Ross Purnell started flyfisherman.com back when Thorne Sparkman and David Churbuck started Reel-Time. It was one of the best of it's kind. It didn't take long after the site was purchased by the Fly Fisherman magazine for the website to really fall off. It was a blown opportunity to be sure as in those days fisherman in particular were one of the first to find value in the immeadiacy of the information provided by the internet. Reading fishing reports in a magazine leads to stale info ie not worth
These guys make some innovative products. Now they eliminated their paper catalog in favor of an e-catalog. I can tell you my Skanorak Pull Over is a bit haggard after 10 years; but it still keeps me dry. Like alot of good things it was discontinued. http://www.patagonia.com/fishcatalog
From the press release:
By eliminating the paper catalog, Patagonia saves about 74,826 gallons of wastewater, 8,279 pounds of solid waste, 176 trees and almost 16,300
Met with the Hobie rep yesterday. They are trying to place the Pro Angler Mirage in tackle shops as opposed to kayak shops. The feel that it's weight, hands free operation and built in fishing features make it more of a fishing platform/small boat then yak. They tricked it out with horizontal rod holders, live well (optional) and a well placed storage hatch for Plano boxes. New this year is Torqeedo a moter that can be swapped for the rudder. Very slick.
Many hardcore kayak fisherman
Updated 03-16-2010 at 11:53 PM by Jenks
Thought this fishing industry survey data would interest folks. Orvis, Sage and SA lead the way in the fly segment. White River gets the top spot in fly tying (Uggh). Thanks Midcurrent.http://www.midcurrent.com/news/2010/...e-top-fly.html
Updated 03-05-2010 at 01:56 PM by Jenks
OK. I couldn't find Pirates of the Flats on Sunday morning; but I also couldn't click away from the Bassmaster Classic on ESPN. The fact that the first weigh-in of a three day tourney had as many folks in the stands as any PC basketball game! (UConn included) They even had those blow up noise makers you slap together. Amazing.
The segment I watched had the boys working crank baits in Beeswax Creek outside of Birmingham, AL. The announcer did an "Inside the Game" segment
Updated 02-22-2010 at 10:46 AM by Jenks