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.

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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!

 


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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!

GB

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.

Mail it in Film Friday’s – Slacker edition!

Yes yes, I’m a slacker…

But alas, we ARE back and stocked full of awesome time wasting Fly Fishing shorts to get you through the end of the day…or morning…or whenever you’re watching this…morning coffee? …I digress, here you go, slackers!

To start things off, we’ll get a little political with a funny little film on saving the Colorado river watershed..

Who says you ahve to fish dries or wets during a hatch? Check this video out from the Bighorn river in Montana of these guys fishing streamers during a Trico/BWO hatch…Let it be known!

This one is just super cool to me, I love the track, and the scenery is just awesome…

Gotta give some love to Québecois boys; More gold form the guys at HOOKÉ

And last but not least…I just thought this one was clever…

Enjoy the cold!

GB

 

Mail it in film Friday’s

Hi ya Folks!

We’re all set for another rendition of Mail it in Film Friday’s! But let me apologize, I’m having trouble embedding videos into my page. I’ll get it sorted soon enough, so for this post, you’ll have to follow links.I for one and stoked about this particular Friday….no one reason, just stoked fro the weekend…been along week.

So to help you along your path towards the sound of the bell on the Friday, here are some time wasters…some sweet sweet time wasters! Enjoy…

We’ll kick things off with some boys form my hood fishing in a very famous area..or should I say infamous…thoughts?
HOOKÉ on Pulaski

This next one is short, but one of my fave’s in the post, pure Hopper action, reminds me of a time I spent in SW Alberta which has much teh same terrain as SW Montana, but a little more rugged.

This next one is all about the passion we have for Flyfishing and what it can actually mean to your life. It’s a little sappy, but a good watch with great cinematography.
A Deliberate Life

Here’s one from Spain, and other parts of Europe, it never says where exactly…can’t blame for that with the fish and scenery here…
https://vimeo.com/54956774

Now, I’m no trout snob, if you read this blog you know I love to fish for Bass and Pike too. One fish I’ll never really get into (mainly cause I find them ugly as sin) are Catfish…though they do make a tasty fish fry…I digress…this video is short, but crazy! I’ve heard of Big Browns and Brookies taking mice, and even the odd Duckling, and I’m sure we’ve all seen an Orca almost beach itself chasing Seals and Penguin’s; Check this out…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g1y7ASI3ZkQ

Last one is from an area I think we’d ALL love to visit and fish…enjoy, and happy W/E!

https://vimeo.com/54922338

 

Mail it in Film Friday’s

Morning ya’ll! and happy MOvember! November is Prostate Cancer awareness month, as you may have noticed, many men are sporting their Moustaches to create conversations about a subject that may be thought of as “taboo”. But really, prostate cancer will affect 1 in 7 men. So once you’re finished viewing these sweet vid’s, go donate some dough to a friend who is supporting the cause! Don’t know any one? well then follow this link and make a donation, all donations go towards Prostate Cancer research and men’s mental health, and are tax deducable!
http://ca.movember.com/donate/

So Here we go! Its been a few since I’ve given you all some fodder to drift and dream away on a Friday afternoon; As I’ve said many times here on FH “Life sometimes gets in the way”. But don’t fret! We’ve got some sweet sweet fish porn to satisfy your filthy minds… So without delay, lets’ kick it off with 2 funky vid’s, crank the tunes, Brah!

We’ll start off with a little appetizer… literally. This film is all about sipping dries, and there’s some great footage of that on display; The title says it all! This one’s a link so you’ll have to follow. Bon appétit bien sûr!

I’ve seen this guy on a few different vids here and there. The guy spends his summers in Alberta, and winters in New Zealand…What a life!

I’ve never had the chance to cast to Char, but its definitely on the bucket list. The scenery, fish, and tunes in this vid are great! BAaaaaaaaam; Green Eggs and Haaaaaaaaaaam! BAM!

We all love the sappy stuff…mmmm, maybe not, but this is something worth cuddling up to

Skating dries for Steelhead would be a dream come true for 100% of anglers…one day…one day. Until then, we can only watch this pretty sweet vid
Skate

Last one for the day is a video that REALLY opened my eyes as to how fish in a pool react when another fish in that same pool is hooked, fought, and released. I have to say, I always thought hooking a fish would spook the rest of them in the pool…apparently not! They just don’t seem to care.
Have a stellar weekend & tight lines (if yo’re lucky enough to get them;))

Mail it in Film Friday’s

Hey all! Man, if you live in the East, you’re getting spoiled today…if you’re lucky enough to have been out on the water…well, you’re probably having an amazing day! Late summer like day today out here, sunny and 20 Degrees C…and here I am stuck in a office…

Anyway, if you are too, let’s try and blow off these office day blue’s and take ourselves away to a better place…even if that place is just in our heads…

I had to ad this one in, just cause of the title…I LOL’d when I read it…

This is another one )of many that I’ve posted) from New Zealand. I honestly can’t think of many places in the world I’d rather go, and do exactly what this guy did…wow!

Play this one, put up your feet and relax. This is more of a personal shoot form a guy and his gal, but it’s well shot and shows some very pretty footage….the fish ain’t half bed either!

Me, I’m going to try and hit up the Clyde in Northern VT this weekend for the last weekend there. Should be some good Landlocks there, fingers crossed.

GB

Frowning weather – All smiles

This past weekend  I was lucky enough to spend the day on the water teaching/introducing this hobby…passion we call fly fishing to Stewart, a great guy from Montreal who was cashing in on his B-day present form his brother….a day trip with me to a river that shall remain nameless…Let’s just call it the AlmonS.

The weather for the last day of the season in up-state NY was dismal, rainy, often times pouring and a measly 8 degrees C, but we were all smiles for most of the day!

Nymphs were the order of the day, with a fish or two being lost on a streamer (Grey Ghost).

Stew was tied up at first with a golden Stone and my good friend the Lafontaine Caddis emerger, he brought 1 Rainbow, and 1 Brown to hand, both around 8″, his first fish on the fly! way to go Stew!.

After pulling in numerous caddis cases with the bright, almost fluorescent green larvae still inside I put on an heavy October Caddis nymph and trailed it with a bright green caddis larvae pattern…And that’s when the magic happened…first a gorgeous 12″ Rainbow, and this Slab of a Brown

Beautiful Fall colours on an 16″ Brown

Way to go Stew!
…though next we’ll have to work on your fish holding technique 😉

So basically, that’s it for the season! I’m going to try my best to get to Ontario in the next few weeks to chase some Steelhead, fingers crossed!

Tight Lines!

GB