Howdy folks. Does anybody have any large reach whip finishers or long tube bobbins that were made by Frank Matarelli? They seem hard to find right now. Send me a message if you have any you would…Continue
"I believe that will work. Some of the ones I tied last summer had different chenilles. I made some with brighter chartreuse, some black and yellow, some with cactus chenille for more flash. I have fished Lake Umbagog several times but never the…"
"I did very well last year in NH fishing with two flies. One was the foxxee red clouser by Joe Cornwall of Fly Fish Ohio. The other was the Olive Willy from the website Fly Fish Food. Both flies have excellent video tutorials available."
Sorry about the wait, Kevin. I had to find that recipe backed up somewhere. The HDD where all my recipes are stored is currently in a computer that doesn't work.
Anyway, here you go:
Big Al's Wicked Good Clam Chowder
8 slices thick sliced bacon, diced fine 1 ½ large onion, diced 1 ½ c celery, diced 1 ½ t Old Bay Seasoning, optional ½ t ground black pepper 1 ½ t tarragon 1 ½ t thyme 1 ½ t garlic, minced 2 # sized potatoes, peeled, and cubed into half inch cubes 33 oz (total) canned chopped sea clams with the juice (around here, that's about 6 cans) 2 8 oz bottles of Clam Juice 1 pt heavy cream 1 pt half and half ½ c corn starch mixed with ½ c water salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Fry the bacon in a large, heavy-bottomed stock pot over medium-high until the bacon starts to crisp, and you see lots of color and brown bits in the pan. At this time, add the onions, celery, garlic, pepper, thyme, tarragon, and Old Bay seasoning, if desired. When the onions are translucent and slightly caramelized, add the clams, juice, and potatoes; adding a little water if needed to cover the potatoes. Simmer over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Add the cream, half-and-half, and bring to a boil. Add the cornstarch/water slurry and bring back to a boil to tighten the chowder. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed. NOTES: This is one I don’t really recommend that you freeze for later use. The potatoes will turn mealy in texture after you thaw and reheat the soup.
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