Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


Friday, June 07, 2019

Friday Trollpoll: How do you carry your gear?

Monday, June 03, 2019

Project Healing Waters Charity Auction: Orvis Helios 3F Edition

The good folks at Project Healing Waters are auctioning off an Orvis Helios 3F rod and reel combo.  Here is your chance to procure a class A rod and reel and help a great cause in the process.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

Twitter Poll Results: Fly Fishing Show Fashion Edition

I'll be trying to avoid all you naked anglers at the show.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

ICYMI Twitter 14K Followers Edition

Friday, April 19, 2019

Television: Fish or Die Premiers Sunday 4-21-2019 10 PM ET

For some of us this seems like trout bum deja vu.  Brian Jill, Chris Owens, Jay Johnson, and Thad Robinson, fishing together in remote locations and making us hate corporate life.  Let us know what you think.  Link for more info.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Gear: GhostTech Strike Indicators

Except for the purists who either shun or don't need them, anglers dating back to Izaak Walton have been searching for the perfect bobber strike indicator. Ok I seriously doubt Mr. Walton used an indicator, but you get the idea.  The latest entry into the fray comes from GhostTech and features a three leaf clover design.  What do you think?  Check out their website.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Gear: reel pure Edition

Today the mailman brought a package from a brand I have known since the early days of the fly fishing blogger community.  I have always liked the simple logo and, even though it's well over a decade old, my  reel pure hat is still one that I regularly grab when I fish or just want to look like a fly guy. 

Check out their website   Offerings are limited for the moment (bald guys like me can't do visors) but we have it on good authority that there is more to come in the near future.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Take two minutes to protect the Bristol Bay salmon run

Monday, April 01, 2019

High Levels of THC Reported in Colorado Trout Waters

Smoke on the water? 

Fisheries biologists from Colorado have discovered high levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol  (THC) in their state's trout waters.   For non fishing guides, THC is the active ingredient in marijuana. Elevated levels of the compound were first noticed during a recent survey on the state's aptly named "Dream Stream".  Marijuana or "Mary Jane" as it is also called, is legal in several Western states.  It is believed that the contaminant may be the direct result of cannabis using anglers "answering nature's call" during their time on the water.

Anglers who frequent the state's once pristine trout waters have reported an enhanced sense of mellowness and oneness with the river.  Although, some have experienced darker feelings, including the sense that "the game warden is literally behind that tree right over there."   Effects on trout are largely unknown but fish have been reported lackadaisically hanging out near the tail of pools with bloodshot eyes and voracious appetites.

One  local fly shop owner is making the best of this environmental challenge by selling a line of fly patterns (or trout edibles) that take advantage of the situation.  "Mark my words, it wont be long before anglers visiting my shop are telling tales of catching massive trout on size 22 Doritos flies."   Overall, the impact on fisheries tourism seems to have been a net positive with the shop's new #420onthewater hashtag, already having a large following.

To see other articles which we have posted on April 1st follow this link.  

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Roasted: Fishing insults