Monday, March 31, 2008

News of the Week: 31 March 2008

A Bass Pro Shop that costs local residents $945 each...a program that seeks to dispose of used monofilament...Mitch's Bobbin Whirler has one fly tier living high on the fly...Former NFL coach Dennis Green is a fisherman...translucent flourescent fishing lines...a thirty-year old story of a 130-pound catfish that returned from the taxidermist painted like a must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: Bamboo fly rod maker Bernard Ramanauskas is profiled by The Pueblo Chieftain.

We're a week late on this, but a 20-pound largemouth (12th largest ever) was boated in Lake Murray, California.

Why this Bass Pro Shop will cost every Decatur, Alabama resident $945 each.

Dam fun fishing fish dams.

A florida tackle shop teaches novices how to fish.

From the Bright Ideas File: This Georgia program for recycling old monofilament is a great idea.

The annual Fred Hall show was another big success. You stay classy, San Diego!

The IGFA partners with Florida Keys Outfitters to create the Super Bowl of light-tackle inshore fishing.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel shows how the Wisconsin DNR is fishing for young anglers.

The inventor of the Mitch's Bobbin Whirler is living a fly tiers dream.

The River Falls Journal spins a tale of chedderheads angling in paradise.

Ex-Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green is an angling fanatic, and claims the 25 pound largemouth boated last year still lives.

For the man who's caught every fish in the ocean except an oarfish, there's always the bluewater ranch.

Frank Thomas, former technical director of the U.S.G.A., got his start at Shakespeare.

The Holland Sentinel informs us a sucker is born every day...a sucker fisherman, that is.

The Houston Chronicle declares two Texas fly fishermen are peas in a pod.

North Carolinians are celebrating in the streets now that a new state record white crappie has been recorded. Oh, and something about a basketball team in the final four too...

Pittsburgh Live reports on the latest trend: translucent flourescent fishing lines. Say THAT five times fast. I dare you.

Finishing with a Flourish: Quick, name three things that can put a damper on catching a 130-pound catfish? Answer: 1) catching it in a net instead of with rod-and-reel. 2) having your wife hate it. 3) getting it back from the taxidermist painted to look like a bullhead.

-- Dr. Todd

1 comment:

saiful10 said...

Nice, but don't understand is it real?