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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Night Fishing For Cutties Anyone

What Goes Into A Good Fly Rod

The first real money I put into a fly rod was for a Hardy Smuggler pack rod.  Next I moved on to Sage rods--I now own 6.  It's cool to see the effort and craftsmanship that goes into producing a great rod.  Like Sage rods, Burkheimer's are also very highly regarded.  Check out the designing and building process.

Burkheimer Fly Rod Build - Broadband from North Fork Studios on Vimeo.

Wild Steel

Pennsylvania Browns--Late Winter Edition

Fly Gear Flash Sale

Flash Sale $74.98, Retail $130
Redington, Ross, Wetfly, Loon, and more are on The Clymb's flash sales site today.  Check out great packs, rods, reels, etc.  Click through to The Clymb to check out the deals.

Link:  The Clymb

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Merrell Apparel--Half Price

Flash Sale $115, Retail $230
Canadian Cartel has Merrell jackets, toques etc at 50% off.  Click through to shop it up.

Link:  Canadian Cartel

Monday, 25 February 2013

Flash Sales Today--Tents,

Flash Sale $299.98, Retail $460
Pretty sweet looking sleeping bags on sale today from Sierra Designs.  They're also offering tents.  Other sales today include Teva footwear, Spot Brand bikes, Lowepro travel accessories, Sport Science baselyayers, Dahlgren socks, H2O Audio waterproof headphones, Shred Goggles & Helmets, Schwalbe Bike Tires. and more.

Click through to The Clymb to get in on the deals.

Link:  The Clymb

Salmon River Idaho Trout

Some incredible scenery and fishing in this piece which also serves as an advert for Silver Creek Outfitters.

Salmon River Idaho from Silver Creek Outfitters on Vimeo.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Dry Fly Atlantic Salmon

This is the stuff fishing dreams are made of.  Just ask the 11000 viewers in 14 days.  Dry flies, sight fishing, huge fish, ...

Dream Trip

Warm summer fishing, see through fins, and dry flies are a few of the reasons The Dean River would be my ultimate dream trip.

Recreational Fishing King?

Reading Moldy Chum's blog this morning I came across a link to a February 12 report in the Vancouver sun highlighting the economic importance of sport fishing.  Protecting the environment may also be protecting the economy.

Link:  Sport Angling Runaway Leader

Selective Commercial Salmon Fishing?

Kudos to Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia's founder, for trying to prove there are better mouse traps for salmon fishing, for supporting dam busting, and more.  I found this very interesting.  What do you think?

Elwha River: Yvon Chouinard from Patagonia on Vimeo.

Stay Back

Even during a wind to break up the surface, Juan Manuel often stays well back of the water's edge fishing for big browns on these small streams.  Browns can be very spooky.  Just the sound of your footsteps will send them scurrying.

Rio Pelke Lodge from Juan Manuel Biott on Vimeo.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Flash Sale +20 Percent Off Continues One More Day

Flash Sale -20 $23.18, Retail $57
By my math, these're some sweet asssssssk your mother for a dime boys deals.  Click through to The Clymb to get in on deals on baselayers, jackets and tons of other stuff.

Link:  The Clymb

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

50 Percent Off OR--Canadian Cartel Flash Sale

Maximus Jacket:  Flash $249, Retail $500
Outdoor Research gloves, jackets, dry bags, hoodies, etc on sale through Canadian Cartel for the next few days.

Link:  Canadian Cartel

20 Percent Off All Orders--24 Hours Only

Starting tomorrow, February 21st at 8AM PST, the Clymb will be offering 20% off all orders.

Link:  The Clymb 

Caddis Float Tube, Rod Case...Flash Sale

Flash Sale $109.98, Retail $219
Caddis gear is on sale today.  Maybe pick up a float tube at 50% off.

Also on sale today are Columbia activewear, footwear, and watches, Chaco sandals, Grandoe gloves, Celsius snowboard boots, Marco bike saddles and more.  Click through to The Clymb to check out today's flash sales.

Link:  The Clymb

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Stonefly n Big Trout

Flash Sale--Jackets, Footwear, HR Monitors...

CW-X Conditioning Wear
Today's flash sales through The Clymb include Columbia clothing, Inov8 footwear, packs and bottles, Wenger multi tools and watches, CWX conditioning wear, DNA jackets, Sigma heart rate monitors, Prana clothing, Matix clothing, Comune clothing, Carve Designs, Exofficio, and more.

Link:  The Clymb

Friday, 15 February 2013

Winter Steel--Broadside vs Slow

Do You Know Your Rights

I believe in BC we're aloud to traverse any river as long as we're below the high water mark.  Some property owners don't know this and try to push you away.  I've had it happen.  Our southerly neighbours in Utah are fighting to secure the right to have access to their waters.  I'm a believer in public access.  Please join the cause.  Here's what Collin Carlson has to say about it:

USAC RALLY from Collin Carlson on Vimeo.

