Sage Joins Blogosphere
As if you didn’t have enough to peruse online already, you can now add Sage to the mega list. Sage Manufacturing officially joined the blog masses today. The site looks fresh and clean, and we’re expecting to see more in the way of original, compelling content down the road. For now you can read about…Details
11,500 ft. and Falling
I sat on the rock edge of a small lake just west of the spine of the continental divide and waited. I knew what was coming. I just didn’t know when—or how long it would last. The cirque hung above my head like a granite crown. It wrapped halfway around the valley floor and stood…Details
Brokers with Hands on Faces
With the Standard & Poor downgrading America’s credit rating by a notch last Friday, the subsequent stock market crash has left many a broker in face clutching paralysis.
Big Brown Bug Love
Can’t get enough drakes? Idaho just got hit with a late-season flock of the big brown ones. Check out the action.
Ducks Survive Congress
WASHINGTON—Kudos to the United States Congress for finally passing a law that did not result in a massive duck die-off.
My local flyshop is now an empty space with a “For Lease” sign in the window, closed due to competing Internet sales, Wally World, Cabela’s, and a Dick’s. It was the only local place where I could actually talk to someone who fished, fly fished, and gave a damn about the state of fishing in…Details
River “Artist” Sparks Lawsuits
French artist Christo, famous for draping sheets around and over everything from islands to large buildings such as the German Reichstag, in Berlin, has had his bobby pins and sewing machines set on Colorado’s Arkansas River for more than 16 years. His bitchin’ plan involves suspending shiny fabric atop more than 40 miles of the…Details
Cue the ‘70s porn music because the water is finally dropping and watching fish eat bugs on the surface is dead sexy.
Kenny Powers: MFCEO
In this totally NSFW K-Swiss promo, Kenny Powers explains the importance of doing shit other sports companies are too pussy to even dream of. We’re waiting to see whether or not wading boot manufacturers will heed the call.
Eat More (Weird) Fish
When invasive species proliferate our waters and attack native habitat your best bet is to fight back… with a fork. Mother Nature Network presents “9 weird fish you should be eating”—nonnative gnarlers that include Asian carp, shore crab, mitten crab, lionfish, tilapia, and rusty crawfish. And as for swamp eel? It’s what’s for dinner.
Update: Oil on the Yellowstone
In the unlikely event you missed it, an ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured over the holiday weekend spilling 42,000 gallons of crude into the Yellowstone River, 10 miles west of Billings. Initial findings had the oil traveling 10 miles down river, but newer reports show the slick extending more than 150 miles, pushing toward North Dakota.
Pebble Mine: Threatens Fish and Livelihoods
ASHLAND—Oregon-based outfitter Ken Morrish’s first job involved working as a salmon tender in Alaska’s Bristol Bay—that was 25 years ago. Here Morrish argues against the proposed Pebble Mine project, an environmental threat with the potential to demolish a fishery and out-of-state jobs.
Ribbed… For Pike Pleasure
What do you get when you mix safe sex with with one of flyfishing’s most voracious freshwater predators? Why the Durex condom pike streamer, of course. We’re currently researching a similarly slick carp version for the South Platte.
The One (It’s Not Her…)
We’ve spent a lifetime searching for The One and always hoped she might look something like Scarlett. But thanks to Sage we’ve learned it’s instead a fly rod. Shattered dreams? Meh. We should have known better.
Beastie Summer Mixtape
Just in time for BBQ season, Brooklyn’s OG hip-hop innovators meet DJ A-Dog mix-a-thon in “The Beastie Boys All Remixed Up”. The free download combines blends of “Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun” over “Day n Nite” and “Root Down” over “Bring the Pain” with interviews and skits from “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two”,…Details