Touching the Sun

Mountain biking is definitely an underutilized means of fishing access. Think about it — even if you’re loaded down with 50 pounds of camping and fishing gear, you can still cover five or six miles in an hour of biking versus two or three hoofin it. If nothing else, that gives you more time to fish, even if bikepacking with that much stuff sounds like it could collapse into chaos pretty quick.

In Touching the Sun, made in collaboration with Salsa Cycles, Midwesterners Hansi Johnson and Mike Riemer have us daydreaming about the possibilities of bike-access fishing, particularly in places where the trails are mellow enough to make this not only possible but enjoyable. At the very least, we kind of want to give this a shot just to justify getting our hands on these rad brook trout panniers and frame bags.

 

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The snow is high enough on the roof to form a small glacier. The sun has become a faraway mental figment. You’ve tied enough streamers to stock every fly shop in Colorado. You have not ventured outdoors with less than three layers in months. The snowman your kids built in early November still laughs at you in the frontyard.

Yet there is hope; your friends at The Flyfish Journal hear you. And we care. For the sixth year in a row, we invite readers, friends, fans and random passerby to join us for a week of Caribbean sun, crystal clear waters and bonefish for days and days. Welcome to Deneki’s Andros South, one of the planet’s truly great bonefish destinations with endless flats, almost no traffic and savvy, friendly guides to get you into the fish. Whether your first bonefish ever or first that morning, Andros South awaits.

Private rooms, beverages included, moderate Wifi; it is ideal. Join our crew from The Flyfish Journal for your own adventure in warmth.

April 1st-8th. Lodging info, booking, etc at https://www.deneki.com/androssouth/

Who’s laughing now, snowman?

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Above We’re gonna pick Bahamas every time.


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Above TFFJ editor Steve Duda tight to a hot bonefish, thanks to Charlie Sweetings confident calm guide skills.

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Above A typical west side bonefish flat, this is where the big guys hang.

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Above Jason Rolfe keeps em dripping.

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Finding Joe Brooks

A glimpse into the life of Joe Brooks, his exploratory trips to Patagonia, where he was instrumental in pioneering the many fisheries of Argentina, and his personal struggles and successes, are highlighted in this short film, part of the IF4 Film Festival. It’s a short snippet from a larger feature length documentary about the life of Joe. For more info on the feature film, check out www.joebrooksdocumentary.com.

From the Joe Brooks Documentary team: “This short 8 min film is part of the traveling IF4 film festival to highlight the impact Joe Brooks had on fly fishing and fishing in general in Argentina. Before Joe there were only a handful of fisherman from Buenos Aries who fished in a very limited way. But when they met Joe in 1955 everything changed. So much so that today it is a fly fishing Mecca and on every fly fisherman’s bucket list. This all sources back to Joe Brooks and those men and women who followed in his footsteps. As Lefty Kreh says, we all owe Joe Brooks a huge debt of gratitude. He opened up the whole world for fly fishing both in fresh and salt water.”

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Rockport Resilient

A fly fishing guides perspective on the current state of Rockport, Texas gulf fishery and communities after hurricane Harvey. Plan a trip, the fishing is fine.

“Everything’s fine. And the best way to help Rockport, you know, is, now, is just to show up, and support the town. And when you come to town, you know, go out to dinner and support a restaurant, or get a coffee at the coffee shop, and these people, you know, they’re trying to get back to normal as quickly as they can and it’s not easy, but its the best we all can do is just go out and support our community.”

Wise words form Capt. Jeff Johnson of Flyfish Rockport, urging visitors to know that the fishery is holding strong, as are the people affected by hurricane Harvey, but it’s always a good idea to support local small business, especially in the wake of such a devastating disaster.

From reeltatetales: “When given the opportunity to travel down to Rockport, Texas and fly fish with Capt. Jeff Johnson, I took it. He asked me to come up with the best way to share how the city of Rockport is doing post hurricane. I knew right then, we needed to make a video. We both agreed, a video would be a great way to tell folks that Rockport is on the up and up. The fishing is still great, and there are accommodations in and around the city for visitors to stay as well as eat. Please share this video to update folks on how Rockport is doing. The fishing and tourist community can and will pick back up, and the gulf coast will continue to rebuild. Special thanks to Capt. Jeff Johnson for having the great idea of sharing where Rockport is today, and for making this video possible.”

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Yakutia

Happy Holidays from Jako Lucas, The Ponoi River Co. and Ilya Sherbovich, as they are gifting the world free viewing their F3T barnburner Yakutia, exploring the untouched fisheries of Siberia. Through midnight EST on Friday Dec. 22nd you can now watch, download and drool over this awesome film for free. Enjoy!

