Here’s Pêches Sportives #96 ! One of our best french fishing mag…and we are proud to have our Mouchingman, Mister Pike, Mister Gear testing : Mr Jérôme Servonnat !
We are currently working on the translation of this masterpiece
D’aussi loin que je me souvienne, avec mon père, ça a toujours été le pugilat, verbal. Je crois que ce qui le défrisait surtout, était l’indifférence que j’affichais pour la passion de sa vie : le Parti Communiste. Ça, il ne pouvait pas l’accepter. Ensuite, sur la liste des “trahisons” venait mon émigration à New York. “Le territoire de l’ennemi” et, pour couronner le tout, mon mariage avec une “Capitaliste”. Ça, c’était la cerise sur le gâteau ! Read more…
The Flyfish Journal, Volume 4, Issue 4. It comes in the mail all wrapped up in a sealed envelope, you take it out and you are done! It sticks to your eyes you cannot get rid of it, not before you’ve read it over and over again! And when you put it back, your face is wet with splashes from the river and your hands stinks like fish. The Flyfish Journal is th ultimate paper mag. Not the kind that you read once and forget in the toilets, no, you read it once, and read it again and again, you proudly leave it on the coffee table and then you stash it in your library. Every flyfisherman should suscribe.
Before redoing their website and opening an oline store, our friends from Riverstones, the famous flyp shop in Southern Brittany are having a closing sale, maybe you should take adventage of the hefty discount on all their fly fishing gear (what’s left of it…) And be on the look out for their new online boutique !
Have you seen this amazing place? Hu, you haven’r watch the film yet… You now, that heavenly place we all dream about, well, if it isn’t there, it preety much looks like it!
You americans are really lucky! I whish we could do the same in France, interview 25 personalities and ask them why they fly fish! Here, in the old France I don’t think we even have one celbraty who fishes…. So Chris Santella asked that question to 25 “people” who fly fish from Donald Trump Jr to Bill Ford CEO of the same named company to actor Henry Winkler, tv personality Conway Bowman and… best of all: Lefty Kreh! Just for that part you should want to buy that book! Lefty Kreh reknowed fly fisherman, founder of TFO rods the guy is a living legend! Get the book ! WHY I FISH.
Probably one of the best films showing how to tie the Homer Rhode Loop for your big flies (Homer Simpson’s favorite knot!)). Thanks to Gig Harbor Fly Shop.
But if you want to know all about knots, you need to get THE bible: , Fishing Knots by Mark Soisin and the famouse Lefty Kreh !
We all know him James Prosek, weither it is for his Trouts of The World or for his film about Izaak Walton but here we are with the passionated of nature, probably what makes Prosek one of a kind, his dedication for beauties of nature, as he shown us in his Bird, Butterfly and Eels. Here Prosek shows us the Ocean Fishes, as shown in this excpert of “Capture the Leviathan”, he went fishing for thoses species and painted them real size. Like Audubon’s inventory of Birds of America, by doing so he’s able to reproduce every details of the range of colours of the amazing skin of ocean fishes.. Just get the book!
There isn’t a shadow of a doubt: we absolutely love rivers. Even when we are pressed, we resist making pipi in the water. And we drool with joy when, on rare occasions, writers or poets speak of rivers with intelligence. But hang on, not the poets with tears in their voice and the “Oh, Mother Nature” refrains, not that hopeless romanticism that we’ve heard a 1,000 times and which gives rise to nausea and an impulse to murder. I’d say: “Come over here dumb-ass poet”, then… wham, bam: 12 bullets to the head! We’re like that at le Mouching! Nasty and impatient… we want the new, pure, muscled, original, creative; we want phrases that will stun us, drop our jaws (even at the risk of contracting tuberculosis), that would make us run for a double scotch to be sure that it’s not a dream and that we have encountered a real writer, with real balls; not a hack of lovely phrases good to cream the pink panties of pimply adolescents at religious retreats. Read more…
Hop hop, dear readers, Pêches Sportives needs you because us we need Peches Sportives. When I say us, it’s us flyfishers, lurefishers, fishermen in general and nature lovers. First of all for its varied content on the fishing we love: flyfishing of course, and lurefishing. For its technical folders on lures, analyses on drift for sight fishing, the reports on fishing trips.
And above all, because Peches Sportives does everything possible to remain a free magazine, who fights to provide us with true informations on environment, and who doesn’t hesitate to point an half-assed management or a pathetic promotion campaign for fishing. And thanks to those informations on the evolution of our natural means, among others, that we have the possibility to take on for the protection of our rivers, lakes, seas and oceans. But this freedom has a price, and for this reason Peches Sportives needs you.
If like me you use to buy it at the newsstand and love it, do not hesitate anymore and subscribe. And if you don’t know Peches Sportives yet, discover it on the web site and go find this small format magazine at the bookshop, and then re-read the previous sentence.
Peches Sportives is the magazine for the fisherman who wants his children to go fishing in a river where there are fish and rings. The magazine for the fisherman who wants to live his passion next to his house, as a fundamental right to have access to a healthy nature.
A bunch of guys from Chicago are spending their time on the fleemarkets, they buy every lost photo album they find, then they go home and start organizing what they have found, by year, style, subject, topic….a real goldmine www.squareamerica.com. Here’s “Fishing”. We chose the best ones, just seat back and enjoy the slidewhow. It is so beautiful.