The new Tail Magazine is out, and it’s as good as ever. It will take you out to Christmas Island to fish for GTs, provide useful tips to brave the heat you’ll find there (and everywhere in the northern hemisphere these days). Rock Dawson will move you with a little piece about his crafty son, which reminded me (and will probably remind you too) how it all began. Joshua Wrigley will get you on the shores of New England for big stripers and an unheard of bit of a dilemma… With Shawn Abernathy you’ll go for striper too, but just a couple of miles from New York. Fantastic read, as usual.
The new Revive is out, and it rocks. For instance our buddy Norbert Renaud, of worldwide pike reputation, ties a mean streamer. But my favorite bit is a semi-delusional piece about the adventures involved in catching a big striper. It’s called A succession of eternities, by J.T. Armstrong, and it’s exactly how you’re supposed to write about fishing. Good one, JT, you’re da shit.
Here’s a new webpage that all of us is going to be checking daily, or at least everytime something is posted! Escapads is an international website about adventure based in France, wether you are a surfer, hiker, skiier, cyclist, trekker, fly fisher, in two words; an outdoor’s man, Escapads is made for you! It has the best of all the good stories from the best dedicated and it as also a store where you can get, simply the best! Chesk it out, you’ll be hooked!
Therefore nature is here called sublime merely because it elevates the imagination to a presentation of those cases in which the mind can come to feel the sublimity of its own vocation even over nature.
Immanuel Kant, The Critique of Judgement, §28.
You could think it’s an attitude, it’s actualy a book by Cameron Chambers, Chasing Rumor is not any book, first it’s a book about fly fishing, but not anywhere, fly fishing in Patagonia, but not any Patagonia, the wild one, far from the very expensive lodges, far from the 12 pounders, a book about the real Patagonia, the one that makes you feel you are fishing in a land that has never been fished before, with amazing people, the Patagonia we love. The Northern Patagonia.
« To go back now would be madness ». This is the message he sent to his editor, Golden Globe Challenge organization, to his wife, even to the whole world. And he sent it not anyhow, a watertight drum given to the Capetown pilot station ship, with video and audio recordings and writings and pics too… It was in March ’69. “Joshua is so happy at sea…I will not go back, maybe to save my soul too”. An illuminated man? Certainly not. Rather an adventurer, always looking for a wellbeing in accordance with elements, the sea. This is what Bernard Moitessier, sailor argued while he was close to win on board Joshua the first round the world sailing run, alone without neither assistance or stop.
Later this run will become to the terrific Vendée Globe as we know it. Moitessier, an excellent sailor, as he was leading the race, decided to keep on sailing, that life at sea is the only acceptable for him. That he had no interest for another way of life. His wife, an experimented sailor too, would join him in South Pacific to live a different life, changing from Read more…
Tail Fly Fishing Magazine #17 is out. It’s full of beauty, exciting stories about tropical fishing. There’s a mahi-mahi fly that could also take a pike, some easy to generalize considerations about taking pictures of the fish, great advice on how to box your flies, and 5 remarkable stories by Captain Scott Hamilton. I always love the new Tail, and this number does not fail to deliver it’s full load of bright colors in your mind.