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133 posts from May 2007

May 31, 2007

Back in the Day


Reminds me of the Kalama last weekend. 

MO Slab


Stoddart hits the board with a Missouri porker.

Original Founders of the Tweedbag Clan


May 30, 2007

Discount Stoneflies for ALL Moldy Chummers

Wetfly, THEE official fly pimps of the Chum, is announcing a killer deal for all Chum junkies. 

Limited to the Moldy Chum bloggers, we're offering Stone flies at 50% of retail, tied by master fly tier Craig Black. That's right 50% off. Get 'em before they're gone.

Thurston, could I bother you for the time?


More tweedbag art LINK

World Record GT


Spear or no spear - it's impressive LINK

Fish for Girls!



Coho Handcream for Men


The smash hit single from Fishin Witcho.

A short clip -  Download coho.wma

May 29, 2007

Japan is the world's 2nd largest bass fishing market

The first in a series of posts highlighting some crazy Japanese surface bait websites.






Mckenzie Green is the Thing in Late Spring


Found the link to this amazing Mckenzie River post on the Google fly fishing group.

Via Westfly  LINK

Save the Steelhead, Save Ourselves


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

Biggest Cat Caught in Pyramid Lake


Via: Crosby Lodge Pyramid Lake News  LINK

May 28, 2007

Wm Spear Design Enamel Fish Pins and Zipper Pulls



Most Glorious Waders Carrier



May 26, 2007

The Fishing Dude

May 25, 2007

World's Largest Fly Collection



Via Spluch  LINK

By now you know this is a big Cicada year

Hook and Cook


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


Via: Snowbee Gallery LINK

Thee Ass Kicked Red Wings


You have reached the Coughlin Brothers Mortuary. We're deeply sorry we are not able to come to the phone right now, but if you leave your name and number, we will get back to you as soon as humanly possible.

May 24, 2007

Speed Clinch

Dan at the Tattered Fly posted this very handy instructional video.

Hipster Wading Shoe


LINK  Via:The Goat

Warren Buffett Refuses to Meet with Klamath River Tribes and Fishermen


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

Nature Trumps: An L.A River Blog

The Headwaters

A great site that chronicles a river's attempt to reclaim it's place in the middle of the concrete jungle.   LINK

Flies need love too

Two Flies Making Love - Watch the best video clips here

Michigan Steel


Mike Roberg throws some steel chips in the game with Michigan metalhead. 


Apparently, those greatlakes steelheaders are comitted.

May 23, 2007

Golf Officially Surpasses Fly Fishing as the World's Most Dangerous Pastime



Warm Fly

Warm_fly Editedfish_2

The source for warm water fly fishing (from Reel Purist Larry Offner) LINK

For the inculcation and propagation of the principles and ethics of fly-fishing


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

Fishing for marlin with baited breast

“Do these waders make my butt look big?”


If women planned fishing trips.  Via Davezilla  LINK

Trout Switchplates



The Elizabeth Hurley of Fish


May 22, 2007

Oh we got a Dorado - and it isn't a little one

Nets That Honor Fish..... as well as the size of your wallet


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

Our New Favorite T-Shirt


Thanks Brooks!

Via Threadless  LINK

Do It Yourself Tweedbag Shrines


Sawdust and Stitches offers the fly fisherman numerous ways to immortalize that memorable catch.  LINK

Slabacious Striper


Jason Currier represents Hallowell uh, correction - Edgecomb, ME with this slab.  Bonus points for the cork appetizer. 

Bonaire Boner?


Courtesy of Michael Santangelo - this Bonaire angler was captured on film throwing nice tight loops.  We assume he's focused during the crosswind backcast.

A philosophical rumination on life, fly fishing and family.


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.


May 21, 2007

Coelacanth of the Decade


An Indonesian fisherman hooked a rare coelacanth, a species once thought as extinct as dinosaurs, and briefly kept the "living fossil" alive in a quarantined pool. Via Spluch  LINK

T - Mar Studios


Specializing in wooden fly boxes.  LINK

Giant Cahhhd


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 troutLINK

Henry Gilbey Photo Essays


May 20, 2007

Idaho tribe now breeding fat trophy trout


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

Murdock's Designer Denim!


Our friend Lee at Fly Fish Magazine has hand built a beautiful denim skinned kayak.


Trout seen as 'canary in coal mine on climate change


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


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