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Former Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing guide Vince Scheuerman still cherishes time on the water as a way to balance the rigors of trying to “make it” in the music business.
photo courtesy Vince Scheuerman
[Editor’s note: I met Vince Scheuerman a few years ago through a mutual friend—a fly-fishing guide with the unlikely nickname “Cupcake”—whom we both had worked with at Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge, although at different times. I’ve been following Vince’s musical career ever since, and I asked him to write something about how his passions for music and fly fishing interact. Here’s what he came up with.]
“Don’t throw it back, Dad,” I cried with all the emotion I could muster. Tears followed, as he released a beautiful and sizable largemouth bass back into the Hillsborough River, a few miles from my childhood home in Tampa, Florida. Catch-and-release was something that I couldn’t quite get. . .
Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Fest, in which we scour the Internets for the best fly-fishing footage available. It is snowing like all get-out here in the Great White North, which makes films like these manna from Heaven. Click “Read More” to see this week’s films, and enjoy!
The author fishes below a huge ice dam on Vermont’s Otter Creek.
photo by Drew Price
I haven’t caught a fish since early December, and my nerves are starting to show it. This winter in Vermont has been long, cold, and snow-filled—not the best weather for winter fishing. I have been working a lot, tying a lot of flies, and dreaming of tossing those flies at willing fish. I want…no…need to fish. Every time I have had a free day to head out with a couple of buddies, . . .
In early July 1995, I was guiding two of my favorite clients of all time—a father-and-son team from Annapolis, Maryland—on the Copper River, which drains into Alaska’s Lake Iliamna. Tom and TJ were skillful anglers who loved the sport, but they didn’t take it, or themselves, too seriously. We were near the end of a pretty good day of catching rainbows on leech patterns and sampling. . .
Winter fishing around southwest Montana is as much about shaking some cabin fever as anything else. Seems like the weather is either warm and windy or bitter cold and windy. So, when we get a day without the wind—be it bitter or warm—a few hours on the water always sounds good to me.
The lower Madison is typically a great winter fishing choice as it offers lots of easy. . .
President Barack Obama reacts to missing a strike on the East Gallatin with guide Dan Vermillion.
To celebrate the holiday, we focus on those Commanders-In-Chief who have cast a fly as a way to relax. First, we offer an account of past angling presidents, from Grover Cleveland to George Herbert Walker Bush. And here’s the story of our current President learning the hard way that fly fishing (like governing) can be both exhilarating and frustrating. For a more in-depth look at the history. . .
Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Fest, in which we scour the Internets for the best fly-fishing footage available. We’ve got a five videos to stoke your passion for fly fishing as we wait for spring to arrive. The weather has turned downright balmy up here in Vermont, so the thought of casting big streamers on Opening Day suddenly seems less remote, despite the foot of snow that remains on the ground. Click “Read More” to see this week’s films, and enjoy!