At the time that this story took place, my wife and I lived in a disaffected church in the Catskill Mountains, three hours from New York City. We froze our buns off in the church which is, I guess, normal. With a miserable bank account such like ours, how could one expect to heat a place like that?
One day a local guy, who probably took pity on me, helped me to stack logs for our wood stove and we became friends.
Knowing my passion for fishing, one night he called me to propose: “Fleche, what do you think about going salmon fishing with me tomorrow at 4 a.m.?”
“You’re kidding or what, Bob? (His name was Bob… the jerk!)”
“Great, I’ll come by to get you. Don’t worry about anything, I have all the material that we’ll need.”
You can imagine that I slept very little just thinking about the trip.
It was damn cold outside at four in the morning and in his 4×4 one of the windows was stuck so it wasn’t any warmer inside. Read more…
Hammerhead shark, we fear them more than anything else.IOff the coast of Mozambique this diver goes to shoot Dolphin and Kingfish, when going back to the boat…
Did you know that the Lake District in North East England was the home of Artic Char? It’s all new to me. But If it wasn’t for The Environment Agency/Wild Ennerdale I would never have been aware of that, neither would you. Because Arctic Char were dying, the population was shrinking due to the difficulties to spawn. Luckly, the amazing work done by The Environment Agency/Wild Ennerdale has changed the course and now the population of Arctic Char is increasing!
This adventure from Jazz & Fly Fishing is perfect before D Day, I mean before opening day! We feel close to these guys, they are normal, just like you and me, not supermen catching fish big as a calf in a film edited as a music video with a soundtrack bad enough to scare our kids away! No, here we have real life, we can understand what is happening when there is no fish because we all know how it feels. We cannot wait for episode 2!
I love Yosemite, it’s the place I casted my first fly rod, I have history with the place. As a kid, I was rock climbing in the Alpilles and for us, Yosemite was El Capitan and it’s slick wall, its crack and the endless climbing. The first time I went there I was flabbergasted, I felt so small, every thing was much bigger than I ever expected. If you go to California, you must go to Yosemite, and we recommand you stop at our friend Xavier and his fantastic California Fly Shop, tell them we sent you, they’ll be even nicer to you! In the meantime, watch this full screen!
Wow ! Watch out, this is a bomb! This issue of Scale Magazine is going to make you restless and want to get your ass to the waters asap! Check the Iceland article or the Montana one, get crazy with the Greenland one, they are fantastic, get wild with bluefin tuna from Croatia, an issue full of surprises Your week end is gone, dead, muerto, you are going to spend yourtime reading Scale’s new issue, lucky you!
Here’s Cortland‘s lines new packaging for 2014! Inspired from the tin cans of the 50′s those new boxes are eco friendly, they look good for sure and it’s always handy to have a boxe to stash your line in if needed and we sure like the fish design on the box! In the meantime we expect new lines from Cortland to come on the market!
Ed, is the title from Finback‘s latest doc. Not a film about flyfishing as you might expect, but a film about Ed. Ed is and he waited to be 5à to get his first horse and go up high country. Ride and do what he likes the most, far from all things that come between him and happyness. just him and nature, big outdoors, and once he’s out there, he takes in every second of it. This film is a beauty.
I don’t know wher you are when you are reading this, all I know is where I am now upstate NY, it’s minus 15°F… so this film form Frontsidefly is bringing me all the warmth I need, the warmth from Slovenian rivers with your best buddies, living every moment that nature is giving us. And soon, soon, very soon, the spring sun will all take us to the river with our fly rids!
Will the fish bite or not? Actually it doesn’t really matter, the most important is that we get to the whore, that we go out and take the most of it. May that film make sens to all the one who on ly go fishing to catch fish, thy miss the point; The point is to be part of it. Thank you so much for the reminder.