Hugh Falkus
October 19, 2011, 7:22 pm
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Hugh Falkus was a WWII airplane pilot, writer,naturalist, film maker, and most importantly angler. An inspiration to generations of anglers he published several books on fishing including Salmon Fishing and Sea Trout Fishing which established him as  “the father of modern sea trout fishing,” and had a huge impact on modern spey casting.

While working for the BBC Films Natural History Unit, Falkus also produced and wrote many films. One of which I have come across, Salmo the Leaper posted here in its entirety for your viewing pleasure, covers the natural history of the Atlantic salmon along with some great insight and footage of catching one on the fly while properly wearing a waxed canvas jacket.

*All of the parts to this film are great, but if you want what is probably the best moment go to 11:30 on Part 2 of the film.

The Sportsman’s World
February 23, 2011, 8:41 pm
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Last time we reported on “Sportsmen,”  it was The Sportsman’s Wilderness, this time its The Sportsman’s World. Yet another amazing collection of vintage technicolor sportsmen, and women,  conquering the wilds of our world. Published by Field and Stream in the late 50’s, the Sportsman’s World showcases the best in hunting and fishing found around the US and the in other parts of our globe.

If you are interested in the rest of the image set they can be found here.

Winslow Homer – Outdoorsman
January 11, 2011, 7:56 pm
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Winslow Homer, arguably the most important American landscape painter was also an avid outdoorsman and he especially liked to fly fish. Many of his paintings and works that explored these subject matters were done while on his frequent trips to the Adirondacks. An exhibit at the Chicago Institute of Art right now is showing some of Winslow’s works which explore these pastimes of the artist, wish I could get there to see some in person.


Too Cold To Fish
February 3, 2010, 8:23 pm
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Lately my waders have gotten more use as snow pants then to wade in any rivers. Probably will be awhile til I can get out into the streams again, most a pretty frozen at this moment. Looking forward to warmer days of fly fishing for smallmouth.

After writing this post last night I read a personal history by John McPhee in the New Yorker entitled “The Patch,” a little bit about a father and more about fly fishing for pickerel.

Northern Lake Trout



More images here.

Know Your Flies
October 21, 2009, 8:02 pm
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Know what to fish and when.

Another image from The Treasury of Angling by Larry Koller. See the rest of the set here,

September 17, 2009, 6:01 pm
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Images from The Treasury of Angling by Larry Koller. See the rest of the set here, I will be adding more later.