97 posts categorized "Fly Fishing Destinations"

February 02, 2009

Slab Central Station


The photo of the week section of Noel Gyger's website is arguably one of the greatest collections of fish porn on the planet. LINK


January 29, 2009

A Trout Bum's Guide to Patagonia

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Although Patagonia is becoming an increasingly popular world destination for fly-fishermen, there is a conspicuous lack of information available to anglers on this remote area. Until now.

Barrett Mattison and Evan Jones have spent several seasons independently fishing and exploring the entirety of Argentine Patagonia (an area roughly the size of Montana and California combined), and in this book they share everything you need to know before embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.

LINK (Via: Far Away Fly Fishing)

Maybe Barrett and Evan should apply for the Trout Bum Seal of Approval from the tweed bag police?

January 28, 2009

Baiting Rambo

"There are four kinds of fish in this lake,” Manzur Hussain said. “Golden fish, local trout, A-1 trout, and Rambo trout.”

LINK (Via: The National)

January 16, 2009

Groups continue to lobby for fishing in Spirit Lake

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Closed since the eruption of Mt St Helens due to concerns about safety and possible damage to the fragile landscape, Spirit Lake has rebounded to become a world class trout fishery.

A coalition of angling groups agreed Wednesday to redouble efforts to persuade the U.S. Forest Service to allow a limited trout fishery in Spirit Lake.

How good is the fishing?

Kemper Hall of the Clark-Skamania Flyfishers said his group of six released more than 200 rainbow trout averaging over 22 inches.

LINK Via: (The Olympian)

January 09, 2009

Run to the River - Anytime, Anywhere: Discounted for the Chum Nation


Dry Fly Media's Rivers In Motion series captures the hallmark sights and sounds of some of the most famous rivers in the world.  LINK

They are also One Percent for the Planet members.

UPDATE: Dry Fly Media has extended a great offer to the Moldy Chum family.  During Q109, Rivers in Motion will be on sale offering Moldy Chum readers 50% off.  Use "moldychum" in lowercase when prompted for the order code.  Order Here

January 08, 2009

Whistler Fly Fishing Blog


Brian Niska and the boys at Whistler Flyfishing have got a new blog to keep you updated on steelhead, salmon and trout fishing around Whistler, BC. There will also be information on their guided trips, latest gear, fishing reports and what's happening at their fully stocked fly shop. LINK (Via Chromer Sport Fishi

January 06, 2009

Tokyo Fly Fishing and Country Club


A visitors resource for fly fishing near Tokyo. At TFFCC you will find info and links regarding species, destinations, shops and a fishing report.

Some Tokyo Bay seabass on the fly.

There's always the Ichigaya Fish Center option.

January 05, 2009

Free Helios Rod!


Massages not included.

December 30, 2008

Yellowstone Report - Off the Richter Scale!

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Probably nothing to be alarmed about.....

Yellowstone National Park was jostled by a host of small earthquakes for a third straight day Monday, and scientists watched closely to see whether the more than 250 tremors were a sign of something bigger to come.

Swarms of small earthquakes happen frequently in Yellowstone, but it's very unusual for so many earthquakes to happen over several days, said Robert Smith, a professor of geophysics at the University of Utah.


December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas from Christmas Island

Chum contributor and photographer Tim Pask, dug up some photos that have 2 things in common.  All the photos were taken on Christmas Island over the Christmas Holidays, and each of them ended up being Photo Chum....


Sonya Pask being released by a Giant Trevally.  She barely made it out alive.


Angler Eddie Sadvar, with a Golden Trevally.  He later went on to star in all the GIECO "Even a caveman can do it" commercials.


This GT eventually ended up stealing the rod.  Hey Mr. Giant, if your seeing this I forgive you and you can keep the rod, but please return my Tibor.  I miss it.  Angler Eddie "Caveman" Sadvar.


Before Eddie got his GIECO roll, he spent time portraying Popeye the Sailor.  He never mastered the squinty eye thing, but the GT's were amused.


Photographer Tim Pask displaying a small GT.  Photo by Eddie Sadvar.  Note: Tim Pask now uses Allstate insurance.


So to all of us LOSERS who are not spending Christmas on Christmas, this L's for us!  Sonya Pask, and the world famous Simmon Corrie.

"The Adventure Continues"

December 22, 2008

Livin in a van...

...down by the Animas river.  Here's a view from David Porterfied's boat just outside of Durango. 


Damn we miss him -

December 16, 2008

We're Not Worthy


Rob Johnson posts up some serious dogs in his dispatch from the Fraser.  LINK (Via: This is Fly)

December 12, 2008

Fish with Bob...... get a free rod


Suggested retail on a VT2 is $425.

