Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New from Abel...

The Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Special Edition Super Series Reel!
Check this closeup of the carving relief!
Don't be the last kid on your block to get one, from: www.abelreels.com

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Not much time left before the Jolly Man shows up…
You only have enough time to whip up a few ornaments whilst sipping your nog…

Don't forget to hang one of these!
Maybe Santa will put some of this in it?

Friday, December 18, 2015

Holiday Tying Ideas

The trifecta of holiday tying awesomeness!
The Tree, the Snowman and the ever popular Claus.

La Slurpinette

Apparently the Francaise has some tiers…

ALTITUDE PECHE - La slurpinette from Altitude Pêche on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Friday Bacon!

Today's surprise Thanksgiving banquet appetizer,
and other bacon awesomeness:

Happy Friday!

Nice little Trip Report, "Chasin' Tail"

Some guys out for one last hurrah before transitioning to the everyday...

Chasin' Tail from Max Troutman on Vimeo.

Courtesy of Max Troutman and Vimeo

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Son of Sexy...

from Tightline Productions

Son of Sexy Walt's from Tightline Productions on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Kold Kup 11/05/15

Likely closed for the Winter, but the parking area out back still works.
Report to follow...

Follow up for the Star Wars Nerds...

from Moldy Chum via Vimeo.

Light Saber from moldychum on Vimeo.

Something to Haul it ALL in/on - SPACE Trailers

River Couch by Aire

When you've invested heavily in a full on river regatta weekend with your crew, why not provide them with the creme de la creme of flotation devices?
Behold the River Couch!
 Available in several fun colors to  appeal to everyone!
Even your Rastafarian friends!
 Look how much fun they're having!

The River Couch by Aire, only $449.00 plus shipping.

Specs. - Rugged 20 oz. PVC exterior, vinyl AIREcells, two summit valves, carry handles, dual beverage holders, dimensions 96" L X 39" W X 35" H, strong welded seams and a one year warranty

If only it also sported a concealed beverage storage and cooling unit...

Minion approved...

Monday, November 2, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Attention Star Wars Nerds...

, wait, wait, wait for it!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

You want to hook up?

New from Diablo!

Monday, October 26, 2015


Now here's a perspective not available prior to this juncture…

Thursday, October 22, 2015

PFFMA Fund Raising Banquet

The Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum Association will again host its annual fund-raising banquet and auction November 14th at The Allenberry Resorts, Boiling Springs. 
For more information and to register, visit www.paflyfishing.org

You are invited to join us at Allenberry Resort, for PFFMA’s Annual Fundraising Event.

This years fundraiser includes, a free 2:00 afternoon reception in the museum for Tom Dorsey and Tom Maxwell of Thomas & Thomas Rods, Robert “Bucky” Metz of Metz Hatchery, and Thaddeus Norris, author of the “American Angler”, in 1864, all of whom will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum at the afternoon reception.

There will also be several of PA’s finest bamboo rod builders displaying their rods, plus a cane rod building demonstration. 

The inductions will be at 4:00 and feature free refreshments and a champagne toast, complements of Allenberry Resort. Everyone attending should have time to meet some of the icons of PA’s Bamboo Rod and Hackle world, get a book signed, learn a little, and get secret tips from the experts present. Joining in the celebration this year will be Bob Clouser, Joe Humphreys, Ed Jaworowski and Ed Shenk.

The evening activities will start at 6:00pm in the Carriage Room: Festivities begin with Live Music with Dr. Beth Trez, of Trez Music and Education Center, Cash Bar, Luscious Buffet, Scrumptious Dessert, Both Live & Silent Auction items of extraordinary experiences, Guided Trips, Collectables, and Treasures.

Guest speaker will be Tom Dorsey of Thomas & Thomas Rod Company.

Banquet tickets can be purchased for $35 each, and can be purchased on our PFFMA website home page, www.paflyfishing.org, or by sending a check to: PFFMA, PO BOX 205, Boiling Springs, PA 17007

Who's in?

The Last Great Place

The Last Great Place from Zangs Films on Vimeo.

The Clark Fork watershed offers up some scenery and feeshes.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Another "interesting" fly...

from Tightlines

Mop 'N Glo from Tightline Productions on Vimeo.

The Mop 'N Glo I find intriguing?!?

East Branch Caddis

Courtesy of the Delaware River Club

Tying the East Branch Caddis with Chris Calabrese from Delaware River Club on Vimeo.


Stuff that Steals Johno's Face...

Just 20 buckos at Cohutta

Nice gear for the deadhead in each of us...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Don't forget...

the next Columbia County Trout Unlimited Chapter's next monthly meeting is on Tuesday, October 13th at 7:00 pm.  Location is the Columbia County Conservation District Office at 702 Sawmill Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.  Entrance is through the back of the building.

Short meeting followed by a great steelhead movie!  See you there.

Nice Steelhead Nymph from Tightline Productions

As can now be expected, the fine folks at Tightline Productions are back again with a very effective looking seasonally appropriate steelhead nymph.

Steelhead Nymph from Tightline Productions on Vimeo.

Me likey the blue and brown versions...

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

The 5 Weight Chronicles (Teaser)

Nice concept and extremely high production values.

