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Show your support for the fishing guides that have their business along lower Plaquemines Parish and visit PlaqueminesFlyGuides.com.Capt. Alec Griffin of Louisiana Flywater has created a website and is currently selling a t-shirt for friends to show their support of our guides during the largest oil spill in history.
This past Saturday I had the opportunity to paddle a Freedom 12 kayak at the LSU Lakes in Baton Rouge, LA.Be sure read my review titled “Freedom 12 Kayak” in the “Product Review” board of the Warm Fly Forum.
World famous angler Flip Pallot has joined Temple Fork Outfitters, TFO President Rick Pope announced on Wednesday.
Pallot is the latest addition to the fishing tackle company’s growing team of experts, who already include Bernard “Lefty” Kreh, Gary Loomis, Ed Jaworowski, Nick Curcione and Bob Clouser.
“This is very big for us,” Pope said, describing Pallot as a longtime friend. “From his incredibly successful Walker’s Cay Chronicles, to his work as an author and teacher, Flip complements our goal of increasing participation in, and awareness of, fishing by offering the best possible combination of price and performance in fishing rods.”
Pallot’s responsibilities will include helping to design high-performance rods, developing educational programs and participating in the company’s general business planning, Pope said.
Kreh, who first introduced Pallot to Pope nearly 30 years ago, shared the enthusiasm.
“I am delighted that my old friend and fishing buddy Flip Pallot has joined the TFO Advisory Staff,” Kreh said. “Together I am sure we will come up with some products that will make TFO customers happy and help teach us all how to catch more fish.”
Pallot said he is grateful for the opportunity with Temple Fork.
“TFO has given me a chance to play in the same stadium with Lefty Kreh, Gary Loomis and the rest of my Temple Fork Family,” he said. “I must be dreaming!”
PERSONAL STATEMENT FROM TFO PRESIDENT RICK POPE:
I first met Flip Pallot nearly 30 years ago while he worked as a guide in South Florida – thanks to a recommendation from one of his mentors, Lefty Kreh. My first day on the front of his flats boat in Biscayne Bay, I knew he was a special person. His passion for the species we sought, for the environment and for perfecting the techniques necessary to succeed as both an angler and outdoorsman continue to be an inspiration to me.
Through decades of spending time around a campfire together, sharing hunting and fishing stories, business philosophies, personal successes and tragedies, we became best of friends. From rigging tarpon leaders to rigging duck decoys, from sharpening knives to cooking, I’ve seen him solve problems with great planning and insight - and I, like so many others, have benefitted from his wisdom and willingness to share ideas. From his incredibly successful Walker’s Cay Chronicles, to his work as an author and teacher, Flip complements our goal of increasing participation in, and awareness of, fishing by offering the best possible combination of price and performance in fishing rods.
This week's spotlight is on good friend, Warm Fly member and moderator Jimmy Mayeux. Last Saturday Jimmy caught his first rainbow (pictured below) on the fly. He caught it while fishing the Little Missouri River at Albert Pike in Arkansas. Congratulations Jimmy!
This unknown, hardcore fly fisherman was spotted on the Little Missouri River this weekend in Murfreesboro, AR. Despite 40 degree water temps, strong winds and melting snow, he continued his pursuit of rainbow trout. Much to the amazement of several onlookers, after each catch, he removed the barbless fly and released the fish. What a guy!