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Tuesday
Oct272009

Oct Slab of the Month Entry: King Fish

Armed with his 10 wt. and a hunger for snook, South Padre Island delivered Kenny Smith this guy instead.

Tuesday
Oct272009

Benefit Auction 

Mikey Wier won the Truckee River One-Fly Tournament tournament and donated the grand prize back to the UNR student chapter of The Wildlife Society in an effort to help raise more funds for future events. 

From Mikey:

I fished the one fly tournament this weekend on the truckee.  It was a great event put on at the Nature Conservancy land by the UNR wildlife society club.  I almost went with the nymph, but decided to go big and fish a streamer at the last minute. The water was a bit mudded up and high from that last storm. I had never fished that water and it was a bit tough, but I ended up getting a couple nice fish.  It was good enough for first and I decided to donate the prize to the club because they did a great job putting on the event.  I just got this e-mail that they are going to auction it off to raise some money for their club.  It's a great group of kids.  Please pass this on to anyone you think might need a new orvis 5 wt and matching reel.

Thanks,
Mikey

This is a blind auction so e-mail your bid to flyfishtruckee@yahoo.com, deadline for bids is November 4th.

Monday
Oct262009

Moldy Chum, vernieuwend en ondeugend

 

We woke up one morning about 6 months ago and found out that The Netherlands had a bit of a Chum presence. Now, thanks to Jeroen Schoondergang, we're getting some love in a local magazine - De Roofvis. This issue hit the streets today.  Needless to say - we're honored!

English Translation:

The days that fly fishing was the exclusive pastime of dusty old gentlemen in tweed costumes, fishing very expensive trout and salmon streams, are long behind us. Websites like www.moldychum.com, who consider fly fishing to be more a lifestyle than a hobby,  are the proof that a younger, cooler audience is drawn to fly fishing. MC’s look at fly fishing is tantalizing and sometimes even cheeky, but always with a healthy dose of self-mockery.


The short articles, weblogs and podcasts on this website go beyond just fishing. They are also about ‘side-issues’ like nature and environment, art and even fly fishing pin-ups. The site is updated daily, so it certainly pays to bookmark it and take a regular visit.

 

Find more cool art and writing from Jeroen here

Monday
Oct262009

Monday Pin Up - Blog Header Edition

Also available as a t-shirt ........along with this soon to be classic.

LINK (Via:Trash on the Fly)

Monday
Oct262009

Water Widget

The RiverLevels widget provides an easy way to monitor the amount of water flowing in your favorite streams and rivers right from your desktop. LINK

Monday
Oct262009

Oct Slab of the Month Entry: B.C. Steel

Germany's Ralf Raacke on his second trip to the Smithers area - this time it results in the grippage of 38 inches.