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Monday, 30 July 2012

Montana Summer Trouting

Yukon Goes Fishing,... fer trout beaches!

Sweet track to go along with the video.

Paradise Circus from Yukon Goes Fishing on Vimeo.

Excited Much?

When your buddy catches the first tarpon on your new tarpon rod, you may get a little overzealous.  Check it out around the 1 minute mark.

Soooo Shallow

Not talkin Shallow Hal here, talkin redfish and tuna with Shallow Water Expeditions.


Neil Young and Swedish Lappland

Beautiful water, landscapes, and greyling fly fishing set to a couple a Neil Young classics.  Sweetness!

Vassijokka Lappland 2012 from Inwaders Media on Vimeo.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Heli Fishing New Zealand's Big Browns

Not sure if the same will happen to you but this piece froze after a couple minutes on me.  The first two minutes alone are worth watching.  If you manage to see more, bonus!

CampSaver's 20% Off Coupon and Discounts to 60% off

Camping gear, clothing, climbing, snow sports and more.  All regular priced merchandise at CampSaver is now 20% off, including free shipping to Canada and the US.  Click through the CampSaver link on the top right of our blog to get the discount.  While you're there, you may find lots of far better deals.  As I browsed, I saw many deals in the 30-60% off range like the Patagonia Houdini jacket (pictured at right) at 50% off.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Frontside Fly on Tour--Aitutaki Bonefish

Da boys are still on tour...or is it on tour again.  These boys seem to know how to have fun on their fishing trips and it shows through in their videos.  Enjoy.

Sweet Tune and Poon

Politicians, Listen Up

Maybe the folks making the decisions about Bristol Bay in the US or Run of River power in Canada could use a good wake-up call.  Have them watch this rant and then have them think back to when the National Park System was set up by a former president.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Trip of a Lifetime Gone All Wrong

Water Proof Fishing Jackets

Ride Out The Storm
Staying out on the water in a deluge can bring amazing results.  You're often the only one willing to tough it out and the fish will turn on to boot.  If you plan to ride out the storm, a good rain jacket is a must.

Tried and True Jacket Designers
A couple of fishing specific jacket makers that have more than proven themselves are Simms and Patagonia.  I've yet to own a Simms jacket but their jackets seem to be donned by many a hard core fisher, and that is a great sign of their quality.  I've owned a few Patagonia jackets over the years and they're also very good.  I prefer the deep wading design jackets.  They don't double as a trendy wear around town jacket but I don't mind staying home if the weather's nasty when I need a few groceries.

New Release
Patagonia has just released a new jacket design dubbed the River Salt jacket.  This jacket is made from their wader material.  If the material keeps you dry fully submerged as a wader it should definitely keep you dry above the water's surface as well.

South Florida Tarpon

Flypad and Flypad Box

Im chewing on the idea of this innovative flybox and flybox storage system.  What do y'all think?


Montana Style Bachelor Party

For a group of fishing buddies, there can't be many better places to go for a bachelor party. Personally, I'd far rather go somewhere unpolluted than get polluted on a BP.

Montana Bachelor Party from The Enthusiast on Vimeo.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Big Russian Brown Trout Heli Trip

Sweet Orange and Red Intruder

Dimitri Gammer ties wicked steelhead flies.  I've posted an electric blue version in the past and here's another colour to check out.

Red & Orange Intruder SBS from Barbless Fly Media on Vimeo.

90% Off Outdoor Gear and Apparel--Flash Sale

The Clymb is having their biggest flash sale ever with discounts as bigh as 90% on items by Kelty, Mountain Hardwear, Burton, Sierra Designs, and more.  If you need any clothing or gear, check this one out and remember, this flash sale only lasts until July 26 and when items are sold out, you missed out, so act quickly.

Friday, 20 July 2012

What Can Brown Do For New?

New York that is.  This video is packed with monster New York brownies--30 plus inchers.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Friday, 13 July 2012

Merino Wool Sale 30% Off--Icebreaker

Gotta say, I love merino wool.  I have some polypro items with lots of miles on them that seem to pack a fair stench after rehydrating with only minor sweat on any new outing.  Merino wool doesn't suffer from this same problem.  I've been wearing a merino wool long sleeve zip-T the last couple seasons and it's been awesome.  It provides a wicking layer to keep you comfortable under breathable waders.

Icebreaker is having a 30% off sale on merino wool items right now so if you need some click on through to their site.

