Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Jean Marie Hon’

On July 15, Jean Marie flew up to Pullman, via Seattle, WA and Lewiston, ID  to spend some time with Ally, Michael, Hero, Nick and the old guy. Another trip down to the airport in Lewiston…

…and the now traditional stop at Starbucks after the airport…Ally, Jean Marie and Michael

…a drive along the left side Clearwater River going up towards Orofino, ID and The Red Shed Fly Shop

…cross the bridge to the right side of the Clearwater River…

Michael, Jean Marie and Ally at steelhead Central in Peck, Idaho…

Lost in the aisle…with Spey Rods above…

Richard Wheatley Fly Boxes…most of the clip variety for Salmon and Steelhead fly patterns…

Family Fly Fishers lost in Nirvana…

More stuff for tying and the fly bins…

Ya’ won’t see this anywhere else…

Big Moo picked out a few bugs for his August trip to Oregon ( more on this trip to the Metolius River and Deschutes River… later )…

Pretty Barred Rhea for Steelhead Spey flies…

A few words of wisdom from Poppy…

Down the road to the Canyon Inn for lunch…

Sign between the restrooms…

Pop – Grilled Cheese, Big Moo – A  BLT…

A short drive back towards Lewiston to check out the flows on the Clearwater River…This is downriver…

Jean Marie strolls down the boat ramp…

This is upriver…

This particular day, it was cranking at 16,000cfs. – Flows here…Michael checks out the slippery, bowling ball rocks in the river…

Nobody is wading in there today…

Proof the Big MOO was here…

Wrap thy Steelhead…

Shadow and light on the drive from Lewiston to Pullman…

Dinner that evening at Pullman’s finest…The Black Cypress

Indeed…

Those guys…

That look when one discovers that they are about to become a G-Ma for the first time…

Baby Bean Barker…arriving January 2020…

The following day, Ally and Jean Marie devote their day to shopping in Moscow, Idaho…

Thrift store Ally…

Big Moo and Ally… NOW …

Downtown Moscow, Idaho…don’t blink…

Big Moo and Ally… THEN…

Time to head back to Pullman and get those Lamb Chops that have been marinating…on the grill…Nick is Chief Chef…

HERO, Guardian Of The Lamb…

Ally, Guardian Of The Cabernet…

Chops and Greens on the Barbie…

Just about ready…

Jean Marie digs in… with mint jelly too…

The following morning we took Michael down to Lewiston so that he could return to NYC. On the way back, we drove from Lewiston to Moscow for an appointment I had at the Gritman Wound Care Center…pretty landscape I had not seen before…

That evening, we returned to Moscow, ID to dine at an Italian joint that I selected…Ally wanted this VW Van parked in front…

Maialina is one of the nicest restaurants I have been to since the old Villa Capri in Hollywood, CA back in the 50’s with my Dad and twin brother…

Part II…

Getting a good reaction here…

Ally says yesssssssss…

A salad…

Antipasto…

I was so hungry I could not wait for a photo…

The cappuccino was delish…

We left at dusk…

The next morning, we set off once again for Elk River…It was a bright sunny day…

Elk River, Idaho…

Getting busy real quick…

Hero takes a dip…

He gets real interested with the Trout…

Another Rainbow to the net…

One of the quaint buildings in Elk River, Idaho…

Back to the Huckleberry Heaven General Store for more goodies…

No whipped cream this time…

Back to Trout fishing…

Long shot of Elk River Reservoir with some old guy on a dock, way down there…

HERO, Ally and Jean Marie…

Loungers in the late afternoon…

Those guys from another perspective…

So Jean Marie said this was an eagle…

More Rainbow Trout…

Nick and Ally moved closer to where the river enters the reservoir and caught a few small Brookies…It was a productive day… we caught and released a lot of Trout…no Pumpkinseeds this time…

On the road back to Pullman…

 

 

NEXT: Down to LA…

 

 

PT/TB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Full Post »

Before leaving California, the majority of the family gathered at The Huntington Gardens in San Marino, CA to spend the day amongst the flowers, bushes and trees scattered on the grounds of this wonderful location…

The grounds…

A familiar face…

First on the tour…

Bright, shiny object…

Lil’ Moo bites…

Miles & Jean Marie getting into the spirit of things…

Lil’ Moo treed…

The usual suspects…

Two Hams that cameras love…

A jungle in this building…

Just beautiful…

Rainforest indoors…

More…

Yellow and burgundy…

Most important discussion of the day. What fly pattern would you use ???

