Saving Scaly lives, 1 Coke at a time

Happy Friday Heavers!

I lieu of posting sweet Fly-fishing videos from around the world, today I’d like to focus on saving lives. Not the lives of people…I’ll leave that to those fine fine folks in Law enforcement,  fire prevention, and the doctors who are trained….and really if you’re in need to saving, this isn’t the place you should be…but I’m glad you are 🙂

No, lets talk about saving the lives of the fish we love to catch.

If you’re like me, weather you wanted to or not, you’ve undoubtedly killed a fish or two in your life. Killing one fish on a camping trip to eat it with your buddy’s in one thing, doing it out of malice is another….NOT COOL!!!! And doing it out of ignorance is another…this is where we’re at in today’s post.

If you read the blog Gink and Gasoline, (I realise I shouldn’t promo another blog on my own blog, but these guys are good) then you may have seen these posts.

the first link is just crazy….Coca-Cola saving a bleeding fish’s life…? YES. This one I HAVe to try…If this ever happens I mean.
Chug a coke, save a bleeding fish

This second  link is one we ALL need to practice to keep our fisheries clean and healthy and full of big, vibrant fish:
14 ways to prevent fish mortality

A nice SC Red caught on the fly

You can still see the water coming off this fish, that’s a sign you’ve done a good job keeping that fish alive and well oxygenated.

Here I am with a Nice Alberta bow from the Crowsnest, same thing, if you can see the water flowing off your fish in a photo, good job!



Mail ‘er in Friday! International edition

All those who are ready for Spring…and NOT just the Spring like conditions we’ve had here and there, raise your hand! Man, we’ve had some warm weather in the East, then FREEZING, if we could only just get some of that warm stuff on the weekends I’d be on the water…”IF”

Anyway, without any more fluff, here’s are my fave vid’s from this past week…that I’ve found anyway. If you know of a spot/team/guy or gal that has some sweet vids you think I should feature, by all means, leave it in the comments section.

We’ll kick it off with a sick video of Striped Marlin from Cabo. These fish are beauty’s…and beasts!

This next one’s pretty long, but with a watch when you have the time. Something I really enjoy about searching through Vimeo and You Tube is coming across lodges and places to fish that I had no clue about, how do you say “Yes Please!” in Russian?
Да, пожалуйста…that’s how..?

Ok, now imagine yourself in The Turks & Cacos, you’re on the beach, maybe you have a beer in your hand, maybe a fly rod in the other….ya…thought so…

I had a friend who played professional Water-Polo in Hungary and would make the trip over to Slovenia when he could…this ain’t that…but Croatia? I hear it’s nice in the spring…

Here’s some COOL footage of some really HOT fish from the land of ICE and FIRE…get it, Hot and Cool…Ice and Fire…commmaaaaaan!
ok ok, sorry about that, couldn’t help myself…enjoy

This one isn’t so “international” as it comes from my neck of the woods, but its super cool, that’s for sure! MG, think we can find this place?

That’s all folk’s! Enjoy le fin de semaine!


OH! I almost forgot this one…again, only from Montana, but still. I’ve heard that flash floods something I should watch out for when fishing rivers with very high banks. My “mentor” even ties himself to a tree with a length of nylon rope. Not sure I’d go that far, but after watching this I just may take heed.