Estrada Art Presents: The 5wt Chronicles Season One Trailer from Estrada Art Films on Vimeo.

Minion approved.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Sulphurs on the WB


Hooked X 2

Interesting short video, accompanied by Loud Pipes.

Hooked from Jonah Hendrickson on Vimeo.


PBR Effects,

courtesy of the Huffington Post:

Not unlike what happens one hour after you drink your first diet coke of the day, except #7

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Frying Pan June 2015

Not too shabby!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tar Spill in Fishing Creek near Orangeville, PA

Speeding Midland truck spills thousands of gallons of hot tar into the Columbia County Chapter of Trout Unlimited's home waters.  No evidence of a large fish kill is only positive at this point.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

A patriotic nymph…
What's not to like about the good ol' USA's Birthday?
Warm summer days, lots of daylight, beautiful sunsets, spending time with family and Fireworks!
Our forefathers had some pretty fantastic ideas for our country.  Celebrate those ideas today!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Gear Giveaway at The Fiberglass Manifesto

Cam at The Fiberglass Manifesto has once again come through with the good-stuff.
Simply send an email noting where you'll be fishing this summer and you're entered.
Entries are accepted until Monday at 6:00 am.
Email address below.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pretty Tarpon Pictures

"ASCENSION" by Dan Decibel from DAN DECIBEL on Vimeo.

New from Redington

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WASH. (June 11, 2015) – Redington continues to push innovation forward in the wading category with updated waders and new wading boots for men, women, and kids, and apparel for men for 2016.
Women see an update to the Willow River Waders with 3-layer waterproof, breathable, DWR-coated fabric, reinforced knees, high-density neoprene booties, and a fleece-lined pocket for the ultimate in comfort and durability. In the ladies wading boot category, Redington introduces the new Siren Boot and updates the Willow River boot. 
Both boots offer protection with rubber rands and soles and dry quickly thanks to quick-drying and quick-draining synthetic materials. The Siren Boot has a molded PU midsole to be strong yet lightweight. Both the Siren and Willow River boot have a wide sole for stability and a padded collar for ankle support. Both boots come in sticky rubber and felt and are compatible with studs. The waders and boots will be available in August 2015 and will retail for $159.95 for the Willow River Waders, $109.95 for the Willow River Boot and $149.95 for the Siren Boot.
Redington also updates the Palix River Wader for men with performance features at a great value. Using the same material as the women’s Willow River, the Palix River come in both a standard chest wader as well as a wading pant. Both styles feature 100% polyester, 3-layer, DWR coated fabric, and strategically placed seams in high-wear areas for greater durability. Integrated wading belt and gravel guards are also included. The chest waders feature a fleece-lined chest pocket, flip out pocket with zipper, and reinforced knees. 
Redington also continues to advance design innovation in its quality reels, and that has never been truer than in its two new reel models, the BEHEMOTH and the Zero.
“We set out to push and challenge the traditional boundaries of reel design with both the BEHEMOTH and Zero reels, achieving some incredible performance levels,” comments Redington reel designer Paul Richardson. “The Behemoth combines the most powerful drag in its class with visually stunning and harmonious aesthetics, whilst the Zero sets a new standard for supreme lightweight performance within trout fishing.”
The Behemoth reels are the most powerful drag system fly reels in their class, offering over 30lbs of torque. They feature a diecast construction that is impossible to CNC machine, offering unrivalled strength and durability as well as a large arbor design to speed retrieve times and reduce line memory. 
The drag package features super-heavy duty carbon fiber and stainless steel braking discs for the utmost in reliability and power, and the oversized drag adjustment knob makes it very simple to access and adjust. The deep v-spool increases backing capacity for epic fish battles and a new twin molded handle improves grip and comfort. These reels are supplied with a nylon reel case and a lifetime warranty. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

East Coast Brown

Chocolate Stage Browns "The Early Stage"

Chocolate Stage Browns "The Early Stage" from Jake Patton on Vimeo.

by Jack Patton

Monday, June 15, 2015

Now that's a hatch!

Just a few mayflies!

WEST HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa.  - A mayflyswarm on the Susquehanna River caused a serious traffic problem Saturday night.  West Hempfield police closed the Route 462 bridge between Columbia and Wrightsville due to the heavy swarm.
According to police reports a motorcycle accident was likely caused by the swarming mayflies.
Break out the snow blower!

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Glory Map

by Jazz & Fly Fishing

The Glory Map from Jazz & Fly Fishing on Vimeo.

Very nice gentlemen!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Memorial Weekend Photo Dump

Flew the flag,

Minions assembled,

ate roasted garlic with goat cheese and

pulled pork nachos,

geared up,

hooked up the boat,
fished the river,

ate some more,
"Bring me chipwiches and boneless buffalo chicken wings damn it!  I'm on vacation!" 

went to the Penguin,

put up the BIG ladder and silenced the damned smoke alarm,  a sincere thank you for the help,

fished here,

broke out the kayaks,

saw the old mill ruins,

paddled with Jim,

and jammed out in the Defender.

Another successful and enjoyable weekend in which surprisingly few fish were manhandled, although several were quite large.  Oh, and Doc., sorry I didn't get your caddis fly back from your friend the big brown.  Honest!