Japanese Garden…

I’ll meditate on this for a few moments…

Of course I’d would be taking a photo of this…

In the Chinese Garden…

Nadia, Jean Marie and Lil’ Moo in a rose garden…

Time to head to Din Tai Fung at the Westfield Mall in Arcadia for the traditional after Christmas Chinese Dinner and to hook up with Nick and Ally…

Foodies…

Lego King Moo scores the big box that was delivered by Nick and Ally…

Michael was still hungry so we stopped for some yogurt…

 

The following day, Michael, Aimee and I hit some favorite eateries and shop in Pasadena…

NIGHT SONG MARKET SILVERLAKE, CA…

Michael in his heaven…Thai food…

Something for HERO at the Pasadena Orvis Store

Michael at Orvis Pasadena, CA…

Maybe something for Ally at the Pasadena Patagonia Shop

The Pièce de résistance…Soot Bull Jeep for dinner… in Koreatown…

Digging in…Aimee & Michael…

Side of spinach…Ally can eat at least three or four of these…

Another side, the name of which escapes me at the moment…

A great layout…and that big spoon is for soup that is coming…

Spicy marinated pork….Mmmmm…

Same pork on the grill with roasting garlic…

Marinated beef…

A mess of plate with Kimchi, beef & rice…dipping sauce at 12 o’clock high…

The soup…ice cubes go into the plastic tumbler on the right to control the burn on the grill…

A gathering of Nadia and Miles Godfather’s for Brunch in Pasadena on New Year’s Day while everybody is at the Rose Bowl for some unimportant football game…

This place, Paul Martin’s American Grill in Pasadena, CA

Those guys…Steve,Lil’Moo,Greg, Nadia&Barry…

OK…I am going with the Steakhouse Cobb Salad…

Greg’s Vege Grill…

Steve went for the fried chicken and mashed potatoes…

Barry had the baked chicken…

After brunch stroll on the deserted streets and byways in Pasadena…

Miles rocking his Razor outside of the Lake Street Mall…

The three wise men…Steve, Lil’ Moo & Barry…

 

NEXT: Up the road II…

 

 

PT/TB

 

 

 

Read Full Post »

This is the first fly pattern I ever tied, back in 1974 before there were Vimeo vids., You Tube vids., SBS’s on Forums and BLOGS and books with SBS diagrams (in color). It  appeared in Roy Patrick’s “Tie Your Own Flies”, published in 1956…

PACIFIC KING -1-PACIFIC KING – Roy Patrick – Daiichi 1560, #18…

I tied this pattern on Mustad 3906 hooks in sizes #12 – #14 when I first began tying…there was not much else around. Here is the recipe for the original pattern which Roy Patrick designed for use in the Eastern Sierras in 1940…

BOOK FIRST FLY TIED -5-The “original” recipe…

BOOK FIRST PATTERN -4-I first saw the pattern in this great listing of patterns – over 1000 in here – published in 1970. I picked it up in 1974…

ROY PATRICK TYOF -1-This book, published in 1956, has the SBS for the pattern…drawings – no photos…

PACIFIC KINGS -1-Some PACIFIC KINGS in #18, note that the tail is omitted, to imitate and emerging Caddis Pupa…I did this on the first batch I tied, as well…

Mat PACIFIC KING -1-Materials for the PACIFIC KING…

HOOK: Daiichi 1560, #12 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White – Under Abdomen – Tiemco 16/0, Black, Thorax forward

ABDOMEN: Micro Floss, Insect Green – Cascade Crest

BACK (OVER ABDOMEN): Micro Floss, C. Brown – Cascade Crest

RIB: Ultra Wire, Black, SM or x-sm – 4 turns

BEARD: Speckled Hen Hackle, Black, Nature’s Spirit

WING: Black Squirrel Tail, White Fox Fur and Feather

This is the place I first tried out this pattern…”dapped” and swung in the current…

malonepinecreekMichael and Ally standing in Lone Pine Creek, Lone Pine, CA in just about the same spot I caught my first Trout on this fly pattern…

lone-pine-area1Lone Pine, California…in the High Sierras…

owens-lpc-1Another spot, on Lone Pine Creek, where a “bow and arrow cast” would work…and did – with this little guy…

owens-a-h-lpc-11Ally and HERO…above that same section of Lone Pine Creek where she and her brother Michael were standing in the middle of the stream…

POP NAD CHIL PAC KING -1-PT and Nadia rockin’ it at Chilko Lake, BC where this pattern took some nice Rainbows back in ’76…

JEAN RF PAC KING -1-Jean Marie, swinging a PACIFIC KING, on the Roaring Fork River, near Aspen, CO…back in the day…

POP FP PAC KING -1-PT… used that pattern on the Frying Pan too !!!

