Soren Beck stands next to the enormous 443 pound Atlantic Halibut he caught after a titanic struggle off the Norwegian coast. Via:The Daily Mail LINK
Some other useful Spanish phrases.
¿Dondé está el baño?
Where is the bathroom?
¿Cinco doláres? ¿Por esa cosa?
Five dollars? For that thing?
No comas esa. No sabes donde esa ha pasado.
Don't eat that. You don't know where it has been.
No, guardia. No tengo marihuana.
No, officer. I have no marijuana.
Sólo Nixon podía ir a China.
Only Nixon could go to China.
No, no, piedo unos huevos.
No, no, I ordered eggs.
Tu hija es muy bonita.
Your daughter is very beautiful.
Michael Simon's work has graced the pages of many national fly fishing magazines and he has also been commissioned to create limited edition posters, murals and lithographs for Trout Unlimited, The Federation of Flyfishers and the American Museum of Fly Fishing.
Nick Sawyer is a soldier and fisherman.
In between soldiering duties, he slips away to fish. Often he meets locals by the river, and the common language of fishing cuts across the bloody backdrop of the war. LINK
Wonder if they filled it?
Limited to just 8 anglers, priced at $4,950 per person. Includes lunch each day and one evening meal event, but does not include lodging or all other meals, beverages or gratuities.
Leopold, I think you need to take Straq out for some pike action!
Pal Krogvoldl gives you a taste of some of the fly fishing opportunities in Norway.
This "outrigger attachment" essentially hooks onto any medium / large-sized kayak and relies on the sun to charge up the 12V deep cycle marine battery. From there, a Minkota trolling motor provides the power your kayak needs to move about in the water, leaving you with nothing better to do than kick back and troll for that big one.
Via Endgadget LINK
.........and sheep. LINK
From Scotland comes news that a fashion designer is selling bikinis made from salmon skin.
But there just may be an upside. Salmon predators also include large, persistent birds who swoop from nowhere and won’t take no for an answer. “My God, Tiffany! That condor is pulling at your bikini - for your own safety, just let him have it!”
This film from Calling From the Coast is a message for fish farming company Mainstream, a subsidiary of Norwegian multinational company Cermaq. The film was produced to educate Cermaq shareholders about the impacts their company is having on BC tourism, operators fisherman, first nations and the ecosystem.
There are a number of other films worth viewing on the Calling From the Coast site so be sure to hit their link to view some of their excellent work.
Please watch the clips and pass along to everyone you know and thanks to Tim Pask for the links.
Part one of A Message to Cermaq
The St. Paul Saints baseball team is having some fun at the expense of Larry Craig.
A foot "peaks out of the bottom (of the stall) and 'taps' up
and down," the Saints said in a statement. The Saints scheduled the
promotion on National Tap Dance Day. LINK
AFFTA Hires Gary Berlin as New Association President
Former Colorado Division of Wildlife Employee Brings Three Decades of Experience
Denver, CO: The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) announced today that
it has hired Gary Berlin as the trade association's president. A former human resources
manager and Area/District Wildlife Manager for the Colorado Division of Wildlife
and the recent head of the International Hunter Education Association, Berlin brings
nearly thirty years of experience in the outdoor arena as well as proven non-profit
association leadership skills. He received a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resource
Management from Mesa College in Grand Junction, CO and a Master's degree in Public
Administration from the University of Colorado in Denver. Berlin, a lifelong Colorado
resident, will begin his tenure on July 1 and will be establishing a new permanent
home for AFFTA in the greater Denver area.
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Watch out Jackass!
After taking an unprecedented beating from a normally docile May, it was time to head East in search of user friendly tailwaters. After a quick stop to our local Hertz pimp, we loaded up the relatively gas friendly Maulibu and keyed the GPS to Craig, MT. 10 hours later, a few bags of spitz seeds down the gullet, and some less than PC discussion from the Wetfly boys, we arrived at our perfectly located Retreat on the Rivers Edge. 10 minutes later we were balls deep and euphoric from a brown trout tango.
We've been to a few base camps in our day and they don't get much more complete than the Rivers Edge Retreat. It'll sleep 7 with ease, and has all the goods to cater any bug throwing posse's needs.
After the I-90 cannonball run, this was the pot at the end of the rainbow.
And the rainbow turned brown pretty fast.
With a few burgers down the hatch and a Raineer fuled Chappelle session, morning came fast. And after meeting Straub and company, it soon became apparent that we'd be into our backing before you could say I'm rich bitch.
Pat Straub and Garrett Munson - partners in crime. Not only fishy as hell, but a cost effective way to ensure you have the best Missouri experience imaginable. Expectation exceeders to say the least.
They had us into Mclovin in no time
After two multiple fish laden days, we headed home with another set of religious memories and elbow tendonitis. A carload of gastrointestinally challenged anglers are now back to reality.
Robert Meiswinkel releases another fat bonefish. Zapata Peninsula, Cuba. Photo: Chris Figenshau
Those Einsteins at the National Marines Fisheries Service did not get the, sea lions need to be in the water occasionally memo. LINK