MONTANA TIME BABY!!

5 votes, 4.80 avg. rating (91% score)

Montana is beautiful… and it has a huge smell of flyfishing!!! rainbows, huge browns, bull trouts that are even bigger, graylings, streamers, 2inch long stoneflies… all those in an awesome landscape, fishing buddies, the vastness, far from the city madness.

PROOF OF FRENCH GENIUS.

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

I don’t know if you’re like me, but traveling in a car bores me; to such a degree that the temptation to crash my car into the first sycamore tree often visits my spirit. I don’t do it, except rarely, for fear of wrecking havoc on one of these magnificent trees.

The only time that I rode in one of these damned cars with pleasure, was when Cyril and I went fishing. And when it’s Cyril who drives, I have the leisure to enjoy the countryside and we pass the time telling stories, the more preposterous, the better.

On that blessed day it was my birthday, it was like a sunday drive in the park heading to a river that Cyril was keeping secret.

As a birthday gift I had received a marvelous book about the life of the celebrated “douanier Rousseau”, a magnificent artist. I wanted to share my enchantment and happiness with my flakey friend as he piloted us. Read more…

SALMON FISHING IN THE FIFTY’S

8 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Wow… that is some documentary! Salmon fishing in Scotland during the fifty’s! We love this retro style, the gentlemen in tweed, flyfishing for salmon, and we are in total admiration for the dressings of this lady who dress flies without a vise… and what flies! Than you Bristish Pathé!

THAT IS COOL!

3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (85% score)

There is hope for our French rivers!! In the US, the Boise River watershed has suffered from big fires. And then all the burned stuff was flushed down to the river by big rain… The fishermen were frightened to see what was left down there this year, but the nature finally found its path.

That is true when we leave the nature doing its magic!!! Sign the petition so we can let her do so !!!

CALL FOR OUR RIVERS IN FRANCHE COMTE

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (90% score)

Sign the petition!!! For a couple of years from now, our rivers in Franche Comté suffer from massive death of our trouts, graylings, and fish in general. Every year, those mortalities carry off these fabulous fish from rivers like la Loue, le Doubs, or this year le Dessoubre,. Those rivers are recognized by many as the most beautiful rivers in France.

Photo:Nicolas Germain

The cause of those death is very likely linked with the quality of the water. So, dear fellow fishermen, friends of le Mouching, sign the petition so that our ministry of Ecology hear us and react!!!

There will also be a protest the 17th of May at St Hippolyte, it’s the right moment!

Many thanks to Yves Faillenet and Nicolas Germain for pushing those informations.

LESSON OF HUMANITY.

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (91% score)

The meal had been divine. We might have abused the famous YAMAZAKI, that extraordinary Japanese whisky, for the pupils of my friend Cyril indicated that he was probably inebriated,

however that didn’t stop him from taking the floor.

“My dear Flèche, I know that your possess a staggering erudition and culture, but, do you know there are snakes that regularly escape the cages of their owners and are later discovered in the most bizarre places. Read more…

BILL SCHAADT AND THE CALIFORNIAN LEGENDS

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (91% score)

Lastweek was the release of the book I know Bill Schaadt, one of the most famous flyfisherman in California, and probably also in the US. He is notably one of the main character of the film Rivers of a Lost Coast, probably one of the best film ever made on fly fishing.

This book is an hommage to Bill Schaadt and the great figures of fly fishing in California. An excellent occasion to spend some time with those legends, as if you were there, fishing for huge anadromous fish.

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You will fin it here or in San Francisco at Lost Coast Outfitters.

THE GOLDEN GATE ANGLING AND CASTING CLUB

6 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (88% score)

The Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club is the fly fishing club of San Francisco. There is no other place like this one in the world: three ponds, targets to practice precision, a wading area (where you have the water level at your hips)… on average there is around 3 feet of water so that the spey casters can go in with their waders to cast. The passionnate flyfishers meet there to practice, make their gear evolving, tie flies….

A wonderful place for the fly casting lovers.

AVALAAAAAAAANCHE!!

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

In Norvège, when then blow an avalanche, it’s no joke.

FLY FISHING COLLABORATIVE

5 votes, 4.40 avg. rating (88% score)

Fly Fishing Collaborative we support them, you have to support them too, I guess everythin gis pretty clear in that film so join, if you feel you can help too.