Aloha Nalu

6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (92% score)

C’mon, France’s in the middle of a heatwave, it’s hot, it’s July, and that’s what we need: fresh waves from one of the best spots of western Australia, the graceful and explosive beauty of Malia Manuel, rad tubes and someone really in charge of the video: Steven Briand. As good as ever on this one, a masterclass in proper drone use. Lesson #1: turn the drone into a character of the film.

Bye Bye Eddy

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

Eddy Louis, for all the jazz fans, you know who we are talking about, for all the others, we just want to let you know that today we’ve lost one of the best jazz organ players. Eddy Louis was first spotted in the heart of the beat of Saint Germain de Prés in the mid sixties in the swinging Paris, home of jazz musicians from all around the world, mainly because there was no segregation and freedom was within reach. So Eddy strated with Les Doubles Six, the famous a singer’s french band who would make all the jazz standards, theirs! Than Eddy played with all the greatest such as in this peace, Dum Dum, with Stan Getz, René Thomas and Bernard Lubat. Later he became an icon for all the jazz scene of the 70′s leading the way in a more funky/new orleans style. Bye bye Eddy.

Doomsday

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (89% score)

This may easily pass as the remnants of some military fiesta, or maybe as a couple of whale farts. But no, my beloved readers, no. This is just what hell looks like: millions of man eating blood thirsty midges in full reproductive debauchery.

Here are some details thanks to the heroic reporters of the BBC.

Chili Klaus

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

Chili KlausHave you ever heard about Chili Klaus? He’s a Danish super gourmet, and he is specialized in chili peppers, his thing is not to eat chilis on his own, but to share the fantastic adventure of eating chilis with his friends and film the whole scene! You thought it was hot today? Check those videos from Chili Klaus, first you’ll see Klaus  sharing a chili, always the world’s hottest one with his friend Truls Svendsen, check what happens! Than he is sharing the hottest chili pepper on earth with singer Michael Charoe who tries to sing “My Way” as Klaus plays  the piano. And last, but not least, the whole Danish National Chamber Orchestra with soloist Erik Heide, conducted by CHili Klaus himself, playing Jacob Gade”s Tango Jalousie, well trying to play! So you thought Denmark had only seatrout and you thought the first heatwave was hot? WHat about trying to eat the hottest chili pepper yourself ?

Escapads

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

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! escapads.com

Derek Grzelewski

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

As fly fishermen, we all dream to go fishing in New Zealand once in our lifetime and for the ones who have already been there they dream to go back, it’s as simple as that. What is not simple or easy is to find the right guide, to know the right person who knows another person who knows a guide who  knows its rivers… Well that’s the tough life of fly fishing abroad. We might have a hint for you: Derek. Derek Grzelewski ! And here’s to know who he is.

One second

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

Keeping our time measurement systems in line with nature is a troublesome endeavour. Since the Gregorian times, we have leap days, but now we know a little more about how the cosmic machine goes around here, we also need to cope with gravitational delays on the Earth’s rotation. Tha’ts why tomorrow, June 30, the last hour of the day will be 3601 seconds long. That’s right, folks, we get a free extra second to live. Isn’t that amazing? You’ve got until then to figure out how you plan to live it. I know mine will involve friends, good music and probably some single malt. What will you do with yours?LeapSecond01

Beulah in Baja

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

So here’s a Beulah commercial of some sort. Along with a good opportunity to listen to Police at their best (Shadows in the rain, from Zenyatta Mondatta), this otherwise rather uninteresting video demos what is in my view the next big thing in fly fishing: switch and double handed rods and casts are escaping their salmon/steelhead niche, and will take the lead in many other fishing situations. A double hander is a solution to consider every time you need to get your fly far and fast. Landing a streamer at 30m with a double hander is no work at all, that’s a huge plus when you fish the surf for instance.