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What if they held a protest and nobody came?

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Photo: Horatio Nailknot Like last week's protest of the Native Fish Society benefit banquet organized by the Three Rivers Sportmans Alliance. That dollar I committed to NFS for every protester that showed I'll be able to cover by sweeping the change out my couch.

Decline in angling because fish doesn’t “taste like Chicken?”

While fly clubs focus recruitment to replace their declining ranks, and the Membership Chair attempts to lure any demographic other than aging Boomers, their issues may mirror an overall decline in anglers as a byproduct of the US population becoming “fish averse” and “chicken centric.” Declining sales of seafood reflect a population leery of fish […]

Snap Goes The Rod A Whole Bunch Of Times

Remember that rod warranty card you didn't feel like filling out? Let the misery of the people in this video remind you why you might want to do that. Rod breaking is much funnier when it's not happening to you. And that's coming from a guy who has broken a rod in every way showcased here.

Estrada Video with people you may know

Eric Estrada put together this video featuring many of the people he’s fished with over the past year. In the video are a few of the gang from our Florida trip last June. I didn’t get to fish with Eric myself, but he was there every day we were there and he is plenty dedicated […]

Simple Pleasures

White sand flats and tailing bonefish are great and all, but one big reason folks like visiting South Andros Island is that it’s a place where you can enjoy some simple pleasures – like having a beer with your buddies in the back of a pickup truck. More on South Andros Island Josie’s Boat Land […]

Ice off Platte Lake By May 1st?

17 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Bass Pundit

Even though it is snowing out outside right now as I write this on the 16th of April I say YES the ice will be off Platte Lake by May 1st. Last year of coarse the May 8th ice off was the record since I moved up to this area in 2003. The previous record was April 24th. Show More Summary

Chambers Creek Hatchery Steelhead explanation with Bill McMillan

21 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Bill McMillan discusses the Chambers Creek hatchery stock of winter steelhead in Washington state and how it effects wild steelhead.

Suction Dredge Mining Reform Action Alert

21 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

An important action alert from Native Fish Society. Following California’s 2009 moratorium on the practice, Oregon has seen a dramatic increase in suction dredge mining activity, which impairs water quality and threatens critical salmon,...Show More Summary

Liquid Gold

21 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Liquid Gold is an Adventure into the High Sierra in search of California Golden Trout.

Yellowstone Invites Anglers To “Talk Trout”

21 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The National Park Service wants to talk trout in Yellowstone. Yellowstone is known as a prime destination for anglers. However, protecting and preserving the park’s world class trout fisheries is an ever increasing challenge. Park staff...Show More Summary

Harry Potter’s wand would be hexagonal or quadrate

I called it “selective accreditation,” as it is frequently employed by parents to point out despite paying for your college education, next to their life-long accumulation of wisdom – you are still an infant. Fishing, thankfully, is loaded with similar magics and credentials of convenience. While fishing at Lake Berryessa, before my ill fated rib […]

Not fishing

I’ve been up in my home town a bit lately, trying to spend some time with my mom while there is still time to spend.Odd to be up there and NOT be fishing. This last trip I took my daughter to a pond and a lake and a river and I didn’t make a single […]

Commercial Ice Fishing The Baltic Circa 1933

You think you're beat after a long day of lugging flashers and gas augers around only to catch three perch? Try hacking it with these guys on the Baltic Sea circa 1933. I know I couldn't. Pretty cool old footage, though.

Polyleaders for Single-handed Rods

Polyleaders are great tool that allow for anglers to adapt to a wide range of conditions. In fact, we’ve run several posts in the past highlighting how much we like fishing polyleaders on two handed rods. They’re a great match for lighter setups such as scandi heads or switch lines. However, polyleaders are just as […]

I was dreamin' when I wrote this.... Forgive me if it goes astray

Ray Montoya serves up some magentic tape footage and a really nice bonefish from back in 1999.

S.C.O.F. #11

Spring has sprung in the south.

Bowl Du Toilette

Anyone who has ever swirled a double mysis shrimp rig through the toliet bowl has wondered what it must look like down there. Well wonder no more. via: The Flyfish Journal

Colorado River reaches the Gulf of California once more

Last month, water flowing in the Colorado River Delta completed the journey from its headwaters in the Colorado Rockies all the way to the Gulf of California for the first time since the late 1990s. The experimental flow is meant toShow More Summary

How To Learn From Those Rare Days When It Seems Bass Will Hit Anything

In the video below, you’ll see a man catch a big ’ol bass on a hot dog chunk and a Barbie rod. It sort of proves the point that no matter how technical and complex we make bass fishing, there are those scenarios where it seems bass will eat anything that hits the water. Show More Summary

Nymphing For Trout: Hook Sets Are Free!

When fishing for trout in Western Alaska, we dead drift a lot of sub surface patterns in search of the big boys. The majority of a trout’s diet is found near the bottom of the water column. Therefore, nymphing is essential to consistently hooking trout. While most of the time we fish flesh and egg […]

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