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50 posts from March 2006

March 31, 2006

Recycled Links July 2005


Fish Names That Sound Like Unfortunate 7th-Graders  LINK

Fantasy Fly Fishing  LINK

Chickens Unlimited  LINK

We'll be back live on Monday!

March 30, 2006

First Fish on a Fly


The last in our series of posts featuring the art of Wayne McLoughlin. You can purchase the prints we posted, and others, at Blue Loon Fine Arts.  LINK

Big Brownies Eh?


Alberta's Red Deer River holds some monster browns! The picture gallery and the videos speak for themselves.  LINK

March 29, 2006

Horton's Hats

Just one more to go!

Recycled Links - September 2005


Americas Toughest Sportfish for Over 100,000 Years  LINK

Fishing with beads is akin to laser guided golf balls  LINK

Fishing for Attention: Comedy Central profile of Mike Iaconelli   LINK

Recycled LINK


This one stands alone. LINK

March 28, 2006

Whippersnapper Gas Powered Tarpon Fly

You know the drill!

More Wayne McLoughlin goodness.

March 27, 2006

Recycled Links April 2005


Dam Bureaucrats!  LINK

Ring of truth in a story of love lost, luck and a fish that returned  LINK

On Fly Fishing with Smarties  LINK

The Waders with the Lead Boots

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Part three of our series of Wayne McLoughlin posts.

March 24, 2006

Recycled Links March 2005


A Girls Pocket Guide to Trouser Trout  LINK  

Finally a place for all your Orvis gear!  LINK

To Russia with Jack  LINK

March 23, 2006

Kahonee's Bros. Air Service

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The second in our vacation series of posts featuring the art of Wayne McLoughlin.

Recycled Links


The President Finally Speaks on Global Warming!  LINK

Idaho Steelhead Fishing Terms  LINK

Journal of a Naked Fly Fisherman  LINK

March 22, 2006

Fishing Humor from Wayne McLoughlin

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The first in a series of posts featuring the art of Wayne McLoughlin.

Agencies want to build barrier to protect Yellowstone cutthroat

We're goin over the wall tonight boys!

Federal and state agencies want to build a concrete barrier this fall on a stream in the Pryor Mountains. The goal is to preserve a small population of genetically pure Yellowstone cutthroat trout.  LINK

March 21, 2006

Gone Fishin


Finally heading to Mexico tomorrow for some fishing, surfing and R and R. While we're gone we'll be featuring some of our favorite links from past Chum posts for your reading pleasure.

The Cellar Cutthroat


A man whose house was flooded after a storm has found the lighter side by catching trout in his cellar. LINK

Think about the last time you hooked yourself



March 20, 2006

Life moving along these days as slowly as the trout swims


Ken Allen of the Morning Centinal tests the relative burst speed of various fish by catching a Camaro.

So, out of curiosity, I set up an experiment on a driveway 250 yards long. It began with a fly rod that held a Pflueger reel with 200 yards of backing in addition to a 35-yard fly line. I attached the leader to a Camaro bumper, and the 235-yard reel capacity gave the powerful vehicle enough time to reach 25 miles per hour before the line ran out.


Fish Face


The alternative look in fishing gifts and apparel.  LINK

Yo AElian


Everything you wanted to know about the history of fly fishing but were afraid to ask.

A fly fishing history by Dr. Andrew N. Herd.  LINK

March 17, 2006

Join the Underground!


The Trout Underground is GREAT site courtesy of Tom Chandler the, "Un-Wonder Angler". The Underground serves up a tasty menu of articles, blog, leftovers, and opinion goodness. You'll also find a new sidebar link to the site on our sidebar.


Toon Transport


A great way to transport your toon!

The EZ Packer is a new boat hauling product that takes advantage of your 2" or 1 1/4" receiver on your truck, SUV, RV, or ATV to make transporting your float boat easier than ever before.  LINK

March 16, 2006



Ryomei Engineering (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries), in cooperation with two other Hiroshima-area engineering companies, has developed a robot resembling a koi carp. The robot was demonstrated at a pond on the grounds of Hiroshima Machinery Works. 

The video LINK

Everybody’s reading it ...

DJD's, "The River Why" is the focus of a Jackson County Oregon community reading program. I'm going to try to get my hands on the study guide.

The book has been the top-selling title at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Medford for the past two weeks. 

Via The Mail Tribune  LINK

March 15, 2006

The Ultimate Fish Finder


Optional miniature torpedoes to sink poaching toons not included.

Coden proposes advanced fishing facility for all fishing enthusiasts. “Remote-controlled boat for fishing with GPS and Sonar” can provide necessary information to the boat controller on LCD monitor, while fishermen remain alongside the quay or seashore. 

This Week's Big Box News


Wonder if they will leave rubber worms on the pillow?

As if indoor lakes, live fish and herds of stuffed buffalo weren't enough, Bass Pro Shops wants to invite shoppers in for a sleepover as well. LINK


March 14, 2006

Leave it to salmon to leave no stone unturned


More proof that saving salmon is critical to the entire ecosystem.

For decades ecologists have believed that salmon nest-digging triggered only local effects. But a University of Washington researcher writes in this month’s BioScience journal that the silt, minerals and nutrients that are unleashed have ecosystemwide effects, causing changes in rivers and lakes far from the nests. 

Keep It Dry Case

Get shots like this!

A vast array of cases for digital cameras and camcorders so you can capture underwater stills and video footage. Just go to the fitting guide, find your camera or camcorder and you're good to go.  LINK

Of course you could also make your own housing for your camcorder.   LINK

March 13, 2006

Official State Fish


The Brook Trout takes first place for the most popular state fish with eight states claiming it for their Official State Fish.

The complete list   LINK

Discarded fishing gear can harm pets and wildlife


The last time I was on the Sky here in Washington I picked up enough discarded line and hooks to kill a hundred Labs.

Don Lee watched his black Labrador retriever, Shadow, trot in front of him and stop along the bank of the Nooksack River in Everson's Riverside Park, sniffing at something. He walked up to see a strand of fishing line hanging from Shadow's mouth. The dog had swallowed a hook.

March 10, 2006

The History of Richardson Chest Fly Box


Thank you for your interest in the Richardson Chest Fly Box. As you may be aware, the concept of a hands free, easily accessible fly box worn on the angler's chest has been around for over 45 years. In 1951, Ronald Fye from central Pennsylvania handcrafted the first chest fly box (known then as The Fye Box) inspired by the Dean of American Flyfishing-George Harvey.

Custom Make Your Own Fly Tying DVD�s

FEATHER-CRAFT has partnered with Video-Ventures to be the first in our industry to offer CUSTOM MADE fly tying DVD�s. You choose from over 75 fly patterns from five of today�s top fly tyers; Shane Stalcup, A. K. Best, Brad Befus, Harrison Steeves, and Joe Warren. You choose the patterns that you want to learn, they are burned onto a disc, and your custom DVD is delivered to you in about 5 working days. 

March 09, 2006

Court Orders Fisherman to Apologize to Eagle


Joshua Williams was ordered by the court to apologize to an eagle after being convicted of endangered species harrassment.  LINK

Custom Cigar Tubes


Inspired by the beautiful quality rod tubes that we have been producing for the fly fishing industry. Our tubes are USA made machined aircraft aluminum, Completely Air and Water tight. The end caps are finished inside with cork. We will custom engrave yours with your name, initials, nickname, or greeting, anything you want. 

Plan would kill sea lions to save salmon


An update to our, "Shoot the Fockers" post concerning problematic sea lions in and around the Columbia.

No strangers to tough issues from wolves to mountain lions the members of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission are looking at another controversial move. They are considering killing sea lions to save salmon on the Columbia River. 

First hostile lutefisk takeover

Shares in Norwegian fish farming group Pan Fish leapt 20 percent on Tuesday after it agreed to buy rival Marine Harvest for 1.3 billion euros ($1.57 billion) to become the world's biggest salmon farmer. 

March 08, 2006

Hamilton's Auction House's fishing auction


An amazing collection!

This is a Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own rare antique and collectible fishing items. You will not believe your eyes.  LINK

If I Only Had a Brain


I'm spreading some rocks around the house as we speak.

Hatchery-reared steelhead trout show increased growth of some parts of the brain when small stones are scattered on the bottom of their tank, according to a new study by researchers at UC Davis. 

Fishing in Baghdad


Squinting into the morning sun, Abu Dawood casts his net into the brown waters of the Tigris. Since he was a child, he has been fishing Baghdad's great river for carp, used to prepare mazgouf, a staple of Iraqi cuisine for centuries. But these days Abu Dawood's nets often haul in a much more sinister catch. 

March 07, 2006

Fishy tale from a small town

Fisherman Light Switch Cover

This light switch cover is temporarily out of stock.  LINK

March 06, 2006

Reel Pure Steel


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EJ Bun getting it done last Thursday on the Methow.

Fly Fishing Van Aerial Disease


The fishing rod antennas are crafted using high quality universal fit car/ truck replacement radio antennas. The antennas are made of stainless steel to withstand the weather and also give great radio reception. It takes about three minutes to swap out your current antenna for your new fishing rod. 

March 03, 2006

Shoot the Fockers


Sea Lions have made their way up the Lewis River, a full 14 miles from the Columbia.

Just below a dam on a river headed for the Pacific Ocean, a large brown sea lion thrashes in the water, the remains of a salmon clutched tightly in its teeth.   Via KATU Portland LINK

The Official Westfly Glossary


Some very funny stuff from the western fly fishing community.

Notellum Creek- mythical place that only you know, closely guarded secret; associated with the expression, "I'll have to shoot you after I take you there"


March 02, 2006

Tim Tanner Studios


Tim Tanner specializes in painting nostalgic artwork which is inspired by the sporting art of the early 1900's.
Fantastic paintings, a few of which are availble as prints.   LINK

Runaway Salmon Farm


Not only is there a problem with escaping farm raised salmon there is also a problem with escaping salmon farms.

The runaway salmon farm that slipped it's moorings on Wednesday closing the Tory channel in the Marlborough Sounds, won't return to its home for a fortnight whilst its owners try to figure out how it cut loose.


March 01, 2006

The sincerest form of flattery


Now there are two fly fish radios.   LINK

The original Fly Fish Radio  LINK

UPDATE:  Link #2 fixed.


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