Sunday, July 31, 2005
The Unforseen Risks of Fly Fishing
Enraged Angler Attempts To Make Lunch of Bovine!
This actually happened on a trip to fish Tennessee's Watauga River this weekend. Aside from almost loosing a boat, Zug, Paisley, and Garwood had a good day on the water. Be sure to check out how they did by visiting the fishing reports page at www.flyfishmagazine.com.
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Birds Close Popular N.C. Fishing Beach
I am a little behind posting this story but here it is. The Pilotonline.com and several other papers report on the North Carolina Department of Wildlife's closure of the popular fishing beach Cape Point on the Outerbanks. The closure is a measure to protect a small group of nesting shore birds. A group called the Defenders of Wildlife based out of Washington, DC threatened to sue the state of North Carolina if they did not close the area. The beach should reopen once the Piping Plovers fly away. I hope they don't nest on your house.
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Support our Troops - A Knife for a Soldier
So if you are thinking about something to do to support our troops in Iraq and sending care packages full of food and stuff is just not your style. Send a soldier something he can really use, a knife. Smoky Mountain Knife Works (one of Zug's favorite stores) of Severville, TN is making this program possible.
Bad Breaks on The White River
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Supreme Fly Fishing
AZcentral.com reports about another famous and powerful fly fisher. The honorable Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conner is visiting Montana for a few days of fly fishing before starting her retirement in earnest. I think she has an unfair advantage when it comes to fly fishing though. If there is no hatch on she can simply tell the bailiff to tell the trout to "All Rise".
Make Waders While You Work...
If your dream has always been to move to Billings, Montana, get a job, and fish every day you might want to read this article in the Billings Gazette. Simm's Fishing Products Corp. (who make some darn fine waders) is having trouble filling jobs at their factory. Maybe the staff of Flyfishmagazine.com should consider making a change to our day jobs. Zug and Paisley, let me know if you are up to it and I will start packing.
Video - Angler Almost Gets Skewered by Black Marlin
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Fishing for Laughs - Local Boys Make Good - Get Paid To Tell Jokes and Fish
What do you get when you cross Blue Collar Comedy with Fishermen? It is called Fishing for Laughs and is a TV show that airs on selected stations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Show hosts Art Church and Jerry Carroll put a comic spin on the sport we love. Be sure to check out the video samples on the site. If anybody gets this show in their market drop me a line and let me know what you think about it. These guys should meet up with Zug, Paisley and I sometime for some fishing!
What We Fish For....Literally
6 wt 444SL Weight Forward Shooting Taper - $19.95
ICAST 2005 - Las Vegas
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Arkansas Fishing Report
Fly Fishing Store Planned for Myrtle Beach
Friday, July 22, 2005
What Happens in Vegas Stays In Vegas ...Specifically your Money!
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Out Of This World Fly Fishing
The ultimate fly fishing trip! Scientist believe that the moon Europa near Jupiter is a large body of water. They believe that this moon may have life in the frozen waters. I wonder what kind of fly I should use? I'm certainly going to need a sinking line! Leave it to ol' Zug to imagine all the possibilities for you.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Satellite View of Las Vegas
Las Vegas Fly Fishing Guides
Monday, July 18, 2005
Las Vegas Fly Shop
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Thursday, July 14, 2005
The Pentagon Elite's Little Brother
The Joy Of Hip Waders Only $12.95
Bug Bites and Good Fishing
Learning to Fly Fish in Tennessee
The Crab's Claw - Atlantic Beach North Carolina
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Best Price For Size 13 Wading Boots Ever?
Bean Counter Counts Winnings at Rolex / IFGA Tourney
Naples Florida accountant Robert Collins won the Rolex / IGFA Inshore Championship Tournament in the Florida Keys. He managed a trifecta on the final day bringing in a pair of tarpon, a pair of permit and a bonefish to seal the victory. This tournament awards points for not only the fish you catch but the way you catch them. Fly Rods Rule and Steve Ward of Coppell, Texas won the fly fishing division!
