Fishing the Monongahela, also called “the Mon” or even was called Mal Engueulé by the french in the 18th centhury, which means, Badly Contained but can also mean Badly Shouted at… So much for confusion, huh! But this pristine river beteween West Virginia and Pennsylvania is the home of small brook trout and it’s worth all the efforts to be saved restored but mainly because the legend of the Monogahela says that the MAN-FISH lives in it! Thanks to TU for saving the trout AND the man-fish we don’t want them spilled with oil! Click on the picture !
Here’s a healthy dose of the good stuff. Well shot, edited to death, matched with a carefully chosen soundtrack, it’s just a pleasure to watch. And then, you’re left dreaming about that life, in remote and preserved places, where you can actually stop the car along the river when you were coming home with the groceries, take out the flyrod, and catch a handful of wild browns. They’re small, but one doesn’t care. Everything around is beautiful, and the creek’s song is from Tennyson:
For men may come and men may go / But I go on forever.
You want to buid a pop-up house by your favorite river or lake? Or wherever you want? Maybe this is going to be your next house! I wish I had a place to build it on. I love this house! And I can take two friends fishing with me too… 1 615 ft2 is big enough. (they also have a pop up office…) around 270$ for 10 ft2
I love those films, they just show me what I’m dreaming of, I’m at my desk at Le Mouching’s office and there is a guy that comes in my world telling me there’s a better place for me to be…. I want to go to Gaspésia! I want to fish that salmon! I want to wathc the TV show.
You have enough of those fast action rods? You like “glass” but you want to go back to what fly fishing was, and add todays technique? We beleive Scott Rods has something in the shop for you… Made with Naoki Hashimoto, split-cane Japanese designer, Scott introduces a new serie of bamboo rods called SC (Split Cane), so if you like a smooth peacefull action, here’s the three piece you might want to get!
It’s short, it’s beautiful, it’s efficient, it’s the strict minimum of tackle, it’s peace… and at the same time it’s powerful, it’s big, it’s violent, it’s bloody. It’s got everything of the short fishing session that you go for close to yours, after work, or when you have a couple of hours free during weekend. Or when the conditions are so good that you do everything you can to go. I’d love to leave around the Baltic sea…
I know some people (but I’m not naming names!) who spend their miserable time making fun of our neighbors, the italians, in unflattering terms: “spaghettis, mafiosos” even stronger terms, but I won’t go into that. One time I even heard a jerk (from Maine-et-Loire) who secretly treated them as towel heads; goes to show what a half-wit he was!
This preamble is to show you a document (for once authentic) that I just unearthed in my colossal library; a document that proves, without a doubt, that even in the domain of fishing, the neighboring dagos are leagues ahead of us.
An Italian Restaurant owner trained his dog to fish.
When the fish bites, the dog barks…
I’ve have had the great opportunity of being invited by Tim Rajeff and Katherine Hart at Rajeff Sports in Vancouver, WA. What do they do at Rajeff Sports (boy, are they neat folk!) when guests from overseas are visiting? Before breaking bread they break… fly rods!!!
Well, Tim is the relentless driving force (hybrid engine, if you please) behind Echo products , including some really “flexible” fly rods as you will see!
After work comes leisure: nothing like a great meal, washed down with excellent wine to fill the batteries before proceeding to yet more activity, casting pretty loops late into the night…
Many thanks to Tim and Kath and the entire Rajeff Sports staff for the overwhelming welcome.
Aah, you might be interested in getting your hands onto some of those Echo products, including the remarkable fly rods? They can be had at Baltic Fly Fisher.
A size 7 pink Louboutin was what it took for Edna to land this nice specimen.
Did it ever happened to you, the sky is getting really dark but you say to yourself, “naaaa, the storm will go away, I’m fine fishing…”? It happened to us all, wether we are fishing in a river, on a lake or on the flats and we see this massive black wall coming to us… we all know that rods and lightnigs are very good friends, but they have a difficult relationship, so we want to avoid being there when they get together. OK, so you’ve seen storms coming to you in you life, just check this one… Kansas City. (Watch full screen!)