Okay, we all have a tent and let’s be honest, it’s fucking uggly, boring and with no style, wether it’s a tent you pack in you car, you carry in your bagpack or you you have in your garden, when buying a tent we’ve always been looking at two things, how many can fit in? And how leight can it be! But now, thanks to Field Candy you can add a third question: how good will it look! This is the end of dull camping, my friends! You can choose from so many graphics and if you don’t find what you like, you can even have a tent printed with your wildest dreams! What about a Mouching tent? Well, of course, it’s not cheap… from 265 to 600$, but I can assure you, you’ll instantly make new friends!
We were all having a nice diner with all the old friends and some new ones, friends of friends, the ones we knew and the new ones. At the end of the table, a guy raises his head as I was talking about river Allier, in central France, once home of the salmon. Hey! It’s my homeland! I’m from Moulins ! He shouts (a nice provincial town, by river Allier). Since I know a little about the area I talk about the beauty of the river, its trout and the elusive salmon we are trying to give some help so he can pass the dams and spawn. All that money spent for a fish? That’s so stupid he said, so I tried to explain that wild atlantic salmon disapeared from that river because of the dams so it is our responsabilty to do everything we can to have salmon back. Spending 100 000$ to help a fish go up a dam while you can raise it in farms is so stupid! That’s exactly when I realized I was talking to a real moron!
You thought you were ahead of your time? That was before you read Flyfishers inc. !Because those guys know how to make you feel they are different and way ahead, the Fall issue is just out! Yes! Fall or Autumn, name it as you want but as we are sweating under the red ht sun of july, those guys are already in the cool breeze of September! But that’s not the only reason we like them, this mag has got plenty for us to read!
We love…the second part… Carps on a tenkara rod, that’s excellent, it seems to be so much fun! Carp is already fun but fishing it Tenkara style, that seems to be a all other adventure! Tenkara which we thought was dedicated to moutain strerams and fiercy trout is now the best weapon to have fun in lakes! Let’s all go Tenkara! Next step is saltwater?
It’s still the middle of the night, I’m up in the garden gazing at the milky way, dreaming of fishign days. It’s so hot it’s not even funny, the rivers are almost dry, the fish is spooky and we’re better not anoying them. In a way I don’t know what to do with myself, then my computer made this very special sound when a mail comes in, usely I don’t care but this night, I had the feeling I needed to check it out. Bingo! There it was, the latest issue of Southern Culture On the Fly! Burning hot, I couldn’t take my eyes out of it, I read it through the night, when I stopped, my face was covered with salt, I had scales on my hands, my shirt was wet from sweat and salted water, it was magical, the sun was rising over the moutains. Read it!
Four dams, four dams we need to take down so the Snake river goes back to life, please help.
Here’s a new webpage that all of us is going to be checking daily, or at least everytime something is posted! Escapads is an international website about adventure based in France, wether you are a surfer, hiker, skiier, cyclist, trekker, fly fisher, in two words; an outdoor’s man, Escapads is made for you! It has the best of all the good stories from the best dedicated and it as also a store where you can get, simply the best! Chesk it out, you’ll be hooked!
So here’s a Beulah commercial of some sort. Along with a good opportunity to listen to Police at their best (Shadows in the rain, from Zenyatta Mondatta), this otherwise rather uninteresting video demos what is in my view the next big thing in fly fishing: switch and double handed rods and casts are escaping their salmon/steelhead niche, and will take the lead in many other fishing situations. A double hander is a solution to consider every time you need to get your fly far and fast. Landing a streamer at 30m with a double hander is no work at all, that’s a huge plus when you fish the surf for instance.