I'm a little slow on this one, but wanted to drop a link & embed for a few e-Magazines making the rounds. As someone who struggles every few months to put one together, I know it's not easy, and these folks are doing a great job. North 40 Fly Shop: April 2016
(couldn't figure out how to embed it, so please click the link in the title to see the mag).
There's a really great article in the most recent edtion of the Kype Magazine e-zine on tenkara fishing the Driftless region of Wisconsin (and Iowa & Minnesota) by Mike Lutes of Badger Tenkara.
The article isn't the typical tenkara piece that you've probably already read in countless publications over the past few years...you know...Japanese tradition...kebari...simplcity...all that stuff. Rather it's a breakdown of the area, its trout, and some of the modified tenkara tactics the author has employed to find success on the endless streams one might fish.
It's a good reminder that if you're new to tenkara, it doesn't have to be all about reverse hackle flies and level line. In fact you can go a totally different path and still reap many of the rewards a tenkara rod can provide over "traditional" tackle.
You can read the entire article in the window below...
I've been supporting Kype Magazine here at Troutrageous! for a few years. To be honest, when my blog was in its infancy, they were really the first "entity" to show any interest in it. I was one of the first 2 or 3 blogs they mentioned on their website, and even though they've added a quite a few since, I only send good karma their way.
There's been a recent change in the management of Kype Magazine. It's been mentioned in places like Midcurrent, HATCH, Facebook, etc...but if you're not in the know, George Douglas has stepped aside and Aileen Lane (whom you may recognize from MKFlies and other fly fishing related things) has assumed the reigns. Not sure what that means, but I have a feeling it will be good to have a fresh energy around the publication. I just hope she doesn't wise up and give me the boot from page 40!
Anyway, in holding to tradition, here's the embed of the latest issue. Enjoy.
Over here at Troutrageous! I've been maintaining a relationship with Kype Magazine for the better part of the last 3 years. It's not unique, other bloggers also post the "free issues" on their sites, I just continue to do so because happen to enjoy the magazine and the people involved.
As such, I thought it would be worth mentioning a "Kickstarter" project that George Douglas (Kype's publisher) has currently running. His goal - to publish a book called The Fishing Gods - which will ambitiously attempt to harness 500 years worth of fly fishing knowledge into a hardbound book, worthy of any fisherman's library.
Excerpt from press release:
THE FISHING GODS Author and Publisher, George Douglas has just completed his latest fly fishing project ! Five hundred years of experience compiled in one amazing book---the stories, techniques, and flies of the top American & Canadian Fly Fishing Guides. We'd like to refer to them as the "Sweet Sixteen"...April Vokey, Loren Williams, Scott Howell, Lori-Ann Murphy, & Josh Nugent just to name a few. The foreword is written by Dec Hogan -- and all the step by step fly patterns were recreated and photographed by Dec Hogan and Marty Howard. This book is sure to be a classic in the fishing industry for years to come...Be a part of this project and pre-order your copy at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/469002171/the-fishing-gods
Was recently contacted by Kype Magazine about doing a little link exchange. Figured why not, I've read about Kype on various other blogs like Fin Follower & The Fiberglass Manifesto Facebook page over the past few weeks, read an online copy, and thought the magazine was a pretty solid stuff. Plus it's topical - about Steelhead, Salmon, & Trout fishing. Yeah, I'm easy like that.
So here's the deal, if you want to read freeonline back-issues of Kype Magazine, just click on the little banner over on the right side of my blog (attaway ---->), or click the label/topic tag named...what else?..."Kype Magazine."