Some amazing videos from La Jolla Kayak Fishing, be sure to hit the link to their other two videos. LINK
Some amazing videos from La Jolla Kayak Fishing, be sure to hit the link to their other two videos. LINK
Fukui North America is one of two operating divisions of Bishop Aquatic Technologies, Inc. LINK
The Orvis retail stores hold a fair number of free fly fishing seminars and presentations. Here is a link to the store list and the 2006 schedule of events. LINK
Classic Bill Dance, this Google Video link is a bit crisper than some of the other links currently making the rounds. LINK
Could a little Bono help save the world's fish? Via Toronto Star LINK
You might not want to go swimming out there, but anglers are having a ball catching them off party boats run by Rick Powers at Bodega Bay Sportsfishing. Rick said these monstrous calamari are preying on anything that swims in front of them, and the action for party boat anglers is hot and heavy. Via Sonoma News LINK
Last Saturday morning I got up early, put on my long underwear and dressed quietly.
I made a lunch, grabbed the dog and went to the garage to hook up the drift boat to the truck and down the driveway I went.
Coming out of the garage rain is pouring down. It is like a torrential downpour. There is snow mixed in with the rain, and the wind is blowing 50 mph.
Minutes later, I returned to the garage. I went back into the house and turned on the TV to the weather channel. It's going to be bad weather all day long, so I put the drift boat back in the garage, quietly undressed and slipped back into bed.
There I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation, I whispered, "The weather out there is terrible."
To which she sleepily replies . . ."Can you believe my idiot husband is out fishing in this?"
Better marriage through fly fishing Via Clackamas Review LINK
Real fish porn.
Once out on the lake, the girls decide to get naked, arousing not just the fish! Our hero Razzy starts thinking more about Fish’n WITH the big’uns than fishing FOR the big’un! LINK
Watch for it next time!
In the scene where Norman, his girlfriend and her family are seeing off her brother at the train station, you can see modern tractor trailers on the interstate highway in the background. Via Moviemistakes.com LINK
The Yellowstone cutthroat trout, an iconic fish of the West that has suffered declines in the past 200 years, will not get protection under the Endangered Species Act.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday it denied a petition to classify the fish as threatened or endangered.
VIA Jacson Hole Star Tribune LINK
Concerns about bird flu are forcing the makers of the artificial flies used by anglers to turn to synthetic fibres instead of traditional material such as pheasant or duck feathers -- sacrilege in the eyes of some purists. LINK
After spending the day waving the fly rod on the Sky last weekend I actually toyed with the thought of busting out the Lamiglas.
My fly-fishing friends are tolerating this ghastly lapse (barely) because they assume that I'll eventually grow up and join them in the manly, ethical art of fly fishing. Which I will, eventually, but my dirty secret is that whatever happens, I'm going to keep up with my Slob-Fishing studies on the side. VIA Slate LINK
Are you tired of missing the grab because that fourth tall PBR put the lights out? LINK
The challenge of attracting younger participants in these X-Box/Games times is daunting for any activity perceived to be dominated by older rich white guys. The fly fishing trade association should use the power of the media to shed some of its, "River Runs Through It" image and start promoting the new school of the sport which is alive and kicking.
The bright yellow and gray fishing lines perform slowmotion shimmies in midair before whipping out onto a shallow pond in front of the clubhouse of the Long Beach Casting Club.
It's early evening, and overhead stadium lights illuminate half a dozen middle-aged and elderly anglers practicing fly casts. The light gives the dancing lines a magical glow.
Former club president Jeff Sadler stands on the porch of the Craftsman-style clubhouse and points out the obvious: "The occupation of the average member is 'retired.' "
VIA KTLA LINK
An update to the world's smallest fish post.
The jostling over whose fish is the world's smallest reveals a mix of collegiality and competitiveness. The scientists involved claim to be friends. This isn't a race to the bottom, they say. This is about biology, evolution and a wider appreciation of the spectacular menagerie that lives on our fabulously biodiverse planet.
But in the next breath these scientists can't help belittling -- at least a little -- one another's claims.
The hagfish is one of the most despised creatures in the ocean. Its very name inspires disgust. But does the hagfish deserve its reputation? Maybe it is time to stand up for a fish that can't stand up for itself. Let's look at the charges against the poor hag. LINK
Once the head appears, the gatherer works quickly seizing it around the head with their hand. Within seconds, the feke is killed by biting between the eyes or turning its head inside out. LINK
This weeks fly fishing blog goodness, and new sidebar link, comes courtesy of Dan Bachman and his site Tattered Fly.
