A Package from Sweden and Another Story not About Fishing

want a cool read ? well, look no further.
Quill Gordon, winner of last month’s “Friggin’ Awesome” photo contest    is shack-nastying in a way too frigid Vermont but his fingers are on fire and here’s some friggin’ awesome story telling. enjoy !

“Robbie was a big, ruddy Scotsman who had grown up in Australia. He was an adventurous fellow and, in his youth, he had been the main attraction at Captain Jack Freemantle’s Reptile Farm and Tannery, subduing crocodiles to the delight of Japanese tourists who came all the way to Australia just to see him. Unfortunately, Captain Jack’s place was destroyed by a flood in 1975 and, in order to distance himself from the legal proceedings that arose from the inadvertent release of some 16,000 crocodiles into the surrounding countryside, Robbie fled to the U.S. and became a professional wrestler.”

A Package from Sweden and Another Story not About Fishing « The View from Fish in a Barrel Pond.

The Friggin’ Awesome Fly Photo Cobra Contest Winner !

Friggin’ Awesomely toughtoughtough choice !

i’m really touched by the great turnout and witty images received for this month’s contest and want to thank all the participants again for sending in such quality photos with equal thanks to Jeanie and Carl McNeil and Bob Wyatt without whom i wouldn’t have had such an awesome prize to give away.
best fly photo goes to Ulf Börjesson of southern Sweden for his friggin’ awesome mayfly image. however, Ulf declined the prize as he just wanted to participate in our contest,

so, Quill Gordon is the happy winner of Bob Wyatt’s Flies that Catch Fish Volume 1 Dry Flies and Emergers dvd with his funny “I am having trouble getting my flies down to the fish” photo !!! something a lot of us can relate to this winter…
(what i’ve been wondering about since i’ve seen this pic is just how hard he must have cast to crack the top layer of ice !…) :mrgreen: an unexpected treat came in the form of Martin Johansson’s photo of his lovely daughter tying flies and Carl McNeil has very kindly offered to send the two of them another dvd. as those who follow the Cobra know, the BrainWashem’ Young category and anything that encourages children to get to know and love our activity is close to my heart so,  thanks a lot Carl !

stay tuned for a new contest soon in 2012 !

The Friggin’ Awesome Cobra Contest – Twelfth Entry

by Jan Korrubel – South Africa

Jan had already sent entry no. 3 where after a week we still can’t see a fly.., which somehow made made me think that he at least subliminally desired seeing the first slideshow on the Cobra, so anyhow, i guess he wanted to make up and sent us this landslide ‘o friggin’ awesome flies !

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“A herd (?) of Billfish (sailfish and marlin) flies that I tied for the annual WildFly Billifish Challenge out of Hemingway’s in Kenya last year.   These guys are tandem rigs on a 6/0 with a 4/0 stinger, and are about 8 inches long… ”

“Billfish addendum – single fly…. “

 “Some “Seathrew Minnow’s” that I tied for a friend that went on an Indian Ocean trip – unfortunately the weather got the upper hand, and they never got to swim… 😦 “

“Some “Spoon” flies I tied for friends going on a central African Tigerfish trip – tigers like a copper/gold and red combo… “

“Mulberry’s and Cream anyone…?   Some “Mulberry” flies I tied for a chap that was going carp fishing…apparently they worked a real treat!  🙂 “

“A batch of “Papa Roach” style dragonfly flies – “Who’s looking at YOU then…?”

i hope i got the order right… 

The Friggin’ Awesome Cobra Contest – Eleventh Entry

by Acey Fiveash aka The Agitated Angler – South Carolina, USA
“This is a Tim Borski inspired fly I tied for a trip to the Florida Keys that never happened. Luckily I found out that redfish in my home waters love this fly.”

The Friggin’ Awesome Cobra Contest – Ninth Entry

from Ulf Börjesson, Sweden

“To quote the now sadly disbanded R.E.M and the enigmatic singer Michael Stipe;
Imitation of Life
I don’t think it can be done.
so this is my fly photo.
A Yellow May.
Otherwise it’d just been a shot of an F-Fly.
A fly that imitates everything and nothing.”