Give a man a trout shaped cake...
Ranch Events out of San Diego, California. The cake sealed the deal and he married her right away. Click the photos to get the full effect.
Photo credit Thomas Hiatt
Flyfishmagazine is a Fly fishing Blog and the sister publication to the e-zine www.flyfishmagazine.com. We will use our little corner of the blogosphere to keep our readers up to date on whats new and news in the world of fly fishing. You should also expect a healthy dose of our Editor's ramblings. Excuse him, he can't really help it.
Via Kenai Alaska's Peninsula Clarion we get news of this angler's massive salmon catch. As we sit in our office overlooking the cemetery, working on our latest Power Point presentations we can barely contain our drool.
"It's kind of a blur, but I remember fighting it for about 15 to 20 minutes, it kept circling and going under the boat. When I finally saw it I couldn't believe how big it was, and when we finally got it into the boat I was physically shaking," he said. "
Photo by JOSEPH ROBERTIA
The folks at Ross Worldwide are getting into the fly rod game and have enlisted the help of fly fishing instructor Mel Krieger. These "Essence Series Fly Rods" will retail starting at only $99 and will include a rod case and sock. They will also be available as a complete outfit coupled with a Ross reel. Personally, being a big fan of affordable fly rods, I'd like to see how one of these rods performs. Text of their press release follows:
Mel Krieger Joins Ross Worldwide in the Development of "Essence" Series Fly Rods
After more than 40 years of teaching fly fishing and fly casting to thousands of people around the world, Mel Krieger has joined the Ross Worldwide team in the design and development of high quality, affordable fly rods. The first products scheduled for release are the Essence Series Fly Rods, named after Mel’s most notable work – The Essence of Flycasting.
When asked about this new partnership, Mel said,
"It is a pleasure to be working with the fine people at Ross. The company is well respected and makes great products. I am delighted with the design of the Essence series fly rods. These are quality rods that will satisfy the most advanced anglers, as well as those just starting out. While the price is absolutely affordable, these are top quality fly rods that perform every bit as well as tackle costing many times more. A great casting rod is an invaluable tool in the sport of fly fishing, and this is exactly what you get with every Essence series fly rod. I proudly fish these products myself".
The Ross Worldwide Essence series fly rods will be available September 2007, and will retail starting at just $99.00. The rods will be sold individually with a rod case and rod sock, and as part of a complete fly fishing outfit, including a pre-spooled reel, rod case and an instructional DVD, Beginnings – An Introduction to Fly Fishing, by Mel Krieger.
Mel Krieger is unquestionably one of the top fly fishing instructors in the world, and a master at unraveling the mysteries of fly fishing. Mel’s gentle approach and enthusiastic teaching style make learning the sport of fly fishing a fast, easy and fun experience for every level of fly angler; even those that have never cast a rod! Over his lifetime, Mel has helped thousands of people become great fly fishers, including many champion casters, expert anglers, guides and instructors.
For additional information, please contact the Ross factory at (970) 249-1212 or on the web at http://www.rossreelsworldwide.com/.
Photo credit Don Barone.
Take 'em fishing after bible study!
"A lot of churches don't understand men will serve the Lord if they can find a marriage between their passion and their faith. If you give them permission to do that, boy, you are on it," Cruise said.
This can only lead to fly tying vises in the Sunday School classrooms. Now if I could only sell Dad on the idea.
Carolina Redfish Guide Captain Gordon Churchill came across this disgusting example of bad sportsmanship while on a recent redfish trip near Morehead City, North Carolina. The saddest part of the whole story is that the owner of the gill net was cited and given the maximum fine. A whopping $35 plus court costs of $110. I'm not sure which is the bigger crime, the untended net that took out a dozen nice reds or the pitiful fine.
***Update**** Here is the link to the original Mike Zlotnicki article in the News & Observer.