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Nadia, Miles and Planettrout took a ten day trip down to Palm Desert and its environs to fry in the the 116 degree heat and visit a place( Idyllwild, CA )in the nearby mountains to cool off…

Base camp…one simply does not go outside in the heat of the day…

White reflects heat…built into Nadia’s design of this house…

Pretty Bougainvillea ..at dusk…

While we were there, I went through a collection of photos I had not seen since 1977. Most of them will appear a different places in this BLOG soon…

Nadia cooked up some great meals while we were in Palm Desert…Prochuitto and melon…

Lamb Chops and mashed potatoes…

Miles , John Wayne and Omi…

Palm Desert sunset…

Puffy clouds at midnight in Palm Desert…

The route from Palm Desert to Idyllwild, CA…depending on traffic, it can take awhile to get up there…did I mention complete halts and flagmen ???

Up da’ mountain, Palm Desert below…

Cloud lake , had me fooled, up in the mountains…

A pretty meadow close to our destination…

Looking South at the opposite end of the meadow…

Masked guy in front of Mountain Mikes…he scored some neat stuff there…

Some necklaces for Lil’ Moo…

A leather bracelet with a magnetic closure for Big Moo (Michael Barker)…

A local bakery…

Miles wanted me to buy this ride for him…

The obligatory visit to the candy emporium…

Red Vines…Mmmmm

Masked Banditos wait for their order of Submarine sandwiches…We decided to drive down to Hemet Lake and have lunch by the water…

Waiting for the flagman…on the way down the mountain…

Some of the mountain homes in the area…Arriving at Lake Hemet…need to purchase a day pass to park at the lake…

This looks ok…

Miles decided to get his feet wet after lunch…

Flowering trees along the road on the drive back down to Palm Desert…

More flowering trees…

 

Miles…sporting his necklaces while we stop for some photos in this really spectacular environment…

Panorama of Lil’ Moo and the mountains…

Miles and Mama (Nadia) posing…

Cairn in the clouds…and NO…I don’t ever put these things up…I detest them on Trout waters…

Mountain view…

Desert cactus…

More sharp vegetation not suitable for sitting on…

A final look North of the mountains…

Back at the Casa to watch the sun go down…

 

NEXT: Some RETRO stuff…

 

 

PT/TB

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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 

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With our visit,  this past weekend, to this legendary Hollywood eatery, four generations of my family have broken bread here:

MUSSO N FRANK FRONT -8-Musso & Frank Grill, 6667 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA…

MUSSO N FRANK 20's -12-This is how it looked in the early 20’s …

MUSSO N FRANK COUNTER -13-When my Dad (Jess Barker) came from New York to Los Angeles, this was the first place he ever ordered dinner…at this counter…

MUSSO N FRANK 40's -11-That would have been around this time…and about same time he started bringing my Mom here when they were dating…

MUSSO N FRANK THE BOOTH -14-This is the booth they liked to sit in, in the main room…where Greg and I had our first meal here in 1948…

MUSSO N FRANK FIRST ROOM -9-This is the other side of Musso’s, from the entrance. off Hollywood Blvd.

MUSSO N FRANK 12 -3-Lil MOO (Miles) and Mom (Nadia)…in the booth for his first visit…

MUSSO N FRANK BAR -10-The Bar, where the best Martini in Los Angeles is made…

MUSSO N FRANK 12 -1-Ally ( with one of those Martinis) salutes her sister, on her birthday…

MUSSO N FRANK MENU -15-THE MENU…

MUSSO N FRANK 12 -4-Dad (Greg) and Miles wait for the food…

MUSSO N FRANK 12 JUICY -2-New York Steak, Creamed Spinach, Onion Rings and Sauce Bearnaise…the usual with my companion…

MUSSO N FRANK 12 MILES -7-Miles (where he isn’t supposed to be) getting ready to sing “Happy Birthday” to Mom…

MUSSO N FRANK 12 -5-Happy Birthday Nadia !!!

