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  • Fishing the Tailwaters of Eastern Tennessee with Patrick Fulkrod, the 2014 Orvis-Endorsed Guide of the Year

    The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide Podcast
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:59 am
    On this week’s podcast Patrick Fulkrod, the 2014 Orvis-Endorsed Guide of the Year, gives us a very full accounting of fly fishing on the east Tennessee tailwaters, specifically the Watauga and South Holston rivers.  He spills some of his secrets on hatches, seasons, water levels, and special techniques.  In the Fly Box, we have questions on trimming hackle for dry flies, hackles to use on saltwater flies, how to set the hook on downstream fish, what to do on an unfamiliar river, crane fly larvae, how to fish nymphs for cutthroats in over 15 feet of water in a river (my advice—don’t),…
  • Video Hatch: “Cold Waters”

    MidCurrent
    Erin Block
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:10 am
    Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies, Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, Steve Hemkens of Orvis, Tim Romano of Angling Trade and Todd Tanner of Conservation Hawks share their thoughts on angling and climate change in this important short film.
  • Video Hatch: “Cold Waters”

    MidCurrent
    Erin Block
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:10 am
    Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies, Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, Steve Hemkens of Orvis, Tim Romano of Angling Trade and Todd Tanner of Conservation Hawks share their thoughts on angling and climate change in this important short film.
  • Is This Michigan's Biggest Carp Ever on Rod & Reel?

    Fishing News
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Anglers dream about the day they catch THAT fish. While many settle for fish of respectable sizes and enlarge the story, others are fortunate enough to realize that dream.
  • Fishing Videos

    Anglers Diary
    Mark Carp
    12 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm
    It's been a long time since this blog saw an update, all my current angling is on the North West Carp Blog. I've recently been updating my Youtube Channel to compliment my angling blogging and I hope you like some of the clips and films shown here, I carry a Go Pro Video Camera with me every trip these days so my channel will be seeing quite a few updates as the fishing season unfolds.I have plans to write Anglers Diary again but for none carp species later this year, my youtube channel will also support my non carp fishing which will be for perch and pike once we get towards the end of the…
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    The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide Podcast

  • Fishing the Tailwaters of Eastern Tennessee with Patrick Fulkrod, the 2014 Orvis-Endorsed Guide of the Year

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:59 am
    On this week’s podcast Patrick Fulkrod, the 2014 Orvis-Endorsed Guide of the Year, gives us a very full accounting of fly fishing on the east Tennessee tailwaters, specifically the Watauga and South Holston rivers.  He spills some of his secrets on hatches, seasons, water levels, and special techniques.  In the Fly Box, we have questions on trimming hackle for dry flies, hackles to use on saltwater flies, how to set the hook on downstream fish, what to do on an unfamiliar river, crane fly larvae, how to fish nymphs for cutthroats in over 15 feet of water in a river (my advice—don’t),…
  • Bill & Tom's Excellent Fly Lists

    6 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    This week I have been asked to narrow my fly selection to three nymphs, dries, emergers, and streamers with one hand tied behind my back because the guy who wrote the question said I couldn’t use any of the old standbys (and he even specified them, most of which I would have picked).  So I dug deep and also asked my fishing buddy and co-worker Bill Reed to come in and discuss his favorites to see how our lists match.  Also in the fly box this week are questions about spotting fish in the water, how to keep a trout on the line once you have hooked it, how to spend $1500 wisely after your…
  • The Best of Tom: Upstream or Down

    1 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    Every now and then, when Tom is too busy fishing to get into the studio, we release one of his more popular shows. Here is a great one he recorded on May 28,2013, In this episode we explore the topic of whether you should fish upstream or down, not only what direction you should move but also which way you present your fly.  The podcast will tell you exactly which direction to fish every time you go out by using a simple formula (just kidding—did you really think it would be that easy?)  In the fly box we answer questions about setting the hook (again), what length rod to use (again),…
  • Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast: Over-Unders vs SIde-by-Sides

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    This week we are including the most recent episode  of the Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast with Reid Bryant. If you enjoy the show, please go to orvis.com/podcast and subscribe. In this episode, Reid interviews fomer Orvis gun smith, John Skinner on the age-aold controversy of side-by-side vs. over-under shotguns.  He interviews John Skinner, former Orvis Head Gunsmith and Shooting instructor.  He relays the nuances of one format versus another and goes into some of the history as well.
  • Our Leader on Leaders: Tom Interviews Perk Perkins

    16 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    Tom interviews his boss, Orvis CEO Perk Perkins on leaders. Don't let the CEO title fool you, the guy knows his stuff. Would you like to be on the show? Tom tells you how to win a new contest and be one of our next guests. Also, Tom answers lots of your questions in the Fly Box.
 
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    MidCurrent

  • Video Hatch: “Cold Waters”

    Erin Block
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:10 am
    Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies, Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, Steve Hemkens of Orvis, Tim Romano of Angling Trade and Todd Tanner of Conservation Hawks share their thoughts on angling and climate change in this important short film.
  • Trout Fishing: A Line to the Past

    Erin Block
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:08 am
    At the beginning of another trout season James Prosek examines how fly fishing connects us to our past. “This, I have concluded after many years of doing it, must be primarily why we fish, to satisfy some latent impulse deep in our evolutionary fabric—even if now, as we release the fish, it is more of a kind of predatory performance art.” Read Prosek’s beautifully illustrated prose, outlining different fly patterns and trout species, in a recent article in The New York Times.
  • Video Hatch: “#SaveDorados *3”

    Erin Block
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:50 am
    This short video features the work of Dr. Andy Danylchuk of the University of Massachusetts Amherst on emerging golden dorado fisheries in Argentina. More information can be found on the Indiegogo funding campaign site for the research project.
  • Tippets: Practicing on Panfish, Tim Drummond’s Flies, Saving California Steelhead

    Erin Block
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:53 am
    Panfish are often disregarded as beginner fish or for kids. However, Joe Cermele writes about how chasing these species can sharpen your skills for the “grown up” species as well. Via Fly Talk, Field & Stream. Guide and fly tier Tim Drummond of North Park Anglers talks about his work and process of creating new patterns in a recent article in This is Fly. “I believe taking the approach of solving a problem on the vise is just as rewarding as creating a new bug.” Read more from Drummond in the April/May 2015 issue. The Endangered Species Act protects steelhead trout in the…
  • ECHO Glass Switch and Spey Rod Series

    Erin Block
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    Echo has announced the release of the first major series of fiberglass spey and switch rods in the fly fishing industry, and contrary to some popular expectations, they boast benefits over many fast-action graphite rods. Read more in the press release below. ECHO Glass Switch and Spey With so many manufacturers barking the benefits of increasingly faster actions, it’s not surprising that veteran rod designer Tim Rajeff would ask “why follow the flock”? All-new for 2015, Echo introduces the first major production run of fiberglass Spey and Switch rods in the industry. Why…
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    MidCurrent

