Fly Fishing Techniques Podcast: Small Stream Tactics

a while ago Jesper Hultqvist of Sweden’s Flugfiskeradion (Fly Fishing Radio) invited me to do a podcast for his site and when asked what topic i would consider, small stream tactics came to mind first as this has been a somewhat obsession of mine in the last ten or so years. the podcast explains the whys and hows pretty well so i won’t dwell too much here.
of course i had prepared notes before the interview and of course i forgot to use them… so, even if it is mentioned at the end i’ll restate here why this type of fly fishing is so close to my heart: Intimacy 
intimacy by necessity but also by choice. even if the fish can be surprisingly big, these confined environments by their very nature force us to think and act on a much smaller scale than what we might be used to. more than on bigger waters, every action has it’s consequence so every action needs some planning but that’s all part of the fun. it can be rather exhausting at the end of the day but it’s a wonderful exhaustion.

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yes, the introduction is in swedish but don’t let that scare you off ! it all switches over to english in about 30 seconds.
54 minutes long, you can either listen to it directly on the site or download the MP3 by right-clicking the download button and listen to small-stream babbling wherever you want ! (i highly recommend doing this at work)
i do hope you enjoy this and hopefully, if you’re not already a small stream fan you’ll get inspired to go fish these lovely, magical little waters so full of oft unexpected treasures.

 

Small Stream Tactics podcast for Flugfiskeradion

a while ago Jesper Hultqvist of Sweden’s Flugfiskeradion (Fly Fishing Radio) invited me to do a podcast for his site and when asked what topic i would consider, small stream tactics came to mind first as this has been a somewhat obsession of mine in the last ten or so years. the podcast explains the whys and hows pretty well so i won’t dwell too much here.
of course i had prepared notes before the interview and of course i forgot to use them… so, even if it is mentioned at the end i’ll restate here why this type of fly fishing is so close to my heart: Intimacy 
intimacy by necessity but also by choice. these confined environments force us to think and act on a much smaller scale than what we might be used to. every movement has it’s consequence so every movement needs planning. it’s exhausting but it’s a wonderful exhaustion.

  <— Click Here !

yes, the introduction is in swedish but don’t let that scare you off ! it all switches over to english in about 30 seconds.
54 minutes long, you can either listen to it directly on the site or download the MP3 and listen wherever you want. (i highly recommend doing this at work !)
i do hope you enjoy this and hopefully if you’re not already a small stream fan you’ll get inspired to go fish these lovely, magical little waters so full of unexpected treasures.

the end of Stupidity

or… The winner of  the Stupid Cobra contest !

first of all, i want apologize to our three contestants for being so late in concluding this stupid contest. since i forgot to write down the end of the contest in my agenda, it completely slipped my mind. i know, stupid…

ok, down to business ! and this time with a little reasoning behind the selection.

– i really, really enjoyed Scott’s video but the problem (my problem) is i don’t find this stupid at all ! and would seriously encourage anyone to do the same ! any kind of fun, even if it at first seems silly,  once included to our fly casting practice will only make the whole experience better and more productive. not only that but the dog gets a good workout.

– Rudy’s soggy story reminds us that it’s a good thing to always leave a spare jacket in the car and that wetsuits can be a better option for the gung-ho fly fisher :mrgreen:
i’ll add that the vision of the car doors opening and closing and windows going up and down all by themselves is rather priceless and i’ve had quite a few chuckles since i first read this piece.

– Acey, Acey, Acey.  here’s a guy who’s got stupidity down pat ! not only did he manage to ruin a dream trip to Alaska but also pretty much screwed up his sex life in the process as well !
now, that’s STUPID ! congrats my friend, you’ll be getting this great Breathe dvd from R.C. Cone and Imago !

here again folks for your pleasure, the very Homeresque beer-induced story by Acey Fiveash

“Technically this didn’t happen while fishing but it definitely affected my fishing.

 About two weeks before my one and only trip to Alaska I came home from a beer drinking trip where a little bit of fishing went on,  I stumbled in the door my wife looks at me and says “Well if I knew you were just going to get drunk I would have convinced you to stay home today.”

“How, pray tell, would you have done that?” I failed to enunciate clearly in her general direction.
“How do you think,” she asked seductively.
“I would have gone anyway.”
Suddenly her mood changed. “You’re telling me you would rather go fishing than have sex?”
“Well yeah,” the beer in my system stupidly said for me. “I know how sex is going to end and I can get that done all by myself. Fishing is exciting…” That’s when my brain caught up to what the booze was saying. “I mean…”
“No, no, no. I know what you mean. You MEAN you’re going to be getting ‘That Done’ all by yourself from here on out.”
And that’s how, in the form of one of the greatest sacrifices of my life, I went to Alaska without any fly rods.”
thanks again to all for playing along but more importantly, for revealing what most people usually like to keep for themselves.

cam ‘boot cam

if you’ve ever wondered how an overgrown toenail sees life ?
here’s some fresh mind-twisting and bending footage just out  from my Imagobuds.

for a less dramatical view of the Amphibian boots click here.
for more mind-bending stick around…

the Stupid Cobra contest !

just a reminder that you still have the chance of winning this awesome movie !
read below for details and send in your stuff before next tuesday.
it’s time to get stupid !

this month’s mega-deluxe prize is an absolutely top du top cool film just out from our friends at Imago, thanks Alex !

ok, the dvd isn’t stupid but your input will be !

What is the stupidest thing you’ve ever done while fly-fishing ?

contest rules-
– tell us whichever way you’d like: story, song, photo or film and send it in to limpcobra@yahoo.com by the end of April 2012 with ‘stupid contest’ as email header.
– one entry per person
– original content only
– go nuts ! let your stupidity shine !

here’s the trailer, now get stupid !