I vividly remember being inspired by an Urban Angler ad of a guy holding a Giant Trevally when I was a newbie fly fisherman. Who would have thought that 10 years later I would have a chance to call on the shop that inspired me with that exotic ad, a copy of which is displayed in their Manhattan store.
Located on Fifth Avenue in the shadow of the Empire State Bulding, Urban is one of the most influential and unique fly fishing retailers on the planet.
When you step off the elevator you enter a fly fishing oasis in the heart of midtown.
Urban is poised to infect another metropolitan area in the near future. LINK
"The Art of the Creel" is a photographic perspective on a wide variety of creels, their makers, their materials and their artistic appeal. With more than 200 different creels photographed, this book provides a comprehensive look at all the major categories of creels as well as some very rare, one of a kind creels that are tucked away in private collections.
Call them Pavlov's fish: Scientists are testing a plan to train fish to catch themselves by swimming into a net when they hear a tone that signals feeding time.
If it works, the system could eventually allow black sea bass to be released into the open ocean, where they would grow to market size, then swim into an underwater cage to be harvested when they hear the signal. LINK
More than two years in the making, “Fly Fishing
Colorado” takes viewers on a year-round tour of fly-fishing adventures
spanning the entire state. Via: The Vail Daily LINK
Kicking off in April, this year's Rise film festival will play 35 venues in New Zealand and Australia.
On Saturday, April 12th, we all have an opportunity to make a difference on the Yakima.
$100 bone entry fee - all proceeds directly benefit the Kittitas County Conservation District, specifically the Yakima River tributary projects. For more information contact Julia Hailey with any questions at (206) 826-5722 or email@example.com
There comes a point in every fly fisherman’s career where he is faced with the needs, the wants of seeking out a gator of a trout, traveling to an exotic local, or some my say ”just the drug of the tug”. Track one anglers passion to seek out these places and for others to share in his experience from success stories to misadventures. Life on the fly. LINK
More bad news for salmon.
Federal officials are not violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing fishing for Puget Sound salmon -- even though it kills up to three-quarters of the fish protected under the law -- U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik of Seattle said in a ruling issued Friday. Via: The Seattle PI LINK
Update from J.T. who is currently working the beat in Mainland China.
Just thought you might want and update and fodder for a post.
I went to get a steaming helping of MOLDY CHUM yesterday while staving insanity while working at one of my Chinese factories. Apparently the CHUM is a threat to socialism and represents a threat to the Chinese way of life. Even a quick view of the chum may incite democratic feelings, and cause dissention. Apparently the free and sarcastic life of a fly-fishing chumster would be too much to bear for a local and would cause them to seek a better life and existence through the way of the fish.
What I am trying to say is THE CHUM IS OFFICIALLY BLOCKED on the mainland. As is your brother publication Wayupstream.
Just thought you may want to know your impact is felt around the world in many ways.
Remember the socialist “confuse us” say
Phish thing is a bad thing.
And CHUM thing is wrong
With all this attention being paid to canine fly fishing companions, what's your opinion of the Lab?
I find Labs to be intelligent, articulate and most have a fantastic sense of humor. Look at that K9 fly fish guru Trask over at The Drake. However, occasionally you'll come across one that's just a few cards short of a full deck.
One of the icons of fly fishing literature
has joined Marshall's editorial board.
With lots of mayo!
Warning: NSFW language.
From the floundering father of Ebony Angler and contributing writer to Black Outdoorsman Magazine, comes another nail in the coffin of yesteryear's tweedbag empire. This voice is one to enjoy
Choose Juicy Jay's Sizzling Bacon Flavored Rolling Papers LINK
All rolling papers are intended for tobacco/legal smoking herbs only.
Owens waxes eloquently on wrapping production on Fish Bums Vol. 1
Via: The Trout Bum Diaries LINK