The Feather Thief, Beauty, Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century By Kirk Wallace Johnson A book review by Bob Randall Like to tie flies? Yes, then you like feathers. This is a book about the theft of museum quality feathers by an obsessed salmon fly tier. The theft was approximately 10 years […]
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MDC proposes raising trout permits and daily tags starting in 2020 Increases needed to help cover costs of raising, stocking more than 1.5 million fish annually. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is proposing increases to the prices of its annual trout permits and daily trout tags starting in 2020. According […]
No, not from the fish – from a person: Hook Removal An emergency room physician at an Ozarks hospital says he averages 2 to 3 hook removal procedures a month. He’s not the only ER doc in this 24/7 medical facility, so let’s guess a dozen or so hooks are removed each month. In the […]
Attending Mike Kidd, John Bush, Bob Randall. Fly of the day was a green wispy fished on a sinking line/leader. Water was high and fast. Fish seemed to be holding in the lower section of pools. Cast quartering downstream into the pool, then strip it back. It was important to get the fly down low […]
Fly of the Month Millennium Double Millennium From a Recipe approximately 1800 years old. Recipe: Hook: Bone, stone, wood, etc., straight shank, sizes 12 – 00 Thread: Horse hair, whatever color you can get, heavy. Sinew, leather, whatever you have as long as it’s strong Body: red (crimson red) wool, can be from sheep, goat, […]
Check a few who were tying on the 29th, Friday at the Sow Bug. I did not have time to get everyone’s picture including myself but here is what I have.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing and Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife aquarium and museum in Springfield, Mo., will give curious anglers the chance to walk under a carefully crafted trout stream and see how trout move about the water column thanks to a new partnership between two entities. In addition, a large portion of […]
One of my heroes is Aldo Leopold. Many people consider him to be the founder of wildlife conservation and he was one of the early leaders of the American wilderness movement. After receiving his Master of Forestry degree from Yale, he spent most of the next 20 years in the US Forest Service in New […]
Larry is a long-time member of the Springfield Chapter of the Missouri Trout Fishermen’s Association. For the past several years he has tied some beautiful streamer flies, mounted them in frames, and donated them for the chapter’s annual fundraiser to help the students of Springfield’s Pipkin Middle School. Congratulations, Larry!