MUSSO N FRANK 12 -6-Miles likes this place and that is good…because we are coming back next week – to celebrate Michael’s graduation and move to NYC with Aimee…

PT/TB  Christmas Smilies - Xmas

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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  

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Well, everbody is moving around…

My Grandson Miles at LAX, last night, being chased by his Dad – Greg as he prepares to board a flight to Munich with his Mom – Nadia to visit his Grandmother in Augsburg, Germany…

…meanwhile, PT is headed up to the Eastside tonight, to hook up with Michael and Aimee who are driving over from the Bay area…

…and, in a couple of weeks, Michael and Ally are going to China with their Mom (Jean Marie Hon)…to get in touch with their “roots”…Actually, Jean was in Hong Kong in early 1985, doing a movie pilot for CBS-TV, Titled “Blade in Hong Kong” and Michael was all over China in May, 2010…This is Ally’s first trip…

Michael, on the Great Wall…May, 2010…

I will obviously be putting up a lot of photos and reportsthe recipes for the below patterns, with some information on their success, WILL be posted when I return…

P/TROUT-OUT…

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My son Michael and fiancee Aimee came down from the Bay area to celebrate the arrival of Michael’s new nephew Miles…they look good together…

Ally, The “BABY WHISPERER” takes over for a while…

Nadia (MOM), ANGELO (FF DOG) Greg (DAD), Miles, Michael and Aimee…

PT/TB

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The new Fly Fishing Grandson came into this world at 6:47 AM (PST)…

MILES via IPhone…

Teensy – Weensy…

DAY OF MILES….

Picking up Grandma, who flew in from Germany, at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, CA…

Auntie Ally, “Where’s the food?”….

Ally, Nadia and Miles…

Ilse. Nadia and Grandson…Miles…

(Auntie) Ally, (Grandmother) Ilse, (Dad) Greg, (Mom) Nadia…and Miles…

Grandmother and Grandson…

Mom…sideways snuggle and white noise….

Auntie and Nephew…Nadia has dubbed Ally – “the baby whisperer”….

DAD (Greg), MOM (Nadia) and…MILES…

Grandson and some “old guy” who will be forever GRATEFUL for this:

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through.

We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.

We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.

We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.

No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.

That feeling of uselessness and self pity will disappear.

We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.

Self-seeking will slip away.

Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.

Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.

We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.

We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

3rd ed. Big Book pg. 83 & 84

Congratulations Nadia and Greg !!!

PT/TB

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Well, it’s getting to be about that time…So, my daughter Nadia decided to gather family and friends together to celebrate the upcoming arrival of the new addition to the clan of Fly Fishers…

The HAPPY MOM, my oldest daughter, Nadia…

Ally and Angelo, before the MOB arrives…

A part of the spread that Greg and Nadia put out…

Jean checks out the “ONEZIES” room, set aside for adults to do some painting…

The BABY’S room…still space for a fly tying desk…

Ally and her Grandfather…Jean’s Dad…

More food…

Nadia and Greg schmooze…Ally observes…

The painting table…

Barry’s creation…

Rex freehands…

Susanna’s FINN…ISHED….

Jean paints and reports on her progress to Michael in SF…

Susanna, Nadia and Ally…

Finnegan shows his Dad how to do it…

Ally’s effort, with Chinese characters provided by Great GrandaMA…

PlanetTrout’s rather lame attempt at at a Trout and Fly for his GrandSon…

Something a bit more macho…my girls…Ally and Nadia…

L-R. GREG (The DAD), NADIA (The MOM), Angelo (The DOG), (Great Grandmother) Marie Hong, (Grandmother) Jean Marie, (Sister/Aunt) Ally Barker, (Grandfather) Tim Barker…got all that???…

PT/TB

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Rumor has it that a new male member will be joining the PlanetTrout Fly Fishing Community come January, 2011…

at least, that was the reason I was given for painting those walls in shades of Blue, Green and Mustard to match that painting my daughter Nadia is holding in her hands…

It seems like it was only yesterday that Nadia was this size…

I suppose I will be pulling this tome out of my library to interest the little fella’ in all things fishy…great bed time reading…

I see some assistance, in the proper schooling of this young lad, from “Aunty” and “Uncle”

PT/TB

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