Dedicated to bringing people and fish
nothing better than hearing "the fishing has not changed here
in 20 years". I heard this from my guide Pete Greenan
while fishing in Boca Grande, FL in one of the 5
nature preserves in the southwest part of the state
this past Thanksgiving. Plenty of Redfish and snook
in the flats and mangroves along with an outstanding
tarpon season in the spring make this a great saltwater
destination. I find redfishing a similar but refreshing
sightfishing experience compared to permit fishing.
While you are locating and casting to upright tails
on both species, redfish don't spook as easily. This
fish on the left withstood a barrage of poor casts
that pounded my fly on his head but it did not discourage
him from taking the fly. God bless him!
Hope to hear from you this holiday
final NEWSLETTER QUIZ PRIZE for 2006 is the new Winston IIt
.... retail value is $625.
Don't be bashful about your
fishing exploits. Send us a photo and we'll put you in the
limelight for your friends and family.
Here's a nice
Rainbow taken by Jon Rasmussen of Boulder, Colorado during the
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|Remember the Fly Fishing Show
FRONT RANGE ANGLERS WILL BE
THERE ..... stop by and say hello
January 5, 6,
Show Hours: Fri 10 – 6; Sat 9 – 5:30; Sun 9 –
Admission – Adult: $14 for one day, $24 for two-day
pass, $32 for three-day pass; Children under 12: $2
|Finding the Right Gift for Anglers
Finding just the right gift
for fly fisherman can be a challenge but Bruce Ajari from the
Sierra Sun has some good suggestions. If you're trying to
figure out what to do for a friend or family member, give us a
call and we'll work with you to find the perfect gift.
|The Best Winston Rod
The new Boron IIt series
combines the extraordinarily lightweight, highly responsive
characteristics of second-generation Boron with the legendary
smoothness and delicacy of a traditional Winston
medium-action. You can win one of these incredible rods right
|Fishing organizations unite to oppose Pebble
New opposition to a proposed
massive copper-gold-molybdenum mine in Southwest Alaska is
coming from the sport fishing industry.
|The River God
Jiri Klima is the captain
of the Czech National Fly Fishing Team. This
team is regarded as one of the most successful
fly fishing teams in the world. They have become
the world-champions three times under his guidance.
Because of his incredible proficiency he has
been dubbed "The River God" by many of the fishermen
he faces in international competition.
|Fast Hair Stacking
How about a way to
handle the hair stacking for 10 to 20 patterns at the same
|Handling Plucked Feathers
Do your hunting friends
show up at your front door with a bag full of feathers which
are not in pristine condition?
|Rigging Part I – the in-line approach
The first of a two part
series on handling multiple fly rigs.
|The Ultimate Fishing Vest
When this product hit the
market you could carry everything and then some.
Unfortunately, if you fell in you were a goner!
|Fishing with the Greats
"Here's a guy in his mid-80s,
fighting that fish as best and as hard as his strength allows,
on this hot, humid day from a rolling boat. I often see a
baseball pitcher in the prime of life needing to rest because
he just ran 90 feet to first base. Or a football player bursts
for a 35-yard run and he points to the coach that he needs to
come out for the oxygen mask." ..... description
by Jim C. Chapralis of Lee Wulff
|WHAT'S GOING ON HERE!
Some fishermen are truely adept at uncovering obvious
While largely forgotten
today, these terrestrials invented by Ed Sutryn of
Pennsylvania were on the cutting edge in 1960.
|What About Blue Part II
In our November
Newsletter we had an article about blue flies. Naturally,
someone we know had more to say on the subject.
Partridge & Orange
The Partridge and Orange is
an old time spider based pattern which is worth having in your
|Fly Tying Thread Chart
Here's a handy chart that provides sizing and breaking
strength information on the most popular fly tying
|Single Post Wings
Ted Leeson and Jim
Schollmeyer have collaborated on a number of incredibly
well put together reference books on fly tying
including The Benchside Introduction to Fly Tying,
The Fly Tier's Benchside Reference, and Tying
Emergers. Here's part of an article
that appeared in Fly Fisherman Magazine.
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