Here comes Peches Sportives #102, probably the only fishing magazine who really cares about the water the fish are swimming in… This issue is great, it’s giving us all the tips to practice “Street Fishing”, spinning or on the fly! A list of 100 spots in French cities, very useful. If you come over here, bring a rod in your bag!Peches Sportives  102


At Le Mouching, we love music, paintings and many things like that that do something good to your head and to your soul. And we love reading too. Friends of mine gave me this book recently as a present (having cool friends is a good idea), « Casco Bay », from William G. Tapply, which is a crime novel. The main character, Stoney Calhoun, is a fly fishing guide for stripers in the Maine. And the authors serves us details that only a true fisherman, who actually goes fishing, knows.


It has the good atmosphere of a flyshop in the US, and you can feel the tough character who wakes up early in the morning because it is the moment when the widlife is bubbling up. This is different from the poetrised stories with loads of details, not saying that those are bad, rather that this one is definitely different. And it doesn’t talk only about fishing. It is a good novel that talks very well about fly fishing. Go for it, it i’s good stuff, and a nice affordable Xmas present!


Fly Fishing Belize, a bible for all of us who fare going crazy for Permit, wether you really catch them or are doomed and dream of catching this elusive animal!Jim Klug has gathered all his best fishing pictures of all the trips he made to Belize. The book to get or to offer for Xmas!Fly Fishing Belize


The latest issue of Pêches SPortives is out, if you read French or are in France, get it! You can always suscribe! This magazine is the only French mag fighting for the fishermen, whether with flies or lures, fighting get us back clear waters, You might not be aware of it but here, agriculture rules, heavily polluting the rivers, regardless of what we can say… It’s a fight we have had with all the goverments, they don’t care about us because we don’t exist for them… But still we have a few rivers that are surviving, and a few wild fish in it. Buying this mag is not only good for you, it’s also telling the world you care about the rivers!

Pêches Sportives N°101


Recently we were raving about the last Scale, dedicated to a large extent to women in the (fly) fishing world. An enthusiasm that earned us a little comment by Jen Ripple, founder and editor-in-chief Dun, a fly fishing magazine I must confess I had never heard of. First of all, Dun is a real high quality job. Go have a look! The editorial line is clearly feminine, which doesn’t mean that it can only be read by women, much to the contrary. In my book, everyone will benefit from the development of the women’s view of the sport. And I do think there is a valid way of considering fly fishing from a gender perspective.

Besides, there will be exciting colleterals. Am I the only guy to have dreamt of planning the next fishing trip with my partner, in the role of a fishing buddy, not a selfless victim of my lunacy?

My daughter is 8 years old. She trains her fly casting with me. I’ll show her Dun, and if I’m lucky, some day we’ll go fish for Alaskan kings together, and maybe this day the guide will be a woman. Come on, guys, it’s time to print a copy of the magazine, and casually leave it on the coffee table…


It was worth waiting! The new SCALE issue, number 13 is entirely dedicated to women who fish! 224 pages of refinement, fishing through the eyes of our girls, enough to shut the mouth of all those who still think that fishing is only for us, the bearded and macho kind! What an opening! Probably the first fishing magazine that women will be able to read from A to Z ! Scale, we love you!


Love at first sight for this book, which I have not read yet, but the pictures of which struck me dumb. It’s called Salt, Coastal and Flats Fishing, it’s from Rosenbauer and Anderson, and it’s your ticket to wet and salty nights.



We knew by reading his book “Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reelthat Yvon Chouinard was a Tenkara fan and that he would do anything to support that way of fly fishing. But what a surprise to see that last month Patagonia introduced their own Tenkara gear ! So far Patagonia was only dedicated to clothing gear, the major change in their politic is to provide the actual sport gear itself! That’s great news for the customers (less than 300$ for a complete set) but what about the industry, is Patagonia going to build other gear such as surf borads, fly rods… a door has been opened, we just don’t know what’s going to come out of it! In the meantime it’s great news, Tenkara is probably the best and funniest way to flyfish little rivers and streams!