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Regardless of your love, hate, or indifference towards competitive fly fishing, its a thing. And, as I learned recently, this particular event has been going 36 years strong. This year it is in Vail, Colorado. Anglers from over a dozen countries will fish rivers and still water lakes to try and bring home the gold(?). If this isn’t your thing – I get it. For many it runs counter-intuitive to their idea of fly fishing. But if you haven’t looked into it at all, at least see what it is about.
I’ve never seen a bull trout in the wild. But the thought of my delicate little brook trout having monstrous cousins out west is fascinating. Watching this underwater footage may draw you in as well. The threats facing these magnificent fish are real, and it just so happens that the beautiful places they live in are susceptible to some significant damage. Check out this great video, and learn a little bit about these amazing fish.
Fishing off of a kayak, I fell overboard while making a cast. My phone was securely fastened in a cargo pocket on my shorts. Secure enough, that it stayed submerged for a prolonged period of time as I fumbled for it. This less-than-ten dollar case is all I need, and it would have saved me a lot of heartache that day. It weighs nothing, is completely waterproof, and has over ten thousand five-star reviews on Amazon. Throw your phone or point-and-shoot in this, and you can just worry about fishing.