Mongolia is one of those places that we can't stay away from. From the incredible taimen fishing to the beautiful fall scenery, it keeps pulling us back.
I know that as readers you don't hear from Barry often. Typically it's Cathy or myself blogging and that's because Barry's typically behind his camera giving us something to write about! However, when Barry does write, it's always worth reading. Here's a blog he did recently for Sage and I hope you enjoy hearing from him as much as I did. Click Here to read Barry's Blog
I also wanted to let you know that we're having a beautiful Fall season here in NE PA. The water in Fishing Creek started out low but the recent rain has helped a lot. Fish are in great shape and it's a beautiful time of year to be on the stream as evidenced here by one of our regular clients, Joe Vacante.
We just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who participated in our Favorite Fishing Photo Contest. We loved seeing your submissions and had a very hard time choosing our favorites. We will definitely be hosting more contests like this as we enjoy hearing from you & seeing what you're doing.
Congratulations to our winners
1st Place- A.J. Swentosky "Brown Mouth"
2nd Place- Brad Sodowick "First Fish Ever"
3rd Place- Steve Binnick "Lago Tres Valles"
Good morning Folks. Very big news this week regarding the campaign to protect Bristol Bay. The major partner behind the proposed Pebble Mine has decided to exit the project. This is likely in part a response to the massive outpouring of opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine and support for EPA taking action to protect the most productive wild salmon fishery on the planet. See the news here: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130916/anglo-american-withdraws-pebble-mine-project
As we mentioned before, we've updated Cathy's Fly-Fishing Handbook and we just received a delivery of them today so they are hot off the press! This is her 3rd Edition and the best yet. Here's what it includes:
-Enhanced with video via QR codes linked to a non-published website teaching the techniques written in the book
-Information covered has been updated as well as the addition of full color photographs
-All the basics- on gear, lines, leaders and knots, and casting
-Covers bot freshwater & saltwater fishing and fly selection
-New chapter on trip preparation and traveling to fish
-Illustrations by Ray Walinchus
We're offering a signed copy for $16.95 each (they are $21.95 list price) as a 30 day introductory offer plus S&H. You can order them from our website by clicking here.
Often we have a few different "news worthy" pieces of miscellaneous information that we want to share with you all. Rather than sending out multiple blogs and filling up your email, we decided that we will combine it all in one informational "Memo" blog. This will probably become a monthly habit and hopefully will help keep you in the loop with what's going on here in the office!
So, for September....
We still have a few spots left in our departure for the Pyrenees, Spain. Join us at Salvelinus La Ribagorza Lodge in Lleida, 1-1/2 hours from Barcelona as we explore the extensive trout fishing opportunities for brown, rainbow and brook trout. October 12-20, 2013. 7 nights/7 days, $4,950 pp. (A great buy in international travel). For complete details, itinerary, and photos look here. Call us soon. Time is running out.
Also don't forget our photo contest. We've gotten some great entries already but we'd love to hear from you! Details here
We've shared many of our favorite photos with you over the past few months, but now we want to hear from you.
If you don't have a favorite, get out on the water this weekend and snap one! We're excited to see your best photos & hope to hear from all our readers. Good luck!