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Wednesday
Jun102009

Fly Fishing Fer Carp......

....and other fine species. LINK

Wednesday
Jun102009

Cause the Cuyahoga River Goes smokin' through my dreams

Cleveland's Cuyahoga River which once burned, spurring an environmental movement, is now showing more diverse fish life. LINK (Via Fox News 8)

The Cuyahoga gained its infamous reputation on June 22, 1969 when oil and debris on the surface of the Cuyahoga River erupted into flames and burned for approximately 25 minutes.

This was not the first time that the river had caught on fire. Fires occurred on the Cuyahoga River in 1868, 1883, 1887, 1912, 1922, 1936, 1941, 1948, and in 1952. The 1952 fire caused over 1.5 million dollars in damage. LINK

The fire of 69 inspired Randy Newman's song Burn On.

There's a red moon rising
On the Cuyahoga River
Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

There's a red moon rising
ON the Cuyahoga River
Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

There's an oil barge winding
Down the Cuyahoga River
Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

There's an oil barge winding
Down the Cuyahoga River
Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

Cleveland city of light city of magic
Cleveland city of light you're calling me
Cleveland, even now I can remember
'Cause the Cuyahoga River
Goes smokin' through my dreams

Burn on, big river, burn on
Burn on, big river, burn on
Now the Lord can make you tumble
And the Lord can make you turn
And the Lord can make you overflow
But the Lord can't make you burn

Burn on, big river, burn on
Burn on, big river, burn on

Wednesday
Jun102009

The Fishin Musician

When he is not playing his violin weekends with the New York City-based Popa Chubby, Doug Moody, AKA the fishing musician, is stationed in a small workshop at his Hans Creek Road home crafting his handmade fly rods.  LINK (Via: The Daily Gazette)

Tuesday
Jun092009

High Plains Drifters Kids Day 2009

The High Plains Drifters Federation of Fly Fishers annual Kid’s Day event will be coming up on Jun 20th. Kid’s Day is for kids age 6 or 7 to 14 to learn about fly fishing. We still have room for about 10 more kids. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the event, the enrollment fee is $15 which includes lunch, who to contactand other information is available from the Kids Day 2009 link below. (Pat Dorsey local expert guide, fly fisherman, and author will be teaching the kids about fly fishing. FFF certified fly casting instructorswill be teaching the students casting)

LINK (Via: Fly Fishing Colorado)

Tuesday
Jun092009

From the Archives: Fishing with John, Episode 1

Fished with good friend Jim Kerr the other day and spent some quality time trading one liners from this classic episode.

Tuesday
Jun092009

3 down, 3 to go...

Three spots left on Chum field trip #2: Kanektok River, AK.  Make it a reality here and now.