Archive for the ‘Free Stuff!’ Category

“Icethroat Trout” Desktop/Wallpaper

Due to popular demand (well, one person), I am offering my “Icethroat Trout” painting as a computer desktop/wallpaper image for FF&W readers. Just download the appropriate size for your monitor (right-click or ctrl-click on the link, depending on your system), and you’ll have the Icethroat you need. As you can see, I’m offering nine sizes for download. […]

Last Week of the Shadow Cast Competition

This week is your last chance at “eternal fly casting glory” from the boys over at Jazz & Fly Fishing. Think you have the world’s most creative (or at least funniest) Shadow Cast? Then don’t delay, get your video cam out and make the rainbows rise (or run, more likely). Fabulous prizes and international fame […]

Speaking of Shadow Casting, There’s This Contest…

[vimeo clip_id=”25882062″] Speaking of Shadow Casting (see the previous post), my friends over at Jazz & Fly Fishing have a little competition they are running through the summer. It involves Shadow Casting, videotaping, and a lot of tongue-in-cheek. Although Shadow Casting can be sometimes be *very serious* business, this contest is not. Of course, if […]

DF52 Mystery Fish Revealed (with a Winner)!

Last week’s DF52 “mystery fish” has been revealed: a permit (pompano was also accepted as an answer in the contest). You can see Jeff’s permit above, with a full post and bigger image on his blog. Congratulations to Donna L for her winning entry (randomly drawn from all correct entries). Thanks to all who entered the […]

What is This?

Here’s a pic from the (getting closer to done) Fishing the Film book. Anyone care to guess what the shot is of (the general subject), and from what position it was taken? First correct answer (or close enough to correct, in my estimation) gets a prize (answer with a comment below or an e-mail, both […]

Back to Fly Fish America

After a hiatus of a couple of years, I’m returning to writing my techniques-based column in “Fly Fish America” magazine. The refreshed column is scheduled to appear in FFA’s annual “Trout Issue,” with a May/June 2010 dating. The column, barring space or other issues, should appear in every issue thereafter. With a distribution model that is based heavily […]

100th Post Contest Winner

The 100th Post Contest has a winner (Bill H.) who will soon be enjoying the A River Runs Through It soundtrack via iTunes. Bill’s name was randomly drawn from all of the correct answers to the question of “Name the river on which the ‘Shadow Cast’ scene was shot.” The correct answer is the “Gallatin […]

100th Post! Free Stuff!

Yes, the milestone* has arrived! The 100th post of the (new) FF&W blog has been reached. Naturally, we at FF&W are so thrilled by this that we have to give something away. How about the A River Runs Through It soundtrack via iTunes? If you want a shot at it, you have to answer a […]

DTF Feather Guide

For those FF&W readers who tie, here is a little (147KB), freebie PDF download for you, the Designing Trout Flies Feather Guide. Based on my father’s Designing Trout Flies book from way back in 1991, the Guide is basically a short-course reference for feather ID and color matching. The Guide has lurked around various dark corners […]

FF&W E-List Giveaway (04-09)

Sweet fly, huh? This one’s not part of the giveaway package. Sorry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  From: The “Thinly Veiled Advertisement” Department To: FF&W Readers Subject: FF&W E-List Giveaway April 16, 2009 – FF&W is planning on sending out its first E-List mailing on April 30. In addition to the veritable horde of exciting and glamorous information, […]

Wanted: Good Video. Will Trade for Reel.

Want one of these (for free)? Have a video camera? Check out the Hook.TV contest.