The Latest Tales from a Trout Wrangler
Volume 1 - Issue 2
Greetings from a snowy and blustery Virginia spring Sunday. I set my clock forward but spring didn’t get the memo…
In any event, here‘s another issue of Tales from a Trout Wrangler. I hope you enjoy it.
From the Tenkara Guide Archives
I’ve been using a tenkara rod for more than 10 years, and written a bit about the tenkara style of fishing. I’ll add an article or two about in future Tales and if you have questions or want more details, don’t hesitate to ask. Here’s a post for folks who don’t know a lot about tenkara:
Exploring the simplicity of tenkara fly-fishing
New and interesting places to fish are not really hard to find. New and interesting ways to fish, especially fly-fish, on the other hand are somewhat hard to find. Perhaps the notion of a simpler life with a focus on skill rather than gear sounds good to you. Check out tenkara, you just may find you like the simple life. Read the whole article here.
Orvis Wader Mud Room
Mossy Creek Fly Fishing’s Andy “Big Fish” Slawson did a very informative gear review of the Orvis Wader Mud Room. It looked like a smart solution for transporting waders, so I picked one up. I used last weekend and it lived up to the hype and my expectations. I won’t steal Andy’s thunder, but here are a few details.
It’s about the size of a messenger bag with a “floor” that folds out so you have a protected area (19.75”x 30”) protecting your wader booties and feet.
It has mesh sides to let any residual water drain out and air in.
Fabric is 100% recycled CORDURA® ECO 600 denier polyester
You can get one for yourself at Mossy Creek Fly Fishing.
A podcast worth your time
The Wild Steelhead Coalition’s Adipose.
To be clear up front, I’m not a steelheader. Never done it so I can’t speak to the trials and tribulations of it. I’m a fish advocate, so when my friends Brian Bennett and Paul Moinester put the Wild Steelhead Coalition on my radar I was stoke to write The Wild Steelhead Coalition’s Call to Arms about their efforts.
While driving over to Dry River a couple of weekends ago I took the opportunity to give the Wild Steelhead Coalition’s Adipose podcast first episode, First and Last, a listen. From the WSC website.
For our first episode of The Adipose, we thought it made sense to start with some fishing stories. After all, chasing and encountering a wild steelhead is the common spark that started most of us on our journey as anglers and advocates, and keeps us motivated to do the work.
Every steelheader knows: Wild steelhead can change lives. We want to share some of our favorite stories of the first steelhead caught, and even a few great ones about the last wild steelhead anglers were lucky enough to cross paths with.
It’s an entertaining and informative 20+ minutes with some very funny stories that any angler, steelheader or not, will relate to and enjoy.
Online Event: Waterside Chat
On Wednesday, March 16 at 3:00 p.m. eastern, I’ll be hosting the second episode of the Marine Fish Conservation Network’s Waterside Chat series. My guest will be Chef Dana Honn, chef-owner of Carmo in the Warehouse District of New Orleans, Louisiana. I’ll be talking with Chef Honn about seafood, the culinary world and his involvement in marine resource advocacy. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Use this link to register for this free online event.
That’s it for now. I’m always interested in what folks think, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment.
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