At eighteen, you can do whatever you do, you have k now reached the age of experiments, you can go wild and make your own mistakes, no one is there for backup anymore, and at eighteen there is that inner strentgh that no one else has, the world is yours and everything is available, you just have to go and get it! So happy #18 Scale Magazine! And this issue (as every Scale issue) rocks! As usual it’s offering us the best of both worlds, and that’s why we love it! But watch out because in Southern Europe and soon on a larger scale, more kids are leaving lures to embrace fly fishing! Anyway, you want to have fun and enjoy a real adventure? Read it!
Winter is coming, as we all know (and are kindly reminded in the northern parts of France a little more often that we care for). And there’s plenty to look forward to in the cold months of the year: colds, girls in Halloween disguises, painful bus rides in the cold dark morning, x-mas mass hysteria, but especially an opportunity to take the guns out and go for a ride on the white slopes of your favorite mountains. There’s good fishing too, where the lakes are not frozen. Films with snowboard and fly fishing together and few and far between, but I’m especially fond of them, they show a special connection between seemingly very distant ways to enjoy nature.
Bonus: the Creedance Clearwater Revival in the soundtrack.
Oh how we love a light rod, we love them so much it’s often the first rod we buy and we often stick to that number 5. But as time goes by, we tend to go for bigger fish and all of us hate heavy rods, unfortunatly we need them to cast those big streamers and to fight those big fish we’re always loooking for! Major brands are making a slight turn to make us use a litghter tackle, Loop recommends that we use their #11 instead of the usual #12 to fight Tarpon and how many times on the flats have we heard, I’d rather use a #6 or even #5 to catch those bones!… Well, there you go! Estrada Art presents The 5wt Chronicles! Bonefish, Tarpon, Redfish, Black Drum, South Florida Peacock Bass, and Trophy Trout all on a #5wt rod! We love the idea, Here’s the trailer, we cannot wait to watch the entire film!
You know how we care for our oceans, for the animals who live in them therefore we always have an eye on everything that sounds or looks helpfull to save or protect nature. And today we want to introduce you to one of the best kickstrter there is this week: Bureo. Bureo is known for skateboards made of fishnets but today Bureo is lauching a new product : Glasses made from recycled fishnets! Isn’t that a cool idea? Lenses are Karl Zeiss Polarized, nets are from coast of Chili, project is great!
The best for your camera, you”r going on a fishing trip and you don’t want to stash your camera with all the rest of your gear, that’s when you’ll need the Poler Camera Cooler, big enough for your DSLR + a 2nd lens and some extras, or a DSLR with a heavy lens and some extras, but why “Cooler”? Well when you’r not using it as a camera bag, you can always stash 4 cans in it, and they’ll stay cool because of the foam that is used to protect your camera! Some colours are on sale for 35$, regular price is 65. And the V2 is 56$ !
Sun and buddies, a good boat, it sounds like the summer fishin’ that I want! A superb occasion for a sweet shirt with a redfish drawn by the immortal Paul Puckett. And with this never-ending mangrove, the furious redfishes, the mad poons… All of this before me, I salivate mightily. It sends shivers down my spine. I want to be there! There, right now!
A special mention for the approach of the boat on its trailer sliding with its weight into the water. A small moment to be sure, but one which I enjoy every time I venture into the water. This is no grand moment to notice, but a bit of satisfaction during the fishing trip, and it is this exact moment upon which this film captures: all for the sensations. But enough talk, let’s go fish for sensations…
Icelanders are somewhat lucky when it comes to financial crisis management and trout waters. Torkjel Landås and his friends haunt those waters in search for big fish. As the story goes, they met on their way an old crone in a heitur pottur, a termal spring, whom they questionned about the meaning of life. When you hit the wall, she reportedly said, try double haul. None of this makes any sense, nor has any relation to the video, but it doesn’t matter at all. These are wise words, and the vid is excellent. And it has a Nine Inch Nails soundtrack.