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Today, I’m sharing items from Cheeky Fishing, Unaccomplished Angler, and Paflyfish.
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Cheeky Fishing, who have made a splash in the industry with their colorful and high-performance reels, are hosting their annual striper tournament on Cape Cod this weekend. If you follow them on social media, you’ve already seen stacks and stacks of prizes and gear. This is an event that fly fishers in New England and beyond are really excited about, and should be a model that other shops, manufacturers, and organizations emulate. Check out Cheeky’s pics of tournament goings on over at their Instagram page.
I do love an article that includes sarcasm, pointed criticism, and pictures of people being stupid. Kirk Werner’s most recent post on his Unaccomplished Angler blog receives high marks in each of these categories. Right on the heels of some genius’ attempted baby bison rescue effort, four other geniuses walked off the path and towards boiling geysers. Geniuses, I say! Werner points out these (unfortunately not so much) aberrant tourist behaviors, and touches on the need for decency and common sense in the great out of doors.
I don’t read or participate in too many online forums, but Paflyfish is an exception. Obviously there is a certain level of specificity towards that particular commonwealth, but the content and information is still quite global. Plus, it is relatively civil. But what I’m highlighting here is this weekend’s event. The site’s moderators are getting out from behind the keyboards and encouraging the community to join them for a weekend of fishing, casting clinics, and fundraisers. This is another example of modern convenience dovetailing perfectly with time-tested tradition.