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Entries in legends of fly fishing (123)



Chasing tidal bass and huge snook in an undisclosed location with legendary angler Paul Bruun. Tight quarters meant that fly casting was impossible, so Michael had to throw conventional gear. Actually, many areas were too tight to even cast a spinning rod.

Imagine you're sitting in your living room, in your john boat. The surrounding walls are all submerged trees, and you're floating in waist deep, alligator infested water. Now, imagine you're fighting a 14 lbs Snook! That's how tight these quarters were. South West Florida has mammoth snook. Hope you enjoy!


All Fishermen Are Liars

In addition to a starring role in one of the 2014 F3T films, and cameo in another, John Geirach is soon to be out with a new book.

In All Fishermen Are Liars, Gierach travels across North America from the Pacific Northwest to the Canadian Maritimes to seek out quintessential fishing experiences. Whether he's fishing a busy stream or a secluded lake amid snow-capped mountains, Gierach insists that fishing is always the answer-even when it's not clear what the question is. All Fishermen Are Liars covers fishing topics large and small: the art of fly-tying and the quest for the perfect steelhead fly; fishing in the Presidential Pools previously fished by the first President George Bush; and the importance of traveling with like-minded companions when caught in a soaking downpour. ("At this point someone is required to say, 'You know, there are people who wouldn't think this is fun.'")
Gierach may occasionally lose a fish, but he never loses his passion for fishing or his sense of humor.

In conjunction with the April book launch Geirach will also be embarking on a multi city book signing tour.



Or is it Geokhan?

A classic from the Trout Fish Bums era.


Lefty Kreh's TieFest 2014

The giants of fly fishing will be at this year’s Lefty Kreh’s TieFest scheduled for Saturday, March 8, at the Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville. In addition to Lefty, Bob Clouser, Bob Popovics, Steve Silverio, Brad Buzzi, and Blaine Chocklett are scheduled to appear among many others.



So what ever happened to Donny Beaver?

The man behind Homewaters is now making rain with his new company that invented a mobile air shower that cleans fracking sand particles from gas workers.

LINK (via: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


Portait of a Fly Fishing Legend

Bill Schaadt was one of the most prolific anglers and unique individuals to ever cast a fly line in California's North Coast rivers. Arguably one of the greatest anglers that ever lived, Bill was a legend long before he passed away in 1995, and anglers who knew Bill still talk about him today as if he were just around the next bend.       

Now, in a beautiful tribute to this amazing individual is a collection of fascinating tales as told by 30 of his friends - those who had the unforgettable experience of fishing with him. With 208 pages, and over 100 pictures in full color, this hard-cover book spans the forty years that Bill fished - 1955 to 1995. These were the "heyday" years of steelhead and salmon fishing on the West Coast, and Bill's passing may well have marked the end of that era.             

I Know Bill Schaadt is available in a hard-cover Regular Edition or a special, Limited Edition of just 150 copies. The Limited Edition comes with a beautiful matching slipcase and will be personally numbered and signed by the author, Ben Taylor.