Friday, August 31, 2012

Low holed by the 2nd most powerful man in the free world?

According to an AP article, when fishing in Jackson Hole, WY, you might be well served to complain about interest rates to that guy just downstream.  Jackson Hole is the site of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's annual conference.   Why?.   Because former Fed Chairman, Paul Volcker enjoyed fly fishing.   No word yet as to the current Chairman being among the afflicted. 

Read the article at the Washington Post.


 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Do you have what it takes to be Top Hooker

We almost dismissed this as spam when it hit the @Flyfishmagazine twitter feed but it appears the producers of television's TopShot are looking to crown a Top Hooker. From their website:

The producers of Top Shot, Dirty Jobs and The Ultimate Fighter are seeking America’s best and boldest fishermen to take on Animal Planet’s extreme fishing competition, Top Hooker.

On this brand new TV show, you and a handful of daring fishing enthusiasts will tackle exciting and intense challenges on America’s rivers, lakes, streams and even the open ocean. Are you ready for adventure?

We are looking for COMPETITIVE, OUTGOING and SKILLED anglers, spear fishermen, game fishermen, fly fishermen, trawlers and trappers from all walks of life. It doesn’t matter if your experience is commercial, sport or recreational. As long as you’re skilled, adaptable and confident enough to take on anything we throw at you, you could win A BIG GRAND PRIZE and the title of Animal Planet’s first Top Hooker.

This will be TV’s biggest, wildest fishing competition.

Email a pic sans sunglasses and hat to Tophookercasting@gmail.com if you think you have what it takes. Tell them Flyfishmagazine sent you.