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Pablo Sarocco Video, Best Duffles & Contest Fun!

Pablo Sarocco

Everyone loves a good video. Our friend and guide, Nico Baldeschi, put us onto Pablo Sarocco's work last year in Argentina. Take a look, the rising fish footage is really good and the clip will make you want to be there.

What abest expedition duffel patagonia sre the Best Duffles?

Joe Jackson (Outside) tests brand name duffles we all recognize (Patagonia, Northface, Fishpond, etc.) for waterproofness, durability, and usability. From the car wash to the hot tub to dragging them behind his car on a dirt road and other tests, here are the results.....you might be surprised.  https://www.outsideonline.com/2103221/what-are-best-duffel-bags  

 

Good-to-know Steelhead Tipsriologo

Click here for 4 Simple Tips from RIO   

 

Contest Fun

We thought it would be fun to have you give us your “most memorable” fishing experience in 100 words obuggerr less. It can be funny, serious, feel-good, or anything else. Entries will be judged by the non-angling girls in our office and will be announced in next week's blog. Winner gets to choose a RIO line of his or her choice and a super bugger selection. Have fun and join in! Send entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Tuesday     11/14.

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Recap on Spain, New Take on an Old Tie, & The Last Cast

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We've always thought the prettiest place to be in the fall is right here in the northeast and while we still think that, we now have a runner-up – the Pyrenees in Spain. With lodging and meals in the quaint rural mountain village of Aren and fishing reaching out from there in all directions, fall in this part of the world is a very special experience. Enjoy a few of our favorite images and consider joining us in 2018.

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New Take on an Old Tie

Planning to tie Clouser minnows this winter? Take a look at Tim Flagler's video using craft fur. Pretty interesting, an excellent video clip too.

https://midcurrent.com/videos/how-to-tie-a-craft-fur-clouser/?utm_source=MidCurrent+Fly+Fishing+Email+Newsletter&utm_campaign=dd3282dba5-MidCurrent_October_5_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8efbf3b958-dd3282dba5-18929377

The Last Cast

In today's busy world it's hard to slow down long enough to enjoy a few paragraphs of a fishing story, and I admit that I started out by rushing through the first paragraph more speed reading than anything else. But I slowed down thinking to myself that this was pretty good and if I just allowed myself I could transition to the time and place Jeff Galbraith describes. Force yourself to take a long two minutes to read without zipping through. It's a real treat. Thank you Jeff and Sage for bringing this to us.

https://www.sageflyfish.com/experience/seasons/trout-season?utm_source=MidCurrent&utm_medium=display&utm_content=SeasonTrout-300x250&utm_campaign=Season

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This may be our last chance to get out and enjoy late fall fishing before winter sets in. We still have November days available for guiding and it looks like mild weather is going to stay for awhile.  
Pick a day and come fish with us.

Contest Time

We're putting our heads together and will announce a trivia contest starting soon. Stay tuned for the details. It's sure to be lots of fun and we'll have some great prizes, too.

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Update from Spain, Caring for your Fly Line, & The Albie Hunters

Barry & Cathy – From Spain:spain2017


We heard from Barry and Cathy who are with a group fishing in Spain. The fishing is good and the weather is spectacular in the Pyrenees. Non-anglers and anglers are having lots of fun.  

Caring for Your Fly Line 

For many anglers, it's the end of the season. Among other things like re-proofing your raincoat, checking your rods for any needed attention or repairs, cleaning reels and setting back the drags, replenishing your fly boxes, and so forth, here is a good suggestion from RIO Products on how to clean your fly lines:

The Albie Hunters


Spend some time in Captain Sandy Noyes' boat hunting false albacore off the coast of Stonington, CT, and you quickly realize that this guy knows his stuff. A couple weeks ago we had a couple of amazing days with Sandy & his wife, Gail, (who is as crazy about it as Sandy). We never fished for albies before but knew the fish as a hard fighting saltwater species. We had set aside time in the fall, 2016, when a family illness canceled the trip. Then in September a hurricane made us cancel. Finally two weeks ago Sandy called and said the albies were still around.
We quickly packed and five hours later we were in Mystic, CT. We spent two days casting ten weights and catching our first false albacore. We have to say it's a hoot and Sandy knows his water like no one else. In short, if you like chasing a razor fast saltwater gamefish that's busting bait and will immediately put you into the backing, then this fish is for you. Fall is the season and you may have to go without much notice. Let Sandy know and he will call when the albies show up. Some years the fish stay for a few weeks and other years for a couple months. Just drop everything and go. You'll be so glad you did.


