The House of Hardy
February 1, 2012, 8:05 pm
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Came across these House of Hardy cataloge covers from one of my daily reads today. Total re-post rip off here but I couldn’t help it, these covers are just so nice. Every once and awhile MoldyChum posts some great vintage fly fishing finds. More on Hardy, one of the most venerable names in fly fishing, can be read here.

I love the last cover from 76, it definitely has a Whole Earth Catalog feeling to it.  A few more can be found here.



Repairing Your Waders
July 14, 2010, 7:55 am
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Some tips for repairing your waders courtesy of Field and Stream circa June of 1957. Luckily I haven’t had any leaks in mine just yet, but I like the idea of fixing them myself so I can afford “five dozen new flies with the money saved.”

The illustrations and text are by Walter Dower, who contributed many drawings/illustrations and stories to Field and Stream magazine in the late 40’s and 50’s. He was also one of the illustrators behind Tap’s Tips, a reoccurring column in Field and Stream, and was responsible for the images in the classic fly fishing book by Corey Ford, You can Always Tell a Fisherman, But you Can’t Tell Him Much.

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.

Fall Fishing
November 3, 2009, 1:02 pm
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Some new classic and vintage fly fishing imagery from Joe Brooks’ Trout Fishing.

Went out this past Saturday to Beaver Creek for some early morning fall fishing. For good measure here is one of the rainbows we caught.