Canada, especially Ontario, is one of my favorite places to fish in North America. If you have an itch to head North then you have to read The New Fly Fisher. Be warned, it will make the itch worse!
Get out and satisfy that fishing craving by heading to Cincinnati. The Buckeye United Fly Fishers
are hosting the Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show
on February 7th (a week from this Saturday). This is one of the most popular shows in the Midwest during the cold months. Lots of vendors, speakers, guides, lodges and fly tiers will be doing what they do best all day.
Jr. & Cecil will both be on hand tying some of their most recent creations. Also, Kevin Morlock
of Indigo Guide service
will be attending and doing a fly tying demonstration in the morning. Oh, be sure to tear yourself away from these guys to listen to the feature speaker Tom Rosenbauer
Not as good as stepping into the stream but should be a fun time.
Who would have thought a lowly little fly fishing website would actually be the focus of some twisted individuals cyber attack. But, I underestimate the importance of Warmwater Chronicles. Maybe we are much more popular than I know.
So, if you have visited Warmwater Chronicles in the last couple of days and were disappointed that the site was down just remember… if we weren't so popular we would be off the radar. At least that's what I tell myself.
Two great online magazines have new editions out. Southern Culture On The Fly and Revive are keeping the fly fishing sparks kindled while the snow is falling. Both good reads to keep you dreaming!
The Indianapolis Fly Fishing Expo this weekend is just the start of the Fly Fishing and Fly Tying show season. It seems every major city has some sort of fly show going on. If you can make it you should stop by the show in Indy this weekend, it is shaping up to be a good one. If not, plan your calendar and time for the next couple of months with the following shows in mind.
This is the 10th year the Derby City Fly Fishers have been putting on the Kentukiana Fly Fishing Show. Lots of great seminars, fly tiers, vendors and fly fishing fun.
Another staple of the fly fishing show season, the Buckeye United Fly Fishers are hosting the the Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show on February 7th. Another one worth taking the time to attend.
A new show, at least new to us, the Grand River Fly Tyers are hosting the Invitational Celebration of Fly Tying on February 28th. This show is geared mostly towards fly tying. That said, it looks to be an interesting show for anyone who loves Fly Fishing.
This is another new event we were recently turned on to. Dally's is hosting the Streamer Loverfest on January 31st. From the post on their site Kelly Galloup is the featured speaker as well as other noted "streamer" guys. Sounds like fun.
Last, but not least, the Three Rivers Fly Fishers are hosting their first annual Three Rivers Fly Fishing/Fly tying Show on March 28th. The Three Rivers Fly Fishers are in Fort Wayne and a great group of fisherman. This should be a good show.
We'll keep you up to date as to how these shows go, which ones we will attend (Indy this weekend) and anything new we hear of.
Two Thousand Fifteen is here which bring many dreams of fishing opportunities to come. The downside is that it is cold and soon we will be knee deep in snow (at least here in the Midwest). We do have some diehards who get out on a sunny day and hit the ponds. A couple of friends I spoke with just last week said they caught a number of panfish and even a nice two pound Largemouth Bass just a few days ago when we had a warm streak. For most of us, the warmwater stuff is on hold for a while.
We here at Warmwater Chronicles will be doing what we can to help keep the summertime dreams alive. We have a number of tying videos planned. A few videos from last year to process and post as well as a bunch of articles in the works. We also will be attending a number of Fly Fishing Shows. The Indianapolis Fly Fishing Expo is the latest one we will be at. We'll keep posting the details of other shows as they come up. If you can make it by we would love to shake hands and swap stories.
Happy New Year from all of us at WWC and keep dreaming!