November 14, 2008

An Argentina Fly Fishing Resource

Patagonia Flies has got you covered with some great photos, video and restaurant recommendations


October 15, 2008

Images of B.C. - The Porn

Any questions?








The Kahuna of the week gets two shots because it's my fish but Straq hooked the BIG Kahuna and he gets a video.

October 14, 2008

Images from B.C. - The Fish

The beauty of the B.C. landscape was more than matched by the beauty of the fish.


I love this shot.


A picture perfect hen!


Steely eye.


Let's here it for the boys.


Just had to have the dry.


The yellow leading edge of the pectoral fin on this fish was striking.


The week's largest fish landed.


Tomorrow man and fish.


The Norwegian Flyfishers Club's 2008 Season Report


No pictures of our friend Leopold anywhere to be found.


October 13, 2008

Images of B.C.

Last week's trip to the Bulkley in B.C. generated over a couple of hundred photos so we're going to do a three day series of posts starting with some of the landscape shots. Clicking on the photo will enlarge them to full size.

The first day Case walks the tracks to the boat stashed up river.


Bennett throws one of the week's couple thousand casts.


One of the highlights of the trip was a float down the Bulkley Canyon where we did not see another soul.



The mornings were cold and foggy but things would quickly clear as the sun burned through.




The Bulkley has miles and miles of beautiful steelhead holding water.


I caught a 34 inch hen in this run just after this picture was taken.


Tomorrow we'll post some shots of the fish.


October 03, 2008

Excellent Smithers


Armed with an 8 day hall pass, three cameras, multiple spey rigs and a few boxes of classic steelhead flies, this half of the Chum team has landed in Smithers. Just had dinner with El Paskador, El Pescador, and El Presidente, our 7 day steelhead session begins in the AM.

September 29, 2008


Photo: By Scotty Craighead

While writing about his families annual fishing trip trip to Quebec, Scotty Craighead came across a poem Grand Cascapedia written by his grandfather John. In this piece he wrote for The Snaz, he braids his words with those of his grandfather.

With a burr of Scotch, a blare of French,
The Cascapedia scours its ice-made trench.

It grows in depth with rocks and rills,
Then Penetrates green-quilted hills.
Clothed in maple, birch, and fir,
Alive with daisy fields that stir.

I balance on the wobbly, green, 27-foot canoe, ready to cast. As I pull line from the Bogden reel, there is a distinctive, pleasing screech.

Read the rest here. LINK  (Via: The Snaz)

September 23, 2008

In the Can


G_Smolt scoops Ratbone on the latest piscine biathalon.

Via: The Neil Creek Chronicles LINK

September 18, 2008

String Thing, You Make My Heart Sing


Some primo Umpqua FFR swag in preparation for B.C. steelhead.

August 20, 2008

Teasing GTs to catch them on a fly is hard work...and sometimes dangerous too

The latest dispatch from SWOFFA.  LINK

August 14, 2008

There Will Be Blood


Breakfast of Champions - Roids, anti inflammatory, muscle relaxer, Vicodan.

While I struggle to get off the deck with 3 bulging discs, E-Bun heads north for another installment of the Piscine Biathalon.


July 22, 2008

Greetings from South Park

Our pal Zach Johnson sent us these shots from the Dream Stream with slab meister Landon Mayer.


His gal Megan's  first trout.


No back casting worries between Spinney and Elevenmile.


July 07, 2008



Offering professionally guided fly fishing trips to Africa and the

Indian Ocean

Islands. LINK

43rd FFF Conclave


The 43rd International Show and Conclave of the Federation of Fly Fishers will be held in Whitefish, MT July 22-26. This annual event offers the best of casting, fly tying, demos, clinics, etc. presented by renowned fly anglers from around the country. LINK

June 27, 2008

Deschutes River Country Geological History

June 24, 2008

If it's Tuesday it must be Baja

Our pal Sid, who now calls south of the border home, sent us this morning dispatch from his front yard.

Just back in from a great morning!
2 Bonito
1 little Dorado
3 Jack Crevalle (one took 55 min to bring in)
1 little Rooster (fought like hell) big ones are coming in.
All still swimming except Dorado.





June 11, 2008



Mexico. Little place right on the Pacific. You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific? They say it has no memory. That's where I'd like to finish out my life, Red. A warm place with no memory. Open a little hotel right on the beach. Buy some worthless old boat and fix it up like new. Take my guests out charter fishing.

A fishing fan gets hooked on Mexico's Zihuatanejo  Via: The LA Times LINK

June 10, 2008

Bug Love


A sweet photo essay on fishing the salmon fly hatch on the Lower Deschutes.

