- By: Rob Conery
- Photography by: Bob Mahoney
You can hear it as soon as you step on the Centerville property. It gets louder as you walk down the grassy path, past the flats skiff and the old Bahamian smuggling vessel up on stands. From the open barn door near a small pine grove, in the humming, electric air, an urgent buzzing pops. Inside, from the rafters hang fly rods, surfboards and yacht club burgees.
- Upfront Notes
- Taster's Guide to Mayflies
- My Kind of Despair
- 10,000 New Anglers A Year
- Steve Laurent's Alaskan Perspective
- The Wind Knot
- No Shortage of God Days
- The Thunderdome
- How to Kill a Reborn River
- Cold-Weather Trout
- Deep in the Everglades
- Stir Crazy
- Carl Hiaasen 2012 Angler of the Year
- Winter North Vs. South
- 2012 Kudo Awards
- Wildlife Encounters
- Investment Options
- Translucent Saltwater Streamer
- Deep Freezes and Desperation
Sportsman's Alliance for Alaska says, don't let them take Bristol Bay
If you want to be part of the good fight get yourself over to one of the The Sportsman's Alliance for Alaska presentations this month, learn what's up with big business, lobbyists, filthy dirtbags and the attempt to ruin the world's last great wild salmon fisheries in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
This post courtesty of Angler's Tonic,
Take those metalheads on the swing
Let's say you've just been through a few days of bliss, banging up steelhead on light sinktips and whatever your delivery of choice is—Fall Favorite, sunken Muddler, Pick 'yer Pocket...
Connect shows at Bozeman's Ellen Theater
Headed out last Friday for the Bozeman, Montana premier of Confluence Films' new release, Connect. Connect is the third offering in a line of quality films and it follows Drift and Rise. Knowing the crew that would be in attendance, I figured I was in for a fun and somewhat wild time. And the evening didn't disappoint.
Don't Be a Wimp, Eat Raw Salmon
Was checking out a friend's site the other day and came across this recipe made by another friend, Chris Price. Price works at Alaska West for Andrew Bennett and Deneki Outdoors. Price and I grew up together in a duck blind and when I was fishing AK West a few years ago we asked each other a series of questions that promted memories in our heads, until, until, after, like, 38 years of having not seen each other we realized that we were reunited. Crazy weird, but so fly fishing. World is small for sure.
Have some cool news to share about my father, Fred Thomas, who's been a wildlife illustrater for 30-some years and a lifelong hard-core outdoorsman.
- By: Greg Thomas
On a recent trip to New Orleans I managed a day on the water for redfish and the guide reported, “You should be here at the end of October, because that’s the best time for the big bull reds. You’ll see 20-pounders all over the place.” And my reply? “Yea, what isn’t October best for?” Therein lies the fall quandary.
These 'aint your mamma's fluffy pinks
Maybe this isn't the best time of year to review what is, basically, a slipper. But, we've been getting close to frost each night in Missoula and the elk are bugeling, not that I would know personally, as I've been roped to this desk like a steer. Each day, as that knot ties around my ankles I look down and see Korkers Fisherman's Moc's attached to my feet. Why? Because these things are about as comfortable a shoe/slipper/sandal as I've ever worn
- By: Michael Doherty
- Photography by: Fred Thomas
One evening in mid-may, Jenny Muldoon caught her first largemouth bass, on an orange popper. That beautiful three-pounder fell for a really ugly fly. We tied that popper together, figuring how best to hold everything on the hook, how a whip knot should go. It’s hard to tie a knot when you’re reading about it.