JOE BROOKS, FLY FISHERMAN.

Joe Brooks, the famous fisherman from ABC’s “American Sportsman”, in the 60′s and 70′s. We all owe him something. This documentary prokect will show us who he really was. And how Fly Fishing can save someone’s life. From one addiction to another. But it’s in fact much more thant just that. Just go HERE to stay tuned anout that documentary.

SEASON’S END CONTEST

In France, public waters are now closed for trout fishing. Let’s celebrate one more season, gone and never to return, with our fantastical fall contest…

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The contest theme is: show us how you finished your season, without showing fish!!

Here are THE RULES people:

1. send us your pics at lk@lemouching.com before Saturday 27th.
2. No fish in the pics.
3. One pic by participant.

The  five best pics will win a couple of absurdly handsome and insanely desirable stickers. The best of them all will also win one of our new Mouching tee-shirts. That’s right, peeps. A free Tee. That’s how we roll the ball here. It’s fuckin’ madness, we know.

Now let the photographic juices flow.

GEOBASS : PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Fly fishing for bass in Papua New Guinea? Who would have thought about that if not the happy crew from Geobass… Ready to go to any length to fight the bass! Here’s your week end film, 20 minutes of crazyness in a land where not that long ago…you could have ended in a deliciouse stew…

 

PISCATORIAL ELEGANCE

Alexander_Wang_005_1366.1366x2048Le Mouching pro fashion tip of the day. As we all know well since Charles Ritz, streamside elegance is a crucial factor for successful fishing. For the opening in Spring 15, you can’t go wrong with Alexander Wang.

MORTADELLA.

Le mouching, fly fishing, comité

In the Hotel Lutetia, as on all monday mornings at 6 a.m., we have a staff meeting at the offices of le Mouching. Cyril, rising from his imitation Louis XIV chair, coughed a little, spit and took the floor.

“My dear collaborators, we have a serious situation (he always starts his discourses like that!), the great majority of our readers want articles about equipment, “fishing gear”! Read more…

REVIVE!

It’s late and I’m still up even though tomorrow morning the alarm will be cruel, it’s just that I couldn’t let go the new delivey of Revive magazine. The fact is that these guys somehow manage to gather the cream of the cream, in every department: editorial line, writing, pics, even the ads are goods, and I’m usually allergic to that stuff. Go have a look, and make sure you’ve got some time. It’s hard to stop reading.

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MOUSE IN DA HOUSE

Take  your mice to Alaska, they’ll definatly be usefull there ! We love that film! We love the soundtrack (Gramatik)! We love the fish! We love Aniak River!  We love everything, thaks to that film we are in a fantastic good mood!

CASH’S ROLLS, JOHNNY CASH

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I want that car to go fly fishing! Specially made for Johnny Cash, of course it’s Black! What did you expect? Independent suspensions, full black leather, mint condition, this is Johnny Cash Rolls Royce, and it’s for sale. I’m sure you’ll take pleasure going fishing with it, I would if I could buy it! And if you winn the auction, be sure to make good use of the four speakers Voxson Stereo Tape player. Just wear black.  

IN LOVE

You could see that as benign footage about “flyfishing for grayling in Älvdalen, Dalarna.” as the guy says. But not from where I stand. For me, it’s a love poem, it’s direct from the heart of a guy in love, and that reeks with these feelings that may be cheesy all you want, but are the very fuel of poetry. You know what, boys? I’m in love too and I would totally film her like that, and if we are to take the words of the poets for it (that’s Apollinaire in my butcher style translation):

Let us rejoice because director of fire and poets
Love who fills as light
All the solid space between stars and planets…

… love prompted our friend Petter Johansson to write a visual poem in honor of that girl.

TEST: RIO TECHNICAL SHOOTING LINE

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And what running line should we use with those RIO Outbound Short shooting heads we talked about yesterday ? There have a lot of running lines today on the market. But one did retain my attention : the RIO Technical Shooting Line. First of all, because it’s low-stretch (thanks to the ConnectCore core). And all of you who know me a little bit know that I’m a little bit monomaniac with those low-stretch flylines when it comes to streamer fishing (for a better detection of the takes and better hook sets). And then, because it has this wide loop that you need to change your head easily (as explained in the previous article). To complete the picture of the perfect running line, the Technical shooting line has a thick and colored 5 meters-long section just before the connection with flyline. This section says « when you have me in your hand, you can shoot ! ». The thicker diameter facilitates the handling of the running line to avoid it to slip through your fingers.

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I’ve used the smallest diameter available (0.026’’), which was the most appropriate to fish with a 7-weight Outbound Short. Basically those running have been made for spey fishing and two-handed rods but there is absolutely no problem to use it with a single-handed rod. I’ve loved its slick coating that offered me awesome casts at impressive distances. What I was also looking for was the ability of this running line to avoid tangles and knots. On this point, I have to say that it has been slightly better than the average running line I’ve used until now, thanks to its sufficient stiffness that avoids the formation of those nasty small loops, and to its slick coating that allows the small knots that did form to untie.

It is a very good mark I want to give to this running, that you will love both with those Outbound Short than with spey shooting heads and two-handed rods.