Friday, July 29, 2016

Gifts for the fisher lady: Brown trout skin brooch

Via EquusFancy's Etsy shop...

"I up-cycled an old brooch that had a broken cameo into this! This is for the fly fisherwoman out there or just a trout lover. It's a glass cabochon about 2" with a brown trout skin. There's matching rhinestones. The brooch is gold."

Asking price $22.50 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Saving the Greenbacks

The Denver post has an interesting article about efforts to save the rare greenback cutthroat trout from effects of the Hayden Pass fire.

"Colorado Parks and Wildlife says many of the rare fish — with genetic links to the iconic, pure greenback cutthroat trout — were taken from the fire zone to an isolation chamber at the Roaring Judy Hatchery near Gunnison."

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Helios on the move!

In May The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust tagged a 45 lb Tarpon and named it Helios (it was sponsored by Orvis' Perk Perkins - which may be the first time naming rights have been "sold" for a fish).  It turns out the "Silver King" covers some serious mileage.

"I want to share a pretty cool story with you. As you may know, BTT began its tarpon acoustic tagging program in May 2016, and we just received our first detection of a tagged fish! It's a 45-pound fish named Helios (sponsored by Perk Perkins, CEO of Orvis) and it traveled over 400 miles in less than a month! This is amazing because it's the first time we've been able to track fish in this size range (previous satellite tagging efforts funded by BTT were limited to tarpon 80 pounds and up) and because it disproves the widely-held theory that tarpon don't migrate long-distances before reaching sexual maturity."

The BTT is a great organization that study the gamefish we all enjoy.   I'm looking forward to following Helios' travels. 

Cha-Ching : Underground Sold

Our pal and the Editorial Trophy Wife's favorite fly fishing blogger, Tom Chandler, may soon be spotted tooling around Mt. Shasta in a high end imported super car.   It seems he has formed a strategic partnership with Yobi Adventures.  It appears that Tom is the first and most likely only fly fishing blogger to benefit from a dot com era buy out (albeit a few years late).  Congratulations Tom!  On a related note,  I once had a guy offer to trade me a Winston fly rod for FlyfishMagazine.