At Le Mouching, we love watersports, we love the Ocean we love nature, we like to feel nature close to our skin, this is how we feel alive. Chuck Paterson could be a Mouching ambasador if he was fly fishing, but as us he loves skiing and he loves the ocean. What about puting the two together?
Smells like keather, fat sound, beer and Rockies cuthroat trout! Evel by Jason James Band.
For years I have been fishing with the same brand of waders, made in Montana. Sometimes I had problems with them especially with the foot seems and the neoprene porosity. So this year after 15 years of being faithful, I decided to try something else. Although these days I don’t fish as often as I used to, I now want something comfortable and with age, I wanted something strong, since more oftenthan not I’m climbing under fences rather than over them. Over or under, my enemies are still the same: bushes, brambles, barbed wire.
With age I like my comfort, so I decided to try the Patagonia Rio Gallegos, mainly because I was attracted by the Merino sock. Ah! Warmth! It’s a game changer! I no longer fear spending long stretches of time in cold waters. Net result: I have more fun, I catch more fish, and I never think about being cold. With the proper layers, these waders just made my fishing days better. Because we all know that when we are fishing, we only need to focus on what we are doing and not on how to get warmer.
These waders are awesome. The easy lock suspension sytem changes everything; you can instantly go from a deep wading wader to a wading trouser! The hand warmer pocket is a nice feature, the pocket is deep enough to stash a big fly box inside. The sealed waterproof pocket is also really practical as is the attachement dock where you can fit everything you need on hand. The extra layer protection on the legs prevents you from rubbing your legs together; that and the gravel guard get the job done. For a reasonable price of $500, it’s probably the best purchase I’ve made this year!
In France there is a saying, “in Pork all is good!” at Le Mouching, after watching this film we decided we would start an orchestra called Las Salchichas Locas. I’m sure you never thought of doing this with a weener ! Check this out!
Blinded! Blinded by so many amazing pictures, that’s what you’ll be reading Catch #32, weither you loke Permit and Bones from Turneffe in Belize, massive trout from Stobel Lake, Argentina, impressive and powerfull GT’s from Seychelles, enormous Bahamean Bones or trouts from Texas, this issue is like a present from Santa! And if you are like us, you’ll read it over and over again!
Jus before going to Patagonia, Field & Fish sent me their new gear for a field test. A hip pack and a back pack, both waterproof. The hip pack is very comfortable and big enough so I can put in 4 fly bowes + little gear as tippets, and small things you bring to the river. it has a front pocket that opens up and allows you to hook big flies and streamers on a pieace of foam. It has straps on the top but I took them off, the line got caught in them several times. The back Pack; very comfortable, I stashed a fleece and a rain jacket in it, but there is not much mmore space left once you do that. I had to cross several rivers and the waters where high, that’s was when I realized I was happy to have them both! Everything was dry although the water was way above the hip pack and the back pack got it’s ass wet, They are both waterproof indeed ! I wouldn’t recomend a long stay under the water though… they are water resistant… Anyways. I love them and they are very affordable regarding similar products on aother brands. They also come as a bundle, perfect Xmas gift for about 130$ !
The tough but thrilling life of winter fly pike fishermen !
We are not very into GoPro movies as the quality of the images (and the mooves) could be exhausting, but when sensitivity meets fish porn we say Go GoPro !
Thanks to Are Fishing for this little goodie shot right before the long wait and the sleep of winter.
This is truly an adventure fishing movie, looking at those japanese outdoor fanatics I can’t think but samouraïs, warriors rod in hand, smart and wise, brave and intrepid…
You don’t know how lucky you are, abroad, in the US and in Canada to have women fly fishing, here in France and in Europe, there are very few…. If you are in France tnext week check out Seasons cable TV on monday 7:50 pm, ther is a doc on French fly fishing girls!
Suppose for a minute that, shamefully, you managed to seduce the fish of your life with a magic fly. (Surely that must happen from time to time, no?) So, there you are with your blood pressure climbing to 190 and suddenly you blurt out: “Holy fucking shit… I left my camera on the kitchen table, today of all days when I really need it!”
Echoing across the river a series of cuss words follow, one worse than the other (rest assured that we would never publish such words on this blog!). Mothers put hands over the ears of their young, blind men fall in the water like drunken subimagos, pregnant women go into labor in infamous places, to sum it up, it’s like the uprising of 1776. Read more…
Isn’t my shirt pretty? Light and warm at the same time… easy to dry and FPS30 for hot days! I’ve been wearing the Simms Glenbrook shirt under the Patagonian sun, I had to put a merinos layer for windy days but it’s already my best shirt! I cannot wait to wear it in the tropics. Big pockets so you can put flyboxes in, one zipped pocket not to loose important things… a loop so you can attach whatever you want to it, big press stud on the cuffs easy to close. longer sleeves sleeves to protect your forehand from the sun, I love it!
Our daily fish porn is brought by our australian ambassador Peter Morse who is having a blast on the Claremont Isles. Go Peter go !