Smith athlete and former surfing World Champion CJ Hobgood is as passionate about fishing as he is about surfing. This winter, Smith teamed CJ up with a fellow crew of Florida fishing ambassadors and sent them 50 miles off the coast of southern Florida to Bimini—the “sport fishing capital of the world.” Sitting in the middle of the Gulf Stream, the beautiful blue waters around Bimini can be chaotic at times, but for this crew, it was smooth sailing as the Bahamian island lived up to its reputation and was the perfect place to put Smith’s Guide’s Choice with ChromaPop™ to the test.
A fly-fishing journey to the Bolivian Amazon. We wanted to experience the rawness of the jungle in the richest ecosystem on earth, to have a primordial connection with nature that for us, is best achieved through exploration with a fly rod. Our Tsimané guides brought us into their jungle, back in time to a lost world of primitive living, giving us the opportunity to catch a Golden Dorado, one of the most possessed fish that swims. The Amazon wilderness holds many mysteries, but we found out for ourselves that the real treasures of the jungle live beneath the canopy, and swim through its pristine rivers. From the lowland tropics to the high altitudes of the Cordillera, our fly-fishing trip became more of a lesson in the immense diversity of Bolivia's landscapes and people. We invested everything we had, but came home feeling rich with new knowledge and experiences that are now priceless.
If you're interested in an expedition style fly-fishing trip to the headwaters of the Bolivian Amazon, you must contact our friends Patrick Taendler and Federico Marancenbaum from Santa Cruz. They shared with us their passion and enthusiasm for Golden Dorado, and there is no way in hell we could have done it without them! facebook.com/anglingfrontiers
Music credits: "The Throw" Jagwar Ma, "Little Flute Chant" Lee Scratch Perry, "Java" Augustus Pablo, "Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley Your Tie's Caught In Your Zipper" Incredible Bongo Band, "El Forastero" Savia Andina
Follow a group of Sun Valley, Idaho locals as they enjoy a Great Day fishing the Big Lost River. "If the only thing you're thinking about is, How am I going to catch this fish? You're having a pretty Great Day"
Music by Deer Tick
Song- "Baltimore Blues No. 1"
Album- War Elephant
Idaho boys travel south of the border to the sea of Cortez in pursuit of the prized rooster fish. While the roosters remained elusive the boys manage to find the dorado and have an epic fly fishing adventure. Great days, good friends, good taco's and muchas cervezas!
Cody Chivas and Taylor Brothers set out on a mission in Key West, FL with visions of sight casting Tailing Sailfish on the reef's edge and live chumming Blackfin tuna behind shrimp boats, but a small craft advisory took the trip in a different direction. The two quickly revised their plans, instead heading deep into the Gulf side of the Florida Keys in pursuit of their catch. Join Chivas and Brothers as they quickly re-route 70 miles the opposite direction still come out on top.