The second day is always the busiest. A fly casting class from 8:30 to 11, and then a Power Point Program (Reading Waters), a casting demo, a fly tying demo, and a stint in the author’s booth. All fun, but also tiring. But, the Show must go on. The casting demo is always fun because […]
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This year’s Pleasanton Show was busy, and then some. The weather cooperated, filling each of the daylight hours with warm sunshine, and a flat wind. Thus, the casting demos that I did on the outside pond were perfect. The crowd not only knew the answer the question, “What is the perfect cast?” (the one that […]
I just had an email from my long time friend and fishing companion, John Beth, that had nothing to do with fishing or knives! But, it was a fabulous bit of news. John’s daughter, Kjersti, entered and won the Ms. Wisconsin Untied States competition the other night. John writes, This national event has 4 age […]
This grip was promoted as a very relaxing, easy-to-use way to hold the rod. It is used for wrist casting or arm-assisted wrist casting. One merely grasps the fly rod like a suitcase handle. The fingers and thumb wrap around the rod in the most comfortable position for the caster. While this really is a […]
The search for more genetic chicken feathers has lead to the development of some rather stunning hen saddle capes which are useful for a wide variety of flies, one of which is the Hen Matuka (which see). These capes are available from Dave Roberts at featheremporium.com/index.html. Have a look. Dave also offers a great many […]
Saddle hackles are hard to find. Not because the chickens aren’t making them, but because the fashion industry has discovered them, for garments and hair adornments. My friend, Henry Kanemoto, sent me this photo–have a look.
In the olden days, one was sent to the woodshed to receive a good spanking for disobedience. Well, I’ve been to the woodshed, but not for punishment. Rather, for a work of love. Nancy is a creator of wood art on the lath, and needed a place to store her wood. She generously allowed me […]
The International Fly Tying Symposium was held in Somerset, NY the weekend before Thanksgiving. It’s a great event for anyone who loves the art and craft of fly tying. I always enjoy seeing the great display of the creative human spirit emerging in everything from emergers to monster mice and way beyond. And I enjoy […]
The kings have arrived, but in low numbers. None-the-less, I am headed out on Monday to see what the conditions are and catch a few of the wily rascals. Watch for post reprots this week.
The trailer is out for the upcoming new movie on fly fishing–The River Why. You can see it on the River Why site http://www.theriverwhy.com/TRAILER/ where you can also see other information on the movie. It is also on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV5o7L4_DYU Watch for Jason being “taught how to cast.”