Thursday, April 23, 2015

6 Cool Things To Read

When you start looking around it really is impressive the level of content that is around on the fly fishing internet day in and day out.  Here's the six articles that have hit my radar of what's good over the past week or two.

ALEX LANDEEN - CORN DOGS AND LADDERS
Just when I thought I came back from Pyramid Lake with a few decent images, Alex Landeen comes in with his own take on the lake with both words and photos that are always worth a look.


BADFISH X MR. LOWCOUNTRY JOURNAL
It's always good to see the Flood Tide crew getting recognized outside of the Holy City and Doug Roland of the Lowcountry Journal covers a lot of ground in this interview.


CATCHING SHADOWS - FLYCRAFT STEALTH REVIEW
Rich Strolis of Catching Shadows goes in depth on his review of the FlyCraft Stealth and it's worth a read if you're considering one of these two person rafts.



CHI WULFF X MR. BLUE HALO - READ PART 1 & 2
If you're not reading Chi Wulff every day then you are missing out and you also likely didn't catch the two part interview with Cortney Boice of Blue Halo.  Make sure you read PART 1 and PART 2 of this excellent Q&A.



THE NEW YORK TIMES X JAMES PROSEK
I've long admired the work of James Prosek and this is a well done article and video to enjoy.


THE VENTURING ANGLER X TIM ROMANO
Tim Romano has a lot on his plate from working with Field & Stream, Angling Trade, and whatever book or photography project that he is currently working on and this interview is a good insight to everything that he constantly has going on.


I hope you enjoyed.  Now, get back to work...

A TIght Loop - Spring 2015

The latest issue of A Tight Loop is live and ready for a flip through to enjoy fly angling highlights from all over the Midwest.  Spring is (kinda) here and it's time to get outside.

CHECK IT.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

TESTIFY

A highlight of my week so far was filmmaker Aaron Peterson sending along an email with a link to this short film which is a visual adaption from John Voelker's timeless prose "Testament of a Fisherman". 



This was filmed in various locations around Marquette, Michigan, including Voelker's Pond, and it's beautifully done. You just might want to watch it a half dozen times before getting back to work.

Several summers ago I had the opportunity to spend a weekend at Voelker's Pond and if you haven't read that post or seen the images taken during the trip please do.

This Week In #glassisnotdead

Another week brings another mash up of images from all over the angling world tagged with #glassisnotdead.

Over 9,200 images and counting...

@adventurestarts

 @chuckragan

@dgreg7

@duiweaver92

@esocks77


@klflyshop

@magogsmelt

@mtnbrookrods

@natewilsonftw

 @rcschaper

@s_clemens

@thangobrind

@theflyus

@tommybaranowski

@troutlore

@walker29er

@wesleywhiteproductions
Be sure to hashtag your photos with #glassisnotdead and a favorite photo may turn up in a future T.F.M. post.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Catch Magazine - Issue #40

The latest issue of Catch Magazine is live and can you believe it's their 40th issue?  Time flies and this issue is a whirlwind trip around the fly fishing world in photographs.


CHECK IT.

Guilty (Not Really) Pleasure

It wasn't to many years ago that I thought fishing with ultralight spinning rods and crickets was somehow not "real" fishing.  Whatever.  Have a couple children and the taste for a weekend fish fry and it all makes perfect sense.  This is a guilty pleasure that I just don't feel guilty about at all anymore. 


There were a few proud dad moments on this trip as both children suddenly wanted to learn to do three things... 

First, put their own crickets on the hook even though Hadley thought it was gross.

Second, each of them wanted to cast on their own which meant more than a couple casts wrapped up in the trees and I was thankful they were both using the ever sturdy Featherlight spinning rods.

And third, once a bluegill or bass was caught, they wanted to figure out how to get the hook out.

I guess once they learn how to clean up the mess of bluegills caught then my job will be done.  This part is not likely to happen anytime soon...









We went home from the pond with a YETI cooler nearly full of bluegills on ice and after a couple hours of cleaning fish after fish yesterday morning, we had a tasty fish fry with our family last evening with a pot of grits, green beans, and a small piece of buttermilk pie for dessert.  It just doesn't get much better than that.       

Friday, April 17, 2015

REVIVE - Spring 2015

There has been a virtual wave of online magazines that all went live with new issues this week and one of the first that I want to highlight is Revive.  This quarterly fly fishing journal just seems to get better with each issue.


In this issue of Revive I am excited to have the first of a series of articles dubbed "Prime Glass".  These pictorials, with a few words mashed in there too, are coming from two angles and will highlight my fly fishing photography taken with prime or fixed camera lenses as well as cover fly fishing with fiberglass fly rods.


This first article highlights the recent trip to Pyramid Lake and there are a few images published that haven't been included in "The Ladder Diaries" series of posts so please click through to give it a look.

CHECK IT.