MAR
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The Man Who Changed Fly Fishing Forever

Just got a look at a story in Garden & Gun about Ted Juracsik, owner of Tibor Reel Company and inventor of the classic Billy Pate Fly Reels. A fisherman, a gentleman, a wiz in the machine shop, and a very good friend. Congratulations to Ted and everyone at Tibor.
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MAR
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Cathy's Super Beetle

Cathy Beck's New Super Beetle

Cathy Beck's Super Beetle
Cathy Beck's Super Beetle


This realistic-looking black foam beetle sports silicone legs and a high-viz wing making it easy to find on the water. Like the super bugger, this pattern belongs in your fly box. It's a great search pattern and is literally unsinkable. We've fished it from Patagonia to New Zealand, the Bighorn and back home again with great success.

Sizes: 8-10-12  $2.00 each

Super Beetle Selection: 4 of each size. Boxed. 1 doz. $21.95.

This item is not yet in our "store". Please call us toll free at 877-278-5638 or email to order. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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MAR
12
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Watching a Trout Rise

Trout rise
Trout Rising to an insect


Pretty cool clip on observing a trout feeding on insects completely unaware that he's being watched. See it here on YouTube.
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MAR
08
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Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100





 

 

Thinking about a new pocket camera? Take a look at the new Nikon Coolpix AW100.  We used it for video in New Zealand recently and it's incredible.

The new AW100 is waterproof (up to 33 feet), shockproof (up to 5 feet) and freeze proof (to 14 degrees F.). 5x Zoom Nikkor ED glass, 16.0 mp CMOS sensor for low light and fast action. Full HD1080 movies, GPA, electronic compass, 3" monitor, action control for gloved hands. Check it out at Nikon and then call Jody at Roberts Camera today. 800-726-5544. The AW100 sells for $350. The rush lasts a minute, the picture lasts a lifetime.

 
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FEB
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In Thoreau's Woods

Just received word here in New Zealand from Matt Libby, Libby Camps, Maine, that our photo essay "In Thoreau's Woods" is in the March/April Issue of Gray's Sporting Journal. Matt and his family have been in Thoreau's woods for 5 generations running Libby Camps, a fly-fishing, hunting, and family vacation camp. Wonderful people and a superbly-run operation in a beautiful part of the world. Look for a copy at your newstand.
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FEB
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Owen River Lodge, New Zealand

Barry & Greg Gardner with a beautiful South Island brown
Barry Beck & Greg Gardner with a beautiful South Island brown


This is our fourth day at ORL on the South Island, NZ. We're had the nicest weather ever in New Zealand and some incredible fish. The new Sage ONEs are making a big hit here as it is the perfect rod, when loaded with a Rio Grand line, for turning over big bushy dries and heavy nymphs on long leaders, sometimes 18' long.
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FEB
07
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Report from the South Island, New Zealand

Nick Robertson, South Island
Nick Robertson, South Island


We're here at Riverview Lodge, South Island. Just finished our fourth day. Fishing has been good and rivers are all at great levels. Lots of fish being caught on big beetles, parachute Adams, and various nymphs. Biggest so far is an 8 pound brown caught by David Theimann, not to mention his 6 and 7-1/2 pound fish caught the same day. This is the place for a big fish.
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FEB
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Ponoi River, Russia


Russia


A beautiful Atlantic Salmon from the Ponoi River
Ponoi River, Russia



June 23-30, 2012




Ponoia River, Russia

The Ryabaga Camp on the Ponoi River epitomizes all that we love about a remote fishing experience; the excitement of a true wilderness location yet an oasis of comfort, hospitality and fine cuisine; a totally wild Atlantic salmon population that is thriving – where the efforts to care for the stocks show positive results.

We're returning to the Ponoi River in June, 2012. Cross off this week in your calendars and come with us for an extraordinary trip in prime time! Read the itinerary and get all the details!
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JAN
27
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Delphi Club, Abaco, Bahamas

We just got back from a great trip to the Delphi Club, Abaco Island, Bahamas. A brand new, beautiful lodge designed with both the angler and non-angler in mind. It's always a gamble going to the Bahamas in January. We got lucky with a lot of sun and bonefish, but without too much wind and clouds. Check out the details at Frontiers, and view album on Facebook.

Bonefish at Delphi Club



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JAN
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Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100



If you're looking for a super sharp compact SLR and don't want to spend a ton of money but still want a very good camera, check out the Nikon D5100.

Our grandson, Ethan, is studying Graphic Design. For Christmas he asked his parents and grandparents (us) for a SLR camera. We suggested the Nikon D5100 with the AF 18-55 lens that comes with it, 16.2 megapixel with swivel LCD monitor, plus HD movies.

We all played with it over Christmas and was amazed at the photos we got. We loved for 4 frames per second continuous shooting. We also have two little grandsons (2 and 3) and it's so nice to capture the moment at the moment, not 5 seconds too late.

Check out all the features, at Nikon USA and if you don't have a terrific camera shop with someone who takes the time to answer questions and is willing to walk with you through the decision making process, contact Jody Grober at Roberts Distributors in Indianapolis, IN. 800-726-5544 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tell him we sent you. You'll find him very professional, patient, and super nice to work with - and he fly fishes!
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