Thursday, February 16, 2017

Rare Bourbon, Great Cause

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is auctioning off a very rare bottle of Buffalo Trace O.F.C Bourbon (1982) with all proceeds going to help their excellent cause.  This auction is not for the faint of heart or lite of wallet as similar bottles have gone for as much as $10,000.  However, you would be hard pressed to find a better cause to support while drinking Whiskey.  Here is the link to the auction.


The most state-of-the-art distillery of its era featured copper fermentation vats, column stills, and a first-of-its-kind steam heating system, still used in our aging warehouses today. This very rare and collectible bourbon honors the O.F.C. Distillery, a National Historic Landmark known today as Buffalo Trace Distillery. Each hand-cut crystal bottle is vintage dated according to the specific year in which the bourbon was distilled. Enjoy this whiskey of a bygone era, sourced from barrels of yesteryear.
The packaging for O.F.C. matches the splendor of the whiskey itself, in lead free crystal bottles with detailed fluting engraved into the mold. Glass artisans cut the shoulder facets using equipment created exclusively for Buffalo Trace Distillery. Each bottle then is manually polished to achieve maximum glass brilliance before in-laying cut copper lettering to spell out “O.F.C.” on the front. A paper label is then hand applied below with the vintage prominently noted, along with a label on the back of the bottle noting the milestones for the vintage year of the bottle.
Shipping costs are the responsibility of the winning bidder and dependent upon their location within the United States.  Please contact Mindi Roberts at for more info

Quote of the week: Inside the Beltway edition

This time around, business owners like John Tattersall are readying for their own renaissance.“As soon as there’s a Republican president, I know business is going to pick up,” said Tattersall, owner of Grand Ole Potomac Fly Fishing Guides. “There’s lots of good activity on the books for the spring.” But, he noted, his clients — most of whom are Republican — seem to be more pressed for time than usual this year. Instead of booking eight-hour fishing trips on the Potomac River, they’re opting for four-hour half-days.

No idea what to read into this.  Just know comments of a political nature (either side) will be heavily moderated depending on how funny they are.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Avoid the lure of the "Square Grouper"

What should you do if you come across one of those bales of white powder (white lobster) when fishing?  Well you probably shouldn't try to sell it. reports that a Florida fisherman ran across a floating bale of cocaine and decided to sell it. He was recently convicted and could be sentenced to life in prison.

Writing to the News Herald of Panama City, Breeding warned against the life-changing choice he made in attempting to sell the cocaine that he discovered whilst fishing about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Panama City last January....

"I was working as a long line boat captain out of Panama City when I found a package containing 20 kilos of cocaine," he added. "I do not know where the drugs came from and haven't ever been involved in the drug trade before. I was just a hard-working, young commercial fisherman."