Monday, August 24, 2015
Tidal Vision makes use a byproduct of the salmon fishing industry to make unique sustainable wallets. They were pretty popular on Kickstarter:
Tidal Vision launched their introductory line of aquatic leather products, Alaska salmon leather wallets, on Kickstarter on May 27th 2015. The successful Kickstarter campaign exceeded its goal in the first 24 hours and closed with over $55K!
Thankfully, for those of us who fish in Grizzly country they don't smell like fish. .
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015
"We were alerted by anglers who were fishing on the Watauga Riveer who noticed fish that had obvious deformities," Besler said. Crew members were sent out, fish captured, and some of the fish were sent to a disease lab at Auburn University in Alabama. Two of the fish came back testing positive for whirling disease. The Watauga River where the infected fish were discovered is mostly on private land in the shadow of Grandfather Mountain, but it is a popular fishing area, he said.If my memory serves me correctly, the area in question was once classified as delayed harvest water but later was closed to public access.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
The Kingii fits on your wrist, stays out of the way, is rechargeable and is there when you need it most. The smallest inflatable in the world is perfect for every activity, every age and every environment around the water. The risk of drowning and the need for bulky safety devices is over!
Friday, June 12, 2015
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Officials urged people to not trap, catch or eat any fish caught on the streets because it's unclear how "exposure to elements outside of their natural domains will affect them." There are several ponds and lakes in the region where fishing is permitting.Hmmm....
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Another BS myth that annoys me is that you have to be really smart or well-educated to be a fly fisher. Some uppity fly fishers perpetuate that myth and try to impress people by using Latin names for the bugs that trout eat. You can indeed catch some nice trout using an imitation of the Pteronarcys californica, but all you really need to know is that you want to tie on a black woolly worm when the trout are eating black bugs.
I'm pretty sure I've met "Latin bug guy" before. Feel free to name your favorite myths in the comments. I like to perpetuate the one about the fish not biting so everyone should just stay home..
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
An anonymous rod manufacturer was quick to respond to our request for comment this morning with the following statement: "Obviously glass will be missed. However, it was only matter of time before anglers casting abilities got better and the need for the slower rods gave way to the need to punch tight loops into the wind."
Bamboo also weighed in about his less pretentious brother, "He was a good rod but always wanted to be as prestigious as me. We had a contentious relationship, with him often boasting about only having to have one tip and being able to fish in the rain without warping." He then, strangely, followed his statement by yelling out #GrassIsNotDead. Graphite was not available for comment due to the threat of a severe thunderstorm in the area.
Thus far, all attempts to locate Cameron Mortenson have been unsuccessful.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
From the broken tips file comes a product that I came across at the Denver version of The Fly Fishing Show. The Sportsman Bumper is the brainchild of Bo Pitto who came up with the magnetic gun / rod holder as a way to secure your gear to the side of your vehicle while suiting up for a day on the water.
Made of heavy duty rubber, the bumper has embedded magnets that affix it to metal surfaces without marring your paint job. The clips hold your gear firmly enough that some anglers are buying two and using them to transport up to three rods on a moving vehicle.
The Sportsman Bumper is available from www.SportBumper.com and retails for $18.99 and is currently on sale for $16.99. Think of it as functional insurance. I picked up one for myself at the show. Skiers might want to consider Bo's other product The Ski Bumper.