Monthly Archives: July 2011

Delta Smelt Numbers “improve” as Pumps Kill Millions of Splittail

 Delta Smelt Numbers “improve” as Pumps Kill Millions of Splittail By Dan Bacher  Department of Fish and Game (DFG) officials announced on July 20 that young Delta smelt abundance this year roughly doubles that of last year, but noted that … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, News

Frank Bertaina – I’ll Miss You Pal…

Frank Bertaina – April 14, 1944 – March 3, 2010 By Dan Blanton Like many of Frank Bertaina’s friends and family, I cried last night at word of his passing. I tried not to but I just couldn’t help it … Continue reading

Posted in Departed Friends

New Book on Atlantic Salmon from Wild Rivers Press

FROM WILD RIVER PRESS JUNE 2011 New Books on Atlantic Salmon are Dazzling in Scope Atlantic Salmon Magic by Topher Browne 455 pp., Wild River Press © 2011, $100 Special Foreword by Orri Vigfússon Introduction by Simon Gawesworth ISBN 9780984227174 … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Media, Hot and New

Lassen Meadows Ranch Family Fly-Fishing Fun

Lassen Meadows Ranch Trout Fishing By Dan Blanton Fly Fishing Guide and outfitter, Rob Anderson manages a lot of privite fly-fishing waters.  Awhile back I asked Rob if he could recommend one of the “Pay-to-Fish” properties that also had nice … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, California, Dan Blanton, Fly Fishing Destinations

High Rollers by Bill Bishop

Artist and ardent angler Bill Bishop, whose home waters are Boca Grande and Homosassa, tackles all aspects of tarpon fishing—from building IGFA leaders to finding and hooking and boating trophy tarpon. Filled with clear pen-and-ink illustrations of particular value to … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Media, Hot and New

A Passion for Tarpon by Andy Mill

A Passion for Tarpon By Andy Mill Book review by Dan Blanton Yesterday Christmas came early. I heard the mailman drop a bundle of mail on the front porch and he rang the doorbell setting my 2-year-old Italian Spinone into … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Media, Hot and New

Hot New Tackle Bag by Sea Level FlyFishing

Sea Level’s new tackle bags are equally at home ‘Inshore or Offshore’ These ruggedized bags are ‘saltwater tuff’ and can take a beating and still look great. “I’ve got one of these new Seal Level tackle bags and in terms … Continue reading

Posted in Gear Bags and Luggage, Hot and New

Solitude Reels one of the Best New Reels Today

  All Pewter & Gold Reels are anodized Type II. All Black Reels are Type III hard anodized. For questions or orders, call (360) 848-6900 or email  Solitude 2 Designed for 4-5-6 lines, the Solitude II is perfect for … Continue reading

Posted in Fly Reels, Hot and New

Sage’s Hot 6000 Series Fly Reels

  Sage’s New 6000 Series Fly Reels 6000 series reels are centered around our most powerful, fully sealed, multi-carbon disk SCS Cassette drag.  These flagship reels deliver buttery-smooth performance under the toughest conditions. The numbered, one-revolution drag knob provides quick, precise … Continue reading

Posted in Fly Reels, Hot and New

Fly Fishing Clubs and Special Service Links

Fly Fishing Clubs Atlantic Salt Water Flyrodders Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club Santa Barbara Fly Fishers Conejo Valley Fly Fishers California Fly Fishers Unlimited Tracy Fly Fishers Santa Cruz Fly Fishers Fly Casters of San Jose, Inc. Salty Fly … Continue reading

Posted in Fly Fishing Club and Special Service Links