Wetfly, THEE official fly pimps of the Chum, is announcing a killer deal for all Chum junkies.
The first in a series of posts highlighting some crazy Japanese surface bait websites.
Found the link to this amazing Mckenzie River post on the Google fly fishing group.
Via Westfly LINK
Ron Judd brilliantly connects the pursuit and protection of Puget Sound steelhead.
From where I sit, the headline at first sounds almost like a joke: "Puget Sound steelhead declared `threatened.'"
The punch line: Not by me.
I can say with full authority that no steelhead in these parts has ever, once, looked up from his hiding spot, seen me stumbling around on the rocks, shivering and cursing and bleeding, and felt threatened in the least.
Via The Seattle Times LINK
Catch your own lunch fresh from the waters of Loch Awe at Ardanaiseig, a luxury 16-bedroom country house hotel on the West Coast of Scotland. This summer the hotel is launching Hook ‘n’ Cook, offering both novice and experienced fishermen the opportunity to enjoy a morning’s fishing on the loch, which is renowned for its unusually large trout, followed by an al fresco lunch on the lawn cooked by the hotel’s award-winning chef with the morning’s catch. LINK
Dam removal advocates took their demand that Pacific Corp remove the Klamath dams directly to Buffet's shareholders.
Although Buffett never met with the tribes as they had requested, two members of the broad-based coalition were able to ask questions directly to Buffett and his partner Charles Munger before a crowd of 27,000 shareholders. They made the shareholders aware, many for the first time, of the depth and gravity of problems posed to the Klamath’s fisheries and people by the salmon-killing dams. LINK
A great site that chronicles a river's attempt to reclaim it's place in the middle of the concrete jungle. LINK
The Library of the University of British Columbia has an excellent collection of books on angling and fly-fishing, known as the Harry Hawthorn Collection. At present it totals more than 1800 books, including many rare and valuable items.
Highlights of the collection. LINK
Dr. Sam Lacina is building a limited edition series of 30 landing nets for Orvis sporting collectibles.
Lacina's nets, which can sell for as much as $800, will be offered in its November 2007 catalog, on the company web site, and on the floors of its two most posh venues, its flagship store in Manchester and its Fifth Avenue store in New York City.
Via Forth Worth.com LINK
Nets That Honor Fish website LINK
Sawdust and Stitches offers the fly fisherman numerous ways to immortalize that memorable catch. LINK
Watercolorist Maurey Katell's website Watercolor Passion has a number of pages dedicated to his family's adventures in life and fly fishing.
The title above says it all. However, you are just getting my perspective on the matter--and I think it fair that you get to see the other side of the coin. So, against my better judgment, I'm providing links to thoughts by my sons and nephew--Mike, Josh, and Todd. Mike uses the pen name of Royal Wulff and Josh uses the pen name of Trout, and Todd uses Floyd. Where those names came from is beyond me. The epistles they write will add perspective to my thoughts on life, family, and fly fishing.
Located on Boston Harbor, this 45 foot abstract cod was designed and fabricated by David Tonnesen. LINK
2Wildtrout is the fly fishing voice of our Patagonia colleague RJ Hosking.
As old fashioned as this may sound, at the young age of 25 my favorite past-time is fly fishing small rivers and creeks for wild trout. LINK
DUCK VALLEY INDIAN RESERVATION, Idaho (AP) -- Shoshone and Northern Paiute Indians whose ancestors were exiled to this 450-square-mile reservation amid 19th-century hostilities with the U.S. Cavalry have raised Angus and Hereford cattle on the Idaho-Nevada border for more than a 100 years.
The descendants of those 1878 Bannock War survivors now have turned to a new breed to help boost their economy: 5-pound trophy rainbow trout in an artificial lake on a flooded lava rock-and-sage plain that's also a migrating-bird haven.
Via The Columbian LINK
A Tattered Fly Lake Billy Shaw post from May of last year. LINK
Our friend Lee at Fly Fish Magazine has hand built a beautiful denim skinned kayak.
First to fall over when the atmosphere is less than perfect
Your sensibilities are shaken by the slightest defect
You live you life like a canary in a coal mine
You get so dizzy even walking in a straight line
Via Boston.com LINK