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118 posts from April 2007

April 30, 2007

The Infamous Pike Place Monkfish


Some local Chum flavor from Seattle's Pike Place Market. Via: The Seattle PI LINK

Flies With A Story


80 fly patterns and associated fish tales. Via: Fishing with Flies  LINK

April 29, 2007

It's a Small World After All


Polished cross section of a bamboo fly fishing rod (200x)  Via Nikon Small World LINK

April 28, 2007

Fish and Chips

April 27, 2007

Watkins' Slab


On the board with a beautiful SE MN stream grown Brown, Justin Watkins describes his day here.

We Plugged Moldy Chum Into the Advertising Slogan Generator



Fishing With Rippin Lipps

April 26, 2007

We're So Money...



...not because we're vain, but because our asses are floating WY's Reef as we speak (along with the Gooch leadership clan, OC, Ridings and the rest of the Casper transients).  While we (Bennett and Rathbun) self admittedly spend way too much time on the computer, there are times we do bust loose.  This is one of those times.  And it be good.

Wayward Fly Fishing


I tried to be normal once.  I got bored.  So I stopped doing it.  LINK

Freestone Wine


The Freestone brand was created in 1992 by Rudy von Strasser, owner and winemaker of von Strasser Winery. Rudy's goal was to draw together some of his favorite pursuits: the pleasures of fine wine, fly fishing , the enjoyment of original sporting art and the conservation of our river resources.  LINK

Come On Down to Denver Dave's


Bamboo fly rod site.  LINK

April 25, 2007



Troutbound.com is dedicated to being the best online retailer of the best quality outdoor gear on the planet.  LINK

My Sorry Attempt at Fly Fishing in Mongolia


Submitted to us by our buddy, and Bend, Oregon's very own - Snowbug.  Much thanks you little vixen!  VIA Around the World in 80 Days LINK

Thule Casataway


A roof top alternative to cramming your rigs into the back of the Yugo. LINK


April 24, 2007

I'll have a pounder of Double Haul please


Via Kettlehouse Brewing - Missoula, MT LINK

David B. Tibbets Watercolorist

"My inspiration usually comes while standing in a river with fly rod in hand." LINK

Godfrey Custom Tackle


Classic styling, modern full function design. LINK

April 23, 2007

Ay Caramba!


Sensei does his impression of, "Old Man and the Sea" somewhere off Sayulita.

The Way Back Machine


This mosaic was amongst others discovered in1933 at the Leptic Magna site in Tripoli and dates back to the 1st or 2nd century AD. It is the first ever record of a landing net. LINK


Artist Paul Wentzell creates beautiful life sized bas relief wood carvings of trophy trout and salmon. LINK

Two Meter Stonefly


April 22, 2007

How Was Your Weekend?

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We flogged the Deschutes with our PMD's and got into some nice cookie cutter Redsides.  It was a nice primer for the Reef trip on Wed.

Marlin On a Jet Ski

Eight Woody Bamboo Notes


Chandler, you simply must pick one of these up and play us some vibes on the river.  LINK




Montage-a-google is a simple web-based app that uses Google's image search to generate a large gridded montage of images based on keywords (search terms) entered by the user. We tried it with keywords fly fishing and steelhead and got the montages above.  LINK

April 21, 2007

La Linea

Fly On The Nose


Via: Shutterpoint Photography LINK

April 20, 2007

Sex Toy or Fishing Lure?


  Test your knowledge! LINK

Who Is That Masked Man?


We're not telling.

Best Fly Fishing Club Logo You'll See All Day



Baltic Amber with Caddis Inclusion


This Caddis trapped in amber dates back to the Eocene Epoch making it somewhere between 33 and 54 million years old. LINK

April 19, 2007

Blue Ribbon Evergreen State Style


We dusted off the 4 weights, filled the cooler with Vitamin R, grabbed a handful of BWO's and March Browns, and headed east to the Yak last weekend.  While we didn't touch a fish over 18 inches, plenty of solid bows came out to play with us.  And with a boat rental and shuttle from Red's Fly Shop in the Yakima River canyon, we had poo eatin' grins on our faces all day long.

