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.
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.
At the far west point of Scandinavia, in Vestlandet region in Norway are many rivers with massive salmon, Atlantic Salmon of course! So here’s enough to drive us crazy but not only, it’s also a film filled with hapîness! What else do we need but to see a flyfisherman happy? Obviously when it comes to fly fishing, Scandinavia has it all ! English subs : click on CC lower right corner of screen, as usual.
A new rod for Xmas! That’s what we all dream of, and many of us have bought the Loop Cross S1 which at the time (and still is today) was one of hte best rods you could get, with it’s new M3 based composit the blank was one of the first to offer speed, light weight, precision and strentgh, you could cast with a heavy line for hours without feeling that you were, for instance catsing a #10! But that was “before”, because now Loop comes up with a entirely new rod, the SX! It’s not tremendously different than the S1, it’s a newer generation, it’s a very fast action rod, very light and very precise on shooting. Built from nano-resin and high tensile carbon, the new Loop Cross SX is giving to fly fishiermen the opportunity to cast for hours withoutany effort. But not only, the rod is (after two years of tests) holding the fish and making the fight pretty easy, because we all know that casting is not the only thing we ask from a rod! The Cross SX comes in a wide range from 9′#5 to 10′#8 in single hand and from 12’4″ #7 to 14′#9 in double-hand.
Blank in aesthetic matte smoke finish.
High-grade cork handle with Cork mix reinforcements
Triangular 3-pin aluminum reel seat in Gun Metal finish
Titanium stripper guides
Patented E-coated snake guides for minimal friction, generates higher line speed and longer casting. Made in USA
Delivered in aluminum tube and cloth bag
Designed and developed in Sweden
It’s been a long time a very mong time since I haven’t seen a Coracle. At first I saw them in Irak long, lon g long ago, they were used on river Euphrates where they were called Kuffa, made out of rush and animal skin, than it was used in French brittany, and it has the same name as in English, Coracle, but I never thaught as it’s shown here on the river Dee (Wales), this looks like a differnt kind of fishing that we know, much more fun, spinns around in the rapids if you don’t control it well, alnd much mmore fun than a pontoon! So let’s find some rush and a few animal skins and let’s build a Coracle!
You’re around Paris in January? Come over to the Fly Fishing Show will be held South of Paris at about 50 km. We’ll be there, waiting for you, there also will be plenty of fly fishing shops showing the latest gear, there will be some travel agents, and much more!
Quick, let’s to Ireland before it’s too cold! Look at those frenchies, look how bad they want that pike! Which Pike? Well, that BIG one !
Sexyloops always has some jewels in their treasure chest, today when the cold starts hitting us, we need some warmth we need some dream, no, not flats and poons or bones or even permit, we need something more exotic than that. Here’s Gourami in Malaysia! Gou what ? Gourami, my friend, Gourami, you’re darn ugly, but it’s fun fishing for you dear Gourami! What I like is the pace and the quiet of that fishing. Let’s go Gourami!
In addition to his support mail, we received this film from Henrik Malmland, fishing in Norrbyströmmen, dark and beautiful, with the amazing voice of Daniel Norgren, it brings peace to our hearts. Soon, soon, we’ll all be fishing again! Let winter go by. Thank you Henrik.
Here comes the drone! Grab your belly boat and head to Sweden, that’s where it seems to be happening! If you’re lloking for pike.
Here are all the clips of introduction to Power of the River. Watch them all and help them complete the entire film by participating to their kickstarter project.
There are waders and waders you buy and wear for a reason, or a cause. Simms supports Warriors and Quiet Waters and makes a G3 Guide Special Limited edition which benefits will go and support the cause. Take a look at them and we suggest you get one!