Monday, February 13, 2017

EPICWILDERNESS - 3 Best Fly Fishing Tips

Recently, John Lewis of Epicwilderness online magazine, contacted me and a bunch of other fly fishers from across the globe, and asked:  "What are the 3 most important things you wish you knew when you started fly fishing?"

46 of us sent answers, and John put them together in the following link.  Some of the answers are as you might expect, and others are a little out of the box; all of them thoughtful and worth reading.   

LINK: Click here

Sharpen your hooks!


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Public Lands are Not for Sale

America’s 640 million acres of national public lands—including our national forests and Bureau of Land Management lands—provide hunting and fishing opportunities to millions of Americans. They represent the uniquely American values of freedom and adventure that are the envy of the world.

And while no sportsman would say that federal management of our lands is perfect, the idea that individual states will do a better job at running them is fundamentally flawed. In fact, proponents of the public land transfer movement have drawn up some pretty fantastical scenarios about how much better off we’d be with land in state hands.

States are simply not equipped to shoulder the enormous costs associated with fighting wildfires, maintaining roads and trails, treating noxious weeds, and conducting habitat restoration on millions of acres of public lands, which currently belong to you and me.

As public lands hunter and outdoor television host Randy Newberg explains, the transfer of national lands to the states would result in one likely outcome: the fire sale of these lands to the highest bidders, like billionaires and foreign corporations who may neither understand nor value America’s outdoor heritage. Once privatized, these lands will become off-limits to most sportsmen—for good.

Join us in telling lawmakers that America’s public lands are NOT FOR SALE.

Be sure to sign the petition at the end. Your grandkids will thank you.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Land Building Hawaiian Style

Everyone once in a while nature likes to remind us who the real boss is on this big blue orb.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Fly Fishing Show - Somerset, NJ

The big fly fishing show is this coming to New Jersey weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - January 27, 28 & 29 - at the Garden State Convention Center 50 Atrium Drive in Somerset, NJ.  We'll be there all three days tying flies, signing books and doing presentations. Show Hours are: Friday 9am – 6pm  Saturday 8:30am – 6:00pm and Sunday 9am – 4:30pm.

Here's my schedule for the weekend:

Author's Booth - Friday 4:00 PM, Saturday 3:30 PM, Sunday 2:30 PM

Friday Seminar - Strike Room 1:00 PM – Mayflies - Eastern Hatches, Patterns and Techniques
Saturday Seminar - Catch Room 2:00 PM – Eastern Hatches and their Imitations

Sunday Seminar - Strike Room 1:00 PM –Simple Flies for Sophisticated Trout

For more information on the show, directions and other programs being offered, click here: The Fly Fishing Show - Somerset, NJ

Hope you see you there.

Sharpen your hooks!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Fishing for Sea Run Arctic Char in Greenland

Beautiful, clear rivers and rugged terrain combined with a fly rod makes for some pretty great fly fishing in a place few folks think of as a fishing destination.  Looks awesome.

Sharpen your hooks!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Henley Turns Three Today

He's off to a good start, the fly rod won't be far behind.