Via: T.G.R. LINK

May 27, 2008

The best spot in Norway for northern pike on the fly is just outside Oslo


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.


May 19, 2008

Trading Drugs for Bugs




May 16, 2008

Eastbound I-90


1/2 of the Chum is taking his show on the road and doing a 3 day in and out on the Big MO.  Full breakdown of this protein stripping fiasco upon return.

May 01, 2008

The Big Stone

Fished the Big Stone last Sunday with Rod King owner of The Bozeman Angler.

The Yellowstone River is a principal tributary of the Missouri and is approximately 671 miles long. The river and its tributaries drain a wide area stretching from the Rocky Mountains in the vicinity of the Yellowstone National Park across the mountains and high plains of southern Montana and northern Wyoming.

It is the longest undammed river in the lower 48 states.


Son your going to drive me to drinkin if you don't stop rowing that hot rod Lincoln.


Putting in was pretty straight forward.


Caught my first Yellowstone Cuttie.


I spy two Sandhill Cranes.


The take out was a little more problematic.



It was a beautiful Montana day.


April 29, 2008

Kings and Corn

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Ski velvety corn in the morning, fish for kings in the afternoon all via heli with Chugach Powder Guides.


April 24, 2008

El Rio Savegre - Las Montañas de Talamanca

Our friend Dave Skok sent a report from Costa Rica out over the Patagonia broadcast network. As you can see by some of these shots, he and Patagonia celebrity spokesmodel Tom Rapone, caught some beautiful wild rainbows and some larger fare of the salt water variety. We'll post a link to the full gallery when Dave gets it up on his site. In the meantime enjoy these highlights.

The new Patagonia waterproof Stormfront pack got put to the test.





Sailfish candy!




All photos courtesy of Dave Skok.

April 03, 2008

The Little Lehigh

While on the east coast last week I had a chance to stop by one of the quintessential fly fishing creeks.


Need an Al's Trico? The Little Lehigh has it's own fly shop that is housed in an old springhouse.



The Little Lehigh is also famous for one of the anglers who plied it's pastoral waters. 


In addition to pioneering the Leisenring Lift, Leisenring also helped write the book on Tying the Wet Fly and Fishing the Flymph.




From Chum reader - Kevin Stull.

Here is a toad of a bone I caught recently fishing with guide Terry Duffield (a steelhead junkie transfer from Washington) in Honolulu, HI.  Not a known bonefishing destination by any means, but the few fish that cruise the Hawaiian flats are monsters.  This fish ran 26" and weight 7 pounds... medium sized by Hawaiin standards.  Fish over 30" and 10 pounds are common.  Terry is developing his guide service and fishery.  He recently was an assistant coach for the UH football team that went 12-0 regular season only to lose to Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.  His web site should be up shortly.  Terry is also working on offering trips on Molokai where the bones and trevally are much more prolific.

March 26, 2008

Gonna be a mennil toss flykune


‘Fly Fishing Colorado’ DVD released by CDOW


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

March 21, 2008

Welcome to Alaska

March 18, 2008

Because Our Love Continues Beyond Death




March 04, 2008

I Don't Know Where I'm A Gonna Go


Spirit Lake
at the base of Mount St. Helens has been closed to the public since the blew almost 28 years ago. Fish were discovered in the lake in 1993 and sampling has found some rainbow trout the size of steelhead.

Washington State wildlife director Jeff Koenings says he will talk with U.S. Forest Service leaders in Washington, D.C., two weeks from now about allowing a very limited trout fishery in Spirit Lake. Via: The Columbian  LINK

Because of all the debris that was washed into the lake Spirit Lake now sits 200 feet higher than it did pre-eruption.



March 03, 2008

Sauk Paper Scissors

Five of us, including the Chum management team, hit the Sauk yesterday in search of wild steelhead.


We arrived fully armed with a full arsenal of single and two handed rods.


I spy a spey rod.


When we stowed the two handers for some single handed Thingamabobber action we hooked three fish, two of which came unbuttoned.


The third E. Bun brought to hand , 200 proof wild metalhead.


January 14, 2008

Welcome to Jurassic Lake!


Check out the latest dispatch from the AEG posse. LINK

Previously on Moldy Chum LINK

December 13, 2007

River Fishing for Lake Trout


I want to fish for lake trout in Quebec.

Via: Quebec North Shore a Destination to Discover LINK

Worth a stroll through the archives.


November 08, 2007

You Say Taimen....I Say Tiemen


The Taimen Diaries is the blog of Fish Mongolia who recently spent some quality time with the AEG posse.



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