13 posts categorized "Reel Purist"

June 28, 2008



Taken by chum purveyor, Grant Sturgis, the sticka represented on a recent trip to the Ruby.

March 05, 2008

Reel Pure Bush


Live long and prosper!

September 06, 2007

Kane IS Able


When I was 14 years old, I used to spend my summers with my Grandfather in Northern Maine fishing for wild native brookies. From then on, I was hooked!  LINK

August 12, 2007



August 08, 2007

Karnopp the magician!


Another Reel Purist

June 08, 2007

Nice Hat!


A Reel Pure sighting from a recent issue of Fly Fish America.

March 08, 2007

The Death of a Fishing Rig


Reel Purist Bob Erickson had to say goodbye to his fishmobile after avoiding a head on with a logging truck.  The good news is that he now has a new truck to showcase his new Reel Pure decal.

February 27, 2007

Reel Purist Snapshot


Mile High Bugthrower LINK

January 03, 2007

Capt. Hessert



More on the Manhattan Fly post.  Capt. Chris Hessert is pictured above with some torpedoes from last year.  We've known him for almost two years and have yet to make it back East to sling with him.  What the hell is wrong with us?

October 26, 2006

Wonder if he got those on the yellow damsel or the red hot scorpion pattern?


October 23, 2006

Reel Purist of the Week


One early morning, we got out to Ambrose Tower - choppy water, 2 to 3 footers - it didn't look good. Two hours later, the sun was out and the water turned to glass. Out of nowhere, skip jacks and blue fin tuna were bustin' everywhere! If we weren't busy enough battling the torpedoes, 15-pound (plus!) Mahi break in to the mix (jumping for max air). The bait was so thick, it was scattering at the bow of the boat. LINK

October 12, 2006

Reel Purist Snapshot


In 1992 my best fishing friend took me on an expedition to a local river in Alaska, determined to demonstrate how exciting dry fly fishing for arctic grayling can be. Thirty out-of-water explosions by 16-18 inch grayling on a #12 tan elk hair caddis and I was 'hooked' for life. LINK

October 05, 2006

Reel Purist Snapshot


I started fishing a 10 foot 4-6 lb test rod, my buddy said "What's next fly fishing?" I had a fly rod in my hand within two weeks and the journey began... Link


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