Surfing the Great Pink Wave
Lazy, late summer afternoons spent waiting for the tide to turn and the fish to turn on; like surfers with semi-guns waiting for the bowl section to form. And when they do turn on, basic patterns, wet wading and total simplicity rule the day. It is perfection, every other year.
Answer the phone; hammer the nail...
For anyone who thinks they have it dialed and don't need any instruction or feedback, you're wrong. No matter your ability level: master to flailer, casting is a lifework and taking the time to occassionally break down fundamentals and fine tune with only a BBQ, some beers, friends and an open field of grass to distract, will reap solid rewards.
Letter to the Dept of Interior
FFJ friend and contributor Dylan Tomine penned and posted this thoughtful query to recent Secretary of Interior appointee and former REI exec Sally Jewell on his own blog. Given the urgency of the issues discussed, we feel compelled to share this with our own readers.
"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." -- Ed Abbey
Bahamania Pt II: The Androsia Effect
Andros South. Photo: Jeff Galbraith
Whether a short run just past the bridge, or a 90 minute run to a remote spot, we caught bones. Whether we fished tan or pink shrimp, we caught bones. Wind or no wind, we caught bones.
Copi Vojta on deck. photo: Jeff Galbraith
Sometimes it's as simple as pressing return on the "confirm" button: With a few keystrokes we had transport to Fort Lauderdale Intl and a Cessna Caravan flight beyond to Congotown, South Andros, Bahamas...
Interstellar Colo Clawfishing: The Final Frontier
Forget about Siberia, Mongolia and Bolivia. Forget about inner-city carping and casting to mansheer in the shadow of Bhuddist temples.
That stuff is so, like, played out. Planet Earth is just one big sore-lipped aquarium now. It's time to pack your Tang, load up the heat-shielded 43wt and get Wookie wit' it...
FFJ Friend Dylan Tomine Gets Ground Level
Regular FFJ contributor, conservation maven and fine fisher Dylan Tomine releases his new fishing, foraging and parenting treatise, "Closer to the Ground", published by Patagonia's new book division.