Fly Rodding the Ocean State 1/11/11
by, 01-12-2011 at 08:51 AM (486 Views)
Image of the Week:
The United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island does a great job getting kids involved in fly tying.
"Nothing left to do; but smile, smile, smile"
This is big. One of my favorite guys I have met through The Saltwater Edge is surfcaster and writer extraordinaire Zeno Hromin. The guy has skills, passion and a generous spirit. I remember after his presentation at our Fishing Fair he stayed behind to answer every last question. Good man. His latest project The Surfcasters Journal is an outstanding ezine with great content and images and over 3,500 readers. When we spoke recently he let me know he was on the look out for fly fishing articles to include in the Journal in 2011. This is exciting because it will expose borth audiences to each other and there are great writers with great lessons that all can benefit from. I told Zeno I used to buy The Fisherman any time Steve McKenna had an article as I was sure to learn something new. Good stuff!
More good news for the folks who like quality fishing tv shows to help pass the winter months. Buccaneers & Bones, the sequel to Pirates of the Flats, is back on the air having made the move from ESPN2 which dropped all outdoor programing . There are seven episodes with multiple showtimes on the Outdoor Channel. Click here to view showtimes and episode summaries.
Good Stuff I Came Across this Week:
I finally timed a noontime trip through downtown Bristol to try Nacho Mamma's the latest project for our own plug turning Chef Chris. My burrito was super fresh and the way he marinated chicken was outstanding. I recommend the nachos as well. You will need to keep your eyes peeled as the signage ristrictions in Bristol make it hard to find.
The Fly Catalog on the UFT RI website is loaded with local patterns. Both salt and fresh.
I started a sticky post on the fly tying board to create a library of fly patterns please add any online resources you think are useful to this thread
Events and Reminders:
Marlboro Fly Fishing Show this weekend. I am a "maybe" for Friday afterwork. I'd like to see the "Joe C's" Cordiero and Calcaveccia on fly tiers row. Any one planning to attend? If yes, are there particular presentations that you planning to see