It’s not too late to get a copy of The Blitz: Fly Fishing The Atlantic Migration for the discerning coastal fly angler.
I’ll send a signed copy but you can pick it up at the following local fly shops:
Capefish Clothing Company
Bear’s Den Fly Fishing
Fishing the Cape
Orvis New York (Tell Rob I sent you.)
Stone River Outfitters
There are many others not listed that sell it too. This video kind of shows what it’s about. Merry Christmas.
Before the fish is even at hand, thinking about the next one. Getting that one off and getting out there again before it all dies down.
The fish at hand might feel debased by it all, if it even had a cerebral cortex, but as such it’s probably OK just being not dead.
Sorry about that. As Snoop says it, “You gotta get yours but fool I gotta get mine.”
To steal some lines from another song, Too much of everything is just enough.
YOU. Your dad needs a hardcover large format photo-essay book on salt water fly fishing. (This is me giving the hard sell: Anyone else need a signed copy let me know and it will be dispatched post haste.)
A tree falls across the road barricading you from where you want to go and there’s no way around it and the people already past it aren’t going to stop and look back on your account, so the only thing to do is pour gasoline into the chainsaw.
DIY is the prevailing ethic behind most of the blogs out there in the fly subculture. There are no set rules as to what one is or has to be and anyone that tells you otherwise is not worth the breath he just wasted.
I am proud to be part of two projects that have come forth via DIY channels in the past year, with my participation in them a direct result of doing this blog. Allow me to self-promote:
The Blitz: Fly Fishing The Atlantic Migration, conceived by the photographer Tosh Brown and published through his independent small press, Departure Publishing, which he created to fill a void. (Check out the other books on the roster.)
Pulp Fly: Volume One came out in April, but it started way before that. Bjorn Stromness of Bonefish on the Brain came up with the idea and assembled a roster of contributors–of completely different ages, backgrounds, home waters, influences, styles, motivations, and reasons for putting pen to paper. The stories are as different from each other as the people who wrote them, and that’s what I like most about it. (Homogeneity kills.) And that we did this ourselves.
photo courtesy of Murdock*
We almost got trampled to death by the mob of black shirts, met some cool people,caught up with old friends, paid $4.5o for bad draft beer and all in all improved the world for the better.
Thanks to all who stopped by.
Special thanks to The Bears Den, Rise Fishing, and Ramsey Outdoor.
*(Pandemonium occurring just out of frame.)
Thanks to Paris Fleezanis for featuring us in this issue of This Is Fly.
The signing place
If you work or live in Manhattan, stop by the Orvis Store on 44th and 5th. I’ll be signing copies of The Blitz: Fly Fishing The Atlantic Migration starting at noon.
Feats of Strength start at 12:15.
The Radio Host
Rob from A Bad Backcast invited me onto his weekly show on Kayak Fishing Radio to talk about The Blitz: Fly Fishing The Atlantic Migration. Very generous considering the book is unintentionally kayak-free. (We had a whole yak session cancelled due to A Noreaster.) There is a green canoe, though.
Here’s the link where you can listen to a podcast of the conversation on iTunes:
A Bad Backcast Radio Interview
Things turn wild around minute 13 when I smash a styrofoam cooler over Rob’s head and threaten to kill his head writer Jackie Martling.*
(*Statement not actually true.)
The Camp-site Sports Shop in Huntington, NY, carries The Blitz.
Atlantic Outfitters in Port Washington, NY, carries The Blitz.
We support them anyhow but are glad they’re carrying.