From Capt. Jack Productions: “Capt Jack Productions present Yakutia… In 2005 Ilya Sherbovich, owner of Ponoi River Russia, began exploring the rivers of remote Siberia. His expeditions were no small task and not for the faint of heart. The first trip took him to two rivers, the Besuki and Olanjok, in Yakutia province. It was a successful mission but Ilya and his mates knew they had just scratched the surface. 11 years later Ilya amassed a crew of a dozen anglers and explorers with the goal of surveying further into the Yakutia province than ever before.
Yakutia is the story of this intrepid group and their adventure across 10 far-flung Siberian rivers. Within these distant watersheds they find taimen, lennok, grayling and monster pike while engaging in an ultimate pursuit for Russian Nelma… a giant predatory fish which has never been caught on a fly.

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On Sundays

Flyfishing has an innate ability to connect and disconnect us from things. Former TFFJ intern Emma Yardley shares a few bits and pieces of her connections with the river, her art and her reasons for seeking out those special places that we find when near moving water in this sweet short film, ‘On Sundays’. A nice surprise, Sunday or not. You can find more of Emma’s wonderful art and follow along on her adventures via Instagram.

From the filmmaker Ian McMullen: “This is a short film about Emma Yardley as she shares her life so far growing up on the river with her dad and how fly fishing has inspired her to slow down, and has influenced her creative spirit.”

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RIO Behind the Brand

Informative, educational, inspiring and full of beautiful scenery, wonderful casts and plenty of trout-y action. Check out RIO‘s “Behind The Brand” episode featuring Brand Manager Simon Gawesworth.

From RIO: “RIO’s “Behind The Brand” series is a beautiful collection of short videos exploring the life, work and fly fishing love of some of the key employees at RIO. Each film follows a RIO employee around their favorite local water, talks about what they do at RIO, and showcases their favorite set up for their fishery.

The Behind The Brand films are stunningly shot with the very best of videography footage and showcasing some of the most captivating waters and scenery you can fly fish in.

This episode was filmed in early fall in the beautiful area of SW Washington and follows Simon Gawesworth, RIO’s brand manager, to lake Merrill in the foothills of Mount St. Helen’s.”

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RIO Behind the Brand

Informative, educational, inspiring and full of beautiful scenery, wonderful casts and plenty of trout-y action. Check out RIO‘s “Behind The Brand” episode featuring Brand Manager Simon Gawesworth.

From RIO: “RIO’s “Behind The Brand” series is a beautiful collection of short videos exploring the life, work and fly fishing love of some of the key employees at RIO. Each film follows a RIO employee around their favorite local water, talks about what they do at RIO, and showcases their favorite set up for their fishery.

The Behind The Brand films are stunningly shot with the very best of videography footage and showcasing some of the most captivating waters and scenery you can fly fish in.

This episode was filmed in early fall in the beautiful area of SW Washington and follows Simon Gawesworth, RIO’s brand manager, to lake Merrill in the foothills of Mount St. Helen’s.”

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Writers on the Fly – Cascadia Tour 2017

It’s back! The Writers on the Fly Cascadia Tour is primed and ready to roll through the five-stop tour, in similar fashion to last years popular and successful event. With great support from Patagonia, Sage, local breweries and venues along the way, it’s sure to be a howling good time.

Writers on the Fly Cascadia Tour will be rolling through Bend, Portland, Seattle, Bellingham and Vancouver. See below for dates, locations, links to buy tickets and a lineup of readers. In addition to the wonderful readings, a small pop-up art show including the works of Jake Keeler, Casey Underwood, Amy McMahon, Tyler Hackett and Paul Puckett will be on display.

Bend, OR Nov 14th. 7pm at Patagonia Bend, with readings from Steve Duda, Chris Santella, Gregory Fitz, and Alan Pilkington. Purchase tickets for the Bend event here.

Portland, OR Nov. 15th. 7pm at Migration Brewing with readings from Chris Santella, Paul Moinester, Brett Gaba, and Alan Pilkington. Purchase tickets for the Portland event here.

Seattle, WA Nov. 16th. 7pm at Emerald Water Anglers with readings from Jon Tobey, Gregory Fitz, Alex Collier, Amanda Monthei, and Ann Bodle-Nash. Purchase tickets for the Seattle event here.

Bellingham, WA Nov. 17th. 7pm at Boundary Bay Brewery with readings from Steve Duda, Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate, Cameron K. Scott James Hepworth and Amanda Monthei. Purchase tickets for the Bellingham event here.

Vancouver, BC Nov. 18th. 6pm at Lost + Found Cafe with readings from Cameron K. Scott, James Hepworth, Michael Doherty, and Will Rice. Purchase tickets for the Vancouver event here.

For more info, please visit Syzygy Fly Fishing.

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