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.http://www.steelheadsalmontroutfishing.com/index.php?option=com_community&view=frontpage&Itemid=53
Located at 4888 North Broadway (State Highway 534) in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake fea-tures 109 finely appointed guest rooms (the majority with lake views); Horizons, an upscale restaurant with a striking octag-onal dining room and al fresco dining – all with a breathtaking view of Lake Erie; a lounge with a rectangular bar; and ameni-ties that include a fitness center, game room, indoor and outdoor pool and gift shop. The Lodge entrance is located one milenorth of Geneva State Park, on the left. For room reservations, call 866-442-9765 or visit www.thelodgeatgeneva.com.
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.
After posting a brief interview with George Douglas, the founder of Kype Magazine, I was contacted by one of his staff with the offer of a link exchange, which includes the chance for FinFollowers to read free issues of Kype online. Not bad.
I really enjoy Kype, and my guess is that you will too. To see Kype Magazine online, simply click on the banner that appears in the righthand column. Enjoy!
BTW, if you have not signed up for our email alerts or seen our Facebook page, please take a few minutes to do so to learn about future offers.
I’ve been reading some of the online fly fishing mags and came across Kype Magazine. I enjoyed the articles and online community, but wondered why someone would start such an effort.
I wrote to George Douglas, the founder of Kype, with 4 short questions. His answers, and a link to the Kype site, appear below.
Leigh, thanks for the opportunity to share this information with you and your readership. First let me explain what Kype means as many anglers are unaware. A kype is a hook that forms on the lower jaw of a male trout, salmon or steelhead, during spawning periods. It’s similar to the rack of a male deer, a sign of strength—thus the title of our magazine, KYPE.
1) What inspired you to develop Kype Magazine and how long has it been in existence?
We started this magazine in the Fall of 2008, so you can image that money was not the inspiration. It was more about my passion for the sport and to articulate that passion through the combination of video and print media.
2) How do you describe Kype in relation to other fly fishing magazines?
I wanted to create a magazine that was different than the other publications out there–I wasn’t looking for your typical articles written by writers who happen to fish, but by fishermen who happen to write. More specifically, guides, writers and other professionals in the industry who are in the trenches and actually fishing for a living.
The style is raw and real–one that trout, salmon and steelheaders can relate to. However, what separates us from the rest of the pack more than anything, is our DVD’s that come with each issue. They are unique, full length fishing movies that capture our journeys around the country in pursuit of the best rivers for these species.
3) Who is the typical Kype subscriber?
The typical subscriber is a hard-core angler who can recognize our new, refreshing approach to the sport. They are not your traditional ten o’clock, two o’clock fly casters, but anglers who are looking to break free into their own styles, if they have yet to do so already.
4) What is one of your favorite fishing stories/memories?
I actually have hundreds of stories that formed over the last twenty years of my career. I suppose the one that stands out the most was my first introduction to salmon and steelhead. I grew up fishing local bass ponds and the trout streams of the Catskill Mountains. I never saw a fish that was over five pounds.
At age 17, my father brought me up to the Great Lakes region for salmon and steelhead, and I completely lost my mind. The memory of that first trip is something I’ll never forget. I felt I had evolved as an angler and experienced something special. It was so special that by age 21 I moved to the region and began to guide, which became the foundation to my fishing career and led me to where I am today–which actually still includes guiding in Steelhead Alley in Ohio.
Thanks again Leigh,