Sight fishing for these local carp with the 4 wt is fun. However, the past few brief outings I’ve had have regularly produced fish. Thus, the question must be asked: how can one make the process more difficult? Enter the Micro Fly Rod, by J. Austin Forbes. VIA FISHING AND THINKING IN MINNISOTA LINK
All new members will be entered in a drawing for a guided steelhead fly fishing trip in Western Washington.
Sign up here. LINK
Trout Unlimited will be holding their annual meeting in Boise right before the Fly Fishing Retailer show in Denver.
For Immediate Release:
In an effort to help promote excitement, unity and sustained growth for fly fishing, William Joseph Company has put together a raffle to help raise funds for AFFTA (American Fly Fishing Trade Association) who’s sole purpose is to promote and grow our beloved sport.
And what is it that we be raffling off for this cause? Funny you should ask.. When the folks at Willy J. decide to get behind something they always “go big” with that in mind they have had a custom World War II BMW replica motorcycle built for the Ultimate Angler transport machine. This circa 1944 motorcycle features a 750 cc motor, dual seating on the bike it’s self and an authentic WWII style side car, not to mention custom rod holders, saddle bags and probably best of all a slew of matching William Joseph equipment.
The fund raiser will be held at the Fly fishing outdoor retailer show in Denver Colorado September 16th through the 18th tickets are $10.00 each and you may purchase as many as you would like with all proceeds going to AFFTA. You need not be present to win and can send your donations directly to AFFTA and they will forward you a ticket
The state Division of Wildlife is stocking hundreds of lakes with 325,000 fingerling trout dropped from modified Cessna 185 airplanes. Via: 9 Mews LINK
Anthony Holland sent us this link to his site featuring beautifully handcrafted limited edition weathervanes.
Via: Tuck and Holland LINK
The new head of the agency leading the effort to clean up Puget Sound is longtime environmental lawyer David Dicks. He was appointed Tuesday by Gov. Chris Gregoire to run the newly created Puget Sound Partnership.
Puget Sound suffers from historical and ongoing pollution, the development and destruction of shorelines, and overfishing. LINK
The Chum team was invited to participate in the branding strategy of this new plan. Our first meeting starts tomorrow. We'll be joining forces with creative firm Bridgeman Design for a Vulcan mind meld. Our fish saturated cerebellum for once just may be used for a good cause!
Some people dress up as salmon and fight their way upstream through the hordes at the Bay to Breakers foot race in San Francisco.
Years of puttering around the workshop have finally paid off for a western Maryland inventor featured in the July edition of Popular Mechanics.
The magazine noted the chopper would make an excellent platform for fly-fishing. LINK
Half of the Patagonia PNW Stream Team got out on the South Sound recently with Marty G.
Here's our first report:
It's all about pink!
Who said you can't catch kings on the fly?
We have to get Jesse some new shirts.
A BROWN DOG RUNS THROUGH IT
FISHING WITH THE KIDS INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO
TINY SALMON SWIMMING UPSTREAM
Unless of course the fish is a bicycle. LINK
Helped to warm my heart and lighten my load. A wonderful story and reminder of why I fish. - Glenn Brackett
Bass Pro is looking for a, "Group Sales Manager" to oversee both their fishing and fly fishing departments in their Foxborough, Mass. store. LINK
A tribal lawsuit victory will force Washington to replace it's salmon blocking culverts by 2016.
Washington state must ensure that culverts under its roads don't block migrating salmon, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in siding with American Indian tribes who complained that dilapidated or poorly designed structures blocked about 250 miles of streams. Via: The Seattle PI LINK
Unscrupulous vendors in Thailand have been selling meat of the deadly puffer fish disguised as salmon, causing the deaths of more than 15 people over the past three years, a doctor said Thursday. Via: MSNBC LINK
The wooden reels and fly boxes of Giorgio Dallaria. LINK
His logo is the fly fishing Pinnochio.
The book officially closed on the 2007 spring and summer salmon season on the Columbia and Snake Rivers and the bottom line was even worse than fisheries managers predicted.
The numbers tell a sad story.
Fewer than 67,000 adult spring Chinook crossed Bonneville Dam this year, the first of eight dams salmon must navigate during their upstream migration to Idaho through the Columbia-Snake river system. That's 30% below last year's number (itself a dismal year), significantly below the 10-year average, and only a fraction of the 400,000-plus fish needed for sustained recovery.
Via: Earth Times LINK
Field & Stream Magazine had an annual fishing contest that began in 1911. They presented these honor and award badges for fishermen and hunters from 1934 through 1977. The Award badges were part of their annual contest.
Drexel Grapevine Antiques has quite a collection. LINK
Maybe we'll do a Slab of the Year badge.
If you’re gonna’ fly fish naked you’ve gotta’ be prepared to risk it all, if you know what I mean. Or is this bait fishing? Now I’m confused… Via: Ray Troll LINK
Fly fishing is particularly challenging for the unaccomplished, and has in the past resulted in pierced nipples and worse. We recommend that this is first attempted wearing protective clothing, which should only be removed once the basic technique has been mastered.
Via: Health & A Fishiency LINK (WARNING NSFW)
The Naked Chicken fly shop LINK
Watermarked - The Journal of a Naked Fly Fisherman LINK
Like all really worthwhile organizations, the NSNGFFA has no rules, no office, no dues, no membership list, and the only requirement for membership is to recognize you haven't achieved the status of a great or near great flyfisher yet, and aren't all upset about it. LINK
In what would become a chaotic frenzy, Christopher Mautino, Howard McKim, Allen Bushnell and Allen Sansano each hooked a salmon shark within minutes of each other. They spent the next 90 minutes "sleighing" through the water as the sharks took them on a ride, or muscling them to the top when the sharks dove deep. Via: Spluch LINK
The 3rd Annual Great Falls Flyfishing Film Festival takes place January 25th, 2007 at the University of Great Falls Theater and it features documentary-style films that portray the art of flyfishing. Past films have included Trout Grass, The Hatch, Digger, Running Down the Man, and In Search of A Rising Tide.
And, this year they're having a public calling for new film producers LINK
You feel it, even now, don’t you? The urge to move toward slick saltwater and sweet silence. LINK