Friday, March 30, 2012

Trout Chow Fly

A great fly to use for catching stockies.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Gardner L. Grant Dies

Gardner L. Grant of Purchase, NY and Jupiter, FL, a past president of the Federation of Fly Fishers, passed away on March 28, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.  He was 85 years old.  Born in Boston, MA, Gardner spent his early years in Providence RI.  He was a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Business School, and led a family-owned company in the invention and development of equipment for the automatic collection of tolls on tunnels, bridges and turnpikes.  Following the sale of the company to a publicly held corporation, he moved his family to Scarsdale, NY and continued to serve as president for over a decade.  Later, Gardner became active in real estate development and management.  A life-long, passionate fly fisherman, Gardner was active in numerous environmental and angling related organizations.  He served as president of New York’s Theodore Gordon Fly Fishers, the Federation of Fly Fishers and the American Museum of Fly Fishing; and a board member of Trout Unlimited, the Atlantic Salmon Federation, the Hudson River Foundation for Science and Environmental Research and Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Gardner is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Ellen, his daughter Laurie Zimmerman, son Gardner L. Grant, Jr, son-in-law Dr. Franklin Zimmerman, daughter-in-law Sulu Hegde Grant, and grandchildren Stacey, Ricky, Sean and Shakira.

The family requests that any donations in Gardner’s memory be made to the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, VT.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Squimp...A Good Early Season Fly

Yes, I know that the Squimp is a bonefish fly, but early prospecting for trout with the Squimp will yield a fish in your net. Great in olive too.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

FFFNEC & Bears Den Team For Gathering


Free casting instruction and more.......
Bears Den Logo   
Hosted by the
FFF North Eastern Council  

SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012    1:00 - 5:00 PM

The Bears Den
34 Robert W Boyden Rd. Taunton, MA 02780

Has Been Invited to Provide FREE Fly Fishing Instructions 

  • Fly Casting Lessons with FFF Certified Casting Instructors
  • Fly Tying with well known Local Fly Tyers
  • Knot Tying Lessons
  • Equipment Care Instructions & Tips

Directions to the Bears Den  
  Try 988 Crane Ave South if your GPS doesn't take our address.
This will put you at the building directly in front of us!  
  Directions from I 495 - North or South 
  • Take the Bay Street exit, EXIT 9, toward Industrial PK. Rd. / Taunton.
  • Turn onto Bay St. toward the Holiday Inn, BJ's, Tractor Supply Company, Ruby Tuesday's etc (It's Left if you're off 495N, or Right if you're off 495S)
  • Turn right onto Industrial Park Rd. (At the lights); Industrial Park Rd. becomes Myles Standish Blvd
  • Follow Industrial Park Rd./Myles Standish Blvd for 1.6 miles. Look for "Road Narrows" sign on your right, IMMEDIATELY followed by the RED sign for "Robert W Boyden Rd."
  • Turn Right onto Robert W Boyden Rd.
  • Turn into parking lot between the signs for Myles Standish Condominiums and Bear's Den.
Hope to see you there !!! 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sowbug 2012

Psyched to be heading to Arkansas for the 15th Annual Sowbug Roundup. Planning on doing a lot of fishing while visiting the south.