All the songs on this CD are from the Big Trout Radio archives.
By now you’ve heard about it . . . the tiny 10 watt radio station in the mountains of trout country that piggybacked onto a 50,000 watt, clear-channel signal and became an overnight sensation from Montauk to Missoula.
Carlton Munson, the station’s eccentric owner, has played only songs about fish and fishing since he assembled his mail-order transmitter and went on the air in 1959. "I only care about two things, " he explains, "Good fishing and good music. It's all trout, all the time."
Don't miss the free Mp3 download of, "Big Old Trout". LINK
Score one for the good guys.
Today is a historic day in the struggle to restore the Klamath River. The Department of Interior and Commerce issued final mandatory terms and conditions for the relicensing of PacifiCorp dams that require fish passage, paving the way for the removal of four dams that block the migration of salmon, steelhead and other fish. This huge victory wouldn't have happened without all of the political pressure over the past few years by a broad coalition of Klamath Basin Indian Tribes, commercial fishermen, recreational anglers and conservationists. VIA North Coast LINK
According to Chum readers Brendan Mason, Mark Hieronymus, Rob Heckler, and Tom Sheehy, the sign above sums up the story behind the big phuckin Tarpon from last week.
We need to either get more serious about this contest or find less savvy readers. Reel Pure Dry Bags are on the way!
The new Fly Fishing Merit Badge was established in May of 2002. It gives Boy Scouts the opportunity to learn about fly fishing, fly tying, and fishing conservation. LINK
This week's eddition of "That's Phuckin Big" focuses on a freakishly large member of the minnow family.
Who is the Angler in this picture? Ask your guide friends, lodge pals, or any bug addict you know. The first person that identifies this dude, and gives us a little background on where he got his tarpon, we'll hook up with a free Reel Pure Dry Bag. Email referrals to email@example.com .
It's all about the NY Times today.
“My cousin said it really looked stupid, but the guide went crazy for it,” Greenberg said. “It was so simple. In the classic landing position, the fish has all the advantage, but with this method, if you stand directly upstream of the fish, it has to fight both the current and the leverage you apply to the rod. It’s like magic.” VIA The New York Times LINK
Bruce Neuman gives two thumbs down to Catch and Release fishermen.
The ethical construct that binds catch-and-release fisherman together apparently works like this:They have a willingness to stab an unsuspecting fish in the mouth with a hook, then use a body-weight advantage
of roughly 20-to-1 to reel it in while experiencing this as "sport,"
after which they spend a few minutes admiring their mastery over
nature, then toss the maimed and disfigured creature back in the water.
He didn't like the movie either. VIA Inside Bay Area LINK
Fish have the reasoning capacity of a 4- or 5-year-old child when it comes to figuring out who among their peers is "top dog," new research shows. VIA Spluch LINK
Thee Ass Hooked Whitey inspired us to go down the Snakehead path with this post.
Angling for the Giant Snakehead when the unique opportunity of the fish’s parental behavior while protecting it’s young presents itself is far above any other kind of fishing the most exciting of all. That is the topic I am going to talk to you about today. At the very moment I am writing those lines, I can see in my mind the whole scenario of a snakehead striking at a lure on top water. Bang! VIA Carpe Carpio LINK
The film hits screens today.
The Vancouver-area fishing instructor and guide is the on-the-set expert who makes the actors look convincing with a fly rod. Her most recent movie, Catch & Release, is out this month, and she recently chatted with F&S contributor (and research editor for In-Style magazine) Stephen Camelio. VIA Field and Stream Field Notes LINK
$100 bucks to the winner of this Sitepoint fly fishing website logo design contest. LINK
"I've fished it in rivers and ponds and lakes and caught everything from 2-inch bluegills to 6-pound bass," he said. "I've always said it's the finest lure I've ever fished ... and that's why I bought the company." LINK
Our boys at Portland's finest, Countrysport, have showcased Jakob's Salmonfly Syndicate trailer. And, as always, he's kickin' serious Deschuttes ass.
Our spey lesson on Sunday was led by Michael Bennett and pooch, Rogue at Pacific Fly Fishers. Bennett, as usual, was full of insight and a great teacher. Thanks MB for fueling our sickness and being another checking account depletion catalyst!
Our new Seattle sculpture park is not only a fantastic urban oasis, it is also an environmental showcase.
VIA The Seattle Times LINK