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If the choice is sex or fishing, the fish will get screwed

Ask your average angler whether he’s contributing to the steady decline in fish numbers and you’re liable to get a supersized serving of righteous indignation. Most fisherman agree that hooking and landing fish generates some amountShow More Summary

Bonefishing – Keep a Fly Box in Your Pocket

When fishing for bonefish, we often carry several large fly boxes full of bonefish patterns. Some of our guests have been known to carry upwards of five or more large fly boxes for a day on the water. Do you need that many flies for a single day a fishing? Not really. Unlike trout fishing, you […]

Video Hatch: “Bahamas Adventure!”

9 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This short film features some great footage of springtime bonefishing in the Bahamas. Via  HOOKÉ.

Tippets: Heraclitus Fly Approach, Jim Waddell on Dams, Skeena Steelhead Flies

10 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The “one-fly” approach has become popular in tenkara fishing circles. However, Jason Klass wonders what would happen if anglers did the opposite: “What if instead of committing to a single signature pattern […] you committed to never tying the same … more ?

Wood: Don’t Blame Anglers

11 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

In response to a recent op-ed by Douglas M. Thompson in The New York Times about the cost trout fishing has on the environment, Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood writes a rebuttal about the good work anglers do … more ?

Take Action: Have your say and help protect endangered salmon runs!

13 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

From Skeena Wild: Progress made in 2009 to protect and rebuild weak stocks of Skeena salmon, based on recommendations from the Independent Science Review Panel and harvest rules consistent with the Wild Salmon Policy, is now on the chopping block. Show More Summary

Hemingway in Cuba

13 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Shortly after Ernest Hemingway won the Nobel Prize in 1954, Richard Manning, who went on to become the executive editor of the ATLANTIC, visited the Hemingways in Cuba to collect first-person material for a magazine profile. From extensive...Show More Summary

FISHstarter - The Reel Winder

13 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The Reel Winder is a revolutionary fly fishing tool to help clean, change and store fly line.

Not Fishing

I’m up in my hometown on the trout opener (although the river is now open all year). We are up with the family to visit my dad since we haven’t been up in ages. With a recent calf rupture, I can’t really walk around the banks and rocks of the Upper Sacramento on this trip. […]

How to Tie a Blood Knot

The Blood Knot is the subject of this week’s instructional video.  Tim Flagler uses large-diameter material to show the knot’s structure, then follows up with actual leader-size monofilament. As Tim says: “The blood knot is probably best known for joining monofilament …

Patagonia’s Worn Wear Tour

Patagonia is taking its repair facility in Reno, Nevada on the road to offer free repairs on gear and clothing. The Worn Wear Tour kicked off April 2 in Ventura, Calif., and will end May 12 in Boston. Read more in … more ?

Virginia Fly Fishing Festival Breaks Attendance Record

The recently held 15th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival drew record crowds. “Clearly we are really resonating with the general public, many of whom no little to nothing about fly fishing—and that is great for the industry,” says … more ?

THE BUCKET BOARD

Your not fishing related video of the day.

Pebble sells surplus equipment

The Pebble Partnership is auctioning off surplus equipment ahead of another season of little to no work at its site north of Iliamna. LINK (via: Alaska Dispatch News)

Sunday Toona - Not Yet Addicted to Love Edition

The Warner Brothers Radio Show, 1979. Before Addicted To Love and Simply Irresistible turned Palmer into a pop machine. Palmer died in a Paris hotel room from a heart attack in 2003 at the age of 54. Every Kinda People, Sailing Shoes/Hey Julia/Sneakin’ Sally and Bad Case Of Loving You below.

Tarpon tows paddleboarder up river

At times, Purcell said, it felt like the spirited tarpon almost had his board on a plane as it reached speeds of up to 10 knots. LINK (via: Marco Island Sun Times)

Spey TV

If you’ve been following our blog for some time, you’re well aware that we really enjoy spey fishing at our lodges in Alaska and British Columbia. That’s why we were really excited when we heard that our good buddy George Cook and Erik Johnson were going to be launching SPEY TV, a web series of […]

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