Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gear: San Juan River Trip 2014

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing a few gear selections for our Spring trip to fish the San Juan. We will be meeting up with a few members of the original FlyfishMagazine crew and since we haven't seen these guys in a few years, one of the first things we will be doing will likely be lighting up a celebratory cigar

Chris Rohr @rohr_chris of The Scandinavian Tobacco group provided us with the smokes pictured above. As if the premium names ( Punch, Partagas etc.) aren't enough to get your attention, these come in unique water proof packaging that will keep the cigars inside fresh for up to two years with no humidor needed. Look for these fine cigars at retailers across the country and watch for more gear highlights here. -long ashes

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Artist Eric L. Knowlton of ReelTroutStudios.com

Twitter introduced us to woodcarver Eric L. Knowlton (follow him @reeltroutstudios) when we were forwarded this picture of his excellent work. The carving you see before you depicts a 34" Iliamna, Alaska Rainbow Trout. A trout which is a good half foot longer than my largest catch from the same part of the world. Check out more of his work at www.reeltrout.com .