Chilean Patagonia, way down South, where the beauty of the outdoors is breathtaking, where you have the feeling that you are so small regarding nature, that nature is overwhelming, where moutains are covered with everlasting snow, that lakes and rivers are filled with thousands of trouts, where you feel part of nature. Aitue. So water stay clean. Watch the entire film, 40 minutes of bliss.
Our friend Stephan Dombaj from the Fly Fishing Nation, was fishing for big poons in the Costa Rican mangrove… You don’t always come accross the expected, what is on your way is to check how you react and if you do the right move, as in a video game you’ll get extra points, Stéphan took the right action and got credited with GOOD karma!
Like every other year, fly fishermen from Brittany, that west point of France are gathering for their fly fishing show! Brittany, once the home of man salmon, is now back on the tracks! Plenty of rivers, plenty of fish but not only rivers, a lot of salt water fishing too, for stripped bass! We strongly recommend you get there if you’re around the 20th and 21th of February, Salon des Pêches à la mouche en Bretagne, it’s a small fly fishing show with a real “soul”! Don’t miss it!
We all have special layers that we bought for the price of gold, from major outdoor brands, made form merino wool or super technical threads. And when I say price of gold, I am sometimes even under what you are paying for to stay warm. What about if salvation came from the East? Japan is not a warm country , not in the Northern islands anyway, so when it comes to keep a body warm they know what they are talking about. And they like style, they like to drees up with a special je ne sais quoi which makes their gear special. So if you want to stay warm and still have some $ to spend in other things, we strongly recommend you consider the Heattech gear from Uniqlo. They are awesome. Remember that they usually fit smaller than US sizes… We like the Darth Vador one very much! We really like the Darth Vader one!
Very sad news from Brazil. Meanwhile in Alaska, greedy morons are still trying to get the Pebble Mine project running…
Here’s a very instructive video about some fine points of Giant Trevallies fishing on the fly from the guys of Fish the Swing. Some of you may have overlooked it, but fly fishing for GT is not unlike hunting a nice brown of some English chalkstream. It’s all about understanding the feeding behavior, matching the hatch, casting grace and a delicate presentation (as demonstrated at 2’08″), subtle takes and adequate strikes. Undoubtedly a gentleman affair.
Our friend Louis Cahill, the photograph and writer who created Gink and Gasoline, is going through very hard times right now. G&G is by far one of the best places of the whole internet to read about fly fishing, Louis gave us all so much ideas to ponder, so much beauty to look at, I think now is the time to go there and give back a tiny little piece of that in the coms. Probably it won’t help much, but at least we can say he’s important to us.
Here’s the pic he chose to illustrate this sad sad story. Hold tight, Louis…
End-of-the-year celebrations are coming fast, together with their mandatory mass-consumption hysteria. For us fly fishermen, who are balls deep into rod / reels / waders / capes fetishes, it’s a good time of the year. We get to indulge, and, for once, others help us to do so. So for you my friends who are still immune to one of the wickedest forms of rod envy, here’s a little video to help you build a new and fortune-wrecking desire: a bamboo rod. I must warn you in advance that most of the sciencey mumbo-jumbo about cane being a “technical” material is just a big pile of whatever, even if — obviously — cane has characteristics of its own. I don’t think one should look into the tech specs to advocate bamboo as a rod building material. You want cane because of poetry, and I feel very sad each time I hear someone who feels compelled to disguise his heart’s own little madness as science junk. The only argument for a bamboo rod (and the mortgage you need to get it) is that it makes you happy, and it’s a very good one.
We are so grateful to have you ,to be able to share what we love with you. Here’s a perfect soundtrack to rock you turkey and jive your pumpkin pie! This mixtape Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.13 – 1972 is awesome, and of course it had to start with the amaazing version of Rollling Stones version by Maxayn - You Can’t Always Get What You Want! Isn’t fly fishing like that? And it goes on and on for nearly 60 minutes of bliss! Turn the sound up and be grateful! DOWNLOAD. At Le Mouching, we strongly recommend you suscribe to Paris DJ podcasts.
You better turn the sound up and watch this film on full screen, this film is maybe the film of the month, beautiful and powerfull, the sound is perfect, listen to the choppy waves against the boat, that unic sound every salt water fly fishier knows, you forget about it, and than you hear it again and it brings back memories. Memories of hot sun beating you down and it reminds you the very peculiar state we’re in when we are fishing, we are hunting. This film is a beauty, I warn you. Once it’s over, you’ll want more.
And then Luke escaped from his jailers.
You like Italian food? Do you ever thought about going fishing in Italy? We always think of Italy as a country to go visit for Florence, Tuscani, Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Venice and so on, but what about the moutains, the Dolomites, the Alpes, Northen and Southern, have you ever thought of bringing a rod and than go cry in front of a Caravaggio. You need a proof that fishing in Italy is amazing, just watch.
When you want to shoot a movie at night and you find it’s too complicated you use day for night, every film school student knows that, you mainluy do it for production (money) reasons… so you turn your shutter down and you shoot in bright daylight, on the screen it’ll look like night. John Ford and the whole Hollywood industry did this for years. In a lot of European countries to shoot a film like the one that follows, you woul dneed to do so, because the law doesn’t allow you to fish at night. But the main reson we chose that film is what is said, the freedom we all long for, the urge to be in the wilderness, it’s rooted in us, the call of the wild! What make you feel alive? We all know the answer. NS Innovative
Two years of fishing, two years of bliss, with streamers or with dries, a very special feeling brought by the black and white but at the end, a film on fly fishing that is doing on ly one thing to us, we want be fishing too.