“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

John Muir

Friday, July 22, 2011

Wait what ? Trout flying in their own "Shuttle" ?

Aerial stocking to high Alpine lakes ....... Ground crews load up to 400 of the 3-inch long trout into each of 30 aerated tanks on the remote controlled device. The device sports a rear tailfin and an aerodynamic nose that lend a familiar look - like a miniature space shuttle.

Link to Story

Monday, July 18, 2011

On the prowl for Missouri black bears

So far, MDC crew has caught and released 49 bears in Southern Missouri.

Missouri may someday allow bear hunting, something it has prohibited for decades. Arkansas, with an estimated bear population of about 3,500, has allowed limited hunting since 1980.

Read more here

On the prowl for Missouri black bears

A Rainbow Trout is Worth $129.95 - Yes it is !

Read about it here.

Is it too hot to fish ?

How Hot Is It?

With the humidity stifling and the temperature soaring into the 90s, Bobby Kirk said this was not a good day for fishing.
"It was no good this morning. I never got a bite," Kirk said, standing in the shade of his porch off Rogers Road, one of the few dirt roads left in Oconee County. "I reckon it was too hot."
bobby kirk
Yep. Fish get hot too. And when they're hot, they're not hungry. When they're not hungry, they don't bite.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Feather Inlay Excellence - MUST SEE

I have been a big fan of a custom rod builder by the name of Terry Henson for some time now. In fact in my opinion his work is close to if not the best and most creative that I have ever seen.  Recently on Ebay I noticed a series of rods for sale that (again in my opinion) can be none other than those built by Mr. Henson. Take a second and check out what are some the most beautiful builds you may ever see.

Here is one of Terry's with a link to the his work on Rod Building.org

No Bids yet........ Are you kidding me ? What do you think ?



Here are links to the Ebay auctions.

Auction 1

Auction 2

Auction 3

Auction 4

Auction 5

Monday, July 4, 2011

Ever Seen One of These ? - A Billinghurst

An original BILLINGHURST fly fishing reel pat. dated 1859. 

The rarest of the rare of all fly fishing reels ever made. It is the smallest version the 3 inch model with a fixed handle. 

William Billinghurst (1807-1880) produced reels of different sizes and materials, from small brass reels to giant sized nickel plated trolling reels¹ (though only one of these is currently known to exist). The most common, if any Billinghurst can be called that, is the nickel plated 2nd version, or dual patent marked reels circa 1873 to 1880.

You can own one now......................