Monday, January 02, 2006

My IGFA all-tackle world record lenok, Brachymystax lenok, caught in the Anui River, Russia, on June 2, 2000. Posted by Picasa

What's up with this muchohucho thing?

Its one of those creations where you had to have been there to fully appreciate. I owe this to my good friend Rene Limeres, guide extraordinaire and Significant Other, none other than Suzanne Hayes. Sometimes we like to get together and drink beer. He has great parties, complete with BBQ, bana, and of course, lots of beer. My first of five fishing trips to Russia was in 1992, organized by good friend Goo Vogt and Rene. We fished for and caught lots of Taimen Hucho taimen, many taimen, or as Susie would say in fact "mucho" taimen, hence mucho hucho. Taimen are the most fascinating fish in the world, as far as I am concerned. Rene has authored the most complete book on fishing Alaska, which I contributed to. Planning a fishing trip to Alaska? Buy the book "ALASKA FISHING" at
but first check out Rene's Ultimate Rivers site: Yes, this is unabashed advertising solely on my part.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Muchohucho begins a new year

I've decided embrace the "new" millennium and get into this blogging stuff. What the heck? I begin the year with no serious official resolutions, but I do intend to eat less, exercise more, make more money, find more birds, catch more fish and try to make a positive difference in the world. That's the gist of my 2006 goals.
I'd like to express my first rant for the year: Microsoft, you owe me! I'd like all my money and time back dealing with your inept software security. I hope there is a future class-action lawsuit that will force you to pay for all mine and many other's spyware, anti-virus, and lost data.
First Birds of the year, at the home feeder: black-capped chickadee, boreal chickadee, black-billed magpie, common raven, red-breasted nuthatch, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker. Also have one rambunctious red squirrel, but didn't see the flying squirrel (usually at night, haven't seen it in a few days), and had one moose in the backyard.