HERE BE DRAGONS

"We don’t bat an eyelid at an eight-ton bipedal kangaroo lizard with tooth-pick arms and a bull terrier head, so why are dragons that unlikely?  Are they misidentified Pterodactyls? We are, after all, not talking about the most unlikely of animal designs. They were never blue whale-big, nor did they have drumstick-like legs with toothpick [...]

By |2019-04-18T11:30:08+00:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

MONDAY MOTIVATION: MONGOLIA

PLACES WE'D RATHER BE... include (but are not restricted to) being up a remote Mongolia river chasing giant taimen.   That's just what three Slovakian fly fishing nuts - Michal Vavro, Juraj Vavro and L'udevít Karpas - did in the filming of Catch Me, one of the official selections for the 2017 Rise Fly Fishing [...]

By |2019-04-08T10:58:18+00:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

PATAGONIA’S YVON CHOUINARD ON KEEPING IT SIMPLE

In this excerpt from the revised second edition of Simple Fly Fishing, Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard details why - in an increasingly complex, crowded, consumption-obsessed, high-tech world - it’s more important than ever to keep it simple, stupid. Especially when fly fishing. 'The state of the art in angling these days is defined by “sports” standing [...]

By |2019-04-17T12:49:10+00:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

ONE BOOT TO RULE THEM ALL?

Leonard Flemming got an advance pair of Patagonia’s new River Salt boots made in collaboration with legendary US boot brand, Danner (remember their River Gripper wading boots from the 80s?). Up mountains, through rivers and across estuaries and beaches, Leonard put them to the test for three months. Here’s his take from issue 13 of [...]

By |2019-04-17T13:17:05+00:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

THE MURDER BIRD

From world champion caster, to building iconic fly lodges, rod building at G.Loomis and building his own brand in Echo Fly Fishing – if a life of variety, self-determination and hard-earned respect is worth coveting – Tim Rajeff is killing it. “If I could be any bird in the world, I’d be that one you [...]

By |2019-03-22T15:57:25+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments