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48 posts from September 2005

September 30, 2005

Oi Vai!


All Carp are kosher.......... except for the ones with the non-kosher parasites.


So what makes a fish kosher?


September 29, 2005

Eventually all things merge into one...and a river runs through it


Croonenberghs, who died Thursday in his native Missoula at the age of 87, was best known for his work as the fishing and period adviser on Robert Redford's 1992 film, "A River Runs Through It."


Sucking a Fishermen's Friend could get you into trouble


This public service announcement brought to you by the German police.


Rate My Fly


Rumor has it that Papa Ryan Davey Dazzle is launching a spinoff called Pimp My Fly!

Welcome to Rate My Fly.com. Here you can upload your pictures of fishing flies and have others view it and rate it. It's a great way to meet new fly tyers too. Not only can you rate other member's pictures of fishing flies, you can also leave private messages and comments too!


The Rockets Bursting In Bear!


When Steve Greene and Mike Reed heard the panicky shouts of a salmon angler trapped between a rising tide and a bear on a Whittier beach earlier this month, they knew what to do.

Load the mortar.


September 28, 2005

Jonesing for Fishing News?


Then check out Fishing Jones.....news for angling addicts.

As a former Boston native and lifelong Red Sox fan, I loved the post about Yaz and his fishing passion posted by Pete. Big weekend coming up in Beantown!


Long Rodding in Garden City Singapore


Come and follow me on my flyfishing escapades here in Garden City, Singapore. Whoever said that there's no good fishing here?! - PEACOCK BASS on light weight is the way to go here.


September 27, 2005

Now Now the Canadian government has apologized for Bryan Adams on many occasions


The groups complain that, despite the Pacific Salmon Treaty, new DNA samples show nearly 90 percent of Chinook caught by Canadian fishermen off the west coast of Vancouver Island come from the United States.


Blame Canada
Blame Canada
We need to form a full assault
It's Canada's fault!

Download adams.mp3

State gives up on trout restoration


A few days later, California Department of Fish and Game Chief Deputy Director Paul Stein said that after working for three years and spending approximately $400,000, his agency was giving up on the effort to restore Paiute cutthroat to lower Silver King Creek.


September 26, 2005

Early death may benefit bear-pressured salmon


A shorter lifespan appears to be a good strategy when bears are plucking your comrades from the water next to you, Carlson reported in Anchorage at a recent meeting of the American Fisheries Society. LINK

What's A Matt U


A University of Idaho study requested by opponents of breaching four dams on the Lower Snake River suggests that environmentalists are exaggerating the economic benefits of restoring salmon and steelhead runs to 1950s levels. LINK

Aint No Nookie Without a Snookie


Just in from the east coast office of the Rainbow Rustler.

Heidi Fleiss Seen Fleeing Scene


The diagnosis: herpes. Koi Herpes Virus Disease, to be precise. LINK

September 24, 2005

The Trailing Egg Journal


A brand new publication has just hit the newstands.....goo goo ga joob!

September 23, 2005

Don't Be Fooled By Imitations!


FlyReelDots® are a unique product for keeping tippet or leader attached to the side of your reel when you pack it away after a day on your favorite stream or lake. Functional, lightweight, simple to use and easy to install on your fly reel.


Every Fish A Trophy Every Kid A Hero


Family Tyes is a Non-Profit Organization that connects youth, schools, families, communities and businesses. Family Tyes utilizes a shared interest in fly-fishing as the vehicle to enhance family relationships and youth development.


September 22, 2005

America's Toughest Sportfish for 100,00 Years

Hardy Gar Gar!

"You fish for GAR?!? That ain't right. That just ain't right."


Ain't No Nookie Like Chinookie


A classic tune courtesy of The Squawking Fish. Don't miss their other huge hit "Spawn Until You Die" as well as other classics like, "Dogfish Coughing up Furballs" by the Rappin Ratfish Brothers.


Freshwater Fishing World Records


The first database that includes all large freshwater fish worldwide.


