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Entries from November 2008

Will they or won’t they?

November 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Last week, the California DFG was ordered to stop stocking trout in waters where endangered species may exist. This week, they released a list of waters that will and will not be stocked:
Will Be Stocked
Will Not Be Stocked

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Tags: Conservation · Fly Fishing

Harrop Family Ties

November 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Harrop Family Ties is a well made tying DVD, which shows the Harrop family tying the flies that made the House of Harrop famous.
The video starts with a tribute to Andre Puyans, inventor of the AP Nymph and a beloved instructor of fly fishing and fly tying.
Six flies are demonstrated, showing a variety of species [...]

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Tags: Fly Tying

Trout stocking to be curtailed in California

November 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

California Fish and Game reached agreement with 2 environmental organizations to curtail stocking of trout where native fish and amphibians may be impacted, reports the San Jose Mercury News.  This looks to be a very wide reaching agreement.
The details are not out yet, so its too early to for me to make a judgement. I [...]

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Tags: Fly Fishing

New Fly Fishing Podcast

November 20th, 2008 · No Comments

A few months ago, I cataloged several Fly Fishing podcasts.  A new podcast is available from the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog.  Looks like it’s time to edit that post.

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Just got back from Kuwait…

November 18th, 2008 · No Comments

“Tony Spinello, an Army soldier from Fort Carson, waded knee-deep as he continuously cast the line.
“‘I just got back from Kuwait,’ he said. ‘I haven’t been able to really relax yet.’
“However, standing in the flowing river, he said he was finally calm.”
So writes Sarah Bultema of the Loveland (CO) Reporter-Herald. Her excellent story tells us [...]

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Tags: Fly Fishing

Survivor Fire Starting

November 17th, 2008 · No Comments

The guys over at Moldy Chum had a funny story about mixing whiskey, 5 gallons of gas, and a match. Who hasn’t been there?
Reminds me of an even faster way to light a charcoal fire. Some guys at Purdue University a while back took a bag of charcoal, a lighted match, and three gallons of [...]

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Reading is Fundamental

November 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Another way to support Trout Unlimited while helping yourself: The new Trout Unlimited Fishing Library has a dozen or so titles available. Donate $25 to TU and choose a title. A few examples:

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Tags: Fly Fishing

Survivorman – Flyfisherman

November 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

In this week’s episode of Survivorman, Les Stroud spent a week in the Rocky Mountains with 2 horses. He also brought a fly rod. Several times during the show, he referenced a fly rod as an essential piece of survival gear.
Some quotes:

“I’ve never fly-fished before. I’ve bait fished all my life. It can’t be that [...]

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Really cool fly tying site

November 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Fly Tying Clips has some awesome 3D photos of flies. Check it out.

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Tags: Fly Tying · photography

Soft Hackle Body Materials

November 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The video demonstrations showed the most popular materials for soft hackle bodies, really the same materials for any nymph or wet fly. One body type that deserves a bit more explanation is hares mask. Hare’s mask is fur taken from the face of a bunny.  You can get hare’s ear or hare’s mask dubbing in [...]

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Tags: Fly Tying