Saturday, October 30, 2010

You just need to see these...

Spring Creek from Drake Magazine on Vimeo.

Guiding Goes Gangster from Drake Magazine on Vimeo.

"The Lost World of Mr. Hardy"

A new feature length film about classic tackle and the classic people who used it.

The Lost World of Mr Hardy - the beginning from Trufflepig Films on Vimeo.

Johno, you could do this...

Skate the Fly TV - Episode 3 Coach Duff from Dylan Rose on Vimeo.

An informative interview regarding the bone fish fishery in Hawaii.
Video is rated R for adult language.

Friday, October 29, 2010

2010 Bikini Ice Fishing Team

A fine group of hearty, warm hearted lasses have been recently selected.

Get the whole story, and see more, at Outdoor Life: 

Friday Bacon!

In our never ending quest to find timely bacon related bits, I humbly present Bacon Halloween Costumes.

Some creative ideas.
One for your significant other.
A fine costume for any Minion.
One for the little ones in your life.
This one pairs very nicely with the Minion preferred ensemble.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fly Tying Contest

The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show, Cumberland Valley Trout Unlimited and Bass Pro Shops of Harrisburg will sponsor the Pennsylvania State Fly Tying Championship on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show at the State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. The fly-tying competition will begin at 11 a.m. in the Fishing Experience section.

Contestants will compete in one of three divisions: Youth, Amateur and Open. Trophies will be awarded for the top three finishers in each category. In addition, the winning contestant in the Open Division will receive at least $100 courtesy of the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Prizes for the Youth and Amateur Divisions are being provided by Bass Pro Shop of Harrisburg.

Pre-qualification is required for each division. Entrants are required to submit three flies, along with their application to be pre-judged. The top five contestants in each category will then be selected to attend the final event at the sport show. Entrants for the Open Division will also be required to submit a $20 non-refundable fee. All applications and flies must be postmarked no later than Jan. 15, 2011.

Mail all entries to:
CVTU Fly Tying Contest
P.O. Box 520
Carlisle, PA 17013

At the show the finalists will be required to tie three flies, two which they will know ahead of time and a third mystery fly. The contestants will be required to provide their own tools and materials.
For information, a complete set of rules, flies to be submitted for pre-judging and an application visit: or

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Theme Song...

Take note of the song he is humming at the beginning of the commercial and also the background music during the rest of the donut run.  Holy awesomeness!!!

The most important things happen during and immediately after the playing of the Valkyries.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Bacon!

Ask not why I've brought back the legendary Friday Bacon! weekly posting, ask why not.

First, a little something to keep all of your bacon related photos and files securely stored and easily transportable.  I give you the bacon USB drive!

And a cultural statement popular with the ladies from the 'Tang.  Presenting the hog stamp!

Happy Friday!

Regal Vise Deal

Trout Unlimited's annual "gear liquidation" includes a fantastic deal on a Regal vise with a custom T.U. bronze pedestal base.

Only $175.00 a $10 discount from what I paid for mine nearly 20 years ago.

Get 'em while you can @

Friday, October 8, 2010

One Day Only!

Sale special at Sierra Trading Post!

Curli, this one is for you, stock up!,3133U_Dr-Slick-Co-Spring-Creek-Clamp-5-Curved-Tip-Fly-Fishing.html

Today only $6.36!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I want to catch a big Striped Bass, maybe a 50 pounder...

You may find this mildly amusing.  Take note that is does contain some PG 13 language.

Forwarded to me by our friend Dick

Monday, October 4, 2010

Does a Bear Sink in the woods?

Does a Bear sink in the woods? You bet your ass he does, especially when he is in a swamp. Don't worry "Double D" helped Bear as I snapped pics.

Salmon River

A couple of nice chromers. The top pic is Double D's first steelhead.

Timely Advice...

During a recent trip to the Upper Fly Fishing area on the Salmon River the Minions were witness to a potentially deadly incident.  A father and son stumbled and fell while crossing the river.  The son, a young man of perhaps 14 or 15 years, was swept through a rapid into a deep hole.  He was largely spent after struggling though the rapids and had little strength left.  He managed to paddle close enough to shore to be rescued by a fisherman with a large net.  One of our group was in the process of wading out into the flat just upstream from the next large rapid / waterfall area.  The young man needed to be carried from the water, but recovered in a short time.
Both father and son appeared to be in shock.

The link below shares one doctor / fisherman's advice for wade fishing the Salmon River.