2014 is the seventh year for the Fly Fishing Film Tour. I have become a fan of F3T, and have been to the last three. Many anglers are catching the bug, as the two events for Charleston sold out at least a few weeks before the February 22 showings. I’m sure that it was the same story in Boise, ID. This year’s eight short films were all “thumbs up” in my opinion, and that of others I talked to after the show.
Fishermen have used artificial fishing lures for ages. The ability to attract fish with an artificial bait using movement, vibration, flash, and color has been the mainstay of many people who yearn to catch fish. Behind the scenes there are the “lure makers” - the guys and gals who design new and intriguing imitations that will entice fish to strike. This series is dedicated to people who make plastic, feathers, fur, metal, and wood come to life in our aquatic world.
Have you ever cancelled a kayak fishing adventure because you did not have someone to watch the kiddos? That was rarely a problem for us. You see, we use to live in Charleston, SC where my husband, Stan, and I had both sets of grandparents at our beck and call. A quick phone call asking to watch our daughter Hannah, now 5, and our son Tide, now 3, and we were golden!
The pressure and last-minute scramble is on to get that female angler who hooked your heart the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift! Chances are she'd rather have her kayak ready to roll with cool, useful gear than wear diamonds and pearls. Here are some my favorite gift ideas and things I can't live without on the water. If you are budget minded, there are price ranges to help the piggy bank from breaking.
Every year, Orvis awards cash grants to causes important to its customers. This year’s target grant recipients include the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its Oyster Restoration Program.
It is time for the annual Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T), presented by Costa. There are seventy seven showing locations in the United States, and locations in Canada. Tickets are now available in most locations for $15.
In this part of The US, early January brings the fishing and boat shows to town. With sub-zero temperatures and a couple of feet of snow on the ground, it will be nice to start thinking about getting on the water again. Whether you’re attending shows or working them, it is a great opportunity to see new equipment, or score some deals on equipment you might be looking for.
Everyone has a favorite fishing hole – a go-to spot where the water is as familiar as your living room, and the fish are almost family. With that said, there are places I’ve heard of that I would love to add to my kayak angling bucket list. Spectacular scenery, perfect conditions, and of course plenty of fish all contribute to making a fishing hole into a “destination”.