Archive: June 2016

Some Thoughts – #600years

I stopped by my parents’ house the other day, and the latest copy of the ‘Feather-Craft’ catalog was waiting for my perusal. It’s rare that I order anything from these catalogs, but it is fun to take a look at the toys. Talking about art is like dancing about architecture, is like comparing fly rods read more …

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Davie McPhail – BWO Emerger

Like most people I mainly use youtube as a tool to watch the previous night’s “Late Show,” cat videos, and autotuned versions of the local news That being said, it’s also an excellent way to watch some renowned tiers tying their favorite flies, if you ‘subscribe’ to those channels. I love getting those notifications, especially read more …

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The Open Fly Podcast – A Eulogy

In the course of writing reviews for my favorite podcasts, I came across a blurb from Evan of “The Open Fly” podcast. It was titled, “Stick a Fork in Us, We’re Done.” Above the title stood a symbolic equation; the equation’s right hand showing a cartoonish fork driven into the ‘Open Fly’ logo. The Open read more …

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Strip-Set – Some Thoughts

If people have been talking about a fly-fishing book recently, there’s about a 50/50 shot it was written by George Daniels. Daniels has been a big name in the fly fishing world for some time, especially following his 2011 release of “Dynamic Nymphing.” Despite being his first book, it has been incredibly popular with anglers, read more …

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Gear Review – Simm’s G3 Guide Boot

About a year ago, I finally had an opportunity to upgrade my wading situation. I’d previously been working with a standard set of Pro-Line chest-high Neoprene waders with the built in boots… and after a few years of use, I was definitely ready for an upgrade. Realistically, they’re great for coldwater situations, like steelheading or read more …

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The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast – Some Thoughts

So this is a thing. Companies often release podcasts. These podcasts generally serve to educate potential customers with product offerings. Although often entertaining, they can sometimes serve a devious purpose. Think ‘native advertising,’ or ‘product placement.’ But before you tune out, be assured that IS NOT the case with Orvis’s Fly Fishing Guide Podcast.

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Anchored with April Vokey – Some Thoughts

“Join well known angler, April Vokey, as she interviews some of the most influential people involved in the fishing world today. Learn more about their careers, opinions, history, relationships, and life both on and off the water.” I think Vokey provides a spot-on description… and personally I can say that I’m a huge fan of read more …

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Podcasts, and Why You Should Be Listening If You Aren’t Already…

At this point, if you’re not listening to podcasts, you’re officially not “with it” anymore, but that’s alright, we’ve got your back. I probably don’t have to tell you this, but media illiteracy is a real struggle, so let’s start simple. Podcasts are essentially mini ‘radio shows’ that you can control. They were popularized during read more …

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