  • Video Hatch: “Cold Waters”

    Erin Block
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:10 am
    Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies, Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, Steve Hemkens of Orvis, Tim Romano of Angling Trade and Todd Tanner of Conservation Hawks share their thoughts on angling and climate change in this important short film.
  • Trout Fishing: A Line to the Past

    Erin Block
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:08 am
    At the beginning of another trout season James Prosek examines how fly fishing connects us to our past. “This, I have concluded after many years of doing it, must be primarily why we fish, to satisfy some latent impulse deep in our evolutionary fabric—even if now, as we release the fish, it is more of a kind of predatory performance art.” Read Prosek’s beautifully illustrated prose, outlining different fly patterns and trout species, in a recent article in The New York Times.
  • Video Hatch: “#SaveDorados *3”

    Erin Block
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:50 am
    This short video features the work of Dr. Andy Danylchuk of the University of Massachusetts Amherst on emerging golden dorado fisheries in Argentina. More information can be found on the Indiegogo funding campaign site for the research project.
  • Tippets: Practicing on Panfish, Tim Drummond’s Flies, Saving California Steelhead

    Erin Block
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:53 am
    Panfish are often disregarded as beginner fish or for kids. However, Joe Cermele writes about how chasing these species can sharpen your skills for the “grown up” species as well. Via Fly Talk, Field & Stream. Guide and fly tier Tim Drummond of North Park Anglers talks about his work and process of creating new patterns in a recent article in This is Fly. “I believe taking the approach of solving a problem on the vise is just as rewarding as creating a new bug.” Read more from Drummond in the April/May 2015 issue. The Endangered Species Act protects steelhead trout in the…
  • ECHO Glass Switch and Spey Rod Series

    Erin Block
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    Echo has announced the release of the first major series of fiberglass spey and switch rods in the fly fishing industry, and contrary to some popular expectations, they boast benefits over many fast-action graphite rods. Read more in the press release below. ECHO Glass Switch and Spey With so many manufacturers barking the benefits of increasingly faster actions, it’s not surprising that veteran rod designer Tim Rajeff would ask “why follow the flock”? All-new for 2015, Echo introduces the first major production run of fiberglass Spey and Switch rods in the industry. Why…
 
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    Fishing News

  • Is This Michigan's Biggest Carp Ever on Rod & Reel?

    25 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Anglers dream about the day they catch THAT fish. While many settle for fish of respectable sizes and enlarge the story, others are fortunate enough to realize that dream.
  • Opening day for inland trout fishing

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:20 pm
    April 25 is opening day of inland trout fishing season, and local businesses said a lot of people came out to get their fishing licenses. "Fishing licenses have been doing pretty well here in the past few weeks," Butch Sause, employee at Bait Plus in Gwinn, said.
  • Friday's Child Gerry O'hEara

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Gearoid O hEara is the Sinn Fein candidate for Foyle in the upcoming Westminster election.
  • When fishing fails at one spot, stay the course

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    That was the dilemma we faced as we parted the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor headed for the Louisiana Marsh with speckled trout - perhaps a few in the five-pound range - on our minds. The conditions were not the best as the wind began to pick up out of the southwest, but we stayed the course equipped with plastic jigs, top-water and slow-sinking lures and a few live shrimp.
  • Gloucester Township Police: Expect Delays During Hooked on Fishing Tournament Saturday

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:11 pm
    The third annual "Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs" kids fishing tournament is set for Saturday, and Gloucester Township Police are advising residents to beware of higher pedestrian traffic in the area. Registration is from 8 a.m.-9 a.m., and classes are 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Classes include the LEAD program and safety procedures, and those who are fishing must attend.
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    Anglers Diary

  • Fishing Videos

    Mark Carp
    12 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm
    It's been a long time since this blog saw an update, all my current angling is on the North West Carp Blog. I've recently been updating my Youtube Channel to compliment my angling blogging and I hope you like some of the clips and films shown here, I carry a Go Pro Video Camera with me every trip these days so my channel will be seeing quite a few updates as the fishing season unfolds.I have plans to write Anglers Diary again but for none carp species later this year, my youtube channel will also support my non carp fishing which will be for perch and pike once we get towards the end of the…
  • North West Carp Blog

    Mark Carp
    12 Nov 2010 | 12:14 pm
    I've moved this blog and renamed it the 'North West Carp Blog'. Here are some of the best entries on the new site, please feel free to pay a visit as all my new work is published there.Basic Carp Hair RigD Rig for CarpLine Aligner Carp RigLeadcore Carp Rigs/LeadersMaking Lead Fishing WeightsTiger Nuts for CarpMaize for CarpChick Peas for CarpGroats for CarpFinding Winter Carp2007 Winter Carp Diaries Start Here2008 Winter Carp Diaries Start HereFishing for River Dee CarpFishing for River Weaver CarpCapesthorne HallRichworth Linear FisheriesYateley Sandhurst LakeActon Burnell CarpWalton Hall…
  • Carp Fishing - Day Ticket Carp Fishing Trip

    Mark Carp
    31 May 2009 | 2:09 am
    I must admit I’m not a big fan of day ticket carp fishing, mainly because of the silly prices fisheries are charging for a 24hr session these days!. If I do fish a day ticket water I want to be sure I’m on the type of water that offers me big fish, after all, if I’m paying over the odds, I want to be in with a chance of a big carp. I’d actually given up day ticket carp fishing many years ago when I thought Linear Fisheries were getting greedy and starting to charge too much, my opinion of Linear hasn’t changed and I haven’t been there for a while now.The one day ticket water that…
  • Carp Tackle Review - JRC Stealth Brolly

    Mark Carp
    17 May 2009 | 4:43 am
    Spring is well under way now and summer is just around the corner, after a winter of day only carping I’ve started fishing nights again in the last month or so and I’d forgotten just how handy it is having a decent brolly for overnighters.The JRC Stealth Brolly is my chosen system for overnighters, the stealth covers my bedchair and sleeping bag easily and leaves me with plenty of room to store my gear at the back of my bedchair. What I like about the stealth brolly is how fast you can get set up, I’m a short session carp angler and I’m always watching the water and looking to move…
  • Carp Fishing - Winter Carping Pt7

    Mark Carp
    3 May 2009 | 1:36 am
    After opening my 2009 carp account with a 14lb 6oz common last week I was back at the lake the following Saturday which was the 24th January. On my way to the lake is was getting increasingly agitated as the fields either side of the road were white with frost. The closer I got to the lake the worse the frost seemed to be and I had a nagging feeling that I might be driving towards a frozen lake!. I was already most of the way there so I didn’t bother turning the car round and going home. When I arrived I found the lake half frozen but fishable although I needed to do a bit of work to reach…
 
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    Fort Lauderdale Fishing Blog

  • Snappers are snapping on the drift boat this week

    Captain Andy
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    The snappers are biting like mad on our drift fishing trips this week.  The yellowtails are hitting, as well as mangroves and muttons too.  Morning trips have been a bit slow, but the afternoon and night trips are making up for it.  The muttons are showing up particularly well on the afternoon trips and the yellowtails/mangroves are snappin’ on the night trip.  The mangroves have been exceptionally big lately.  Ballyhoo plugs and squid are the top baits for these tasty bottom critters.  You have a good shot at catching a bigger snapper on the afternoon trip, but the action is…
  • Wahoos, Wahoos and More Wahoos. Great Wahoo Action in Ft Lauderdale.

