Cliff Outdoors-Wyoming Based

Need more room? Super Days Worth
Need more room? Super Days Worth

American made products are the back bone of our nation. The people over at Cliff Outdoors agree and have put forth the effort to make unique and practical gear for the fly fisherman. Take a gander at the fly boxes this mans puts out and you will want to throw out your others in the garbage.  Cliff Outdoors makes a hardcore product for the hardcore fly guy such as myself. Not to many shops carry these boxes but many should. The days worth box is a must for your next trip to the stream. American made boxes for the all american angler, sturdy, well made  & practical is what they are all about. Check it out.  Life on the Fly.

The Nail Knot By: John Galligan

The Nail Knot
The Nail Knot

I had the pleasure of meeting a writer in this small world of fly fishing at the 2009 Great Waters Fly Fishing Show, in Schaumburg Illinois, last month . John is a native of Madison,Wisconsin and is an avid outdoorsmen and Fly Fisherman.

In the first of his three book series he combines his love of fly fishing with a murder mystery. He introduces Dog , a star struck, vodka -Tang drinking, self proclaimed fish bum who travels the country fishing  and ends up in the beautiful town of Black Earth Wisconsin. This is where he meets a strange group of people &  gets wrapped up in the politics of trout stream preservation along with a dead body that intrigues him with each passing minute. Dog and his so far trusty RV, he takes a load off and rests a bit in Black Earth while trying to fish &  look  for the killer.

This books takes you to your favorite lunge pool or bend in the run and makes you want to keep turning the pages.  If your a die hard spring creek guy like me you will enjoy this easy, well written book by a local artisan who has the passion we all have inside us.