Monday, December 29, 2014

The Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, NJ

You can almost smell the fecundity as the annual "The Fly Fishing Show" approaches on Jan. 23 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset.
The facility, 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset, will play host to a literal cornucopia of all-things-angling with demonstrations, tying, the International Fly Fishing Film Festival, a Women’s Fly Fishing Showcase, and all the newest gadgets and gear all pointed at you, the discriminating angler.
Fly-fishing Show admission is $15 for one day, $25 for two days and $35 for three days. Film Festival admission is $15 or $10 with paid admission to the show.

I'm up for it!  Who else is in?

Books and Brews

Yellow Breeches Outfitters in Boiling Springs will host "Books and Brew," a gathering of Stackpole authors, some local, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30. They will be signing their books, talking flyfishing and tying flies.
Featured will be Mike Valla with his new release, "Tying Founding Flies."
Also in attendance will be Matt Supinski, Henry Ramsey, Ed Shenk, and Don Holbrook, with their books.

Curly we're counting on you to come through for us on this one!

No hot-spottin' now...

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

And magical Vodka!

I want me some peat and oak tasties!

And a recent spate of Pattersonese.

Learning to swing...

"Sensei" (Trailer) - Official Selection, IF4™ 2015 from IF4™ on Vimeo.

and Christmas Extravaganza.

Merry Festkwanmasanuka!

Streamer Dreamin'

in what would appear to be peayay?

Streamer Dreamin from Keystone Fly Fishing on Vimeo.

No hot-spottin' now...

The Crick

The Crick from Travis Bradford on Vimeo.

Some new stuffs from the Vimeo.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

2014 Exotica Swimwear Ice Fishing Team

A bumper crop of ice fishing aficionados this year!
In action!

Ukeg by Growlerworks

Sweet growler that solves all beer storage issues.

Lake Run Trouts on Oak Orchard

Fly Fishing for Trout and Steelhead on the Oak Orchard River, NY from Presenting the Fly on Vimeo.

Maybe we should have gone there Bear?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Minions!

Bacon themed of course…
First you find a turkey,
then you wrap it in bacon, not that the turkey isn't worth eating on its own.
Bacon just makes it a wee bit bettah!

What are you thankful for?

Lake Thingvallavatn Iceland

Starring a Juniata College friend, Ben Hoffman, (look for the blue puff jacket.)
Courtesy of Frontiers International Travel

Nice Brown Ben!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Bacon!

Enjoy, enjoy, the great Northeastern Pennsylvania bacon aroma…

something for the Plasma Cutter?

House numbers ala Salmo Trutta..
Your comments are welcome here?

Most laser awesome chair ever...

Behold, the Brown Trout Chair!

Additional awesomeness can be viewed via Woodsy at

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The best..


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Can you say Bull...


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

All gave some, some gave all...

Honor and remember them today.

Friday, November 7, 2014

interesting use of a Defender,


wakeboarding on the river, lake from Rok Goric on Vimeo.

I'm thinking...

something like this would be a nice touch for Andi and Curly on their way in to the reception?

Friday Bacon!

Be there, or Johno gets all the bacon…
Bacon AND Beer, what else could you want?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mousing the Upper D

Missed this one somehow?

This might be interesting, or deadly...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Chuck Norris?

Or his illegitimate love child?


THE Beard is at it again.

Von Beard Chronicles - Carp Cup 2014 - SCOF issue 13 from Southern Culture on the Fly on Vimeo.

What's with the combage?

Guide Cribs - Mongolia

Boooom, front to back…

Guides Cribs - Mongolia from Cpt Jack Films on Vimeo.

That's where the magic happens!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Switch Reel for Johno

At MRFC - Lamson Reel
Got a dynamic deal on the RL V04H while they're hot!

Trout Unlimited - Columbia County Chapter Organizational Meeting

Organizational meeting at the Ag. Building on Sawmill Road.
Be there 7:00 pm on October 8th.

Drinks for Dinks

Fundraiser at TCO in Reading on Saturday.  TCO'sDrinks for Dinks
Come one, come all to support your Tulpehocken Creek fishery.  In its 3rd year, the "Drinks for Dinks" program raises money to continue the stocking and re population of Tulpehocken Creek, (The Tully), with fingerlings. These mini-trout are float stocked in the Fall, and will grow to nearly 8" by Spring. Alledgedly, some of these former 2013 troutlings have been landed pushing the 12" range! This fingerling program is important to the Tully as itproduces "almost wild" trout in both appearance and behavior.
Attending this event shows your dedication and support for the Tully. Prizes, raffles, BEER and food are all part of the day.  The proceeds from sales and the raffle all goes to stocking these munchkin trouts.
*This year our local Trout Unlimited Chapter has agreed to partner with us and match the funds raised to DOUBLE our yearly stocking!! This means we will stock about 3,000 fish this year... maybe more if YOU get off your duff and get here!

Event Details:
  • Casting competition – All Day - $5 entry – winner gets $50.00 TCO Gift Card.
    Distance and a accuracy competitions. Rods choices between Orvis Helios2 5wt
    or the New Recon 5wt.

  • Fly Tying Competition – All Day - $5 entry – winner gets $50.00 TCO Gift Card.
    The theme is steelhead flies. You are allowed 10 mins to search through the materials selection and tie a fly. The winner will be announced right before the movie, Winner will be picked by popular demand.

  • Fly Tying Demos – 10am - 5pm - Frank “Chip” Swarner – Great Lakes Steelhead Flies
    Chip has been part of the TCO Family for years. 
    He will be tying his favorite steelhead flies.
  • Fly Tying Demos – 10am - 5pm - All Day – David Troop – Musky Madness
    David is a local musky addict who ties flies for TCO. He will be tying his favorite musky flies.

  • Swag Raffles – Patagonia, Airflo, Orvis, Scott, Hatch, Simms – Raffle will be throughout the day.
    Prize drawings will be held before the movie starts... around 7pm.

  • Beer Tasting – Victory, TCO Beer, (Shane's Secret Stash), along with a couple other local brews.
    We will have 2 types of beer locally brewed by Shane and Jake from TCO Fly Shop - an IPA, and a Golden Kolsch.
  • Movie – Leviathan - The lure of the unknown is what drives fly fishers to explore and to seek out the largest fish of a species, not for the trophy but for the challenge. LEVIATHAN documents epic fly fishing battles with these modern-day aquatic monsters in a global tour-de-force
Who's in?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

New sweet site. This River is Wild>

This gentleman frequents many the same stream, thought you might enjoy.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Leicester U.K. Chalk Drawing

It is truly amazing how realistically they were able to render the Defender on the river bank behind the boat...


Thursday, September 11, 2014


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Awesome Cape Cod Striper Footage

Looks like the flats near Wellfleet?

Fish Mission: Cape Cod from moldychum on Vimeo.

How come I didn't see a single striper?

Courtesy of Moldy Chum

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Some tools I didn't know I needed...

by Screwpop Tools
For instance, the very innovative "Lighter Holder!" No more excuses for a lost lighter with this one.

Titanium Flask Anyone?

The Vargo Funnel Flask’s attached silicone funnel can't be lost.  Simply flip it up for easy filling, then fold it down to sip comfortably.  The 8 oz. titanium flask holds plenty of your favorite drink while imparting no taste, odor, or chemicals.  I think that means no funny metal taste in your bourbon.  They say the funnel will also function as a spout to pour your booze back into the bottle, but who does that?

Funnel Deployed
 Funnel Retracted
 See good pictures of this space age marvel at: http:

Hillbilly Hot Tub

Take this here heating coil.

Attach it it one of them extra large stock watering tanks.
Put some fire to the heatin' coil.
Now you have yerself a paartay!
Does it get any beterer?

Some semi-recent unposted pics...

from end of Julyish:

Can't remember who caught what, but it was pretty and fun.  Guess that makes it pretty fun?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Who new?

That we had these fine looking reels being manufactured in Bellefonte, PA?
Tightline Fly Reels
 Handmade in the USA by an obviously skilled Machinist.
And the prices seem reasonably reasonable.

Photos courtesy of Tight Lines Reels

Sunday, August 10, 2014


When and where might we be fishing next?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Trico Time

This nice video reminds me of what I'm missing in the mornings…

TRICO TIME - Summer Fly Fishing Action from Aaron Avestruz on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

If they make it longer than 8 months...

they will not be the worst waders that I have had.  After the Simms Freestones failed after a year,  The Dan Bailey's flooding me out in 8 months only and the Simms G3's lack of repelling water in about a year and a half I think it may be time for a new contender...

it is now the Orvis silver sonic zipper fronts turn.  They are now 30% off for a limited time for $325 they will be at my door step in 5-7 days.

Oh and I also have a pair of 600 gram thinsulate (breathable) not neoprene boot foot waders coming for waterfowl and steelhead.
and coach they come in Berwick edition if you want me to order you a pair at buck ninety nine.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"Gaspe Part 2" by Hooke

Hit the CC button to see subtitles, unless of course you're fluid in French Canadian.

Hooké à Gaspé! Part 2 from HOOKÉ on Vimeo.

Nice Atlantics!

New from Joe Cummings, "Spinner Fall"

Not a Ross Perot giant sucking sound, but you can hear the trout lips smacking as they honk on the Tricos.

Montana Fly Fishing Video- Spinner Fall from Joe Cummings on Vimeo.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Ultimate Shifter!

Picture this in the center console of your custom 1970 1/2 AMC Gremlin!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Johno's Creed

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Green Drake Say Whaaat?

Recently on Penns some Minions got a little action.
Here's a photo sampler:

Despite the elbows on each side some "decent" fish came to hand.
Curli let the Drakes know who is number one!

Karma Power-Up at Kocher Park

The Fish-n-Fun event for people with special needs of all ages was held Saturday, June 7th from 9 am to noon.  A rod inspection and rigging "party" was held Friday evening at Rich's nearby campsite.  Participants were paired with experienced anglers, (enter the Minions), to fish a specially stocked section of Fishing Creek.   No licence, experience, or equipment necessary!  There were also nature related crafts and activities, live folk music, face painting, as well as lunch for registered guests and families.

 Helpers and a participant.
 Nice one!

Thanks for making this happen Rich.

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hero Shots!

Here's a few photos from Sunday's float with the Wolfman. Hard to believe no one wanted to sit in the rear seat, so I was forced to take full advantage.  Thanks to all the Minions for, once again, not burning our place down.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Kayak Trailer Assembled!

After only two minor mishaps the kayak hauler has been completed.
Stew's assistance was sorely needed and sincerely appreciated as well.


By Joe Cummings

Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday Bacon!

Is whiskey flavored bacon in our future?

Monday, May 12, 2014

Strip'n Flywear - New Designs

Some notable t-shirt designs from Strip'n Flywear:
The Fishy Dude Abides,
Reservoir Fishing Dogs,

and It's Only a Flesh Wound!
These and other fine clothing articles can be found at: Strip'n Flywear