September 21, 2005

Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis


A native Southerner, New York Times editor, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and lifelong angler, Raines came to fly fishing in his forties. Like Hemingway and Norman Maclean, he uses it as an extended metaphor for coming to terms with aging.  LINK

September 20, 2005

Feds move to blacklist black carp but face a backlash


We'll have some more posts coming up shortly about invasive species and the efforts to control them but the feds found some opposition to their plan to control the black carp.

If there were a social fish ladder, the slimy carp, which thrive in pollution-filled waters, would surely occupy the bottom rung.

But when federal officials moved to put one variety on the list of invasive species, they opened a can of worms.  The effort had the potential to restrict sales of the carp.


50 BIG ONES that got away


Remember those old postcards of the guy landing the giant fish? Well here's your chance to own 50 of them. LINK

September 19, 2005

Fish Banjos


ROD MAKER GENERAL WARNING: Rod making and Bamboo Rods Cause Mental Confusion, Economic
Hardship, and May Complicate General Well-being

I think I would have used Dueling Banjos as the opening soundtrack. LINK

Killroy Was Here


Yet another fly fishing content web site, some of the content is a couple of years old but the main page was updated back in August.

Killroy's Fly Tying is the complete fly tying site. Thousands of pages of patterns, articles, reviews and other fly tying and fly fishing resource links.


September 16, 2005

The Only Endangered Species We Still Hunt


According to a group of researchers from Oregon State University and the EPA the current efforts to save wild salmon in California and the Pacific Northwest will certainly fail.

From the Medford News LINK

Still Crazy Bout a Mercury


Store-bought swordfish contained mercury levels above the legal limit in a study released Thursday by environmental groups. LINK

The White House on Monday defended its anti-pollution policies and threatened to veto a Senate proposal to negate new Environmental Protection Agency rules on limiting mercury emissions from power plants. LINK

September 15, 2005

Fish Camp


A simple pre-fab structure to drop on your warm weather fishng property.

The fish camp is a simple 12' x 24' structure with a 12' x 24' wood deck. It is intended for recreational use, such as camping, barbecuing, and relaxing in a beautiful landscape. It is essentially an adult's version of a tree-house, a place where one can comfortably connect with nature.


Tongue-eating bug found in fish


Open Wide!

Nightmare fodder from the BBC

The 3.5cm creature had grabbed onto the fish's tongue and slowly ate away at it until only a stub was left. It then latched onto the stub and became the fish's "replacement tongue".


September 14, 2005

Protect the fish eh?


Mining development proposals north of the border on the Canadian Flathead threatens Bull Trout recovery in Montana.

The Canadian Flathead has long promised a natural resource bonanza, and proposals to mine coal and gold, to drill for oil and gas, have been active for decades. Equally active has been the outcry from south of the border, where downstream residents in Montana see nothing to gain and everything to lose from provincial development.

The Canadian headwaters are also critical to the Westslope Cutthroat.

A detailed account of the situation from the Missoulian. LINK

I don't know where I'm a gonna go when the volcano blows


A crater lake on the flanks of Alaska's Mt. Chiginagak has spilled wiping out a salmon run.

State scientists subsequently found a new 1,300-foot-wide crater lake near the 7,005-foot volcano`s summit had spilled, producing a foul slurry leaving part of the with an acidic pH level of 3.


September 13, 2005

Down on the Bayou


Great Scott! 1.21 Gigawatts!


A link to technocrat.net which has a link to a Washington Times story about the physics of fly casting.

Allen Campbell's laboratory is the great outdoors. An avid fly-fisher and owner of Shenandoah Streamers School of Fly Casting in Luray, Va., he has been experimenting with the physics and biology of the sport for about 20 years.


Download greatscott.wav

Name that fly!


Hello Mcfly!

An integral part of American Angler's new cover design is the fly that appears inside the loop of our logo, and the fly pattern will change with every issue. This got us thinking: Wouldn't it be fun to use the "cover fly" as part of a contest to test our readers' knowledge of fly patterns? If you can correctly identify the name of the pattern, you will be eligible to win some great prizes.


September 12, 2005

The Size 28 Fly Fishing Club


It was OK to fish with even smaller flies, such as 30s and 32s, but size 28s were small enough for most of the anglers, who regarded these tiny flies as torture to tie onto their tippets.