    Captain Andy
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:13 pm
    A double header wahoo caught trolling on our sportfishing charter Wow, what a week we’ve had trolling for wahoo.  They are jumping in the boat.  Not literally, but they sure are biting good.  The wahoo always bite good around the full moon, and this week is no different.  We’re catching them trolling in 180-450ft of water, just a mile and a half off the Ft Lauderdale coast.  We’ve caught a couple doubles and a couple triples over the past few days.  There are also some mahi-mahi mixed in and a few tunas.  Our sportfishing charters aren’t catching them on every…
  • Great Week of Fishing in Ft Lauderdale

    Captain Andy
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Jay with a big sailfish just caught on a Ft Lauderdale sportfish charter. It’s been one helluva great week of fishing in Fort Lauderdale.  The dolphin are biting excellent, some sailfish are around and biting, big groupers and other big bottom fish are biting… lots of activity out there on the reefs.  The cold snap we just had over the weekend has really gotten the sailfish frisky.  And with the stiff winds, it’s the perfect conditions for kite fishing.  Sailfish are concentrated in 100-200ft of water, a line of water about a mile off our coast affectionally called…
  • The Dolphin Bite is on in Ft Lauderdale

    Captain Andy
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:40 am
    Huge bull dolphin caught sportfishing in Ft Lauderdale It’s been a great couple weeks of dolphin fishing in Ft Lauderdale.  The dolphin are coming in pretty close, almost into the reefs.  The best bite is happening in 200-400ft of water.  Most dolphins have been schoolie sized, with quite a few gaffers mixed in.  The other day, Capt. Rod caught a humongous bull dolphin, a 50 pounder.  This is the season of big fish in Ft Lauderdale. Mick with a big blackfin tuna caught trolling in Ft Lauderdale Blackfin tunas are also abundant on the reefs this time of year.  They school up into…
  • Christmas Week Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

    Captain Andy
    26 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    Cool tiger shark caught fishing aboard the Catch My Drift Great week of fishing in Fort Lauderdale.  Over this past week, there have been some great catches of dolphin, sailfish, a few wahoos, sharks and some big fish off the bottom.  Our drift fishing trips are getting into all the different kinds of snappers… yellowtails, mangroves and mutton snappers as well as a grouper every now and then and the oddball cobia, tuna or mahi-mahi.  Kingfish are also out there and biting for those anglers who fish a surface or mid-depth bait.  Kingfish like the morning bite, so if you’re…
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  • Spey TV

    Kyle Shea
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Our kind of television.. If you’ve been following our blog for some time, you’re well aware that we really enjoy spey fishing at our lodges in Alaska and British Columbia. That’s why we were really excited when we heard that our good buddy George Cook and Erik Johnson were going to be launching SPEY TV, a web series of videos dedicated to all things spey. We’re looking forward to the videos to come and plan on keeping all you spey junkies out there updated as more videos become available. However, today we present you with the first episode of the series highlighting…
  • Wading for Bonefish – Roundup

    Kyle Shea
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Patiently wading. Photo: Flip McCririck. When conditions allow, we really like wading for bonefish. Therefore, we’ve written a lot of posts about it in the past. Odds are you haven’t read them all, so today we present you a roundup of 5 posts on wading for bonefish that you might not have seen before. Enjoy! Wading for Bonefish – Roundup Wading for Bonefish – Why? There are a number of situations where wading for bonefish makes sense, here’s why. Lots of Wading on South Andros. How often do our guests wade? Probably more often than you might think. Wading in…
  • Pebble Mine Update

    Kyle Shea
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    A lot at stake.. Photo: Jason Whiting. The effort to save Bristol Bay from the threat of the proposed Pebble Mine has certainly made some huge progress over the past year. However, many anglers might be surprised to learn that the fight is not over. So, today we present you with a write up from our buddy Scott Hed, Director of the Sportman’s Alliance for Alaska, on the current status of the fight to protect Bristol Bay and how you can help. Thanks Scott! All’s Quiet on the Pebble Front.. But Not Really. It sure seems like a long time since there’s been any news on the battle to…
  • Endless Flats

    Kyle Shea
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Not a soul in sight. Photo: Hollis Bennett. First time guests here at Andros South often comment that our flats seem to ‘go on forever.’ It’s not uncommon to poll all day and not see another soul, and we’re really happy about that. More on Flats Fishing Reading Mangrove Flats – Video Casting on the Flats – Top 3 Tips Ask  the Experts – Biggest Surprise on the Flats
  • Innovative Tippet Material From Arc Fishing

    Kyle Shea
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    ARC Fishing Tippet. Photo: Kyle Shea. Its been a while since we’ve seen anything truly innovative in the world of leader and tippet material. However, the folks at ARC Fishing have come out with some pretty exciting new products that we think might change the way we look at what we’re attaching our fly to. We think of couple of their products have a lot of potential, and today we’re going to tell you about them. ARC Fluorocoat Tippet Ever had trouble deciding whether to use nylon monofilament or fluorocarbon? What if you didn’t have to? ARC’s Fluorocoat Tippet is…
 
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  • Fly Fishing Getting Started - The Mayfly Stages of Life 101

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    A mayfly hatch is the grand finale in the year long seasonal play that returns annually for trout and anglers. This show begins the previous season with mature female mayflies, called spinners, laying their eggs on the surface of the water(video). The eggs shortly hatch into small larvae and quickly change into nymphs.The nymph phase of the mayfly is the longest and will last just about one year. Different species of mayflies can be found in different parts of a stream. Some prefer the faster water and rocks, while others are only found at the end of pools in deep mud. During this time a…
  • Fly Fishing Getting Started - Trout Food Overview

    13 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    There are thousands of streams across the region where wild trout naturally reproduce as a result of ideal water conditions and the availability of food. With countless years of evolution behind them, trout have successfully learned to eat a wide variety of food sources. Even then for the trout, everything from geology to pollution influences what kind of trout food prevails in each stream. Stocked trout are no exception to this and within days when they are placed into streams instincts quickly kick in for them to key in on naturally occurring trout food. These different types of trout foods…
  • PFBC Proposes Changes to Fly Fishing Only Areas - Action Today

    7 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Centerpins Permitted on C&R FFO Areas?This past January the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Commissioners were asked to expand opportunities for anglers across the state. A New Rule Making Proposal #264 just hit the PF&BC page.It is named the Simplification and Consolidation of Regulations. Many of the 9 major item categories involve mundane Summary Book Changes to language, semantics on baitfish, size, lake regulations, elimination of the WBTEP program, etc. But one change in particular may be of interest to followers of this page.#8In § 65.14, {C&R FFO Areas} the Commission…
  • A Knotty Approach to Time on the Water.

