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Sunshine anyone?

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With the cold weather we've been having here in the Northeast, I thought  you might enjoy a post about Cathy & Barry's latest trip to Christmas Island.  I have to admit, I didn't even know there was such a place, let alone where it is on a map.  However, after seeing their photos I'm convinced that I must go there someday... Here's what Cathy had to say about their trip.    CHRISTMAS ISLAND1372

 

"We were in Christmas Island with a few friends earlier in January. It was nice to get out of the deep freeze for a while!  We spent a couple days in Honolulu and then went to Christmas Island. We love this place, not for the 5-star accommodations (you won't find any), but for the simple life one finds there and, of course, for the bonefish and trevally - of which we found many! The Captain Cook Hotel hasn't changed much over the years. The rooms are simple, clean, air-conditioned, and offer hot showers. The food is plentiful and good. The fishing is excellent and the people are over the top. Like I said - we love Christmas Island - just wish it were closer!"

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To see more photos from their trip, visit the gallery on our website.  Choose Destinations, then Christmas Island.  Enjoy!

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JAN
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Tom & Gerri Morgan's Story

Barry and I met Tom Morgan in the early 1980's at the Winston Rod Factory. In those days he, Glen Bracket, and Jerry Siem were already designing and building the finest rods in the United States, perhaps the world. We were in an old VW bus, camped along the Madison, and that visit to the Winston Rod factory was the highlight of our trip. A lot of water has passed over the dam for all of us since then. Glen is still making beautiful rods at Sweetgrass Rod Co., Jerry moved on to be Rod Designer at Sage, and I'm not sure what we are doing. But this beautiful story will bring you up to date on Tom and Gerri Morgan. We found it in MidCurrent. Thanks to Wright Thompson and Ross Dettman (and ESPN magazine) for their wonderful work.  -Cathy

http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/page/fly-rods/fly-rod-makers-tom-morgan-gerri-carlson-create-unity-universe

 

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JAN
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Successful Show in Somerset, NJ

The Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, NJ, was this past weekend. The report is that the attendance broke all records, of course the weather helped! There were lots of presentations, dealers, manufacturers, seminars, destinations, and personalities. If you missed it, you missed a lot of fun. Be sure to put it on your calendar for next year!

Click on the link below to see some of our favorite shots from the weekend.

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JAN
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The Becks Blog for Rio

With all of the Christmas and New Year's excitement, I missed announcing Barry and Cathy's blogs on Rio's website,  so here they are. 

Cathy writes from Patagonia about covering water in her article Forrest Gump's Mom was Right. 0336 Mountain light

 

And Barry's article, In Search of the Worm, is about an aquatic worm hatch (maybe...) in Rhode Island that he and Cathy were in search of last Spring. 

 

Both are great reads and we hope you'll take the time to check them out.  Also, if you're attending The Flyfishing Show in Somerset, NJ this weekend, make sure you stop by Rio's booth to see what's new for this year. 

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JAN
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Mongolian Taimen Fund

Tim Younkin1 Tim Youngkin, in the photo, joined Barry and Cathy last October on their second hosted trip to Mongolia.Through the efforts of Sweetwater Travel, anglers now have two taimen camps in Mongolia. Charlie Conn, manager and guide at the camp, has been involved with this operation from the beginning and is the driving force behind the Taimen Fund. This Fund is making a difference in the lives of not only an amazing fish species, but in the people of Mongolia as well.

Sweetwater's most recent newsletter reads "In Mongolia, we work closely with the Taimen Fund run by long-time Taimen guide, Charlie Conn. The Taimen Fund builds upon the important work of the Tributary Fund which re-built a Buddhist monastery, created environmental educational programs in local schools, funded the world's first western Taimen research project, and supported local anti-poaching patrols. Today, the Taimen Fund is funding anti-poaching efforts and funding outreach efforts to insure that  adequate protections are in place at both the local and national level in Mongolia. We thank Charlie for his work and ask you to join us in supporting this important initiative. We are trying to raise $5000 for the Taimen Fund. If you have any questions about the Taimen work, please call Dan at Sweetwater at 406-222-0624 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can click here to make a donation.

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JAN
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Stop by and see the Becks at The Fly Fishing Show

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We just went through our mail from the weekend and were excited to find a brochure for the upcoming Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, NJ.

Show dates are January 24, 25 & 26 and the line up is packed full! The event is held at the Garden State Exhibit Center with more than enough to keep you busy. Cathy & Barry will be attending and you can find them at the Sage booth when they are not presenting or hosting a casting class. For more information, directions, and show times visit The Fly Fishing Show Website at flyfishingshow.com

 

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JAN
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Tarpon- Snook- Bonefish: Belize River Lodge

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Does the frigid cold weather have you thinking about getting away for a Spring saltwater trip?  We'd love to have you join us at BRL.  April 26- May 3.  7 nights/ 6 days.  $3,700 range.  Check out the details on our Website

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DEC
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Merry Christmas!

Christmas greetings

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DEC
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DEC
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9 Shopping Days Left

Christmas Specials WEBChristmas is fast approaching and we are still shipping free! But hurry, time is running out.

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