Friday, November 23, 2018

Surfing in Houston - PAR AVION performs Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018

To all our friends and family in Texas, please join Rebecca, guest drummer Gabe Alanis and myself for two sets of twang this Sunday, Nov. 25, 6 pm at the Lei Low Rum and Tiki Bar in Houston Texas. The party starts earlier if you wish to get better parking and get your tropical libation on! Sippin' Santa is a Holiday Pop Up created by Tiki Legend Jeff "Beachbum" Berry where he will be debuting the Bum's Sippin' Santa menu. Doors 2pm.
Mele Kalikimaka!

The Lei Low's address is: 6412 N.Main, Houston, TX 77009 / 713.380.2968

-- Other News --
Stay tuned for details about our participation in December 9th's benefit concert for Paul Johnson. This takes place in So Cal and includes a slew of other great bands. We also will soon be making. formal announcement about our new album which was recently released on 1Rev/BMG Production Music. All of this is topped-off with some fresh recordings to begin in early December. We hope to make 2019 exciting with creativity that takes us more and more into new musical territory.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Are Streamers Fly Fishing?

To me and many anglers I know - This has always been a very loaded question. For me, there's a certain humor to it because even within the realm of streamer fishing, the techniques and the streamers (oh wait, I meant "flies") vary immensely. I just had a lot of fun watching a video demonstrating how the floating-headed "Miyawaki Beach Popper" is used to coax sea-run cutthroats. This is a massively different approach to plumbing the depths of a pool with a cone-headed bugger on a sunk-tip line or fast-stripping a Lefty's Deceiver through a school of feeding fish. Add to that the fun of stripping a small, "OG" Mickey Finn on a high mountain lake... and so on and so forth. A very cool blog called Troutbitten covers one great nuance after another in the world of angling and they recently posted an entry about streamer technique that I feel is a great read for those who have no qualms about cutting back their leaders, putting their #18 Adams back in the box and throwing some meat to entice larger fish. Link HERE. Well, I'd like to add my entry to this conversation. In a nutshell, we're talking drifting a streamer deep with occasional twitches and a solid split shot. By the time my un-weighter squirrel-winged streamer (tied by the Buhler Bros.) hit about 10 feet, I got the take. Yep, I was basically highsticking. Was it fly fishing? I myself am torn. I LOVE dry fly angling and targeting a rising trout. Everything outside of that, to me, is a variation... buuuut, well, I like catching (and releasing) fish. I can also add with great confidence that this fish had zero desire to rise to a dry!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018