EAST WALKER GAUGE PK -1-Another good location to use this pattern…The East Walker River…in the early Summer and Fall…

LIL MOO BAVARIA -2-Lil’ MOO…on a mission to find the elusive “German Black Squirrel”…in Bavaria… last week…

NEXT: An ANNELID

PT/TB

Read Full Post »

Michael and Aimee came back to LA for a brief visit this past weekend…so we did what we generally do…,get together and BBQ…

FLYIN LITTLE MOO -1-Little MOO flies … thanks to Dad (Greg)…

MOO LA KIDS GP -1-The Grandkids with Granpa Hong…

MOO LA AIM MOM NAD -1-Aimee’s Mom, Michael and Nadia…

MOO LA AL GREG -1-Ally and Greg make certain all the veggies and salads are ready…

MOO AIMEE LA -3-Michael handles the flippin’ chores…

ALLY GRANDPA MA -4-Ally and her Grandfather…

ALLY N' JEAN MA -1-Ally and her Mom, Jean Marie…

MOO LA JEAN -1-Ally, Jean Marie, Aimee and a hidden Michael…

MOO LA LIL Moo -1-Little MOO ready for his close-up…

MOO LA FAM -1-Busy eaters…

MOO LA G LM M A -1-Michael says something funny to Aimee while Little MOO gets all grabby…

MOO LA POOL -1-Michael floatin’…

MOO BUGS EAST -1-Michael and PT go through some fly boxes for patterns to be used back East… on some waters Michael visits…

PT/TB 

Read Full Post »

Michael and Aimee flew in from NYC for his Graduation from California College Of The Arts, School Of Architecture – this past weekend. What follows is some documentation of what transpired…it was ALL good !!!

SF -1Ally , driving Dad to San Francisco…

SF 2 -Over the hills to Gilroy, CA…the garlic capitol of the U.S. ….

SF 3-Hanging out on a cold bay evening at Mojo Bicycle Cafe waiting for Jean to show up…

SF 4-Michael, Jean and Ally, waiting for a table at Ragazza…Mmmmm good pizza !!!

SF 5-Ally…

SF 6-Pizza and Michael’s Pork Chop…

SF 7-We got a table in a heated Gazebo, on the patio…Jean consumes while Michael reaches…

SF 8-Saturday morning coffee and cookies with Aimee and Michael before heading over to the graduation site…

SF 9-Michael with his beret at the graduation procession…place was a madhouse….

SF 10-I snuck up front to catch Michael, just before he hit the podium… to be recognized…

SF 11-Michael’s project on display at the Graduate Building…

Jean Ally CCA -1-Jean and Ally doing the usual…eating…

SF 12-The studio where Michael spent a good portion of his life over the last three years…

SF 13-Ally and Michael at the Graduation reception…

SF 14-Aimee and a rather proud Mom at the graduation reception…

SF 15-Ally, Michael and Jean…

SF 16-Anesta Iwan and Michael, the two students in the graduating class, that did so, with HIGH DISTINCTION (HONORS)…

SF 17-Mr. and Mrs. Barker…the work paid off !!!

Family CCA -2-All of us guys…

SF 18-Then…a drive down to San Mateo for an evening BBQ with the Hong and Wu families to celebrate…

SF 19 -Cousin Donna keeps the kids in stiches…

SF 20-Uncle Gene and the Aunts and Cousins on the patio…

SF 21-Ally, Jean and Michael…

SF 22-Michael reflecting with his Cousins Karen and Timothy…

SF 23-The round table – where family business gets discussed…

SF 24-JULES BAR SF 5.19.13 -1-Jean, Michael and Ally at bar Jules, on Hayes St. – for Sunday Brunch…

SF 25-What Michael and Ally were looking at – The Menu…

SF 29-“…and at the moment my camera happened to find you…”

SF 26-Hangin’ on Hayes St. – Jean, Ally, Michael, Liz Tran, David Harrington and HERO…

MOO FLIES -1-A few flies I took to Michael to take back to new York…

SF 31-…they went in this bag along with some “other” stuff I thought Michael might need…

SF 27-Back to LA with Ally…

SF 30-

PT/TB 

Fish smileys Rybka

Read Full Post »

Ally and I went North to Occidental, CA for the wedding…These are some of the photos that we took. The other photos I took, were taken with film and will be added with some additional photos taken by other guests and family, at the wedding…later…

Occidental, CA ….just West of Sebastopol…

ALLY arrives on time so I can get a photo of before sunrise on the I-5, near the Grapevine

Somewhere in the Central Valley…South of Bakersfield…

The only photo I have ever taken of the Golden Gate Bridge…North into Marin County…

The hilly, curvy roads of West Sonoma County…got lost more than ONCE

ALLY, working on the slide and video presentation for the wedding…

The families gather for the Friday dress rehearsal…

Jean Marie and I prepare to walk Michael down the aisle…er, path in the field…

Ally checking Michael out while Mom takes his picture…

Michael…waiting for Aimee…

There she is…

Ally and Jean Marie approve…

After rehearsal Pizzafest  for Families and friends at the Union Hotel in Occidental, CA…mmmmmm good !!!