Golden Bear Trades Clubs for Fly Rod
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Hero Casting Contest - Sept. 8th - 10th
I have never been accused of being a great caster but I know some folks who could compete for this $7,500 prize and have a shot at it. Start practicing your double and triple haul and sign up for this contest to be held at the Fly Fishing Retailer World Trade Expo. The expo is being held in Denver, Sept. 8-10th. I should be in Arkansas fishing the White River that week. If so I will be casting to a big brown trout instead of a hoop at the end of a 2 inch deep casting pool.
Destination - Blackberry Farm Ranked #2 in USA.
Here is an article about Blackberry Farm in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Blackberry Farm has garnered national acclaim as a destination by being ranked #2 of the 100 best hotels in an upcoming issue of Travel and Leisure Magazine. One thing they promote is their easy access to fly fishing in the area.
Fly Fishing Raft "Monster Garage" Style
The Brothers Paisley with a limited amount of help from Zugbug and I, have semi-completed the fly fishing raft project. We still have to purchase the oars, seats, and install the oarlocks and anchor before it will be ready for river trials. We hope to have it out of dry dock (Paisley's back yard) and in the river very soon.
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Zug is Single! Needs Flyfishing Buddy!
Zug is pleased to anounce that he is currently seeking a new flyfishing partner. Interested partners should e-mail Zug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 09, 2005
"I'm In Control" - Zug
Fishing with Explosives Against Law in Hong Kong.
Here is a sign prohibiting fishing with suction devices, electricity, toxic substances, dredging devices, and or explosives. If you get caught doing these things in Hong Kong you will be subject to a $200,000 fine and 6 months in the pokey. Here is a link to the site where I found this.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Yellowstone Angler - Deep Deals Page
Yellowstone Angler.com has a "deep deals" page where you can browse new discontinued and demo rods, reels and equipment. The prices are not the greatest but I am a cheap-skate and they carry some high end product. You can save a few dollars this way. An example is the Abel "Camo Coral" Super 8wt reel for $695.00 in like new condition. I froogled it and found it new for $720. A similar reel (Abel #3n Anti Reverse Caribbean Camo Coral) on ebay was going for a $575.00 starting price with no bids.
Start Your Own Fly Fishing Web Site
Nice Work If You Can Get It...
Virginia Eco-Tourism On The Rise
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
The Classic Fly Rod Forum
Fishing Flies Online - Price Match Guaranty.
Our partner Fishing Flies Online has indicated that they will match any price that you can find on flies on the internet. Sounds like a good time to stock up. Visit their site by clicking through the link at http://www.flyfishmagazine.com/html/fly_shop.html or tell them you heard about it on www.flyfishmagazine.com.
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Monday, July 04, 2005
Deal Alert - CFO II Reel $145
www.flyshopcloseouts.com has an interesting offering today. An Orv*s CFO II reel for only $145.00. I have put this site on my list of ones to watch.
Event - Home Waters Expo 2005
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Line's End, Inc.- 1000 3/32 Beads $44.95
Sack-Ups - Silicone Treated Fly Rod Bags
Are you tired of the flimsy rod bag that came with your high dollar fly rod? Well why not replace it with one of these Silicone treated fly rod "Sack-Ups". These are made right here in North Carolina and the President of the company, Warren Norman, is a great guy. They also make sack ups for fire arms and knife collections.
Shenandoah River Fish Kill
More sad news for fly fishers as WAVY.com of Hampton Roads, VA reports the effect recent fish kills on the Shenandoah River are having on the people who make their living on the water. Over 746 miles of the watershed are effected and in some areas the entire population of small mount bass and sunfish have been wiped out. So far biologists have not found out the cause of the kill.
Saturday, July 02, 2005
Deal of the Night - Forbes 4wt Reel $75.99
Overstock.com has this Forbes Magnesium fly reel for 4wt rods on sale for $75.99. It weighs just 2.2 ounces and has an adjustable click and pawl drag system. If you decide to buy one visit www.flyfishmagazine.com and make your purchase through the link on our site. If you buy it through the site you get $12 off purchases of $120 or more.