individuals who love fishing as much as I do; a big thank you for visiting Fishing Through Life and pushing the number of visitors over half million a couple of weeks ago.
 

Some weeks ago we got a heavy dusting of snow that really brought out the birds feeding at the feeders. The grandchildren and Pops enjoy identifying each species that frequent the feeders. 
I’m sure a lot of you guys use screen savors. I have my computer programmed so it will show a different outdoor scene each time I log into my laptop. This image of the old Crystal Mill rotated onto my computer the other day; I thought about Howard and Mel, who I suspect live within driving distance of the historic site. The mill is located about four hours west of Denver in the town of Carbondale. Just wondering if you guys will ever make a trip there, could be worth a great post!
I was visiting the Orvis website the other day and linked into their fly fishing videos segments, which covers everything about fly fishing. After viewing some of the videos and taking the test at the end of the videos showed me that I am still in the learning stages. Check out the test on Dry Fly Fishing and see how much you know about fishing the dry fly. By the way I did pass my test with a score of 88.



14 comments:

Brk Trt said...

Hey Bill congrats on a half million milestone.
That Mill and the old dam make for a lovely photo.

Grandpa Mel said...

Bill, congratulations on such a lofty number of visitors on your blog over time! That is a remarkable feat. I know I have contributed to that number by a 1000 or so myself...

Yes, the Mill is within driving distance. I have never been there, but, have made note of this wonderful picture in the past and hope someday.............

I am afraid I would "Sink" in the Dry Fly Test........

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
Wondering how a nymph or dry would fair in the waters flowing beside the mill---thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
Hope you get to make a trip to the old Mill some day; I didn't realize how many videos are offered on fly fishing at Orvis, and yes there is a test after watching each video. Thanks for the comment

Walt Franklin said...

I don't remember seeing that cool old mill in Carbondale when I camped near the site, but that Crystal River flowing through the alpine valley there is a lot of fun to fly-fish. Thanks for jogging the memories, Bill!

Howard Levett said...

Congratulations on the milestone Bill! I have visited Crystal Mill although I didn't fish when I was there. Beautiful iconic picture of the beauty of Colorado for sure. I won't tell you my score (I did pass also.)

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
That stream at Crystal Mill looks fishy for sure, glad you passed your test--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
I hope the old mill stands the test of time and is still around for years to come, truly historic. Thanks for the comment

Josh said...

Years ago, I found tying instructions on the ORvis site for the Club Sandwich Hopper. I haven't looked back. Keep posting.

Bill Trussell said...

Josh
I am looking forward to some great post coming from you using the Club Sandwich Hopper on some big bull bluegill. Thanks for the comment

Ben Mckinley said...

Beautiful picture of the mill, I to have a bunch of rotating images (mostly fishing related) for my background actually. Nice to switch it up.

Bill Trussell said...

Ben
Yes the old mill is unforgettable, I am sure it has been framed, just wondering if it is hanging in any gallery? Thanks for the comment

Ralph Long said...

Great site! Love that picture.

Bill Trussell said...

Thanks Ralph, time has taken a toll on the old mill!