Everybody Loves The Drake


The 2007 issue on newsstands NOW!

Fly Fishing with Pookie


Dean Reiner of Hatch Finders Fly Shop likes to fish with his dog Pookie. LINK

Vigs Big Flies


Vigs is a tyer and purveyor of classic and contemporary featherwing streamer flies. LINK

Saw Art



Fishing for Fellatio


Dear Bass Pro Shops:

I received your latest letter with great enthusiasm. Lord knows how I ever got on your mailing list, but I'm so glad I did. I get your catalogs once or twice a month, mixed in with a letter here and there. Now you're offering me a Bass Pro Shops credit card. This really makes me wonder about your research department.

Via: Secondhand Tryptophan LINK

April 18, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen...


...put your hands together for All About the Fly's Kristin Torda.  We're proud as hell of her!  Also, our buddy Amy Hazel from The Deschutes Angler kicked some arse as well. 

Spey-O-Rama final casting results  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Very competitive casting today by some amazing men and women. Casters using 15' rods waist-deep water with a barrier 33' behind, change directions by about 40 degrees and must make half their casts left handed or backhanded. Add to that some swirling winds and you have the toughest spey competition anywhere. Those are the fishing conditions that Jimmy Green thought made for a true test of a caster.  As usual a powerful contingent of casters from Scotland, perennial contenders from Norway, a big Japanese team of very formful casters who will definitely challenge in the future and some outstanding American casters who have improved the level of U.S. casting in a hurry.  Here are today's results:

WOMEN’S FINAL Spey from left (right shoulder, left shoulder) spey from right (left shoulder, right shoulder), TOTAL 1. Kateri Clay (B.C.) 89 91 94 95 369 2. Amy Hazel (US) 80 94 101 86 361 3. Donna O’ Sullivan (US) 82 79 87 80 326 4. Kristin Torda (US) 86 90 71 77 324 5. Whitney Gould (US) 70 90 79 70 309 6. Olga Koran (US) 77 75 84 69 305

MEN'S FINAL 1. Gordon Armstrong (Scot.) 125 137 158 140 560 2. Doug Duncan (US) 135 138 136 145 554 3. Simon Hsieh (US) 146 146 116 125 533 4. Knut Syrstad (Nor.) 132 143 116 140 531 5. Hideki Ozawa (Jap.) 137 137 113 127 514 6. James Chalmers (Scot.) 122 139 115 135 511 7. Andrew Toft (Scot.) 115 135 122 138 510 8. Masa Hirabayashi (Jap.) 135 138 91 140 504* 9. Murray Richardson (Scot.) 132 108 145 119 504* 10. Brian Styskal (US) 121 123 120 123 487

Look Good See Fish


Smith Optics new simulator allows you to test drive various lens colors under varying fishing conditions. LINK

One fishes for trout, one goes after Tarpon


Via:One More Cast LINK

Color of A River


For his art series "Nature Watercolors" German artist Mario Reis soaked his canvas in various rivers. LINK

Martin Fly Fishing


  America's oldest continuous manufacturer of fly tackle. LINK

Executive Fly Fishing Retreats


Executive and fly fishing should not appear in the same sentence together. LINK

April 17, 2007

Slideshow: The whirling fish kill


Maryland fishery workers haul nearly 40,000 pounds of rainbow trout infected with whirling disease out of the raceways. Via: The Scientist  LINK

Lake fish killed by amorous toads


In one incident around 70 carp, worth about £3,000, were lost after male toads tried to mate with them on the Wykeham Estate. Via: Scarborough Today News  LINK

The Husky Angler


Sportswear,waders and accessories for the BIG and TALL angler. LINK

Linda B. Baril Fine Arts




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