Brief registration required. LINK

Everybody loves The Drake


The Drake Magazine has added a bulletin board to their web site.


September 09, 2005



A North Delaney Brown

Ed Dentry writes in Rock Mountain News column about the brown trout "coup de trout" taking place in the middle and lower elevations of Colorado. I'll be fishing North Delaney Butte right after this weeks fly fishing show.


Brittany Spears unavailable for comment


Preventing Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes may be as simple as setting up an acoustic barrier.


September 08, 2005

Fishing with beads is akin to laser-guided golf balls


Richard Chiappone in the Anchorage Daily News takes aim at the practice of pegging beads.

Tired of trying to catch trout that don't want to be caught?

Weary of learning to cast a fly and mend the line for a drag-free drift and all that fancy stuff?

Well, boys and girls, have I got something great for you.

Pegged beads! Yes! With pegged beads there is no longer any need to develop actual fishing skills! Now everyone can catch dozens of trout a day and never strain their brains or their casting arms one bit.

I don't know about pegged beads but I could sure use some laser guided golf balls.


Ease of catch hurts grayling survival effort


"Grayling taste good and they're suicidal"


September 07, 2005

Fishing for Attention


Comedy Central profiles renegade bass fishing pro Mike Iaconelli.


Feds to study Yellowstone cutthroat


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is being forced to take another look at protecting Yellowstone Cutthroat.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday said it will take a sweeping look at the Yellowstone cutthroat trout to decide whether the species needs federal protection.


Fly Fishing Retailer


Heading to Denver for the 2005 Fly Fishing Retailer show and some post show fishing in Northern Colorado. Here are ten reasons to attend the show according to show organizers.

  1. Face-to-Face time with Key Industry Influencers
  2. 2nd Annual Official Show Passport with Show Specials
  3. Successful Return of the Spey Casting Pond
  4. New Products, New Exhibitors, New Retailers and Emerging Trends
  5. Industry Breakfast with Keynote Speaker, Retailer Roundtable, Business Seminars and Fly-Fishing Summit III Panel Discussion
  6. Two Casting Ponds for Optimal Testing Opportunities
  7. Product Comparison for Knowledgeable Purchasing Decisions
  8. Quality Time with Industry Friends and Affiliates
  9. New Products Area and Casting Competitions
  10. Seminars & Meetings for Fresh Ideas


September 06, 2005

Start your own fly fishing accessory company


Full listing of Fly Fishing Accessories manufacturer & suppliers online.We have a broad range of fly fishing accessories and services which can be sourced by this comprehensive vertical web portal dedicated to helping global buyers searching and purchasing from Taiwan and China fly fishing accessories manufacturers. Inquires are welcome from worldwide agents, importers, chain stores, distributors and wholesalers etc....


How about some reels? LINKS

Maybe flies and feathers are more your speed? LINK

Fishing with the Presidents


A book about the fishing exploits of various American Presidents.

Ike tried in vain to teach his vice-presidential running mate Richard Nixon to fly fish. "It was a disaster," Nixon admitted. "After hooking a limb the first three times, I caught my shirt on the fourth try.

What most people don't know is that Nixon did take up fishing and fly tying in retirement and has a number of unique patterns to his credit including the "I am not a crook" Muddler, the Watergate Watusi and the Green Butt Liddy.

Jimmy Carter loved fishing but admitted to being "piscatorially retarded."

I think he really meant to say presidentially retarded.


September 02, 2005

Things I Have Learned From Fly Fishing


By Ron Newman

Life is more than a can of worms but is less than a Royal Coachman.


Bar Fly


Now you can show the world that you are a true "bar fly"! The "BAR FLY" tee has the image on the left emblazened across the front of a solid black 6.1 oz Port and Co. cotton t-shirt. The image size is approx. 10" by 8" and will boldly stand out whether you are in a darkly lit bar or snookin' under the lights in a Florida canal.


September 01, 2005

Reserve yours today!


Don't wait to get your newly released Steinbach fly fisherman nutcracker! A far more preferable holiday gift than the fly fisherman ball buster.


Exotic Fish Pictures


Pictures of some strange fish caught around the world courtesy of the folks at Carpe Carpio.



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