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 www.reelaid.com

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 www.flyfishingpoint.net

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 Amazon.com, where you'll probably find the best prices. Amazon.com 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.