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:20 am
    While sharing some time on the water the other day with Dave Kile (dkile) I experienced what seems to happen often during a decent hatch with some wind, you guessed it, a wind knot! Or as Lefty Kreh calls them, bad casting knots. Everyone gets them now and then especially when combining a breeze, long leaders and fine tippets. Or for the chuck and duck crowd, of which I am often a member, weight and multiple flies. So as Dave stands upstream pondering my delay to cast to a rising fish, he asks, what’s the problem Einstein? I said I have a wind knot, and it reminded me of a tip I learned…
  • Comment Period for Classification of Wild Trout Streams 2015

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:40 am
    The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is currently seeking Comments for the consideration of a proposal to add 45 streams to the list of streams with Natural Reproduction of Trout. These streams were surveyed and found to have at least two year classes of wild trout. Should the proposal be adopted the additions would be added to the PA Bulletin and subsequently receive protection from encroachment by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) through permit restrictions during the fall spawning period.The comment period ends Monday March 30, 2015. So don't delay.Please take a…
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    Sea Fishing & Walking in the UK

  • Bike to Lunch, Lambs and Swallows

    Stu
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    This month Spring has definitely arrived. The weather in Lancashire has been fantastic with just a few April showers to kick the month off.Along with our trail running training we’ve been getting out on the bikes and a couple of weekends ago we had a ride out to Parbold for lunch at a lovely little café called Yours Is The Earth, as it was early (ish) we were still in time for the breakfast menu from which Wendy had a Bacon and Poached Egg Bagel and I had a Scrambled Egg and Salmon Croissant, both were great and just the right size to set us up for the ride home.Lambs seem to be…
  • Mid March Update

    Stu
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:12 am
    It’s mid March and spring is definitely in the air as the Snowdrops die back and make way for the bright yellow of the Daffodils which seem to cover every road side verge at this time of year.We managed to get out for a walk over Birkdale dunes which was great and it certainly blew away any lingering cobwebs left over from the Winter. It’s odd but when I lived in Southport I never thought to visit the dunes even though I could quite easily have walked there.The Maddog 10k race on Southport was success with lots of our friends from Chorley Sweatshop Running Community joining us and…
  • End of Winter (I hope) Update

    Stu
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:10 pm
    So I’ve been a bit rubbish at updating this blog over the past months not for any specific reason except with all the running we’ve been doing and the festive period in the middle we’ve not done any fishing or even been out for a ‘proper’ walk. But it’s not all been about sitting in front of the log burner and eating cake, although there has been quiet a lot of that as the wind howled during December and January.October started with Wendy doing the Rivington Half Trail Marathon which I’d done last year, we had a few friends running it as well so it was good to support them as…
  • Seasonal Changes, Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

    Stu
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    This month Autumn arrived with the first proper rain storm of the season, just in time for Wendy to run the Rivington Half marathon a couple of weeks ago and almost three months since our summer break on Anglesey.After our break a lot of the weekends have been taken up running, walking or cycling round the Lancashire countryside. The hills around Chorley have been particularly colourful with one of my runs accidentally timed to perfection as I ventured over Great Hill and ended up surround by miles and miles of purple heather. With the sun shining and views as far as the Lake District and…
  • Traeth Cymyran Walk to Ynys Feirig

    Stu
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    After Thursdays time on the beach we were both feeling a little tender on our shoulders where we should have re-applied sunscreen a lot earlier than we did, nothing serious but still a little too sore for the blazing midday sun so we elected to have an easy last day (all our Anglesey days are easy) and go for our walk after an early evening dinner.It was to be a day of ’lasts’. We did our last run before breakfast, the 6k loop along the Menai Straits and past the Sea Zoo, it was still hot even early in the morning but the run was great and set us up for a day of relaxing at the cottage.
 
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    Black Marlin Blog

  • Little Audrey Peter Goadby Memorial, Sydney GFC

    Kelly Dalling Fallon
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Official results from the Little Audrey Peter Goadby Memorial Tournament held over the weekend in another weather affected comp (Sunday cancelled): 1. Champion Boat T&R – Dealne 3 marlin 2. Runner-Up T&R – Little Audrey 1 marlin 3. Third Place T&R – Taniuii 4. Fourth Place T&R – Sirocco Champion lady Angler – Claire Graham […] Visit the full report at: Little Audrey Peter Goadby Memorial, Sydney GFC © Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2015.
  • 2015 World Offshore Championships Results

    Kelly Dalling Fallon
    19 Apr 2015 | 3:26 pm
    It was another win for the World Offshore Championships last week with yet another tournament billfish record beaten for the second year running. Day 2’s fishing results set a new single day tournament record of 942 with 940 sailfish, 1 black marlin and 1 striped marlin being released.  Last year the 2014 event beat the […] Visit the full report at: 2015 World Offshore Championships Results © Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2015.
  • Offshore World Championships 2015

    Kelly Dalling Fallon
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Once again the Offshore World Championships are underway in Costa Rica and Australia is again well represented – and after only the first day’s fishing, well represented on the leaderboard as well. On Day 1, 67 teams and 318 anglers accounted for 821 billfish (mostly sailfish with 6 blue marlin and 1 black marlin thrown […] Visit the full report at: Offshore World Championships 2015 © Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2015.
  • Gold Coast GFC Garmin Blue Marlin Classic, small fry record and an Aussie doing us proud overseas

    Kelly Dalling Fallon
    12 Apr 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Anglers on board the 38 boats competing in the 2015 Gold Coast GFC Garmin Blue Marlin Classic got rough treatment to the start of fishing with windy and rough condition though not a strong wind warning which meant the fishing could go ahead.  And the fishing was tough in the conditions with just 5 blues […] Visit the full report at: Gold Coast GFC Garmin Blue Marlin Classic, small fry record and an Aussie doing us proud overseas © Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2015.
  • Marlin captures to marlin sculptures

    Kelly Dalling Fallon
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    A few quick 2015 season updates: After a bumper 2014 giant black marlin season there have already been several baby black marlin sightings and encounters not only around North Queensland as expected but all the way to off Fraser and Moreton Island. Oppositely, Port Stephens has been enjoying a late run with blue marlin on […] Visit the full report at: Marlin captures to marlin sculptures © Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2015.
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  • Man Rig - I'm On a Flying Boat Edition

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    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
     
