Carol and the waves

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

Carol is 82. She could well be my grandmother, and she could well be hanging in one of these places you’re supposed to go when you’re old. Instead of that she’s living the Life. Rides her bike to the beach. She gets naked, dives into the waves. Soak up sun through every pore of her old, wrinkled, hanging, yet beautiful skin. And she’s a living protest against all kind of silly notions about what we’re supposed to do and be. She’s a lady, she’s the sister of Maude. I think I’m in love.

#5wt fly line

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

Oh how we love a light rod, we love them so much it’s often the first rod we buy and we often stick to that number 5. But as time goes by, we tend to go for bigger fish and all of us hate heavy rods, unfortunatly we need them to cast those big streamers and to fight those big fish we’re always loooking for! Major brands are making a slight turn to make us use a litghter tackle, Loop recommends that we use their #11 instead of the usual #12 to fight Tarpon and how many times on the flats have we heard, I’d rather use a #6 or even #5 to catch those bones!… Well, there you go! Estrada Art presents The 5wt Chronicles! Bonefish, Tarpon, Redfish, Black Drum,  South Florida Peacock Bass, and Trophy Trout all on a #5wt rod! We love the idea, Here’s the trailer, we cannot wait to watch the entire film!

Rodtrip in Iceland

7 votes, 4.86 avg. rating (93% score)

Our mates from Rodtrip went to Iceland to see if you can catch a trout over there. Answer is yes. And the scenery is amazing. Well done boys!

Old Gold: Hip boots?

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


Old Gold: digging in the crates of the basement, we sometimes find old nuggets we thought we should share…

Ralf loved to take Linda for long week-ends in the Sierra, just a couple of hours out of town. The road would first take them across vast plains where mexican workers were bending low, picking vegetables. Then it would get narrower as it climbed up to Yosemite. They would stop in a place aptly named Fish Camp, and would have dinner at Tenaya Lodge, usually a Sirloin steak thick as the wrist. High in the moutains, the air would be nice and fresh, and from the open window they would hear the noises coming up from the small lake, which would be a pleasant change from San Francisco’s honky tonk. The next day, after a good hour drive Read more…

This Is Fly #53

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

What’s best affter you had your summer holiday but to dive again in what is the crème de la crème of LE fly fishing? Yes! You got it right! This Is Fly, #53! The latest issue, how don’t know how to call it, The Fall Issue? The Summer’s end issue? Yes, I think the Summer’s end issue suites it really well, ther is still some fishing to do and fall isn( here yet! Anyway call it what you want, I’m reading it!

TIF #53

Review: Snowbee Geo Nano / Spectre / Distance Line

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (91% score)

Slightly under the radar here in mainland Europe, that is how we feel about Snowbee’s products

For a number of years, though, we have kept a close eye on Snowbee’s quite affordable range of products, our fellow British angler friends telling us to give this or the other rod, reel and line a try.

Fueled by the generosity of the company, we were able to try out a complete set of fly tackle, namely the 10-foot 7-weight rod from the Geo Nano range, paired with their new machined Spectre reel and an excellent long cast fly line. The venue for the test was nothing short of difficult: the banks of the legendary North Umpqua River in Southcentral Oregon, distance roll casting Grand Central for tough summer steelhead.

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The rod comes in a cordura-covered triangular rod tube and separate canvas rod sock, Read more…

Kymi river

8 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (84% score)

Wee hours of the morning, when everything is cold and foggy but the promises of big fish make you go to the river without thinking, specially if you wear Howler Bros gear…

Skate to nowhere

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

And you thought that only city kids could skate? Check out this amazing film by Vitùc, filming his son Ivan, Southern Italy, Friul. How good is it to skate somewhere else than in busy streets or old warehouses? Total freedom.