In the Loop 11.15.10

Record Brown
Roger Hellen’s 41-pound, 8-ounce brown trout is now the co-world record..
photo by Benny Sieu, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

For the second time in two years, the International game Fish Association has certified a world-record brown trout. Roger Hellen of Racine, Wisconsin, caught the 41-pound, 8-ounce behemoth while trolling on Lake Michigan in July. Although the official weight is 1 ounce heavier than the trout caught on Michigan’s Manistee River in 2009, the two will stand as co-records because. . .

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The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast – Teaching Fly Fishing to Beginners and we Introduce a New Segment!

Wow! About 250 entries and over 500 votes in our first podcast giveaway contest to win an Access Fly Rod! Congrats to troutbumpk for winning the contest with 52% of the vote for this entry:

How about a podcast on teaching others how to fly fish, and/or how to create a successful outing when bringing along first time or novice fly fishers….

The people have spoken, in this episode, Tom gives some tips on teaching others to fly fish and also introduces a new segment to the show: The Flybox. We get a lot of requests that can’t quite fill a whole episode, so Tom is going to address those in this new segment!

Let us know what you think of The Flybox segment!

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Training Alaska’s Next Generation of Conservationists

Last summer, nine youngsters from the Bristol Bay region of Alaska took part in the second annual Bristol Bay Fly Fishing & Guide Academy, sponsored in part by Trout Unlimited Alaska and the Nushagak-Mulchatna Wood-Tikchick Land Trust. The idea behind the school. . .

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In the Loop 11.08.10

SomethingFishy


When I returned to grad school in New Jersey after my first summer as a fishing guide in Alaska in the early 90s, I proudly sported a “Spawn Till You Die” tee shirt—a creation of cult artist Ray Troll—which caused consternation among my suburbanized peers. It was a sad day more than a decade later when I was forced to admit that the threadbare shirt had become unwearable. A collection of Troll’s cool, witty artwork has just been released by Sasquatch books. Something Fishy This Way Comes: The Artwork of Ray Troll includes more than a hundred pages. . .

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Fly Tyer Digital Subscriptions

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Fly Tyer is the world’s best magazine about lashing fur and feathers to hooks, and I don’t say that just because I used to be its editorial director. My friend Dave Klausmeyer combines great how-to articles with stunning photography to create a magazine that’s not just instructive, but . . .

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Old World, New Frontiers

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The author with a nice Spanish brown trout, which fell for a dry fly at dusk.
photo by Sandy Hays


I just posted a long story over on the Adventure blog about my eye-opening trip to the Spanish Pyrenees last summer.

The diesel Volkswagen van chugged upward through the switchbacks as we climbed into the low-hanging clouds. Soon we couldn’t even see the rain-soaked green valley below, and our world became focused on the steep, rutted farm path in front of us. Occasionally, a group of cows blocked our progress, their bells clanging loudly in the stillness, and Ivan would creep forward to avoid pushing one off the edge. The end of the road was a saddle between two peaks, and when we hopped out, the air was damp and cold. As we donned fleece and raingear, Sandy and I exchanged skeptical looks: . . .

To read the rest of this story and see many more photos, hop over to the Adventure blog.

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New DVD from Felt Soul Media

EASTERN RISES | TRAILER from felt soul media on Vimeo.

In the much anticipated follow-up to their acclaimed film about the Pebble Mine, “Red Gold,” filmmakers Travis Rummel and Ben Knight explore the remote, untrammeled wilderness of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. The Felt Soul boys really know how to keep their audience wanting more: Although trailer for this film came online a year and a half ago, the DVD has just been released to the public.

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The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast – Five Tips to Avoid Embarrassment on the Flats

In this episode, Brett Ference from the Orvis Double Barrel Podcast is jealous of Tom’s download count so he drops by hoping to boost his numbers a bit.

Tom and Brett discuss pointers for bonefishing. Communicate with your guide and DON’T TROUT STRIKE are among the tips here.

Think Tom should have Brett on more often? Let us know in the comments section.

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