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
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
A man whose house was flooded after a storm has found the lighter side by catching trout in his cellar. LINK
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.
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
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
The book has been the top-selling title at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Medford for the past two weeks.
Via The Mail Tribune LINK
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. LINK
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. LINK
The complete list LINK
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. LINK
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. LINK
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. LINK
Joshua Williams was ordered by the court to apologize to an eagle after being convicted of endangered species harrassment. LINK
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. LINK
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. LINK
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. LINK
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
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. LINK
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. LINK
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. LINK
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
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"
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
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.