Nadia and Greg chow down while Lil’ MOO (MILES) is electronically inclined…

Michael and Jean Marie…posing…

Nadia and Michael…posing…

Nadia showing Aimee a load of baby photos…Hmmmmm…

Lil’ MOO , Lammy and Auntie Ally…

My Daughter Nadia…is henceforth, NOT ALLOWED to touch my camera settings…

PT with Michael and Aimee…

Greg and Lil’ Moo at the house in the redwood grove that Nadia found for us…

In the background – the Yoga and Meditation platform…

Nadia’s viewpoint…

Surrounded by a redwood deck…

A view from the back of the house…

Nadia catches up on herbal reading…

Ally continues working on the slide show…

PT takes a stroll to the meditation garden…

Putting things into perspective…

Lil’ MOO wants to look for bears…

Thanks Nad, this place was GREAT !!!

The seating is ready…

The dinner tables are ready…

Michael has to run additional wire for sound and lights…

Ally gives further instructions…

The dance area is done…

Aimee and Ally prep the wine bar…

The Wedding Cake table for serving…

The guest book sign in and leave a Polaroid…

Where U been, Where U going…pin the map, leave a card…kittys and dogs eat here…

Flowers and candles...everywhere

Michael does more chores…

Ally tests the minted water…

One last beer with the guys…

Ally and Michael…

Michael with his Grandparents, Larry and Marie, Dad, Ally and Jean Marie…

Ally and Dad…

The Groom waits…

…for Aimee, on the arm of her Dad and a kiss from Mom…

Michael and Aimee exchange vows…(all this was shot on film and will be added to…later)

During the ceremony, Lil’ MOO samples a GRAVENSTEIN APPLE while O’POP fiddles with his film camera…

Miles, Nadia, Greg, Aimee, Michael, Aunt Cindy and Jean Marie…

Just ALLY….

Michael and Aimee a moment alone …(well, kinda’ – Nadia captured them)…

Lil’ MOO, looking to make mischief before the wedding dinner…

Aimee’s Sister, Noelle, offers a toast…

Nadia catches Dad – lost in thought…

A toast from Michael’s friend…one of many…

First (MARRIED) dance…

The Wedding Cake…

Michael shares a few thoughts before he and Aimee cut the Wedding Cake…

Aimee gives Michael the first bite…

Back to San Francisco…

Ally picks up HERO – aka/Zero from her friend Liz in San Francisco on our way back to LA…

Next: MORE for above and the flies…

PT/TB  

Read Full Post »

My Father’s Day present from my Daughter Ally who is currently in China with her Mom and family from San Francisco…

THE GIRLS and boys on THE GREAT WALL…ALLY far right next to her Aunt Cindy and Mother, Jean Marie and her HONG cousins…

Yellow Mountain in Huangshan, China…where ALLY will be duplicating Zhang Ziyi’s flying scene from ” Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”…

“Dad’s new fishing hole! At the Forbidden City. It was actually the Emperor’s fishing hole…” … Thank’s Ally !!!

ALLY learns how to properly – fill, fluff and fold Peking Duck…

ALLY and her cousin Danica at the Garden of Lions in Suzhou

ALLY suggested rippin’ a big, ugly “WONTON”  streamer through this canal water in Suzhou

ALLY with her Mother, Jean Marie Hon, Cousin Danica and Auntie Mary and Uncle Gene at the Forbidden City…

ALLY in a chair she wants to stuff into her suitcase and bring back to LA…

ALLY, in front of the Empress’ Marble Boat…and doing some Fly Fishing RECON for Carpin’…

Ally with her cousin Gregory, on the Great Wall (his Brother is named Tim)…Hmmmm

Ally, at the water town in Suzhu…

The water town, Suzhu

Getting ready to scarf down some Chicken Candy feet…at the food market in Beijing…

Eating a scorpion at the food market in Beijing…

Ally at Nanjing Rd. in Shanghai…(where are Bob, Bing and Dorothy…???)

Now she’s off to Huangshan…more photos to follow…

PT/TB  我的女儿是很奇怪……

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »