Had a chance to get out today and spend a couple of hours in the kayak on a local lake. Temperature was around 80 degrees with low humidity. The wind gusted occasionally, but this didn’t keep them from biting. I kept the same popper on the whole time. Here are just a few pics. Enjoy!
I happened to be passing by Colllinsville Kayak and Canoe today. It was having its First Annual SUP Cup Stand Up Paddle Festival.
I noticed that there was a class on fly fishing from a SUP board, so I walked over and listened to the instructor Tom explain how to use and fly fish from an SUP.
While it may seem at first like fishing from a longboard, it is quite stable, and equipped with padding and tie downs to keep your equipment safe. It didn’t take him long to get moving and start fishing.
There are a few differences that you need to keep in mind. First, all gear should be tethered (rod, paddle, and hold pole). Because there is no storage compartment you must wear a vest that is both a personal flotation device and also has dry pockets for cell phone, keys, flies, etc.
Tom mentioned that he has used one of these for both river fishing and for the salt as well.
Across the street, the Collinsville Art and Music Festival was also in full swing. Here are a few random pics. Enjoy!
Kype Magazine is offering some nice prizes in a sweet contest for those that enroll in its web site. The details and prize list appear below. Enjoy!
Kype Magazine Contest / Drawing
Kype will hold a drawing on September 1st, 2010 for the members of their community.
By joining their community at www.SteelheadSalmonTroutFishing.com you will automatically become entered into the drawing–the prizes are as follows:
GRAND PRIZE: A FREE Fall Trip with George Douglas’ STEELHEAD ALLEY GUIDE SERVICE
–2 Nights at a First Class Resort on Lake Erie, The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake
.–Free Wine Tasting
–Free Lunch on the River
–Complimentary Guide Trip with Filmmaker, George Douglas. www.SteelheadAlleyGuideService.com
–You may be featured on an upcoming DVD (with permission)
2nd Prize: Kype Waterproof ClothingKype Waterproof hoodie, a waterproof beanie, and Neck Protector.
3rd Prize: Free Subscription of Kype Magazine.
To be eligible: You must have a valid email address, over 18 years old, and be a member of our steelhead, salmon and troutfishing community on our website, www.SteelheadSalmonTroutFishing.com
Here is the direct link to become a member.https://www.steelheadsalmontroutfishing.com/index.php?option=com_community&view=frontpage&Itemid=53
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About Kype Fishing Magazine
Kype Magazine is a unique quarterly publication focusing on steelhead, salmon and trout fishing. Each issue of Kype comeswith a different, full length movie that separates Kype from the rest of the pack. KypeMagazine.com has some movie trail-ers, article samples, and a social community built for anglers around the world.
According to the web site, “Built in 1883 in picturesque Norfolk in northwest Connecticut, Infinity Hall is an intimate music, dining and entertainment destination beyond compare. Newly renovated, the historic building features its original proscenium stage and wood, as well as many other notable details. Whether it’s dinner and a show, high quality casual dining or simply drinks and music you’re seeking, Infinity Music Hall&Bistro.”
What does this have to do with fly fishing? Very little, with the exception that Norfolk, CT is not far from the Housatonic and Blackberry rivers, as well as some prime lakes and ponds.
Here’s another way to fish for Carp courtesy of Time Magazine. It involves large nets, fast boats and plenty of beer. Enjoy!