A British angler is opening up the gateway for anglers to fish with fly and lures for the world class, record-breaking sport fish of the Amazon Rainforest.
Once in a while something comes across the editors desk here at Fish&Fly that really makes my day. Today my fishing friends it is a trailer for a fishing video. Not much new in that you may say BUT this is homegrown UK talent at last catching up to the USA. I am excited and so should you be.
Regular readers know that I have been fishing a lot with what I term 'leader-to-hand' in recent years. Indeed, other than on small rivers, I very seldom use fly line at all any more.
We anglers are some of the nicest, most helpful and cheeriest people you could ever wish to meet by the waterside. Well most of us anyway! Once in a while one person stands head and shoulders above us all. Sadly, a few years ago we lost that character.
The Fieldsports Channel visits the Arundell Arms in Devon and has a go at catching what they dub the "Clotted Cream MacNab" of a salmon, sea trout, brown trout and a bass on the fly.
Damsel flies usually appear between May to August when the nymphs can often provoke a rise as they swim towards any bank side vegetation to emerge as an adult. During the early part of the season the immature nymphs will be deeper in the water amongst the weed, well camouflaged from their predators. This is where the addition of a gold bead helps to get the fly a bit deeper and the glint of the gold head can act as an attractor.
Mark Richens just bought legendary rodmaker Thomas & Thomas, rescuing it from what has been a fairly public decline. But with a background in successfully managing start-ups, an appreciation for the importance of keeping the racks full, and a hearty sense of the company's history, the future is obviously bright.
Tom Pero, former editor of Fish&Fly Magazine, and Richard Hewitt, owner of FishandFly.com, discuss the news of the merger between their companies back at the end of 2008, what this meant for subscribers at the time, and the editorial direction of the new venture. What podcast would be complete without red, purple, even yellow bikinis. Intrigued? Stay tuned.
Tim Pommer is the chief product developer and head lab rat at Scientific Anglers. He's also a musky expert and the guy who did most of the quality control testing on SA's popular Sharkskin fly line. Ever wondered just how "scientific" the fly fishing companies really are? Tune in to find out.
I just got back from my first long-awaited trip to Cuba to sample the flats fishing in the Jardines de la Reina region, leading a group of UK anglers in conjunction with the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT).