Monday, September 29, 2008

News of the Week: 29 September 2008

Would you buy an amphibious fishing car from a guy whose previous efforts have been labeled "floating coffins?"...small fish swims up kids _____....the PA Fly Fishing Museum gets some good and king Salmon go hand-in-hand...the lure of the surf lure don't learn when the jig is up...a bit of Gadabout Gaddis history...murder victim's last wish is to buried in his tackle box...10 foot tall statue of popular governor in fishing pose unveiled...more on "Garzilla" must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: From the No Freakin' Way Files: Small fish his swims up inside boy's pen...wil...well you get the picture. A collective "ewwww" has now gone out.

The Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum is celebrating its 10th anniversary preserving the history of fly fishing in the state.

More on the work of this fine organization here.

How to turn your new $699 iphone into a fishing lure (link courtesy Joe Yates).

U.S. Reel of St. Louis has a new press agency.

The Frederick News Post lets us know that kids and King Salmon go hand-in-hand.

More commentary on the ASA's Top 10 Tackle Innovations.

From the Jersey Shore comes the lure of the surf...

New York's fall hotspots for smallies.

Fish never learn when the jig is up.

New Zealanders find gang front of a tackle shop? (As an aside, check out the 4th most popular New Zealand folk duo in HBO's hilarious show Flight of the Conchords).

A little bit of history on Roscoe Vernon "Gadabout" Gaddis.

Richard Ziegler, retired California angler, is tragically murdered; wants his body cremated and buried in his tackle box.

The In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) will hold its final tournament ever after an 18-year run in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Premier League star loves to fish; Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker would rather catch fish than WAGs. Probably not, actually.

The Park Rapids Enterprise kicks off the musky season with a bang.

An angler bids a fond farewell to his 1992 Evinrude motor.

10-foot tall statue of former Oregon governor Tom McCall is unveiled...and its a pose of him fly fishing.

Jimmy Houston is still doing what he does best: entertaining the masses by catching fish.

More on the Georgia state record gar, now called "Garzilla" as it was caught right by where the infamous "Hogzilla" was shot.

Finishing with a Flourish: The latest from the people whose work was condemned in court as a "Floating Coffin": The new (hopefully improved) amphibious car! Comes complete with fishing rod.

-- Dr. Todd

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