Thursday, April 23, 2015

Because the world is round

Lots of setting suns

Here's a few sunset pictures taken after we arrived 12/21/14, just in time for the Solstice. Pictures taken up through the equinox in March. Today the earth has tipped even more to the South, the sun is higher in the sky, and setting farther north on the horizon.

Christmas Day 2014



New Years day 2015


January 9th 2015

January 25th, 2015

January 30th 2015
Took a break - Sunset overload


February 27th, 2015



March 4th, 2015
Couple sunrises to add to the mix




Sunsets on Ice - pictures taken from a road over the lake






Ice off

Ronan Creek entry to Lake Wisconsin - Ice off March 27th - taken from Whalen Grade

Ice off April 11, 2015
Time for a Camp fire!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Spinner of the Week - 1/8oz Glass Armadillo's


Whew, it's been a while since my last post. We moved the business and family to Poynette, Wisconsin - to a bluff overlooking an expanse of Lake Wisconsin.


Nice sunsets - stay tuned for more on this!

Moving the spinner business was a large undertaking - first - 'carefully' packaging hundreds of thousands of small components. Did I mention how heavy hundreds of thousands metal and glass parts are? My knees grow weaker, just thinking about it.

I think I can - I think I can



I've also been forced to rebuild the web store on a new product - Magento - busy, busy, busy. The new store does offer some interesting new functionality - just looks different and was a lot of work to learn, migrate, and re-launch.

Fish Creek Spinners Store front

Size and Type Category dropdowns

Ultralite Cateory Screen shot


Anyways, getting back on track, this weeks Spinner of the Week is the 1/8oz Glass Armadillo. Each Spinner of the Week will have a 25% price reduction applied when you put them in your cart. In this Armadillo's case it comes down from $3.50 to $2.63 each. Not a bad deal. If you order other models, there's a FCSStore015 discount code you can apply during checkout for 25% off on other spinner models.

Great time to buy some new fishing swag!

Can't keep my fingers out of the weeds today! -

One time, back in the day, a single box full of components crashed out in the driveway at 6 a.m.

My motive was going to be to make custom - while you wait - spinners at the Mile High Flea Market - Stimulate sales and make a lot of money - haha. more like passing the time in the hot sun. In any case, a trip to the flea market starts early with packing the car.

The new box of components upset my routine, it got balanced precariously on top some other highly seasoned box, that had a weak side... got the picture? Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc, I walk to the car to make space - Crash -  major fracture to the peaceful silent Sunday morning dawn.

Then the driveway came alive with motion as ever vigilant gravity pitched in. Runaway spinner parts headed down the concrete driveway, back to the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico.

Since I had just reached the back of the car, they got a head start. Thousands of 'small'  parts rolling down the driveway, then curb.. Not a pretty sight or sound.

Anyway, multiply the box by a hundred and stack them up on a moving van.

Happy to say all arrived intact. Then unpacking and reorganizing/rebuilding a new setup. In any case, it took some time and that's another story.


Time to relax