Captain Ralph “Sandy” Noyes
www.rumrunnerguideservice.com
Bass – Bluefish – Bonito – False Albacore
(860) 886-9212

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Fall Guiding, Story of the Brown Trout, & Tips from Global Rescue

All anglers here in the northeast are happy again since we are now getting long awaited for rain!

Streams are coming up, fish are moving, and fall is definitely here. Here are a couple photos from the guides this week.

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The story of the Brown Troutbrowntrout

 Almost wherever you roam in the world as you fly fish for trout you will find brown trout. How did this fish get to be in so many places? There are stories in many books about stocking and having to dump trout eggs and fry in streams across the globe when ice or energy ran out. Here is the short version by Alex Ford via MidCurrent and Amberjack:

https://journal.amberjack.com/2016/08/how-brown-trout-got-to-america/

 

An Active Shooter Situation

 With the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, it is apparent that we must be smarter and better prepared than ever before should we find ourselves in an similar emergency situation. Without overacting, we   can try to be prepared to make decisions that may save our life.    

Please read the following message from Global Rescue, take note, and pass it around. We hope you never have to use these suggestions. I like to think of it in the same light as having a fire extinguisher handy.....

https://www.globalrescue.com/personal/blog/detail/Las-Vegas-Active-shooters-crowds-stay-safe/

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Teaching Kids to Fly Fish, Yeti It, & RIO's How to Fish a Streamer

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Last week we had Matthew Swartz and a rainbow he caught on Fishing Creek with his dad. This week we came across a short 5-point story by Kirk Deeter, Teaching Kids to Fly Fish: The Five Golden Rules. Great read....and good tips.

https://www.tu.org/blog-posts/teaching-kids-to-fly-fish-the-five-golden-rules  


Yeti It

Okay, so maybe I’m a slow learner but I can recall the first time I saw a Yeti cooler. It was in a local hardware store and I remember the sticker shock. I also remember thinking that my old Coleman works just fine. About three weeks later I was in Holbox, Mexico, fishing with Sand Flea, a local outfitter, and he's standing on a Yeti cooler. I said something about the Yeti and he replied, “What? you don't have one?” And then a while after that I was on the Bighorn river in Montana with outfitter, Matt McMeans, and of course there’s a Yeti in the boat. I made a comment and Matt stares at me and quips, “You don't have one?”

I got home from the Bighorn and friend Ross Purnell, editor of Fly Fisherman Magazine, showed up for a few days of fishing 33 SUSQUHANNA RIVERand in the back of his truck is a Yeti. I couldn't help it, so I asked if he thought they were really that good. You guessed it, Ross said, “You don't have one?” I shook my head. Well, I guess he made a few calls because a couple weeks later a Yeti showed up on our porch, so I tried it. At the end of a long hot summer day, it was still full of ice. I was amazed but was blown away when the next morning, and the next, the Yeti still had most of the ice. Well, the old Coleman is now used for storage in the barn and I currently own three different Yeti coolers and two Yeti tumblers which, incidentally, keeps our coffee hot for hours.

Our truck now sports a Yeti decal and when someone asks about a Yeti, well, you can guess what my answer is.

How To Fish A Streamer

Streamers are effective flies to fish in any season. In a recent How-to episode from RIO, Russ Miller gives us some good tips to try when fishing these flies. With fall and cooler water just around the corner, these tips will be useful.

