Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Or is it Johno celebrating a "Happy Nude Year"?

Goodbye to a mortifying 2009 and hello to a bright and shiny 2010!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!

This Sunday @ 9:00 am EST, the new bonefishing show, "Pirates of the Flats" premiers on

Here's the schedule:
Episode 1: 9am, Sunday, December 27, 2009
Episode 2: 9am, Sunday, January 2, 2010
Episode 3: 9am, Sunday, January 9. 2010
Episode 4: 9am, Sunday, January 16, 2010
Episode 5: 9am, Sunday, January 23, 2010
Episode 6: 9am, Sunday, January 30, 2010

The new show, much needed during this winter's noticeable absence of fly fishing related tv programming, stars such notables as Tom McGuane, Lefty Kreh, Yvon Chouinard and R. Valentine Atkinson and is narated by the affable Tom Brokaw.

Some out-takes and bloopers courtesy of "Garden and Gun"

And remember, no jokes about "bonefish" pirates.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Fly Focus Video Trailer

The music is a little dramatic, but some nice footage...

Friday, December 18, 2009

R.A. Beattie does some "Winter Fly Fishing in Colorado"

Winter Fly Fishing in Colorado from RA Beattie on Vimeo.

Almost makes you want to head over to Spring Creek at 15 degrees...

Friday Bacon Christmas Edition!

In this season many people find themselves getting caught up in the commercialization and frenzied gift giving. It is easy to forget the reason for the season. So I ask you, if you find yourself lost in the chaos of the season, ask yourself one question……. WWBD.

Brought to you by someone who is still trying, Minion Associate, Southern Gent!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sammy & Tom Go Fishing for Trout

No not that Tom.

This is how they rolled back in the 60's, glad we don't have to go through these laborious preparations.
Good thing we don't need the Welsh Guard to launch, although it would be pretty cool...

The One

This is a place the Minion Team ought to travel to.
I wonder if there are fly fishing rugby players in Argentina who might be able to hook a brother up?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Deer In Boat Video

This must be one of Curli's deer, wait for it...

New Spey/Switch Cast Video

This is apparently how it is done...

Friday, December 11, 2009


A big bacon-a-lishous stein of home brewed goodness to you this fine snowy Friday evening!

Remember, don't drink and blog...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Minion Approved Christmas Gifts!

All good life coaches deserve a Yeti cooler!
We all lose our headlamps or could at least really appreciate a new, cool one like the Petzl Tactica.

For the young, up and coming anglers in your life, trout crayons!River Rock patterned scissors would make a nice stocking stuffer.
A matching River Rock fly box would make a nice under-the-tree present.
Some of our more colorful friends would surely appreciate Rainbow Trout patterned forceps.
I'm still convince the the Nip-N-Knot is the best nipper ever made.
A Metz hackle gauge would be perfect for your friends who tye flies.

Your buddy who sherpas your butt down the river on a regular basis could sure use a spare anchor like this one from Hyde.
And all drift boat owners could use, and would surely appreciate a "custom" cover for their river steed.
A Brown Trout patterned hair stacker would sure come in handy too.

The following interesting items were mostly found at Triple Aught Designs:
A fine looking and uniquely styled water bottle,

A super old timey Stanley brand flask for your preferrred warming fluid,

A real Skeleton Key to open the important things in life,

A tiny NATO Survial Kit compass to help you find your way when all else is lost,

A proper floor mat to welcome trespassers to the man-cave,

And finally a sharp pair of gaiters, because sometimes your poo kickers just aren't quite high enough to keep it from seeping in the tops.

Please remember to shop safely, and wisely!

More Xtranormal...

Thursday, December 3, 2009