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.
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.
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
Team Drake Captures TCC Gold So far I’ve spent most of my flyfishing days chasing new experiences and an outdoor esthetic unattainable from within the confines of a cubicle. The competitive spectacle has long occupied the margins of what I consider important to this equation. That is not to say I don’t compete: racing to…Details
For all you Scott heads out there. Felt Soul Media takes us inside the guts of Scott Fly Rods’ Montrose, CO, laboratories for a made in America glimpse at the engineering process and the passionate minds behind their designs.
After eighteen hours of travel I arrive on the shaky, sweaty downside of an extended coffee and doughnut binge. I love travel, the lure of the exotic, broadening your perspective. But sometimes, instead of a welcome transportation to an easy, distant place, where you step off the plane and a bronzed beauty places a lei…Details
For every good shot at a tarpon, permit, or bonefish, there’s a cast-per-hour-of-effort ratio that on most days looks like a line graph of the U.S. economy. Then there are those days that you instantly know you’re losing, like a cold February morning when even the boxfish are lurking deep and you’re just hoping for…Details
Matt Schliske isn’t 90 years old. He does not have a scraggly beard or a cabin in the woods. His driveway shows no signs of potholes and decrepit pickup trucks. And from what I can tell, the 37-year-old does not fit many of the clichés associated with “bamboo rod maker,” other than one: the pursuit…Details
It takes a certain swagger to pull off a good mustache. Some guys just have it: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Jose Wejebe. And ’staches on Norris, Bronson, Chuck Furimsky, and the Marlboro Man say “badass” like no others. Hall-of-fame pitcher and fisher “Goose” Gossage carries an enviable upper-lip umbrella, as does Dr. Phil—meaty enough to…Details
There is no photographic evidence of Robert Zimmerman stepping out of a river bearing a brace of trout, boots of Spanish leather glistening; nor are there secondhand tales of a small mumbling man with a bewildering patter and a decent roll cast, tales shared by grizzled guides after too much bourbon, and only with trusted…Details
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WHITEFISH, MT—Scott Fenwick says Northwoods Angler “isn’t your regular fly shop.” It only takes a few seconds inside to understand what he’s talking about. There are rare books, collectible paintings, antique signs and surfboards scattered among the requisite flies, rods and other fishing gear. In one room, underneath a television displaying a flyfishing adventure documentary,…Details
Despite Anthony Weiner’s over-amped libido and resignation in the wake of a “sexting” scandal, the New York congressman’s pro-environment record was commendable, according to political pundits. For instance, he stood against attempts to amend the Endangered Species Act, while scoring a 95 on the League of Conservation Voters scorecard early in his career, and has…Details
While Whistler’s mainstay draws include hiking, biking, and “shredding the gnar”/local bar scene, British Columbia’s mega ski resort also offers a myriad of underrated fishing opportunities—from stillwaters to steelheading. This recent article from The Pique “The Ultimate Whistler Fish Story” delivers a detailed look at a community rooted in angling adventure, dating back to the…Details
The search for Bigfoot continues to be as daunting as the Vancouver Canucks bid for the elusive Stanley Cup. (No thanks to Boston….) But we’re getting closer. In June 2008, Caddis Fly shop owner Chris Daughters floated Oregon’s McKenzie River, where video footage from that trip depicts a Sasquatch-like beast lurking in the bushes. This Sunday, Daughters and…Details
When our flight left the tarmac our small plane arced into the sky, and I finally had a good look at the water. We’d traveled more than 24 hours. The engine’s hum and the view below reminded me of the trip from Belize City to Ambergris Caye. Later that day as our boat bounced from…Details
TENNESSEE—Say what you want about hatchery trout—inbred, three-eyed, lackluster competition for wild fish populations—in states such as Tennessee, they’re a staple. With new federal budget cuts coming down the pipe, national fish hatcheries run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stand to lose $6.3 million related to fish hatchery mitigation operations. Six of…Details
Those seeking legal travel to Cuba’s best flyfishing waters have been given a glimmer of hope thanks to a loosening of people-to-people tour regulations recently published by the U.S. Treasury Department. People-to-people contacts, designed for educational purposes to bring regular Cubans and Americans together, were approved in 1999 under the Clinton administration. They disappeared…Details
If you’re a fan of overpriced chocolate bars, camping, and the vino, you’ll be stoked to learn Clif Bar has gone alcoholic. A division of the company grows and sources grapes in Napa Valley and produces a line of red and white wines under the Clif Family Winery handle. According to a recent Outside…Details
Theme: Tested on Animals Closing Date: June 30th, 2011 Post Submission: Message Board Sponsored by: Nautilus Reels 1st Place Prize: FWx Reel (your choice of size) Honorable Mentions: Fish with Cojones T-Shirt Rules: There are no rules, fool. But the good folks at Nautilus have provided select guidelines for those in pursuit of the prize.…Details
Unless you’re living in a cave on dial-up, you’re likely aware that much of the Western U.S.—from Colorado to California—is under severe flood watch, with record snowpack poised to flow from snow choked mountains. Montana, as made evident in the following photos, has perhaps been the hardest hit to date.Details
We’d just smashed into a Kangaroo with our camper and decided it was time for a drink. We were tired of driving anyway, and those damn kangaroos were just too hard to see in the dark. We saw a sign near the road, tacked to the side of a rickety shed: “Kalbarri Pub.”
When most of us hear the words “steelhead river,” we think “remote.” We imagine bright wild fish and hairy mofos wading waist-deep, bombing Intruders to the far shore. And maybe that’s why so many people cherish Oregon’s Sandy River: it offers the best of steelheading—only thirty minutes from one of the hippist cities in America,…Details
To understand John Gierach the writer, you need only look in his fly boxes, where you’ll find row upon row of meticulously tied flies sorted by purpose, size, and species. At first glance they’re the standard patterns we all carry, but start poking around and you’ll note an unexpected rib on the BWOs, an arced…Details
Steelheading in Smithers was a little different fourteen years ago than it is today. For starters, there were very few spey rods. Also, a hotel in town was about $80—a week. But then, as now, as always, which river you fished was sometimes decided by the weather. We’d hauled a skiff all the way from…Details