RIO's How-to Series

2018 Beck Hosted Trips

January 11-21 Estancia De los Rios, Chile (trout)
February 5-21 South Island, New Zealand (trout)
March 3-10 Estancia Tecka, Argentina (trout)
March 11-17 Estancia San Huberto, Argentina (trout)
March 17-24 Limay River Lodge, Argentina (trout)
May 8-18 Grand Slam/Tarpon Club, Mexico (baby tarpon, snook,bonefish, permit, etc.)
June (TBA) Ireland (trout)
August 3-12 Reel Action, Alaska (silvers, trout, char, salmon)
August 18-25 Bighorn River, Week #1 (trout)
August 25-Sept. 2 Bighorn River, Week #2 (trout)
October (TBA) Spain, E. Pyrenees (trout)
December 1-8 Estancia Tres Valles, Argentina (trout)

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One Room at San Huberto, Lefty Kreh, & Carp fishing

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This young man is Matthew Swartz. He and his dad, Gary, fished on Fishing Creek recently and Matthew did quite well. Water is low for this time of year but they went early and it paid off.
Congratulations, Matthew.

 

One Room at San HubertoMalleo

The Malleo has been called the “jewel of all spring creeks”, and that it truly is. Join us in Argentina for an amazing week, March 11-17, 2018. Lodging on the property at Hosteria San Huberto, 6 days of private guided fishing. 2 persons. Details and itinerary.

Lefty Kreh Profile

Lefty needs no introduction, but here is an interesting profile on Lefty. We think you'll enjoy it.  Lefty

http://www.in-fisherman.com/rigged-ready/ne/local-legends-lefty-kreh/

Carp fishing

We posted earlier about carp fishing at the Yellowtail Reservoir after-bay a couple weeks ago. Barry just gave us this video and if you didn't know better, you'd think it was a brown trout. Look at them sipping in little size 20 tricos!

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Simon in Alaska & Net Extension

Simon in Alaska

SimonSome of you will remember Simon Gawesworth's Spey Clinic which we hosted here a couple years ago. It was a fun weekend with Simon at the helm demonstrating spey casting (as only he can) and helping everyone master the art. This past season Reel Action Camp on the Kenektok River in Alaska hosted a similar clinic (but with much better catch rates!) and have just announced that Simon is returning to Reel Action for a second clinic in July 2018. If you're thinking about Alaska and spey casting, this is definitely for you. Check out the details below and then book your spot because there won't be many and they will go quickly.

http://www.reelactionfly.com/Services/simongawesworthhostedweek2018.html

And speaking of Alaska, we're hosting a week at Reel Action, Aug. 3-12, 2018, timed for silver salmon. It's an exciting time to be in Alaska as this video clip from Reel Action will show:

Bill's Net Extension

903 BIGHORN 2017 Bill Dohmke came up with a great idea for a landing net extension which he shared with us on the Bighorn this past August. Bill took a standard size net and added a 24 inch extension which makes life a lot easier when you have to reach out of a boat or over a weed bed to net a fish. Bill also pointed out that it helps as we get older and find 904 BIGHORN 2017 that it is harder to bend down. The extension is made of ash and is connected with two stainless steel bolts making it easy to take apart for including in checked luggage. Kudos to Bill for a great idea.   

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Bighorn Memories, Pro Tips & Fly Fishing Helps Vet

Bighorn Memories

We just wrapped up our annual trip to the Bighorn with two great groups of anglers. The tricos went on every morning for both weeks. After a season of high water, the flows from the Yellowtail Reservoir dropped, thus the river dropped and we had perfect water flows. The consistency of this river and the fishing it provides anglers is simply amazing. We hope you enjoy a few photos from the trip.

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Pro Tips from Orvis

In a recent article, Phil Monahan from Orvis talks to us about low riding terrestrials. These land born insects will be good patterns to use until late October (here in the northeast) when a hard frost will end the terrestrial season. We have always used low-riding flies in caddis, beetles, hopper, and parachute patterns and feature them in our online store, Phil offers up some interesting thoughts and good reasons for choosing this type of fly. Food for thought, for sure.

http://www.orvis.com/news/fly-fishing/pro-tips-keep-terrestrials-riding-low/?adv=352841&cm_mmc=linkshare-_-je6Nblack deathUbpObpQ-_-1-_-352841

Saltwater Flies Updated

We have updated our saltwater flies in the store. If you're thinking about a trip to saltwater anytime soon, we hope you'll take a look.

