16 posts categorized "Fly Fishing Travel"

February 12, 2009

Rain Coast beatdown

Smolt and Rathbun just got back from the annual post Bellevue fly show boondoggle.  We took everything Mother Nature threw and with the help of Raincoast Guides Jim Kerr, we had another ridiculously good time.

It started out unseasonably delicious.

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Jim Kerr - the Olympic Peninsula's premier source of fishingenuity and the most entertaining drift jockey we know.  Note to self - never swig whiskey during a Kerr'ism.  It's not nearly as smooth when it shoots out your nose.

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Before surrender, this dime induced a pleasant 100 yard shuffle up the MIDDLE of the Duc.

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Which inspired some flask attention.

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Just in time to prepare us for a climactic slap to the face.

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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 12, 2009

From Patagonia with "Love"

Christer Sjoberg of Loop Tackle displaying a FRESH Seatrout just caught on the Rio Gallegos.  Christer and his team have made huge strides in making the Rio Gallegos a Catch & Release fisheries and its already paying huge dividends.  You can follow the Loop Army HERE.

January 05, 2009

Free Helios Rod!


Massages not included.

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 12, 2008

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


Suggested retail on a VT2 is $425.

November 25, 2008

Fly Fishing Around the Globe


Dan Cook who works for Rivers of Recovery fly fished his way around the globe. He covered 75,00 miles, caught 62 species of fish and drank 63 different beers. LINK

Dan's next adventure is to paddle the length of the Missouri from it's headwaters in Three Forks Montana to it's junction with the Mississippi and beyond. LINK (Via: The Adventure Blog)

September 26, 2008

Beyond and Back: The Chronicles of a Neil and Bob

Yi and Smolt said it best. Internet dating has never been so productive and fun. The four of us rallied together in no time to make this a last minute trip to remember. A trip that not even the cakiest of riverside BM's could spoil. 


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The Upper Kenai - soaking up its last rays of the year


The deuce comes into play


"Unique headwear of the trip" winner


These guys showed us the true meaning of "where there's a will, there's a way"

July 24, 2008

Cruise Ship Port of Call Snags an Angler


Steven Sautner finds some time to cast a line while on a cruise to Bermuda.

Only a fool would cast a fishing lure from the ninth-floor balcony of an anchored 923-foot cruise ship. But when a pack of voracious jacks explodes under a school of bait — even if it is 70 vertical feet to the water — the temptation can be too much.

Via: The NY Times LINK

September 14, 2007

Be prepared if your bush pilot has a coronary


How to Fly A Plane is a novice guide to the basics of taking off, flying and landing. 

Via:Cool Hunting  LINK

August 06, 2007

Lax-A Angling Club


Specializing in trips to Iceland, Argentina, Greenland, Norway, Scotland, Russia and Ireland. LINK

June 12, 2007

Good Ole Woodrow


This is how they roll in MI.

April 26, 2007

We're So Money...



...not because we're vain, but because our asses are floating WY's Reef as we speak (along with the Gooch leadership clan, OC, Ridings and the rest of the Casper transients).  While we (Bennett and Rathbun) self admittedly spend way too much time on the computer, there are times we do bust loose.  This is one of those times.  And it be good.

January 22, 2007

The Angling Report


Geared towards the traveling angler, The Angling Report has an impressive on-line travel database broken down by species and destination. Subscribing will set you back $49 bucks a year with access to the on-line content an extra $24. They also claim to get some of their subscribers invited on free fishing trips. and involved in product testing.


August 17, 2006

Where Wise Men Fish


Making fly fishing dreams a reality.

Their trip videos will make you break out in a cold sweat  LINK

July 05, 2006

Fenton Robinson Sporting Travel


Fenton Robinson Sporting Travel is an independent travel company dedicated to providing the best worldwide fly fishing holidays.  LINK


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