A Movie You Must See

This weekend I watch a documentary by Josh Fox entitled Gasland. While the title was amusing to my kids, the content was disturbing and should be of interest to all of us, not just anglers. The topic of the documentary is hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a method of extracting natural gas from underground. Over the course of […]

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Interview With Jeff Currier

When it comes to flyfishing, Jeff Currier has done quite a bit. He is a sought after speaker, talented artist , noted author and experienced guide. He has written several books, including Currier’s Quick and Easy Guide to Warmwater Fishing. In addition to his web site, www.jeffcurrier.com he also has a blog flyfishingbum.blogspot.com I recently attended Jeff’s lecture […]

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Canvasfish

Just watched a great video on artist Derek DeYoung courtesy of Travis Lowe at Spring Creek Films.  According to Travis, “It’s hard to tell what came first for Derek DeYoung angling or art? At the age of 6, Derek was declaring to friends and family that he wanted to be a famous artist. Enamoured with […]

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A New Rod for 2012

Shortly before Christmas I built a 9′ 4 wt rod based on  a J Stockard Forecast fly rod kit.  It has a blue 4-piece Batson IM6 blank, a gunsmoke reel seat with rosewood insert, and a quality cork grip.  Including shipping it was $90.  Add in a $5 rod bag from BassPro and a rod tube […]

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This Is Fly, No. 33

It’s that time again – another issue of This Is Fly has hit the online shelf. The Feb/Mar issue is filled with some great stories, including bamboo rods built by a kid from New Jersey,  fly fishing punk rockers Pegboy, winter tarpon fishing, steelhead junkies and the always popular mixtape. Check out Fly The Flag […]

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Interview With Golden Witch Custom Fly Rods

We recently had the opportunity to interview Russ and Erica, who own Golden Witch Technologies, a rodmaker’s supply house.  Their story shows that it is not always a clear path to flyfishing and it can involve dentistry. 1. How did you get started in rod building? I grew up fishing, hunting, and trapping in Lancaster,PA, but never flyfished […]

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Pool 32 Mag, Number 4

The latest Pool 32 online magazine is here. At over 300 pages, it is quite a read. Enjoy! Tweet

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Ten & Two – Volume 2 Number 2

The latest Ten & Two is here, just in time for the first snow of 2012. Stories in this issue include salmon fishing with Charles Gaines on Nova Scotia’s Margaree River, the Normaway Inn in the Cape Breton Highlands, the Glenora Distillery, Louisbourg Lighthouse Trail,  and fiddle-maker Otis Tomas. Enjoy before or after you dig […]

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A Tight Loop, January 2012

The first issue of A Tight Loop is here for 2012. This month ATL covers a variety of topics, including steelhead, smallies, bluegills, the Driftless Region, the North Fork River and the reach cast. There are also tying tutorials for the Nuke Egg, Pink C. Worm, Schlesinger’s Comparadun and the Hammerhead. At over 120 pages, the magazine also […]

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Interview With Tom Kirkman of RodMaker Magazine

We recently had the opportunity to interview Tom Kirkman, who publishes RodMaker Magazine.  Tom just celebrated 15 years in business. No small feat, especially in this economy. FF: How did you get started in rod building, and do you still build rods? Tom: I had ordered a then new graphite rod from Browning-Silaflex. It cost $100 which […]

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Southern Culture On The Fly #1

The first issue of online fly fishing magazine Southern Culture On The Fly has finally hatched.  SCOF is dedicated to providing some great writing on warm and coldwater fly fishing opportunities in the southeast. This issue contains stories on southern appalachian brook trout, fall smallmouth on the Holston and other great local content. Enjoy!   Tweet

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