Hit Em Again

Pennsylvania Brown Trout--Midwinter Edition

President's Day Flash Sale--Up to 90 Off

Flash Sale $39.98, Retail $62
The Clymb's biggest sale of the year is upon us--The President's Day Sale.  With discounts as deep as 90%, you should check it out if you need anything from Sierra Designs, Primus, GSI, Alps Mountaineering, 2XU, Columbia, Hurley, and more.  But move fast or you'll find the SOLD OUT splayed across some great items like the Brooks Range Brezza jacket which was on for $54.98.  This jacket retails for $160.

Link:  The Clymb

Summer Run Steelheading--Get Ready

Although we're in the heat of winter steelheading season, it's summer runs that really get my juices flowing.  When the water warms, steelhead get much more aggressive.  They'll come to the surface to smash dries.  The most effective method for taking these incredible fish on the surface is skating.  If you want to learn how to take steelhead on the surface, grab a copy of our video, Paid in Full.  Paid in Full has a chapter entitled Skate U.  Skate U will teach you the key points to help you raise steelhead to the surface.  I've found no parallel in the sport.  To get your hands on a copy, click through to

Here's what Fish Porn Fix's Caleb Rheinhold had to say about some of the footage in Paid in Full:  “This is at least 20x as epic as (RA Beattie’s Topwater Redfish). This is STEELHEAD EATING ON THE TOP. You don’t even fish for them that way unless you’re some kind of asshole. But if you can pull it off, I’d say you’re doing some epic fishing. And that’s what this is, epic fishing.”

Here's the latest trailer:

Skate from Fly Fishing Fantasies on Vimeo.

And here's the link to purchase the video directly from Fly Fishing Fantasies if you're interested:

Link:  Paid in Full

Nymphing Techniques

This video promises to teach how to indicator fish nymphs.  Fly Fishing Fantasies is actually working on a similar video focussed on trophy trout.

Keepin the NZ Flowin

At this time of year, fishing in New Zealand is on.  And therefore, videos from New Zealand are coming hot and heavy.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Wellington NZ 10 lb Brown

Way to Go, I Da Bow

Monster Bows of Idaho.  N some browns.  Ok, n some Montana.

8415 : 2012 from Joe Irons on Vimeo.

International Fly Fishing Film Festival

Coming soon to a theeeaaatre near you???

2013 IF4 - WFN Promo 1 from IF4 on Vimeo.

Patagonian Chinooks

More Big Bow River Brownies

Monday, 11 February 2013

Sunday, 10 February 2013

The Flow

Some wicked clips in this piece.

Midwinter Reprieve--Monster Trout On The Rise

115 cm-42 inch Atlantic Salmon--Norway Edition

This fish is a bit of a monster.  You can appreciate the power of it when it kicks away from the attempts to tail it.

Link:  Big Atlantic Salmon

Redington 50 Percent Off, Others 85 Percent Off

Flash Sale $39.98, Retail $80
Redilayer Wool 1/4 Zip
Redington has some great looking base layers, jackets and shirts offered on The Clymb's flash sale today.

Other flash sales today include activewear and footwear from Mizuno, spotting scopes from Vanguard, climbing gear from Arc'Teryx, Scarpa, and Climbx, cycling bags from Cycleogical, men's and women's apparel from Arbor and more.  Click through to The Clymb to find discounts as much as 85% off.

Link:  The Clymb

More NZ Trout--Lots More

Heli Fishing Browns--Kola Peninsula

Wishing I spoke Russian for this one but good brown trout fishing is universal.

Dry Fly Winter Midging--Gallatin River Montana

NZ Browns--Spot n Stalk

Spotting and stalking is hunting terminology.  Fishing doesn't get much better when you combine the thrill of the hunt with everything you love about fishing.

Link:  Fly Fishing New Zealand

Friday, 8 February 2013

Steel n Waders

Although it may be an add for Patagonia waders, there are a lot of steelhead highlights intermingled.  Check it.

Patagonia Waders from Patagonia on Vimeo.

Michigan Steelhead--Pere Marquette Edition

Merino Wool Layering Flash Sale

Flash Sale $37.50, Retail $75
Half price on merino wool through Canadian Cartel for the next four days.  Here's to you poor Canucks that've been oogling The Clymb's flash sales and wanting to access your own deals.

Link:  Canadian Cartel

Arapaima on Fly

I believe I may have posted the shorter version of this video in the past.  The fish are huge and the fishing is groundbreaking.

Here's the link:  Jungle Fish

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Time For A Trade In?

The Ultimate Sleeping Bag Flash Sale

For me, the ultimate sleeping bag is rectangular.  I like to have room to move my legs in the night.  It also has a liner that is not slick and plasticky, which causes me to get sticky.  This bag from Lafuma comes close.  Rated to 50F is the only factor that is a problem for me.  If you're a car camper and camp in warmer climates, this bag may work for you.  Lafuma mummy style bags are also on flash sale through The Clymb today.

In addition to sleeping bags, today's flash sales include outerwear, hats, footwear, cycling apparel.  Click through to The Clymb to peruse.

Link:  The Clymb

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Secret Spots--This Applies to My Fav's As Well

 When somebody new gets through the door to your hard earned secret spots, what do you do to ensure mums the word?  Click the link below to see how far some people will go.


Big Bows