Short stories by some of our favorite fly fishers. Pulp Fly's authors have cred on both the water and the page and it shows up in the stories they tell. Volumes one and two accompanied me on countless coast to Colorado business trips. Number three is required reading for those of us who might not get on the water as much as we would like. Think MacLean meets Hunter S. and you have the idea.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
"Landed" (Trailer) - Official Selection, IF4 2014 from IF4 on Vimeo
If my recollection is accurate, I originally met up with April Vokey in 2009 when she was putting together a fund raiser known as Flies for Fins. Since that time she has built amazing personal and business brands and is well known as a knowledgeable and conservation minded steelhead guide.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I haven't seen one of these up close and personal but Smith Fly's new Cooler Kilt, launching in late November, makes sense to me. Especially in light of limited space in the boat, pickup truck, or campsite.
From their press release: By snapping directly to a cooler, the Cooler Kilt keeps gear consolidated, out of the way, and easily accessible. It was designed for people fishing on small watercraft, including stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and micro skiffs, as well as spin-and-bait casting fisherman and hunters.Many anglers keep coolers on board of their watercraft to carry water, lunch, snacks, and beverages. They also carry cumbersome bags that are intended for wading. SmithFly owner and fisherman Ethan Smith set out to design a product that easily enables people to attach their gear directly to the front of their coolers.
“There wasn’t a good solution for carrying fly boxes and tackle on the water while fishing from smaller, more nimble boats,” said Smith. “Now you can haul your gear and your beer in one trip from the truck to the boat. The Cooler Kilt lets you put your stuff right where you can access it, without any hassle.”
Cooler Kilts are made in the U.S.A. and will be available in five sizes accommodating cooler sizes from 25 to 65 quarts. They’re constructed of 1000D Cordura, and feature multiple rows of Mil-Spec nylon webbing with one-inch tactical bar tacks. The back of each kilt has snaps that attach to coolers. The snaps are available as stainless steel self-tapping screws similar to those of boat covers, or as pressure sensitive adhesive pads with snap heads.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Application March 1, 1955, Serial No. 491,266
Claims. (Cl. 43-4232) My invention relates to fishing and particularly to a fish lure of a novel type which is especially adapted for casting with a fly rod.
Fish strike at a cigarette butt which has been thrown from a boat and is floating either in fresh or salt water.
The principal object of my invention is to provide a fly rod lure which will simulate a cigarette butt in its appearance. A further object is to provide such a lure which will float when cast in the water.
Before you knock Erastus Corning's idea, how many patents do you have?
Breaking the surface :: Loop Tackle Design from Loop Tackle on Vimeo.
This video from the folks at Loop is especially for all of the #dryordie folks among us. I once caught a sockeye on a mouse fly but I'm pretty sure it was an accident. Hooked him in the mouth though.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Our next stop was the Orvis commissary. Due to the remoteness of their offices, the company provides dining facilities. The employees do not eat for free nor does the menu consist entirely of venison and roast pheasant. In a definitive nod to conservation, no wild brook trout were on the menu the day of our visit.Read the whole sordid story here.
Monday, October 14, 2013
During a recent visit to the Spyderco factory outside of Golden, Colorado, I noticed that, in addition to their signature hawk eyed opening hole, some knives had a hook like protrusion facing forward, above the blade. When I asked what this was for, the clerk advised that it was the Emerson Opening system. What a wonderful idea, I immediately thought, a bottle opener built right into the blade of your knife.
It turns out that while it could possibly used to open a cold brew, the Emerson Opening System is actually a remarkably simple one hand opening mechanism built into the knife. Clipped inside your pants pocket with the blade facing toward the rear, the bottle opener hook thing is perfectly aligned with the lip of the pocket so that upon drawing the blade rearward, in one smooth motion you end up holding an open knife. Since the knife opens completely when drawn, it is open and usable much quicker than even the fastest assisted opening knife.
YouTube user rwb1500 has a video that demonstrates how it works.
Your mileage may vary - don't blame us if you inadvertently remove any vital appendages during the use of this fine product.
Spyderco Endura 4 Wave Plain Edge Folding Knife
Friday, October 11, 2013
*warning: slight f-bomb droppage as the great beast approaches the shore.
Sunday, October 06, 2013
Capt. Barry Hoffman, of Hoffman's Guide Service in Tavernier, said he doesn't rely on National Park Service personnel and rangers when he fishes the bay, so he doesn't see why he can't go there. "It seems pretty senseless to me because they don't provide a service for us when we're out there," said Hoffman, who has been fishing the backcountry for more than 23 years.Read more in the Miami Herald article.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/03/3667165/federal-shutdown-shuts-downs-keys.html#storylink=cpy
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Flow from Addi Berry on Vimeo.
Mad skills on the fly rod,vise, and also behind the lens. Like us @AddieBerry is a Carolina expat, now residing in the land of craft beer, mountains, and trout (Colorado). Be sure to follow him on Twitter.