Click Here to check out our Store     

Fly Fishing Helps Healing Vet

We conclude this week's blog with a short video from a young man, Landon Mace, military veteran and avid fly fisherman. Enjoy his thoughts on fishing and serving. Our hat's off to you, Landon.  Click here to watch the video

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From the Bighorn, Fly Girl Wanted, & Fall Guiding

Our thoughts are with all of our friends and associates who are affected by Hurricane Harvey. We pray that you are all safe and with your families and loved ones.

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We are having a very good two weeks on the Bighorn River, Montana. The mornings are full of tricos with dry fly fishing for about 4 hours each day. Afternoons are slower with a few fish caught on nymphs and streamers, bighorn2017 2but the tricos are the game here this month. After a season of high water, the river is now at 3,000 fps, a perfect water level for wade fishing and drifting. Randy St. John shared a couple photos here, and we're seeing lots of fish in this size range everyday. Think about joining us in 2018. 

Oh, and we even went for carp on trico dries one morning. Great fun. More on this next week. carp

Looking for a Fly Girl

In February, 2018, we'll be on the South Island of New Zealand visiting two premier fishing lodges, Riverview and Owen River Lodge. As we all know, New Zealand offers sight fishing to large browns in gin-clear water like no where else in the world. We have a couple rooms left and if New Zealand is on your bucket list, we invite you to review our itinerary. This is a very exceptional fishing trip, one you will never forget.

With that said, we are looking for a woman angler to join a woman client and good friend of ours from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. If that might be you, please contact us for details. 877-278-5638.  cathynz

Fall Guiding

We've still got guiding days available for the fall season here in Pennsylvania. October is one of the prettiest months of the year in the northeast. Fishing is good, fish are in great shape from a season of good hatches and good water, and we all know what's coming..... Get out and enjoy it while you can! fall

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Africa Wrap-Up, RIO Give-Away, & Barry's Favorite Wildlife Lens

Africa Wrap-Up

We just got home from Africa and we finished up on a high note for sure. It was an amazing trip with a wonderful group of people, great weather, and great game viewing opportunities. We've put together an album with a few of our favorites. We're still editing, but we can't wait to show you what we've got so far.

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RIO's Big Nasty Give-Away

RIOLEADERWant a selection of free leaders and tippet? Who doesn't! Well, join the fun in RIO's give-away contest. What is a Big Nasty leader anyway? Follow the link for more information on the new leader and follow the instructions carefully for entering the give-away contest. Good Luck! Hope you win.

http://mailchi.mp/rioproducts/big-bugs?e=8b5f86f70f

 

Nikon's Perfect Combo

Most wildlife photographers are always looking for a lens with a longer reach especially when it comes to bird photography. We are no exception. Most of what Cathy and I shoot are fly fishing related images, but every two years we host an African photo safari where some of the best wildlife subjects in the world are found. Lions, zebras, and elephants in our view finders are a breath of fresh air for us.

For years we carried or lugged heavy 300 and 400 millimeter fixed lenses. Yes they produced sharp images, but as time went on we found more weight restriction on internal flights. This past safari we were limited to 33 pounds total which included our checked and carry-on luggage. So, it became time to lighten up. A call to Jody Grober at Roberts Camera solved our problem. Jody suggested that a Nikon D500 and a matching 200-500 lens would make a perfect outfit for Africa. Long story short, Jody was absolutely right. Half the weight of our old gear and with the DX sensor for a longer reach.

d500Nikon’s new D500 has a CMOS sensor with an expeed five image processor. At 20.9 Megapixels this camera simply rocks. Oh, and it shoots 4K video. Put on the 200-500 lens, add the 500 DX crop, and you're totally outfitted for whatever comes your way. I personally think that this last safari has produced some of our best ever work in Africa.  lens

Anyone interested in wildlife photography can talk to Jody at Roberts Camera 1-800-726-5544 or follow the link below.

http://robertscamera.com/

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