Posts Tagged ‘Nebraska Cornhuskers’

And It Starts Again…

A couple of notes… Since apparently Flies Over has become weekly publication.

Today represents the start of one of my favorite times of the year… College Football Season! But it also means that my two passions will be competing for my time…

Also, I will be starting a new job at the University of Nebraska next week. Which means even more of my time will be competed for.

At least it is a long weekend this week…

See you in Memorial Stadium… Or fishing… Or maybe both…

E

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I was so excited to get these, I had to share them right away!!!

Only once in a blue moon do my wife’s crafty hobby and my fly fishing addiction overlap. Not to mention when both align perfectly with my third addiction, the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Well the stars aligned this afternoon…

My wife made me Husker fly reel bags. How awesome is that! I bet even Tom Osborne would be jealous of this fly fishing swag! (For those of you who do not know, the legendary football coach is also an avid fly fishermen as well. While I have met Dr. Osborne in person, we are yet to cross paths on the water…)

I’ll be the coolest angler out on waters of Nebraska… thanks sweetheart!

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Still in the middle of my busiest time of the year at work… not enough time to put together a decent blog post…

But I did realize that this blog post was going to be my 1ooth!

I guess we can stop reading/writing work emails for a second to celebrate that! How about a picture of Little E and I in one of the most recognizable places in Nebraska???

Little E and I would like to say thank you to my loyal readers!

Here’s to standing on the 50 yard line at Memorial Stadium and thinking to myself “I could cast a fly into the endzone from here…”

Ha!

E

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My faithful readers are aware that I had a tough choice to make on Saturday. (If you didn’t see, read the post just before this one…)

Since I faced this choice when it was 10:00AM, if figured that I might have enough time to sneak both in…

The first thing that I saw when I hopped in the car was a good sign…

The fuzzy dice in the car where showing 7… since I had just come out of the house, I considered this my “comeout roll”; and seven wins the front line on the comeout roll! (Okay, enough craps references…)

When I got to the lake, I was met with an absolutely beautiful day…

I tied on my favorite bluegill fly that seems to be a killer on the stocker trout and started casting away…

It only took about 10 casts, and I managed to land a great little rainbow! So the trip was a success right off the start! Even though he was a “put and take” stocker trout, I don’t eat them; so I released him to fight another day.

To tell you the truth, the rest of the trip was pretty boring. I got a couple of more bites, but no hook ups. I later decided to jump to the main lake and try my hand at some late season bass fishing; but the only thing I caught was a single bluegill…

After a couple hours, I decided to call the day a success and head for home.

And for those of you who were curious… yes I made it to the football game to cheer on my Huskers over Michigan…

Touchdown Balloons Over the University of Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium

I got made fun of a little bit by my friends who saw the blog post about my “tough decision”; since not attending the game is not really an option and therefore was not a “decision” to make…

Either way it was a great football game, and a great way to round out a great day…

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Tough Choices…

It is a night game tonight… maybe I can do both…

Actually, this is a good commentary on my competing passions… I should explore this more in a future post…

(Those (two or three) of you would pay close attention to the blog will notice that this started out as as a tweet; I thought it was too good to not make a full post…)

See you on the water… Or in Memorial Stadium…

Or both?

E

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Those that read my blog a lot (all three or four of you) may notice that I missed my first post-a-day yesterday. That is because college football started this weekend…

Like any good Nebraskan, I am crazy about the Cornhuskers… Which seriously cuts into my fishing time.

And of course football falls in the middle of one of the best times to be fishing… The fall. So my two hobbies are in direct competition with one another.

I have no plans to turn this into a football blog… But this will be interesting to see how I handle an additional distraction to my blogging.

See you on the lake… Or the gridiron…

And Go Huskers!

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