  • The Lure

    El Guapo
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Kickstarter trailer for the feature film, The Lure.
  • F3T Ellensburg

    El Guapo
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    The F3T is coming to Ellensburg and Troutwater - Guide Service/Fly Shop/Outfitters is hosting. All the proceeds benefit the Yakima River Headwaters TU.  Iron Horse Brewery pouring beer! Food from The Porch Steakhouse! Donations for the raffle so far include: a Yakima River fly fishing trip, items from Royal Sports LLC, Patagonia, Patagonia Fly Fish, The Waterworks Lamson, Howler Brothers, H&H Outfitters, and a round of golf from Suncadia Resort! More prizes and fun things/stuff/items/things/stuff to come. Wait, what?.. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at either Troutwater- Cle…
  • Fishstarter - Tight Loops Feature Documentary

    El Guapo
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:09 am
    We are Tight Loops, two young artists addicted to adventure, the outdoors, and fly fishing. We are seriously passionate about story telling, be it through film, photo, or written word. We've realized the only way to truly tell the stories we want to tell, is to make some life altering changes. It's dawned on us that the only way to create without boundaries and constraints, is to knock them down entirely. Documenting our trip through video and photography, we will be heading west to Montana in our 1985 VW Vanagon. We will meet others along the way, see and explore the American landscape, and…
  • Get Trashed

    El Guapo
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:07 am
    What is Get Trashed you say? It is a RIVER CLEANUP with a twist. Each team will be given bags to collect trash throughout their 2 days of searching for the fish of 1000 casts! Points will be allotted for fish caught, "Unique" trash collected, number of beer cans "found", etc etc etc...The most BITCHIN gear from the Farms Supports will be going out to the team with the most points at the end of the 2 days.
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  • Fishing For Rainbow Trout When They Are Spawning

    JRWFishing
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    The other day my buddy and I headed out for a little spring trout fishing and quickly discovered that the rainbow trout that we were fishing for were actively into their spawning routine on the particular lake that we were fishing.  How did we figure this fact out?  It was pretty darn easy seeing as how we could see some nice rainbows not more than 10 feet from shore circling in and around each other.  In fact one of them was actually protecting her bed from any would be evil doers.  I had no interest in fishing for the trout that I could see, as I assumed they had more…
  • 3 Tips That Will Help You Catch More Trout When Fishing With Powerbait

    JRWFishing
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    If you fish for trout you are undoubtedly aware of the trout bait known as "Powerbait", but did you know that this unique fishing bait is also available in options other than the trout bait that comes in little jars? Now don't get me wrong, I have been using traditional Powerbait to catch trout for more than twenty years and love the stuff, but the truth is that nowadays the line of Powerbait products is quite extensive and has value far beyond the world of trout fishing.As a person who has been catching trout (mostly rainbow trout) with various Powerbait products for more than 20 years,…
  • Using A "Drop Shot" Rig When Fishing For Rainbow Trout

    JRWFishing
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    When fishermen think of the term "drop shotting" their attention almost always turns to bass fishing, and with good reason.  The drop shot rig is one of the most effective bass fishing rigs of all time.  So if a rig is effective for bass, why couldn't it be used when fishing for other species of fish?  Well, it obviously can, and experienced anglers have been doing so for quite a long time.  I have to admit, although I am an experienced angler, I tend to get "stuck it ruts" when it comes to my fishing, especially when it comes to my favorite species of fish the rainbow…
  • How To Catch Hatchery Trout

    JRWFishing
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    In the spring of the year many people's attention turn to the act of fishing and a popular type of fish to target are trout.  In many instances, such as in central Pennsylvania where I grew up, spring trout fishing meant that you were likely going to be targeting a specific type of trout called hatchery trout.  Hatchery trout are just like any other trout, except that rather than being born in the wild they were born and raised in a fish hatchery and then released into the wild to be caught by anglers. The bottom line is that hatchery trout usually aren't that difficulty to…
  • Spring Trout Fishing - Drift Fishing With Meal Worms

    JRWFishing
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    As winter comes to an end and the spring begins to take over, for me it means one thing (other than nicer, warmer weather of course) and that one thing is trout fishing.  After the winter where most of my "trout fishing" is done while standing on a frozen lake, I can't wait to get out on the river and do a little drift fishing.  Early in the spring, before the run off kicks into high gear, traditional drift fishing with live worms can be very productive.  However, once the river levels begin to rise, I have found that another bait is more productive when it comes to catching…
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    My Fishing Cape Cod

  • Night Fishing For Holdover Stripers On Cape Cod?

    Ryan Collins
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you've been striped bass fishing for some time, you've probably learned that stripers feed at night. Night fishing is often our best bet for catching fish.However, my night fishing experiences usually take place from June through October. I have never tried fishing at night during April, and I have never tried fishing at night for holdover striped bass.​Could the action be better at night? This week I hope to find out!​ [...]The post Night Fishing For Holdover Stripers On Cape Cod? appeared first on My Fishing Cape Cod.
  • What are you doing this Sunday @ 8am?

    Ryan Collins
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    If you're available this Sunday, it would be terrific to see you at the 2015 My Fishing Cape Cod breakfast. All are welcome!The video below goes into detail about what to expect at this year's event. Click play to check it out. [...]The post What are you doing this Sunday @ 8am? appeared first on My Fishing Cape Cod.
  • The Perils (and Benefits) of Posting about Fishing on the Internet

    John D. Silva
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    I think if you’re here on MFCC in the first place, this may resonate with your own line of thinking.​I first started posting and sharing useful information on fishing websites back in the mid-1990s when they were still fairly basic, single-page, HTML formatted pages. Soon I started writing pro-bono online fishing articles for some of these websites as a way to get my foot in the door in the outdoor publishing industry. [...]The post The Perils (and Benefits) of Posting about Fishing on the Internet appeared first on My Fishing Cape Cod.
  • 8 Places to Fly Fish for Stripers on Cape Cod during the Spring

    Dex Chadsey
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:36 am
    I found a great early season striper spot on Google Earth the other day. The area featured a sand bar, which extended off a point, into a channel with current, where the bottom plummeted from 4 feet to 20 feet deep. To make it even better, there was a shallow bay on the other side of the sand bar and a herring run nearby. This is just one of many spots I can't wait to fly fish this spring, and I'm having fun discovering others.​Are you also looking for new places to fly fish for striped bass this spring on Cape Cod? If you are, then this post is for you! [...]The post 8 Places to Fly…
  • Cape Cod Fishing Report for Saturday April 18

