Monday, February 05, 2007

Charlotte Fly Show 2007

Hmmm. I did drive the truck to the show. It does have a hitch. Now, how can I hide a drift boat from the wife?

Joe Humphreys is a fly fishing legend who is known for both his casting and his ability to catch big fish. I got to sit down with him and listen as he told me about missing what he felt was a world record trout while filming a television show on the Little Red River. Joe also gave us some great tips for both anglers targeting big fish and folks new to the quiet sport. Look for the entire interview as soon as we figure out this pod casting thing.

This is Ian Rutter of R&R Fly Fishing. Ian and his wife, Charity, are guides specializing in fly fishing The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and several of the Tennessee tail water fisheries. They put on their excellent seminar in front of a packed house. More importantly than the fishing tips they gave us was the inside scoop that we got about Ian's good friend and fellow fly fishing blogger, Tom Chandler of the excellent Trout Underground blog. We will keep all of the really juicy tidbits to ourselves, but suffice it to say that according to Ian, Tom has something in common with Joe Humphreys when it comes to missing a big fish last year.

Celebrity Fly tier Dick Talleur was on hand to demonstrate his techniques for the masses.


Tom Chandler said...

Whatever that lying bastard said isn't true. I didn't miss that huge fish. He simply wasn't committed enough...

Murdock said...

Ian or the fish? I often meet fish that just won't commit.