Dec 24, 2009

Golden Caddis?

I don't know what to say about this. Really? Why? You gotta be kidding me. Check out the article and video. Interesting yet unusual.

Oct 29, 2009

Keep an eye out for this

Stumbled across this company today and was quite intrigued. Mad Water offers water proof packs. They offer a chest pack for fisherman, but also have a water proof waist pack that I could see myself being very comfortable with on the streams. Check them out at

Aug 13, 2009

Next Gen Fishing guides

I was rather amused when I came across this video on YouTube. Even the gamers got their own fishing guides. I wonder if they are licensed guides.

Aug 11, 2009

Fish Strike Back!!!

Now that is insane. I guess that shark thought that lady was too good of a meal to pass up.

Aug 5, 2009

Wavewalk Kayaks

I remember seeing these a while ago, and just recently stumbled upon it again. These kayaks surely look like something I could sight fish off of or hit salt water in. Check out their demo videos on their website, unbelievably stable.

PETA Kills Huh?

So the other day while exiting Trader Joe's, I was approached by a member of the Greenpeace organization. I must surely have written on my forehead "come waste my time." I'll say this girl was relentless. She did not let me go once I answered a single question "do you care for the environment?" How else am I, as an avid fly fisherman with love for nature, suppose to answer otherwise? Anyhow, this girl sure could sell. If I were her I'd get a sales job and make the money to contribute that way. I could just picture her on the phone annoying the heck out of me as a telemarketer, and getting me to dish out $40-50 for junk I could do with out.

So recalling the encounter with the relentless girl, I recalled another infamous group P.E.T.A. So I figured I would check in to see what silly things they have been stirring up lately. Low and behold I come across this photo below. Heck I know her, she's that now famous movie star that I went to school with. For an extremist group I am not fond of, I sure can't deny their advertisement. I wonder if any of the beautiful women that P.E.T.A. finds for these types of advertisement and some interesting protests, understands that P.E.T.A. has killed animals, and are totally just a bunch of silly contradicting extremist with nothing better to do but cry and moan and disrupt our days with annoying protests.

Jul 27, 2009

Reel Aid

Reel Aid is a charity concert and silent auction even being held at Minglewood Hall in Memphis Tenessee on August 7th. Proceeds will go to support Project Healing Waters, Cast for the Cure, and Reel Recovery. For more information visit

Jul 24, 2009

Fly Fishing Point

Stumbled across this site today. It is a great looking site. I'm sure it will get a lot of attention very soon. Great articles, nice fly gallery, and beautiful photos. Check it out at

Jul 22, 2009

A River Runs Through It Blu-ray

Due to Release July 27th, next Monday! So if you haven't already pre-ordered a copy, I suggest you do it soon. Then again with the economy the way it is now, I assume it will not be very hard to find a copy in-store or online. You can order a copy at, where you'll probably find the best prices. has it listed right now for pre-order at $26.99. A nice price for a timeless classic.

JAWS on the Fly!!!

So I just heard a few days ago that the first great white shark was caught on a fly off La Jolla. Trip so happened to be captained by non other than Conway Bowman. Well that's no surprise, He's a sharking guru. Jaws (as I'll now refer to it) was caught by Jeff Paterson Director of Sales for Abel Automatics, while testing some company hardware. Sure wish I had a job like that. He caught Jaws on a Scott 15WT rod matched with an Abel Super 13 reel lined with 380yrds of gelspun backing and RIO Leviathan 550 grain line. Now thats some serious tools. Jaws measure up about 6ft. long and about 150lbs. I bet that made for an amazing fight. Be sure to check out Bowman Bluewater Guides & Outfitters LLC.

photo by Jeff Patterson

FlyFishing Retailer World Trade Expo

Make your calendars, it is coming up soon. FFR World Trade Expo September 10-12, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. I sure wish I were working in the industry so I could attend. Anyone want to bring me as a guest?
For more information you can visit the FlyFishing Retailer website.

Jul 21, 2009

Finally an Abel Reel that really catches my eye

I'm definitely going to have to add this to the list of reels to own. I'll say it'll have to be right up there next to a custom Ari 't Hart reel. Would I fish it though. hm... Probably not. I think I'd keep it in a case under one of his paintings. It sure is nice to have a huge wish list. Check out Derek DeYoung's website for more of his amazing work. Also you can order these reels at Abel.