    Ryan Collins
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:02 am
    Welcome to the first episode of the 2015 My Fishing Cape Cod podcast! This season I anticipate publishing these podcasts on a consistent basis, to help keep you updated with how the fishing is on Cape Cod.In this first episode, my cousin Kevin and I interview two very knowledgeable local fishermen who will be appearing on the podcast regularly throughout the season. These two guys are "gold mines" of information, and we are fortunate to have them contributing to MFCC. [...]The post Cape Cod Fishing Report for Saturday April 18 appeared first on My Fishing Cape Cod.
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  • Photo of the moment (29)

    trutta
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:52 am
    Filed under: Photography & Imagery, Waterside birdlife Tagged: birds of prey, Black Shouldered Kite
  • Wet socks and Whisky

    trutta
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    My mind is a whirl of flaming Lombardy poplars, water clear and cool; of shafts of sunlight cutting across the mountains and igniting the yellowing veld. Whisky from the bottle cap, ice on boots, and rocks on two wheel tracks. Rods, flies, cussing, jokes and dust. Cold wet socks. Trout. Nuts, mussels and biltong from the backpack. The Birkhall porch: swirls of light and clinking glasses in the night. Tobacco smoke and fishing plans.  Roads: ever curling , descending, rising, twisting and demanding another gear. The veld: whisked and brushed by wind, seed-heads bowing and bucking, in…
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    trutta
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    Bushmans riverFiled under: Photography & Imagery Tagged: Bushmans river, flyfishing, KZN, trout
  • A Gilboa gallimaufry

    trutta
    11 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    Gilboa Estates, named after mount Gilboa is a beautiful place. The mountain itself is the highest point on the Karkloof range of hills. Although less striking than Inhlosane mountain, the Karkloof is an iconic skyline, and is visible from far across the midlands of KZN. What makes this range unusual is that it protrudes out from the main Mount West/Greytown ridge as a high narrow spur, in an easterly direction. This gives it some unique characteristics. Firstly, it gives it a cool southern side, that is ideal for natural forest to form. So unlike the main ridge to the North (which runs out…
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    trutta
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:55 am
    Filed under: Photography & Imagery, Streams Tagged: brown trout, stippled beauty
 
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    Fly Fishing Reporter

  • [Video] How to tie a Purple Haze

    Ken Sperry
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL7YGkRKbic The Purple Haze is a popular dry fly as of late. Learn this variation from Fly Fish Food and a slick way to tie parachutes.[Video] How to tie a Purple Haze • Fly Fishing ReporterRelated Articles:[Video] Fly Tying Secrets: How to Make Easy Shrimp, Crab or Bug Eyes [Video] How to Tie the Yong Special: A Top Secret Midge Pattern [Virtual Vise] Tying and Fishing Midges [Video] How to Tie Big Ben’s Brown Bugger [Video] The Best Damn Wooly Bug
  • [Video] How to Tie Big Ben’s Brown Bugger

    Ken Sperry
    23 May 2014 | 10:27 am
    Fly Fish Food demonstrates how to tie a Big Ben's Brown Bugger (BBBB) in this fly tying video tutorial. If you are a fan of woolly bugger or leech patterns then you'll like this stillwater streamer pattern. It's big, it's buggy, and it catches fish.[Video] How to Tie Big Ben’s Brown Bugger • Fly Fishing ReporterRelated Articles:[Video] Tying a Caddis Nymph Pupa by Davie McPhail [Video] Sticky Icky Caddis Larva Pattern [Video] Charlie Craven’s Pheasant Tail Nymph [Video] MoBetta Crab Pattern by Don Reed Hydro Caddis Larva by Rich Strolis
  • [Video] Wander: Montana Fly Fishing On the Bitterroot River

    Ken Sperry
    19 May 2014 | 1:45 pm
    http://vimeo.com/94453105 Joe Cummings, owner and operator of Classic Journey Outfitters and Missoula River Lodge, documents the 4-day pursuit of a beautiful 21-inch brown trout on the Bitterroot River in Missoula, Montana. Enjoy![Video] Wander: Montana Fly Fishing On the Bitterroot River • Fly Fishing ReporterRelated Articles:Redemption Montana Style Upper Columbia River Drake Hatch [Video] Kebari – A Silent Pursuit Fly Fishing Montana’s Glacier Country Why Fly Fish Montana?
  • [Video] What Would Hank Do: Pebble Mine Edition

    Ken Sperry
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:28 pm
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wYGSPPl_mc In this episode of What Would Hank Do (WWHD), Hank Patterson shares his profound thoughts on the proposed Pebble Mine near Alaska's Bristol Bay. Snap It! Hambone! Now that there is funny![Video] What Would Hank Do: Pebble Mine Edition • Fly Fishing ReporterRelated Articles:[WWHD] What to DO When Your Wife Ask You to Take Her Fishing [Video] Hank Patterson, Fly Fishing Guide Extraordinaire! [Video] How-to Tie a Baetis Mayfly Dun [Video] How to Catch and Release Trout the Right Way [How To] Make Rabbit Zonker Strips
  • Fly Tying: Biot Stonefly Nymph

    Ken Sperry
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:28 am
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIM-rv1JK10 In this fly tying tutorial, Tim Cammisa discuss the procedures and techniques to tie the Biot Stonefly Nymph, while also giving an overview on stoneflies. The fly in this tutorial is variant of Scott Sanchez's "Biot Stone" and Curtis Fry's "Twitchy Chicken Stonefly." By combining key elements of both, the Biot Stonefly Nymph is...Fly Tying: Biot Stonefly Nymph • Fly Fishing ReporterRelated Articles:[Video] Little Black Stonefly by Hans Stephenson [Video] Tying a Winter Stonefly [Video] How to Tie a Baetis Spinner [Video] Tying a Hot Wire…
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  • 6 Cool Things To Read

    Cameron Mortenson
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    When you start looking around it really is impressive the level of content that is around on the fly fishing internet day in and day out.  Here's the six articles that have hit my radar of what's good over the past week or two.ALEX LANDEEN - CORN DOGS AND LADDERSJust when I thought I came back from Pyramid Lake with a few decent images, Alex Landeen comes in with his own take on the lake with both words and photos that are always worth a look.BADFISH X MR. LOWCOUNTRY JOURNAL It's always good to see the Flood Tide crew getting recognized outside of the Holy City and Doug Roland of the…
  • A TIght Loop - Spring 2015

    Cameron Mortenson
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    The latest issue of A Tight Loop is live and ready for a flip through to enjoy fly angling highlights from all over the Midwest.  Spring is (kinda) here and it's time to get outside.CHECK IT.Subscribe in a reader
  • TESTIFY

    Cameron Mortenson
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    A highlight of my week so far was filmmaker Aaron Peterson sending along an email with a link to this short film which is a visual adaption from John Voelker's timeless prose "Testament of a Fisherman".  This was filmed in various locations around Marquette, Michigan, including Voelker's Pond, and it's beautifully done. You just might want to watch it a half dozen times before getting back to work. Several summers ago I had the opportunity to spend a weekend at Voelker's Pond and if you haven't read that post or seen the images taken during the trip please do.Subscribe in a reader
  • This Week In #glassisnotdead

