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Located in the exact geographical center of the state amongst brown trout stillwaters, bass ponds and hectares of carp flats this vending machine probably has whatever it is that you forgot to toss into the gear bag when you left the house three hours ago.
Crawbuggery carpy goodness.
DO NOT EVER go to Rocky Ford without yer scuds! Better yet dont go to Rocky Ford.
From a Drakemag.com fly swap to a good idea to a worthy cause to this remarkable item for you to bid on to benefit Casting for Recovery.
And just in case that’s not enough to esplode yr brains, Robert Meiser will custom-build you a 13′ 6″ Highlander Classic S2H13068C-4 spey rod to your design specs.
Uncle Joey the Fixer reckons this package at over 6 grand, so gwan over here and bid often. Because screw cancer.
If you happen to have a yen, a hankerin’, even a slight urge to go fish the Piscivorous Playground that is Alaska this coming season, take a look at this.
When you book a trip buy March 10th with the fine folks at Alaska FlyOut for a stay at one of the lodges pictured above , they will donate 5% of the package price to the Save Bristol Bay campaign.
Go ahead, do it.
You know you want to.
Hey settle down. Tonight it’s the complete Guy On A Buffalo saga from those scamps at The Possum Posse, featuring bears, bushwhackin, reprisal, orphans, straight-up cougar maulins, wolves, creepin coyotes, raccoon dumplings and revenge. You’re welcome.
Guy On A Buffalo
Episode 1 (Bears, Indians and Such)
Episode 2 (Orphans, Cougars & What Not)
Episode 3: Finale Part 1 (Origins, Villains & The Like)
Episode 4: Finale Part 2 (Rehab, Vengeance & What Have You)
Break yo gun onna STUMP!
It’s been awhile since we’ve given away any free shit. Comment #69 wins this never worn, never seen Buster Prototype hat from the bacon_to_fry_collection*. Be the first on your river to sport this bad boy. We’ll also throw in some stickers. Limit three comments per reader.
*Hat courtesy of one fine Tennersee Truck Stop
We don’t want to beg, but please – if you have $3400 just burning a hole in your pocket, and you’re the type of person that simply loves helping others make their dreams come true, then please make a check out to the “Buster Wants a Wish Foundation.” We’ll take it from there.
Three new scalawags have joined the ranks, you might spot them before we get around to introducing them. This is because we’re lazy and forgetful, and fishing season is warming up and we’re sorta distracted. Enjoy.
There are times when it seems like all I ever see in the news is the negative. I can be a fairly pessimistic person, so perhaps my natural bent leans towards finding what’s tore up in the world. It was pretty damn nice to see a post on The Headhunter about a couple of guys making it happen for Project Healing Waters. If you don’t know, Project Healing Waters is about helping vets with the physical and emotional rehab process through fly fishing. Helping out vets who need it is most worthy in my book, so when Adipose Boatworks figured out a way to overcome some of the difficulties with putting a wheelchair in a drifter, shot, my eyes got all damn misty. I’m looking at the bow platform they fabricated and one I’m struck by how professional it looks, and how you know they spent some money to get it right. That is money you know they aren’t going to recoup by selling those commercially but they did it anyway so a young kid can fish without being limited by his wheelchair.Nice work by all involved.
Native Fish Society Board President, badass stick and all-around salmon/steelhead warrior Peter Tronquet warming the inner fire and reveling in the heavy vibe of a swung fly 35+ lb. Kanektok Super Tanker chinook release.This moment was easily the heaviest soul I’ve seen rolled in many, many years.Addendum: Just got a shot of that fish prior to release. Freightliner? :
Nature photography, at least in my book, should have the capacity to shock and amaze the viewer. Not in a Jerry Springer-ish fashion, mind you, but in a more vicarious thrill-of-the-wilds-from-your-desk type of experience. Wildlife photos should elicit some variety of atavistic rumblings deep in the medulla oblongata, a brief spark of urge and instinct that bounces around in your refined, upright-and-well-groomed hominid skull.
While I am not suggesting that you build a campfire, draw crude pictures of animals on your cubicle wall, and drag the boss’s secretary around by the hair, I will suggest that you take a look at the work of Alan Corbett. Former Barrister, ex-tropical dive guide, now professional photographer and bear guide, Alan has travelled the length and breadth of Alaska to photograph the natural world. Having discovered flyfishing within the last few years, I am willing to bet that we will see some awesome fish photos from this guy pretty soon.
Give him a look-see at alancorbett.com and drop him a line if you like his work, want to take him fishing, or just need to know how to make a bitchin’ curry and naan bread dinner.
Tie on one or two of your best chironomid pupa patterns and rig up an indicator so that your flies suspend just over the bottom, cast out, watch and wait – bobber fishing. At best it’s non-stop fish catching action, one slab trout after another, pure evil genius madness.
The chironomid faithful fish from prams and use depth finders, thermometers, stomach pumps, bug nets, fish nets and a color-c-lector. The rest of us stillwater geeks fish from whatever floats, tie on a black pupa and a San Juan Worm and call it good. If that doesn’t work right away crack a beer, have a twist of tobacco and fire up the hibachi. Spend the day eatin, drinkin, spittin, and fishin – you probably deserve it.