With my recent move to Idaho I am smack dab in the middle of some of the most amazing waters and rugged scenery for fly fishing. Over the coming weeks and months I hope to chronicle the fish, fishing spots and experiences that I have on my trips. My entries will also include gear reviews, hopefully a weekly fly pattern from a good friend that is a wiz with a vice and bobbin and anything else even remotely pertinent to fly fishing. I hope you find TatteredFly.com entertaining and informative. Enjoy
With all the industry hand wringing about strategies to get more participation and growth in fishing here's a suggestion, appeal to a new demographic.
Charles K. West, founder of the online Black Outdoorsman Magazine, talks about his goals of helping more African-Americans experience the outdoors.
Which includes a lot of fishing!
"Why you bring a pen to fishing??" Your friends may ask you this question when they see this awesome mini fishing pole set !! Then, you need to explain to them.....Hmmm..... It is not a pen, but it's my new fishing pole."Are you kidding?", your friend may ask. No No!! Let me show you the trick! LINK
For those of you that have had the chance to fish Monster Lake outside Cody, WY or seen the pics of Denny Rickards cradling the slabs that inhabit that high desert fish factory things are about to change forever. Monster Lake has been acquired by the same billionaire who developed the Yellowstone Club and other World Club properties.
We posted the listing for the property back in July of 2005. The list price was 3.8 million half of which would be covered by just one intiation fee to the new club which will incorporate the lake. LINK
The World Club would be limited to about 500 members, said Barve, with an initiation fee of $2 million or more. The club would be family friendly, and properties would be smaller than the Yellowstone Club. LINK
Why worry about "humanely" harvesting a genetically modified mutant fish, penned and fed puppy chow its whole life? The better taste argument makes no sense when you consider the wild variety, which puts up a bit of a fight when caught, seems to taste just fine.
The phrase "sleeping with the fishes" takes on a whole new meaning with one Lower Hutt company.
Aqui-S is looking to make a splash on the international stage with its fish anaesthetic. Its product is a harmless and humane way to prepare fish in fish farms for harvesting. Aqui-S's product works in the same way as a human anaesthetic does, putting the fish to sleep by shutting down their nervous systems.
Give up on streams that no longer can sustain wild salmon. Throw open the fish hatchery gates. Create a Wild Salmon National Park. Build new waterways instead of tearing down dams.
These are just a few of the conflicting, provocative and radical suggestions from a group of 33 scientists, salmon policy analysts and advocates who have been studying the future of wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest since 2002. LINK
A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.
"Not very long," answered the Mexican.
"But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the American.
The Mexican fisherman explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.
The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"
In a few weeks, saltwater anglers may wake up to some shocking news:
Congress might require you to purchase a new license--and major
sporting groups support the move.
VIA Field and Stream
While some may say this post is just a shameless attempt to drive traffic we say it's a valuable lesson in how to handle game fish when wearing a tiny bikini. LINK
Greenpeace activists will shift their focus to protest against pirate fishing off Africa's west coast following two months battling Japanese whalers, the group said on Wednesday. LINK
When drinking large amounts of alcohol on a fishing trip, make sure your boat doesn't drift within bow-and-arrow distance of the last pre-Neolithic tribe in the world LINK
Casting clubs can be small or large, formal or casual, but they should all have one common ingredient: FUN LINK
The American Casting Association LINK
The Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club LINK
The Chicago Angling and Casting Club LINK
Long Beach Casting Club LINK
It is fascinating to watch a good fly fisherman when he or she stands on the riverbank casting the fly easily and yet powerful to a ringing fish nearby. Almost like magic and you wonder what planet these people come from or how lucky they are being born with such skills LINK
Casting Instruction for Casting Instructors.....Welcome to Virtual Fly Casting LINK
Still searching for laser beams of mass destruction.
The piece, called Saddam Hussein Shark, shows the handcuffed ex-Iraqi ruler suspended in liquid and wearing nothing more than underpants. LINK
In a tiny room the size of an Irish snug, Selene Dumaine works with a sunroof at her back, a large, brilliant stained glass window by her side, and a light like a surgeon's in her face. The work she is doing is a precise science.
But a peek inside this portal to a fly fisherman's version of heaven would leave any non-angler confused. LINK
Just one page of goodness from the website Ian Colin James.
Ask Ian? Fly Fishing advice from the Grand River fly fishing guide Ian Colin James. The original Grand River guide, the man who put, and keeps, the "fun" in dysfunctional. So, if you have a fly fishing problem: Ask Ian. Yeah right! LINK
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Two environmental groups have filed a notice of intent to sue the Flathead National Forest for failing to provide Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears and bull trout. LINK
Chasing Silver will start airing this Sunday on the Outdoor Life Network. You can also reserve your copy of the special edition DVD here. LINK
Affixed to the diploma is an embossed gold foil seal of "Graduate". Each diploma can be personally customized for you with a name and graduation date of your choosing. LINK