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Guest Blogger: Allen Bell, republished from the Aguabonita Fly Fishers and Southern Sierra Fly Fishers club newsletters.
Clark Fork River, near St Regis
This is no doubt a beautiful picture. I have many sunset pictures. I like sunset. Sunset represents many things. This sunset represents a wonderful day of fishing on a great river. I look at this picture and the memories flood back – the fish, the people I’ve come to love, the outings I have gone on. The highlight of this day was a huge foam pad rotating in the biggest back eddy I had ever seen. Hey, why not throw the big Turks Tarantula I was fishing in there. Turned out to be a good idea. The foam immediately exploded and 15 minutes later, I landed a 19” Cuttbow that was so colorful, I thought it had to have been painted. It definitely was the fish of the week for me; that is one fish that I will never forget. more…
From Guest Blogger: Jeff Price
No, not that type of picker! Have you ever seen the show American Pickers? I have, and I am a big fan. Why? Because I like the idea of rooting around trying to find something that no one has seen for quite a while and rescuing it, preserving it for others to enjoy. My degree is in history. As far back as I can remember, I have always loved history. I always wanted to be an archaeologist because… well… let’s face it, I wanted to be Indiana Jones (still do, sometimes). Later I came to realize that the idea of finding something and holding it for the first time in hundreds of years was thrilling to me. While not hundreds of years old, I feel the same way about vintage fiberglass fly rods. Two years ago, I made the switch to fiberglass rods and I haven’t looked back.
Now is the time to get some unbeatable prices on all the items in our fly rod building clearance area. We are discontinuing 2-piece Forecast blanks, all Rainshadow blanks, 2-piece rod tubes and a large variety of guides and other rod building accessories.
Our clearance prices are about 30% off regular retail and, for a limited time only, you can take an extra 25% off our already discounted clearance prices. To qualify, shop online, purchase any discounted item in our rod building clearance, insert promo code rod25 at check-out and 25% will be deducted from our already discounted clearance prices. Offer expires August 25, 2014. Quantities are very limited so shop now!