ahhhh, the things one finds when traveling. enjoy !
as mentioned in the previous post, i’d give you more details on this very new ADELAM casting organization in Spain.
problem is, and after a five day trip where three of them where passed with a crew of approximately forty other ADELAMers i still don’t have a clue what it means.
even if i just became a member.
it probably has to do with how very little i understand spanish, or.
either way, i’ll find out soon because this is exciting stuff for the international fly casting community !
we’d already seen the making of a fly line and here’s a sneak preview of how they’re carefully tested and evaluated !
brought to you from one of the deepest-darkest of secret testing grounds/Barrio Team vacation camps in Spain, Mike Barrio himself “well, doing what’s gotta be done because that’s what I like to do, besides, once it’s doned I can start all over again… “
if you’re not familiar with these lines yet, do yourself the favor of checking out the page below. yes, as Pro-Team member i’m quite partial but i wouldn’t be on the team if i couldn’t fully endorse the products. they’re that good.
quote by Dr Seuss
driving back from a carp & bass day in northern Spain.
good thing the driver stayed awake to dream of the fish !
very sad news from Spain and around the Mediterranean…
“Mediterranean fish under threat from gruesome ‘Alien’ parasite which eats their tongues then lives in their mouths.”
‘Betty is quite gruesome and does remind you of the Alien films, but it’s a highly adapted and specialised animal which is very successful. Unfortunately, over-fishing upsets the balance of parasite and host and interferes with the whole eco-system.”
“Named Betty by the scientists, ceratothoa italica breeds by entering the mouth through the gills. A female parasite will then take up position on the tongue, virtually replacing it, and feeding on blood as it grows to adulthood.”
read more here.
a tasty tying tool holder idea from a friend over on the spanish forum ‘El Foro de Sexyloops‘. with this feature he assures me that there’s no longer any need for thread wax as (add a warm latinish accent for the full effect) “The sticky sugar deposit left on the tongue is better than any wax any day, give it a good lick and and it’s like super glue ! “
The feathers from both families must be very bright on the front and it must preserve this bright on the back. The speckles, the fleshy leaves, penetrate the feather and should clearly be seen on both sides. It is also important that the background of the feather is similar on the front and the back and that the back is not whiter or lighter in colour. The barbs of the feathers are fine but really straight and elastic.”
be sure to click the pic to see a full range of these special feathers on his site flytying.ro
In classical mythology, Pyrene was a princess who gave her name to the Pyrenees mountains, the natural frontier between France and Spain. According to legend she was the virginal daughter of Bebryx, a king in Mediterranean Gaul by whom the hero Hercules was given hospitality during his quest to steal the cattle of Geryon during his famous Labors. Hercules, characteristically drunk and lustful, violates the sacred code of hospitality and rapes his host’s daughter. Pyrene gives birth to a serpent and runs away to the woods, afraid that her father will be angry. Alone, she pours out her story to the trees, attracting the attention instead of wild beasts who tear her to pieces.After his victory over Geryon, Hercules passes through the kingdom of Bebryx again, finding the girl’s lacerated remains. As is often the case in stories of this hero, the sober Hercules responds with heartbroken grief and remorse at the actions of his darker self, and lays Pyrene to rest tenderly, demanding that the surrounding geography join in mourning and preserve her name: “struck by Herculean voice, the mountaintops shudder at the ridges; he kept crying out with a sorrowful noise ‘Pyrene!’ and all the rock-cliffs and wild-beast haunts echo back ‘Pyrene!’ … The mountains hold on to the wept-over name through the ages.”