Monday, November 24, 2008

News of the Week: 23 November 2008

Musky legend and Eagle Tail lure inventor George Wahl passes away...careless anglers are killing swans...celebrating the is in in Minnesota!...St. Pete's kids get free rods and reels...when minnows aren't just minnows any more...pacu fishing in Chicago?....tarpon stocks are Sir Ian Botham, the fly guy...King Harald V of Norway is gifted a Hardy fly rod saves three lives...the fly fishing must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: George Wahl, musky legend and inventor of the Eagle Tail lure, has passed away.

Careless anglers are killing swans in the U.K.

This tackle shop owner aims to please.

Tautog anglers are celebrating along the Jersey shore.

From the Awesome News Files: Lakes are beginning to freeze in Bemidji.

From the Great Idea Files: St. Pete's children are getting free rods.

Hot fishing is lurking in the cooler waters...

Why minnows aren't just minnows any more.

This Savannah Morning News writer has a Christmas list for the angler.

Chicago native catches 2 pound 10 ounce Chicago Lake.

A review of Robert Tomes' new book Musky on the Fly.

New IGFA highlights.

A recap of Australia's Riviera Gold Coast Tournament.

A world record Roosterfish...or not?

Avoid gun-toting women, mean horses and harleys...and keep bass fishing.

More on the world record barbel.

Confessions of a western steelhead fishermen.

Scientists report that tarpon stocks are lower than expected.

Why Sir Ian Botham is the fly guy.

A stripper, a mobster, a murder, and a fisherman...yep. That's Miami.

King Harald V of Norway is gifted a Hardy Angel 2 fly rod.

Heroic actions involving a fishing rod saves three people. Fishing there anything they can't do?

Sad News: fellow collector Charles "Po Po" Crosbey has passed away..

Finishing with a Flourish: Profiling the fly fishing rabbi.

-- Dr. Todd

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