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.

Raising The Ghost – Fly Boys Fishing

I had the pleasure to review the Raising the Ghost video from the guys at Fly Boy Fishing. And by far the best I have seen thus far. I love the thought that went into this vid has great scenery shots a lot of first hand knowledge from the pro interviews. This is just one of those vids you have to have. I have seen a ton of the vids out there and this one exceeds them all. Dry fly for chrome, this is tough and not heard of . So support Save the Wild Steelhead  and order this vid. You will not be disappointed.

Rasing The Ghost
Raising The Ghost

Videos and others a like can be purchased at the Midwest’s  Premiere Fly Fishing Store.

Rise Up

Ok, Its been 25-30 degrees outside in the midwest for the past four months. I tied many a flies and read tons of fly fishing magazines, organized all my gear (twice), cleaned my reels, wiped down my rods, bought new stuff & held on to the old stuff. I can’t take this anymore, I need to get out of here. I need a spot of water that I can fish here in the midwest. So I think I had enough and planning on fish soon. With much research and preperation I am taking off to the Little Elkhart River in Bristol Indiana. Trout, Steelhead… I need it. Life On The Fly.