CAROLE.

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

Le mouching, fly fishing, gang chinatownWhen I landed in New York for the first time, Helene Valentin, a french artist who had immigrated to the Big Apple years before, gave me the lowdown on the best of the best.

“When you want to feast on great fish, it’s no problem, just get yourself to Chinatown. There are lots of fabulous fish markets. The Chinese adore fish and believe me, they demand the freshest of the fresh.”Le Mouching, fly fishing, fish market

That was about 30 years ago and I have to say that, 30 years ago it was true.

Today, all of that has changed. I’ve marched from one end of Chinatown to the other and checked out every single shop… the oder is so unbearable that without a good dose of opium I would never have the strength to enter those doors to hell.

So, goodbye codfish and so long mackerel… bye-bye squid and prawns. And damn all those bloody swines of fish peddlers (as you can see I’m really mad).

It’s a far cry from the market in France at Barjac (Gard). There you’ll find the most charming guy who sells the best cheese in the world and there, reigning behind her stand, the beautiful Carole.

And even more beautiful is what is before her. Oysters pulled from their bed that same morning and mussels… what mussels; you can eat them as they are, raw… it’s god in person that trickles down your throat! Read more…

ONE SUMMER SWELL

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

THE real cool part is the bodysurf at the begining of the film, the best thing, feeling the water, the speed of the wave against your body, than it’s beautiful, the waves, the swell, the surf,  the music, everything makes you feel you are somewhere else but in front of your screen, daydreaming. Zangs Films, for the ones who are into that: Pat Towerney is in the water, RonRomanovsky at the mike.

HAHA, BANDIDO!

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

Ahah, Bandido ! What’s more joyfull than our friend and guide Nelson’s laugh while Stefan Dombaj is bowing a baby tarpon in San Lazaro, Cuba? All Nelson’s joy and charsima is in that short sentence, and Stefan shows us once ore that fly fihsing is all about pleasure!

FLY FISHING IN BELIZE

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (92% score)

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

IT’S GOOD AND IT’S FREE

6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (93% score)

Paris DJ, Some of the things in Life are freeOur amigos de Paris DJ once again released a real nugget! Honey to our ears that it is, something you can play over and over and never be bored! Here’s the 3rd mixtape from Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free, we’ll never thank them enough for that!

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THE GREEN BEAST

6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (93% score)

Here’s some uncommon tying material, vinyle, for a very convincing steamer. As always, McPhail shares a wealth of how-tos and precious comments for those who can get through the Scottish accent. Trout season’s over, here comes the times of predator chasing on such flies!

SKATE IN PARIS

10 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

You like 3-6 flips, you’re a fan of nose manual, you’re crazy with fakie heelflip, let say you’re just love skateboard? This film is for you! Neels Castillon just shot this this spring mainly on Place de la République in Paris, and even if you don’t know about skateboard, you’ll enjoy it because it’s awesome and will show you Paris differently than any turist guide! The soundtrack is really good!

FOKUS OUTDOOR WILDLIFE

10 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

Our friends from Hooké are everywhere. Hooké is to have fun and go fishing, Fokus is to work and bring the food home. It’s as beautiful as an waterfall of maple sirop falling on a building of pancakes!