Montana Cutthroat

The Montana wild bro's pursue cutties in some of the Blackfoot Valley's pretty water.

Creekside from Montana Wild on Vimeo.

Golden Gate Casting and Angling Club

If I'm correct, the Golden Gate Casting and Angling Club hosts the fly casting world championships every year.  Here's a bit of the club's story from beginner through advanced.

Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club from mqcphoto on Vimeo.

Hands Up If You Like Fly Fishing In Aspen Colorado

Hands up if you like yoga.

Little Nell Adventures from The Little Nell on Vimeo.

Big Bucks (literally), Big Fish

High End Fly Rods

Burkheimer fly rods are respected as much as Sage's top end rods.  Kerry Burkheimer, the man behind the line of rods, has a passion for dry line steelheading much like myself.  He's even mentioned in Bill McMillan's book "Dry Line Steelhead" which had a big influence on the way I choose to pursue steelhead.

Meet Your Neighbors: C.F. Burkheimer from Vancouver Business Journal on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Use the Right Bait

Watch what happens to the fish at 43 seconds.

Sail--As in Fish Sailing Through the Air

Solar Panel Recharger

Brunton makes solar panels you can use to recharge electronics while away from a source of electricity.  The Clymb is having a flash sale on Brunton gear including solar panels, camp stoves and more.  Check it out for deals up to 50% off.  There are also deals up to 65% off from Toes on the Nose, Exofficio, Gravis, Dragon, Fishing on the Fly and others.

Do You Fish on First Dates?

Does your dad own a brewery?

Famed lines from artist KBW who's songs were a favourite of a rugby buddy back in college.  Politically correct his lyrics are not, but the latter of the two lines I've used in my title and first sentence is unedited by myself and seems to reflect the sentiment of the owners of Spokane, Washington's Dry Fly Distillery.

By the way the title of this blog entry was definitely edited from the song's true lyrics.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Hard Fighting Atlantic Salmon

Sonic Welded Waders

I believe Redington was the first company to roll out sonic welding in waders.  Sonic welding eliminates needle holes which compromise the water proof barrier of the wader.  It appears Orvis is now following suit.

Correction:  Apparently Orvis was first and has patented the technology for sonic welding of wader seams.  Redington has licensed the technology from Orvis to manufacture their Sonic Pro line. 

Silver Sonic from Sharptail Media on Vimeo.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Working the Seam

Or shall we say, working the Siem.  Jerry Siem that is, rod designer for Sage.  Jerry talks about the design ideas that went in to the new CIRCA rod series.  The goal was to mimic the feel of bamboo or glass while sneaking in the performance advantages of graphite.  

I've always wanted to try fishing a bamboo rod but save a few casts many, many years back, I haven't had the opportunity.  I'd still like to spend some time with a bamboo rod in my hands but these CIRCA rods might be even better.

New Zealand Trout

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Max Cast--Hydrophobicity/HolidayWhoBeWhatee?

Believe me, Simon Gawesworth will probably outcast you with a spaghetti noodle.  But if RIO's claims are everything they say, it will probably be well worth picing up a MaxCast line.

RIO's UniSpey--High Def Edition

RIO has just released a video piece highlighting their new UniSpey Fly Line options.  They've also released a number of helpful pieces in the past which were in the video quality of the day but are still well worth checking out.  This most recent piece is in high definition and much nicer to watch.  Check out the new line.

RIO's UniSpey Fly Line from RIO Products on Vimeo.

The Simms Story--KC Walsh Edition

KC Walsh is the president of Simms--makers of some of the best fishing products on the market.  In watching this piece, you'll pick up a bit of the Simms story in combination with some beautiful video.

Under There--Russian Trout and Grayling Edition

The title will make sense when you near the end of this vid.

Summer Fishing

When the days get smokin hot, wet wading becomes a great option to beat the summer heat.  I haven't run into these wet wading neoprene socks from Simms yet but they look like they'd make the boots fit just right.  The wet wading segment is in the latter half of this video blog post.

Desertsportsman Blog 3 from desertsportsman on Vimeo.

Big, Bigger, Biggest Iceland Browns

I'm guessing these must be sea run browns as they're all tres large.  Love their  full wrap-around spotting.

FFE & SIMMS CREW ON ICELAND from Flyfish Europe As on Vimeo.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

April Vokey and Andrea Charlton Steelhead BC

April Vokey of Fly Gal Ventures fishing some special water with her bud Andrea Charlton and Dustin Kovcavich of Nicholas Dean Lodge.