Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Elusive Yeti

Not unlike its namesake who lives in the high mountains of Nepal, the YETI rambler is proving to be hard to spot this holiday season.  The Wall Street Journal breaks it down.

It wasn’t a hot toy causing the 33-year-old hairstylist from Dacula, Ga., to go to such lengths. It was a $40 stainless-steel insulated mug, called the Yeti Rambler.
“I have a friend who is in Illinois for business and has gone to 15 different stores,“ says Ms. Inman, who was trying to buy the mug as a class Christmas gift for her daughter’s teacher. Last week, she finally bought one from another Dacula resident.

 If you are desperate, I have two "slightly" used ramblers available at wildly inflated prices.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians

If you find yourself in Cherokee, North Carolina you should make a point to check out the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians

The FFMSA provides a center for learning both the history of fly fishing as well as the arts, the sciences, the crafts and the skills of fly fishing. The purpose of the museum is to capture and preserve the history of fly fishing in the region, since it is being lost daily as our “old timers” pass away and as modern methods and new generations of anglers move fly fishing forward through technology.

Judging from the list of exhibits and names on the site, the museum features a well rounded history of fly fishing in the Appalachian mountains.  If you get a chance to check it out let me know what you think.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

#TBT New Boots and One Stinking Trout

From the pre-HD Video era here's a throwback to a time when my buddy Paisley and I took a fishing trip. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

It just got real: Isis Edition

Pictures depict ISIS members posing by the water's edge with freshly caught fish, holding up their catch of the day.
Be careful the next time you are on the creek bank.  That angler approaching you wearing an off looking Buff and with wires coming out of his "fishing" vest might not be what he seems.  It appears that The Islamic State has taken up fishing. Via Catholic Online.
"A new series of photographs shows members of the dreaded Islamic State terror group building boats and fishing in the Euphrates River. Released by the group's propaganda arm, the unusual photos are perhaps meant to show that the group is not "all work and no play," putting a more human face on the group's monstrous activities."
Insert your own joke as to the type of tackle they might use...

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Media quote of the day: Parrot Head Edition

Photo Credit Wikipedia
Forbes has a good read about angler Paul Dixon and fishing in Jimmy Buffet's back yard.

"There is a good flat right in front of Jimmy Buffett’s house. I have known and fished with Jimmy for over 20 years. Last year I was poling the “Margarita” flat with an old guy that had booked a day. It was just about lunchtime. I saw Jimmy walking down his dock. He waved hello and sat down on the dock as we poled over. I introduced my client to Jimmy and we broke out the sandwiches. We had this wonderful time shooting the sh*t, telling fish stories with Jimmy Buffett on his dock. We said our goodbyes and, as we are puttering away, the client looked at me and said: “Jimmy Buffett…is that Warren Buffett’s son?”"

Read the whole article on Forbes.com

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Trouble on the Pro Fly Angling Tour? *Updated*

The Denver Channel reports that all is not rainbows and unicorns in the world of  professional fly angling.  Some of the participants in the Pro Fly Angling Tour are saying that they didn't get what they expected.    Read the story here.

*Update* with links to additional coverage.

Outdoor Hub

KOAA 5 (this link is no longer active)

Field Notes (Field and Stream's Blog)

Also be sure and check out @Flyfishmagazine on twitter to see our conversation with some experts on the subject of tournament fishing (@DonBarone & @Sghoffman

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Ben Furmisky President and CEO of The Fly Fishing Show

Looks like Chuck Furmisky is going to be spending a little more time on the water and a bit less on the show floor.   Congratulations Ben on your new role!

Ben has worked for the show as a speaker, fly tier, exhibitor, and staff member on site. Ben took over the role as Co-Director in 2009, working alongside his father, Chuck. Over the past 6 years, Ben has expanded his job duties with the show. He will now continue working full time overseeing the day-to-day operations. Chuck will continue his role as Director and his wife, Janet, will continue managing ticket sales. Both will be available at all show locations.

"As for me, I'll be looking forward to more fishing time," says Chuck.

"My wife, Brooke, and I are very excited about the future of the Fly Fishing Show.  I look forward to continued growth and moving our show ahead as a leader in the industry. We are already selling out our 2016 shows at a record pace which is a great indicator for our industry of the year to come," says Ben.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy National Coffee Day - Yeti Edition

On National Coffee Day we pay homage to the #Yeti line of caffeinated libation containers.  Able to keep our coffee hot (almost too hot) from well before leaving the house until our arrival at the office and sturdy enough to double as a viable weapon in a zombie apocalypse.   #Yeti! We salute you!    

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I Tell Lies About Fishing - Coffee Break Edition

Let the world know you can't be trusted with a good fish story.   Purchase our "I Tell Lies About Fishing Mug"  Available along with some other interesting finds in our ancient Cafe Press Store for a measly $12.99. (Also available as a travel mug for the road warriors among you! )

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Trout Tank

A group of Colorado entities will be offering an opportunity for area entrepreneurs to get funding for their businesses by pitching their ideas to the "Trout Tank".   Sadly the competition is not limited to fishing related businesses but it's still a great idea.  No word if Lefty Kreh will be playing the role of Mr. Wonderful...


Monday, August 24, 2015

Gear: Tidal Vision Salmon Leather Wallets

Tidal Vision makes use a byproduct of the salmon fishing industry to make unique sustainable  wallets.  They were pretty popular on Kickstarter:

Tidal Vision  launched their introductory line of aquatic leather products, Alaska salmon leather wallets, on Kickstarter on May 27th 2015. The successful Kickstarter campaign exceeded its goal in the first 24 hours and closed with over $55K! 

Thankfully, for those of us who fish in Grizzly country they don't smell like fish. .

Monday, August 10, 2015

Animas River Update: Not too good

The EPA has tripled their estimates of how much mine waste spilled into the Animas River.   In case you don't know what mine waste is made up of take a look at this link.  

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Animas River Tributary hit with mine waste spill

Over 1 million gallons of  waste water from the Gold King mine has spilled into a tributary of the Animas River.  The spill is reported to be the result of a "mine plug blowout" and the water laden with "metals" is flowing towards Durango.   Fox 31 News in Denver has a full report.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Streamers Inc

Streamers Inc from scumliner media on Vimeo.
From the team at Headhunters Fly Shop for the Orvis Down The Hatch Film Festival in Missoula Montana.