March 30, 2015

Latergrams - Week 14

The weekly wrap up highlights the F3T and Iron Fly tour stop in MSP, as well as some obligatory carp fly porn.

March 27, 2015

Iron Fly Minneapolis - 2015

Iron Fly Minneapolis - 2015
Be there or be square.

March 28, 2015.

Mend Provisions
2719 E 42nd St

1030 PM to Bitchin

March 17, 2015

The Midwest Drift 2015 Carp Swap

Photo Credit: Luke Langton
The Midwest Drift graciously agreed to take over the reigns of the world's best carp fly swap after Mctage from Fly-Carpin handed over his labor of love this spring. Organzing a swap of this magnitude, actually more of a vector since the swap possesses both direction and magnitude, takes serious effort and time commitment. So a big tip of the hat to the TMD crew!

Lipton's Come at me Craw
Check out all of the photos and recipes from the fly swap, and even a few step by step tutorials. The Come at Me Craw is featured here.

March 16, 2015

Roughfisher Fly Fishing Presents: Jean-Paul Lipton at 2015 Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo

Jean-Paul Lipton at 2015 Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo
Come meet Umpqua Signature Fly Designer and Loon Outdoors Fly Tying Ambassador Jean-Paul Lipton, at the 2015 Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo at the National Sports Center located in Blaine, MN. The expo runs from Friday, March 20, 2015: 3:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday, March 21, 2015: 10:00am-6:00pm, and Sunday, March 22, 2015: 10:00am-4:00pm. Admission is $10/day for adults and $7/day for youth ages 12-17; Children under 12 are free. Lipton will be
giving several fly tying demonstrations in the Fly Tying Theater on Saturday, March 21, at 12pm, and Sunday, March 22, at 12pm. Lipton will be demonstrating products from Loon Outdoors like their UV resins and UV Fly Paint. By popular demand, Lipton be featuring a tutorial and demonstration on do it yourself custom dubbing blends for Saturday's noon fly tying seminar. Not to miss, Lipton will be presenting on carp and roughfish in the Gold Room at 4 pm on Saturday, March 21. Get there early as seats often run out quick!

Find Lipton throughout the remainder of the show in the Fly Tying area, hosted by the St. Paul Fly Tyers. Stop by and sign up for contest giveaways and some swag, prizes provided by sponsor Mountain Khakis. Lipton will also have flies available for sale, including many of his latest patterns not yet found in stores. Cash and credit cards are accepted, for your convenience.

How to get there:
From the Twin Cities area, take 35W North to Highway 10 West to Hwy 65
North to 105th Ave. NE.
Turn right onto 105th Ave. NE
Turn right at entrance past the brick marquee.
The Schwan Center is straight ahead.
Parking is located in front of the building.

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Latergrams - Week 12

It's damn near spring, so there's plenty going on inside the Roughfisher Command Post, including some monster fly tying sessions and some epic mail days.

Soon my friends. Soon... #minnesota #ottertail #flyfishing #springisnear

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March 9, 2015

Latergrams - Week 11

I'm back from the annual meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Here are a few interesting tidbits to pass along of the work on #roughfish. Bigmouth and smallmouth buffalo, common carp, and other roughfish species have been captured, tagged, and tracked to monitor their movement and migration patterns in the Upper Mississippippi River in order to better understand the movement of asian carp. The side benefit to asian carp research is finally having some of our underutilized native fishes get the research attention they deserve. Also, for likely the first time, anglers participating in a creel survey in SE MN identified white sucker as their primary target species, so much so that they represented a statistically important 0.02% of anglers. Small potatoes perhaps, but definitely a start! Roughfish are finally starting to get some respect! #fisheriesmanagement #minnesota #fisheriesresearch #suckerlove

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March 2, 2015

Latergrams - Week 10