    Cameron Mortenson
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Another week brings another mash up of images from all over the angling world tagged with #glassisnotdead.Over 9,200 images and counting...@adventurestarts @chuckragan@dgreg7 @duiweaver92 @esocks77 @jreynolds_fly @klflyshop@magogsmelt @mtnbrookrods @natewilsonftw  @rcschaper @s_clemens @thangobrind @theflyus @tommybaranowski @troutlore @walker29er @wesleywhiteproductions Be sure to hashtag your photos with #glassisnotdead and a favorite photo may turn up in a future T.F.M. post. Subscribe in a reader
  • Catch Magazine - Issue #40

    Cameron Mortenson
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    The latest issue of Catch Magazine is live and can you believe it's their 40th issue?  Time flies and this issue is a whirlwind trip around the fly fishing world in photographs.CHECK IT.Subscribe in a reader
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  • Carp

    administrator
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    General Information Carp are extensive, freshwater fish that are local to Asia and Europe yet have been imported to numerous different nations with blended results. Some of these nations think of them as an intrusive species. A portion of the more unmistakable carp are silver carp, basic carp, grass carp, bighead carp, crucian carp, catla [...]
  • Jack Crevalle

    administrator
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    The jack crevalle is not a highly targeted sport fish primarily because they are not highly valued as food, though they are edible.  Most of the time they are caught while trying to target other species of fish.  They are also called common jack, horse crevalle, cavalla, toro, and cavally.  They have a deep & [...]
  • Mahi Mahi or Dorado a.k.a Dolphin

    administrator
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    Art by Ed Luterio Mahi mahi are in all probability the utmost colorful fish located when trolling the open seas. Scientifically named Coryphaena hippurus, they go by many other names like, Dolphin, Dorado, as well as Goldmakrele. The name Mahi-mahi is Hawaiian for “strong-strong”. Regardless of what you term them, they can be not just one [...]
  • Carolina Rig Made Simple

    administrator
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    The Carolina Rig is probably one of the most well known rigs used in catching bass both by professionals and amateurs alike.  However, many amateurs find it to be too complicated to use on their recreational fishing excursions, and so they tend to go with more simple lures.  However, it is not that complicated (check [...]
  • Walleye

    administrator
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Art by Ed Luterio This guide is dedicated to learning how to catch walleye with bait and lures including some of the best walleye fishing tips and techniques. Walleye (Sander vitreus, formerly Stizostedion vitreum) is a freshwater perciform fish indigenous to the majority of Canada and to the Northern United States. It happens to be [...]
 
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  • 10 Essentials For Every New Angler This Fishing Season

    Pat
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    A light morning breeze cools the back of your neck, and your cast throws smooth ripples across a calm surface. Whether eagerly waiting among friends or navigating the waters alone, there’s nothing quite like casting a line and feeling the familiar tug of a fish hidden under waves of cherry blue water. The anticipation of that first bite is a sensation that drives fisherman, experienced and amateurs, to bodies of water throughout the U.S. for the return of fishing season. Spring kicks off the season to reel in dinner, and trust us when we say there is no greater solitude than watching the…
  • My Experience with the President

    Pat
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    It is not every day that one throws his reputation to the dogs, but I think my day sure has come. I may possibly about to commit heresy in the cheap fishing reel world. By the way, cheap being under $70, or within the range of being safe from being forced to spend the night on the couch after your wife finds the receipt. Cheap being you are still not quite the gear snob looking down on the mere peasant with his Ugly Stick while you call for drinks and cast your high end Shimano. I’m cheap, and because I’m cheap, still married! I may be cheap, but I have always been very picky when it…
  • Penn Conflict Against Battle II – Review

    Pat
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    My original intention was just to write review solely based on Penn Conflict: its features, pros and cons and just to introduce this spinning reel to people who are looking for a new one. However, knowing that I have recently reviewed very popular Penn reel named Battle II I decided to create this review as comparing one to see how Conflict matches up to the Battle second version. They can be considered quite similar reels, both are primarily made for inshore, technical anglers, but both can come in sizes that are suited to offshore angling too. Conflict costs a bit more, but overall they…
  • Daiwa Legalis LGL Review 2015

    Pat
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    This time, after quite a while, I have another Daiwa reel for review. It is Daiwa Legalis LGL. Not the usual Legalis which was launched 4 years ago, but upgraded and modified version of that. I think it is a great idea to renew old reel models and make the necessary changes to keep them up-to-date with nowadays innovations and technological breakthroughs. However, there are times when improving a certain reel type isn`t the best choice, because the first launch was flawed and unsuccessful right at the beginning. Could this be the case with Legalis which can be considered more as a low-end…
  • Abu Garcia & Fishing reels : History

    Pat
    7 Feb 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Part III of our series where we look back to popular fishing tackle brands and find out how they got started and what lead them to success. This time we are going to take a look in Abu Garcia background, previous ones were Shimano and Penn. I can confidently say that Abu Garcia may have one of the most interesting founding stories and its road to the tackle market top has been all, but easy. This story doesn`t involve usual American success, that could have been predicted pretty much right when the company started out. Far from that. I would say that in many ways hardships and obstacles…
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    Ice Fishing Rentals

  • Mille Lacs Walleye Limit Lowered to 1 in 2015

    admin
    8 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Mille Lacs walleye limit is 1 in 2015. The changes have been made by the Minnesota DNR “…[a]s part of a plan to increase angling opportunity, improve walleye numbers and stay within the state’s 1837 Treaty safe harvest allocation.” When fishing opens in one month, on May 9, 2015, the 1 walleye limit is in effect. Mille Lacs Walleye Limit is 1 in 2015 We wrote about the tight restrictions on some of Minnesota’s premier walleye fishing lakes before. And this move by the MN DNR was something where the writing was on the wall. Mille Lacs Lake Mille Lacs is…
  • Early Spring Crappies and Average Ice Out Dates

    admin
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Early spring crappies are being caught while most lakes in Alexandria are starting to shed there ice. There’s been many hot sunny days now, and most anglers have resorted to walking out from shore. Even having to jump the shore melt in some circumstances. Or use waders to get to the ice. We’ve seen both situations. Crappies are being located directly under the ice. Use your electronics to find these suspended fish, and even in most circumstances, you can visually see them down there. Sunfish are the same. The spring ice melt has the fish suspended and they are biting nicely. Check…
  • Ice Fishing in Alexandria in February | Late Season Ice Fishing

