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  • Saturday, February 01, 2014

    Super Bowl Pizza

    A CHANGE OF PACE
    Sweet And Savory
    fly prep for the hunger moon
    WALLPAPER: SWEET PIZZA - BUILD A FEW FOR HALF TIME
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    .. A Pie to remember: A genuine change of pace from "Pizza Americano" or other highly spiced pies. Serve this one with a sweet lager or ale. Winter mead is an excellent complement as well.
    FROM THE BOTTOM UP:
    - Home made simple focaccia bread, about 3/8 inch thick, (some sugar in the dough,)
    - Reduced, peeled whole tomatoes,
    - Mix of translucent onions and garlic sauteed in Chianti and olive oil,
    - Reconstituted sun dried tomatoes, lightly sprinkled with sugar and crushed dried basil,
    - Sweet Italian pork sausage,
    - Shredded Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese,
    - Large chunks of Muenster cheese,
    - Mushrooms sauteed in Chianti and olive oil,
    - Salsiccia Calabrese, drizzle top with olive oil.
    - Bake bread for about 8 minutes at 475° before adding toppings. Return to oven, with toppings, for another 8 or 10 minutes at 400°.
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    COMING AT YOU
    .. Frenzied fingers are busy at the neighborhood tying benches. The upcoming "Full Snow Moon," (Hunger Moon, Only Bone Moon, etc.) is one of the most productive times for night fishing in our neighborhood.
    .. The water, (where not frozen,) is very cold. The food for fish is sparse. Large, nocturnal, predatory trout are eager to have a sack of groceries flopping around in their water.
    .. Splashy patterns are emerging from kitchen tables and heated garages in the neighborhood. The fishing at night during this time of year is similar to fishing a mouse during the Autumn season.
    .. Patterns range from sensible to whimsical, to splendorous. Most of the patterns resemble last year's most successful fly: the "Moonlight Dancer." It is reminiscent of many bass poppers. It is made from spun deer hair and sports a winged tail. It has a large flat face and is fished in the brighter areas of moonlight in the shade of trees and bushes.
    .. Strip - pause - strip, strip - pause - strip, strip, strip - long pause: repeat and get ready. There are bigger trout to be had than in your wildest wettest dreams!
    .. The Hunger Moon is that full moon in February that was also called The Snow Moon by Native Americans along our eastern seaboard and in the Great Lakes region. Both monikers are highly descriptive and accurate - for both man and trout. The full moon occurs on Valentine's Day this year and time is running short for fly tying. A week before and a week after are prime catching periods. That's just a week or so away.
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    WALLPAPER:  MOONLIGHT DANCER