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Back Bay Interview Series.

Hello Folks, 

Hope your new year has gotten off to a great start. Ours surely has, I have been working on editing the interviews shot while filming Back Bay. if you have not seen here it is.

If you have seen Back Bay then you know we had some great folks giving their insight on the Largemouth Bass fishery there. I have taken these interviews and made extended versions. So now you can see everything they said about Back Bay. Ill release one each month leading up to my final interview with the late Lefty Kreh. The first is with VDGIF fisheries biologist Chad Boyce. I've known Chad for decades and even worked with him at VMRC. He has some great insight and has done some great work on Back Bay. So enjoy the interview and we will be working on getting Walt Cary's interview up in February.  Here is Chad's extended interview. Thanks for viewing.

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Changes coming in 2019

Well here we are at the end of another year. As you may have heard, we are changing things up a bit here at Ruthless. The first is that we are no longer offering kayak fishing charters, for 2019 we will keep doing “on the water” instruction for one or two anglers.

Second, we are going to start producing more media content and outdoor films. After winning the Drake Magazine’s Conservation film award we have been motivated to keep making these types of films. We have a few in the works for 2019.

Third, I have started my job with Seigler Reels, I am getting in on the ground floor of their Fly Reel Production, R&D and Marketing team. I look forward to growing with them. Keep a look out for us at most of the major fly fishing shows.

So here is wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2019!

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Passing on Knowledge.

 

The recent loss of Lefty has inspired me to go about my fishing a little differently. It's only been days but the reality of this loss still hits me in the gut. I feel the best way to honor him is to learn more and teach more. So Lefty if you watching I am going to do my best to be like you. 

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A while back I took a young man Nigel Wright on a trip sponsered by a mentoring fellowship. He chose me as his mentor for the weekend. So from here I am going to direct you to his blog. So he can tell the story. Good Times.

https://diehardangler.blogspot.com/2013/06/john-r-lower-endowment-trip.html?m=1

 

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Walt Cary

Just now winding down from an awesome Saturday. It started with the Back Bay/Knott's Island Waterfowl Festival. Chris Ludford asked me to show Back Bay there. I asked Walt Cary to join me..he accepted instantly. I also asked Wesey Hutchinson with Whiskey Run Custom Calls to join us. Needless to say our table was very popular. 

Walt Spun out Poppers along with tales of Flyfishing during the heydays of Back Bay.

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Alot of folks stopped by to Chat.

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Walt's Silver Gudgen Minnow was the first fly to sell out. This was the pattern that he tied for Lefty Kreh.

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The highlight was seeing Walt reunite with his old fishing buddy Tom Snyder.

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This is a pic of a typical day with these two. They would have to be the last name to sign up on the tournament boards or folks would not compete with them. Who blames them..lol.

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Shaking off winter

Looks like it's time to shake off winter and jump into spring! March is going to be full of fun events, on March 9th we will be showing Back Bay at Back Bay Brewing, the film will start at 7pm.

On March 10 we will be attending the Back Bay-Knotts Island Waterfowl Festival from 9am to 5pm, I am sharing a booth with Walt Cary from Walt's Poppers and Wesley Hutchinson from Whiskey Run Custom Calls, Come check out their great work.  During the festival, Walt will be joining for a presentation of Back Bay and entertain questions just after the showing.

After the festival we are headed over to the Legends of the Fly event at the Virginia Beach MOCA. It starts at 4pm with presentations by Colby Trow and Capt. Chris Newsome at 6pm. Then at 7:45 they will show the "Stoke Films" from the 2018 Flyfishing Film Tour. Hope to see you there!

Now for the fishing part. I am looking forward to spring and the return of some of my favorite fisheries. Shad season is just around the corner I am looking forward to doing some shad videos locally in the Blackwater and Nottoway rivers. Not to mention maybe the James. To get you in the mood I am going to repost a video from a few years ago where Iran into Capt. Dale Huggins on the James. There is some good stuff here, I hope to revisit this place in early April. 

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We're Back!

For 2018 we are going to try and post a video once a month. We will start with a short documentary we filmed last summer about Back Bay. It features Lefty Kreh and Walt Cary. Enjoy.

 

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