    Brad Westphal
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Ice fishing in Alexandria in February is approaching. And we’re still bringing people in and out of our ice fishing rentals. Don’t miss your chance for the 2015 ice fishing season, the ice will be out before you know it. Ice and lake conditions remain great for ice fishing. Temperatures have been uncharacteristically warm, ice conditions are great, with more than 16-18″ of ice on nearly all lakes, and travel is extremely easy due to minimal to no snow cover. Some slushing is starting to occur, but don’t be alarmed by it. The ice is in great shape. Vehicles continue to…
  • Ice Fishing Alexandria in January for Walleyes and Crappies

    admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Ice Fishing Alexandria Lakes area in January for walleyes and crappies continues to produce fish. Historically, finding the fish in middle to late Jan. and beyond can prove a challenge, but over the past weeks the fishing remains ok. The weather has been extremely cold. And the sub zero temperatures do wonders if the goal is to make ice. We’ve observed nearly ½ – 1″ of new ice per night in these conditions. Further, on any lake that we’ve been on in the recent weeks there is 18 – 24″ of good, solid, clear ice. This means vehicles are driving on every lake…
  • Alexandria MN Walleye Fishing

    Brad Westphal
    27 Dec 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Alexandria MN walleye fishing in December continues to produce fish. Over the past few weeks, it’s been a little bit tough, the walleyes bite has been off and on. The weather patterns, we believe, have been causing this. The barometric pressure has been erratic. Look at this: Alexandria Ice Fishing Barometric Pressure, 7 Day History This has made it hard to keep on the fish, or even to entice a bite when you know they are down there. But that is part of Alexandria MN walleye fishing – you have to deal with it. We have. Earlier this week we moved one of our houses and believe…
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    Orvis - New Product Additions

  • Superfine Carbon 4-weight 9' Fly Rod

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Superfine Carbon 4-weight 9' Fly Rod 2&#8540; oz. 9', 4-piece fly rod for 4-wt. line.<p>Classic precision dominates the unsanded graphite blank with matching graphite wraps of the Superfine Carbon. Delicate presentation and subtle feel for the ultimate in a small-stream rod. With details like a winding check, full flex, silver snake guides and hardware, up-locking cork and polished silver reel seat, and super-grade cork handle, you'll find modern construction has resulted in added strength and smoother casting. Aluminum rod tube, rod sock and 25-year guarantee.</p> Price:…
  • Superfine Carbon 4-weight 8' Fly Rod

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Superfine Carbon 4-weight 8' Fly Rod 2&#8539; oz. 8', 4-piece fly rod for 4-wt. line.<p>Classic precision dominates the unsanded graphite blank with matching graphite wraps of the Superfine Carbon. Delicate presentation and subtle feel for the ultimate in a small-stream rod. With details like a winding check, full flex, silver snake guides and hardware, up-locking cork and polished silver reel seat, and super-grade cork handle, you'll find modern construction has resulted in added strength and smoother casting. Aluminum rod tube, rod sock and 25-year guarantee.</p> Price:…
  • Fishskin Sunglass Lanyard

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Fishskin Sunglass Lanyard Protect your investment. Soft and durable, this adjustable lanyard strap keeps your sunglasses safe. Colorful brook-trout-skin print. 14"L x &#189;"W. Polyester. Spot clean. Made in USA. Price:   © 2013 The Orvis Company, Inc.
  • Superfine Carbon 3-weight 8'6" Fly Rod

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Superfine Carbon 3-weight 8'6" Fly Rod 2&#8539; oz. 8'6", 4-piece fly rod for 3-wt. line.<p>Classic precision dominates the unsanded graphite blank with matching graphite wraps of the Superfine Carbon. Delicate presentation and subtle feel for the ultimate in a small-stream rod. With details like a winding check, full flex, silver snake guides and hardware, up-locking cork and polished silver reel seat, and super-grade cork handle, you'll find modern construction has resulted in added strength and smoother casting. Aluminum rod tube, rod sock and 25-year guarantee.</p> Price:…
  • Superfine Carbon 2-weight 8' Fly Rod

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Superfine Carbon 2-weight 8' Fly Rod 2 oz. 8', 4-piece fly rod for 2-wt. line.<p>Classic precision dominates the unsanded graphite blank with matching graphite wraps of the Superfine Carbon. Delicate presentation and subtle feel for the ultimate in a small-stream rod. With details like a winding check, full flex, silver snake guides and hardware, up-locking cork and polished silver reel seat, and super-grade cork handle, you'll find modern construction has resulted in added strength and smoother casting. Aluminum rod tube, rod sock and 25-year guarantee.</p> Price:   ©…
 
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  • Fishing For Rainbow Trout When They Are Spawning

    JRWFishing
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    The other day my buddy and I headed out for a little spring trout fishing and quickly discovered that the rainbow trout that we were fishing for were actively into their spawning routine on the particular lake that we were fishing.  How did we figure this fact out?  It was pretty darn easy seeing as how we could see some nice rainbows not more than 10 feet from shore circling in and around each other.  In fact one of them was actually protecting her bed from any would be evil doers.  I had no interest in fishing for the trout that I could see, as I assumed they had more…
  • 3 Tips That Will Help You Catch More Trout When Fishing With Powerbait

    JRWFishing
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    If you fish for trout you are undoubtedly aware of the trout bait known as "Powerbait", but did you know that this unique fishing bait is also available in options other than the trout bait that comes in little jars? Now don't get me wrong, I have been using traditional Powerbait to catch trout for more than twenty years and love the stuff, but the truth is that nowadays the line of Powerbait products is quite extensive and has value far beyond the world of trout fishing.As a person who has been catching trout (mostly rainbow trout) with various Powerbait products for more than 20 years,…
  • Using A "Drop Shot" Rig When Fishing For Rainbow Trout

    JRWFishing
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    When fishermen think of the term "drop shotting" their attention almost always turns to bass fishing, and with good reason.  The drop shot rig is one of the most effective bass fishing rigs of all time.  So if a rig is effective for bass, why couldn't it be used when fishing for other species of fish?  Well, it obviously can, and experienced anglers have been doing so for quite a long time.  I have to admit, although I am an experienced angler, I tend to get "stuck it ruts" when it comes to my fishing, especially when it comes to my favorite species of fish the rainbow…
  • How To Catch Hatchery Trout

    JRWFishing
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    In the spring of the year many people's attention turn to the act of fishing and a popular type of fish to target are trout.  In many instances, such as in central Pennsylvania where I grew up, spring trout fishing meant that you were likely going to be targeting a specific type of trout called hatchery trout.  Hatchery trout are just like any other trout, except that rather than being born in the wild they were born and raised in a fish hatchery and then released into the wild to be caught by anglers. The bottom line is that hatchery trout usually aren't that difficulty to…
  • Spring Trout Fishing - Drift Fishing With Meal Worms

    JRWFishing
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    As winter comes to an end and the spring begins to take over, for me it means one thing (other than nicer, warmer weather of course) and that one thing is trout fishing.  After the winter where most of my "trout fishing" is done while standing on a frozen lake, I can't wait to get out on the river and do a little drift fishing.  Early in the spring, before the run off kicks into high gear, traditional drift fishing with live worms can be very productive.  However, once the river levels begin to rise, I have found that another bait is more productive when it comes to catching…
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