Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Some goo for you...

Needful stuff for the itinerant boat bound fly and lure maker...


Saturday, March 29, 2014

a new book on my Kindle...

For folks like me who have been waiting for the Kindle version of "Simple Fly Fishing" by Yvon Chouinard, Craig Mathews and Mauro Mazzo...


I just noticed it's out now...


Even more interesting is that Patagonia has bundled the book with a Tenkara kit including rod, line, leader, flies, and a case to stow it in. While not exactly cheap it is very tasty...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

what every pelagic spearfisherman needs...

Neptonics (my favorite source of bespoke spearfishing gear) has a new product destined to be in everyone's tool bag if they're out to catch pelagic species like Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna...


Throwable flashers and they make all kinds of sense.

Brilliant in fact...




For more information check out the Throw Flashers on Neptonics.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Wow...


An albino or leucistic Blue Marlin in Costa Rica. More information and some video footage over here.



Monday, March 10, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Getting the fish aboard...

Our go to gaff aboard "So It Goes" is a commercial halibut gaff which is pretty common on the west coast...


They're available in sizes ranging from about a foot to a yard or more in length. For our boat, 24-inches is just about right.

The other sort of gaff I'd like to have aboard is the sort which is the fusion of a baseball bat married to a spike...

Obviously, gaffs are not catch-and-release friendly so you also need a means of dealing with fish you'll want to release and these plastic lip locks inspired by vise-grips are just the thing...