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Today, I’m sharing items from Cheeky Fishing, Fly Trap, & Vogue… yes, that Vogue.
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If you have been anywhere near an internet-enabled device in the past month, you’ve inevitably seen something about the Cheeky Schoolie Tournament in Massachusetts. This unique and incredibly popular event drew an enormous crowd this year, and anglers of all stripes (ha!) chased bass around the Cape. This page has a video recap, a blog post, and some striper pictures for you to check out. Cheeky is a company that has been doing great stuff, and doing things a little bit differently, since they started.
I love gadgets. I’m particularly fond of little things that can streamline, lighten, and simplify my time on the water. The Fly Trap is one such device. For an afternoon chasing a hatch or a day in the mountains, this little lanyard-esque clip looks like it could literally carry all the flies, tippet, and tools you need. Clip it on a pack or wader D-ring, and you’re good to go. Additionally, it gives you an “at your fingers” option if you attach it to an overstuffed pack. I have not used a Fly Trap, but it looks cool enough that I think you should check it out.
Vogue? Yes. The same Vogue that you have to shelter your early reader’s eyes from in the checkout line. But here’s the thing: this article may very well be the only time that thousands upon thousands read anything about fly fishing. And guess what: it is a good article. There is a little bit about angling and mahseer, but the author also writes about tigers, lime soda, and ritual creamation. Remember, there is a lot more to fly fishing than the newest rod technology or streamer tactics. Sometimes it is good to step away from the fly-bubble to see that.
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