Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Trout TV Available on Amazon Prime

If you don't have an Amazon Prime membership, this might be a great reason to get one.  I recently discovered that Trout TV seasons 4-6 starring Hilary Hutcheson (@Outsidehilary), is now available free for prime members.

You can even try before you buy with a 30 day free trial via this affiliate link

Monday, February 26, 2018

Happy 93rd Birthday Lefty Kreh

Photo courtesy of All the Best for Lefty Kreh
Happy 93rd Birthday to fly fishing icon, Lefty Kreh. Take a moment to visit the All The Best for Lefty Kreh page on facebook to send him your wishes! The page is run by his granddaughter, Samantha and is a great place to keep up with the legend.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy President's Day - Presidential Fly Fishing

Herbert Hoover was not big into the CandR scene.  Photo Credit Library of Congress.
We don't often jump into politics (unless it's something that impacts our fishing), However, since it is President's Day, it is worth noting that several folks of the rank of Commander In Chief have been among the afflicted.   Some quick scanning of the interwebs brings interesting facts to light.


The three presidents who enjoyed fishing the most were probably Grover Cleveland, Herbert Hoover and Jimmy Carter. Cleveland and Hoover wrote books—Cleveland’s “Fishing and Shooting Sketches” (1906) and Hoover’s “Fishing for Fun—and to Wash Your Soul” (1963)—extolling the virtues and healthful benefits of fishing.

The HUK gear site says our first President used it to avoid dueling:

While history has styled our nation’s first president as a revered public figure, he was also one of the finest outdoorsmen of his time, and this included his passion for fishing. Washington’s home of Mt. Vernon was near the prime waters on the Potomac River and he even endeavored into commercial fishing. There are also stories that George Washington used fishing to settle disputes between his fellow founding fathers, or that he took three fishing breaks during the Constitutional Convention. By all accounts, he was a competent survivalist, fantastic horseback rider, and a passionate fisherman.

WideOpenSpaces on Warren G. Harding:

Few would call Harding a particularly great or notable presence, but his victory lap after winning the election essentially consisted of golfing and fishing in Texas. He’s a president we wouldn’t have minded being friends with, as he knew how to keep his priorities straight.

Finally, The Drake says that a little bad weather didn't keep GWB off the water.

While both Bushes put their time in chasing stripers off the coast of their family compound in Kennebunkport, it seems the elder Bush—when both were along—was generally at the helm. While sometimes criticized for the size of their stripers, (Reuters photo caption: “Are the Bush’s immune from the regs?”), they at least can be credited for getting after it in less-than-ideal weather conditions, even if they once got the anchor so stuck that it had to be retrieved by Secret Service divers.

Each of these sites have many more tidbits of info on fishing Presidents so check them out. Just a thought, maybe, in addition to President's day, we should have a National "Take a POTUS fishing day."  We just need to find a guide that can pass the background check..

*Update*  Just found this post on Anglers In Chief from

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Stay out of the dog house with this free Valentine's Day Gift Idea

Did you fail to obtain a suitable Valentine's Day gift for that special person in your life?  If so, feel free to stay out of the dog house by giving your significant other our downloadable Valentine's Day coupon sheet.   These coupons obligate you, the giver, to several thoughtful and selfless acts of love which anyone should appreciate receiving.

Disclaimer:   Use these at your own risk.  You might be so thoughtful and selfless that you end up alone and owning half of your stuff.  #satire

The Texas Fly Fishing Festival and Brew Fest 3-10 - 3-11

A fly fishing festival and a beer festival combined?  Yes please!   We missed this last year but this year are planning on attending along with Honorable Son #1 and only who will be in town for my 51st.   Let us know if you are attending and we will look you up.

Make plans now to attend the second annual Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival (TFFF) on March 10-11, 2018, in Plano, Texas. This one-of-a-kind, family-friendly event will be held at the Plano Center approximately 20 miles north of Dallas, with easy access from Route 75.
The indoor/outdoor venue means that attendees can have the best of both worlds: Attendees can check out a myriad of fly fishing manufacturers indoors, attend various lectures on techniques and topics interesting to fly anglers of every stripe–and then step out into the Texas sunshine to taste some of the Lone Star State’s best micro-brewed beer.The TFFF is your chance to meet nationally known fly fishing authors, professional guides, expert casters, custom bamboo rodmakers, and fly tyers from across the country.
Don’t know much about fly fishing?The TFFF is the perfect place to learn every aspect of the quiet sport. Not sure if fly fishing is for you? Wander the festival grounds, learn how to fish from a kayak, watch a casting or fly tying demonstration, take a casting or fly tying class, test out the latest fly rods yourself – and then sample a series of microbrews.