Monday, November 30, 2009

Loop Army on the move. Scanout Magazine Issue #5

hey baby check my fly fishing gift cards availble at Castaway Fly Shop

great Christmas gift set of eight high quality gift cards 29.95
call the shop at 18004103133 for your order

Loop Army special ops Sam Root killer video

Fly Fishing Captain Greg Dini and Derek Redwine from Sam Root on Vimeo.

good work buddy

idaho joe

Sunday, November 29, 2009

fly tying night at the fly beer......... Joe's favorite kind!!!!

What: Fly Tying Night
When: Thursday December 3rd ....5-9
Where: Castaway Fly Fishing Shop
free beer and pizza b.y.o.v. bring your own vice
upstairs at the "spey attic" aka man cave
bring your freinds
great time to drink a beer and work on your fly boxes
great loop deals as well
18004103133 for details

Friday, November 27, 2009

black friday......opti creek rod &reel fly line 700.00

opti creek fly rod 2wt. or 3wt. ....creek reel fly line and backing 700.00...over 1200.00 regularly
offering to loop army members calll jeff or joe at 18004103133 to reserve one...these are regular stock rods and reels just over stock
idaho joe

Saturday, November 21, 2009

the fiberglass manifessto...".kojack's site"

check out my buddy cameron's blog...he's doinging it right
idaho joe

greg thomas new anglers tonic blog

greg and I have been freinds for years now ....ran acrossed this and you should check it out
idaho joe

Friday, November 20, 2009

yo...LA loop army members....loop will be in the house

The Bob Marriott’s Flyfishing Store
20th Annual Fly Fishing Educational Fair

Saturday - November 21, 2009 - 9am-5pm
Sunday - November 22, 2009 - 9am-3pm

  • Celebrity flyfishing demonstrations and seminars
  • Travel destination representatives from around the world
  • Live fly tying demonstrations throughout the event
  • Casting pond with activities all weekend
  • Author book signings
  • New product unveiling from over 50 of the top fly fishing manufacturers
  • Valuable Prize drawings
    ………….and so much more!!!!
buddy and rick will be there....stop by and say hi

Street Address

Bob Marriott's Flyfishing Store
2700 W. Orangethorpe Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92833

Store Hours

Mon-Sat: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sun: Closed

Telephone Numbers

Phone Orders: 800-535-6633
Information: 714-525-1827
Travel Center: 714-578-1880
Fax Orders: 800-367-2299

A teaser for the next LOOP MAGAZINE!

: Yngve Ask.
Fly Fisherman: Christer Sjöberg
Location: Cuba - Cayo Las Bruja – Cayo Santa Maria
More pictures?: Nordic Flyfishing


from russia with love

In 1990 Loop Tackle were among the first pioneers into Russia’s hidden and long forgotten treasures. The exploration of the southern White Sea coast was undertaken and Russian helicopters were invaluable in exploring countless rivers.
In 1993 we had found what we considered the best of the best and built lodges on Kharlovka, Litza and Rynda amongst others. For years Loop offered what many consider the world’s best Atlantic Salmon and Wild Brown Trout Programs. As many know doing business in Russia can be risky, so Loop sold these programs to Peter Power to focus their adventure travel business in Argentina’s Patagonia.

Last season Peter kindly invited me to be his guest to evaluate his salmon and trout fishery now collectively known as the Atlantic Salmon Reserve. It turned out to be an extraordinary revelation. On arrival I was struck by the results of a 10 year multimillion dollar infrastructure investment where everything is constructed to the highest standards with guests housed in modern Swedish type cabins all with their own bathrooms. Of course the same goes for the recreational and dining facilities with high standards of food and service.

Peter demonstrates his dedication by living in one of his tundra dachas for five months a year exercising a tight discipline with his famous attention to detail over what he calls “my Russian family” so that everything works like clockwork in a calm and relaxed atmosphere. Amazingly this extends over 800,000 hectares of tundra through the numerous camp sites for the Wild Brown Trout program so that helicopters are always on time and the tundra is maintained in pristine condition. The Russian only employment policy combined with intensive training has resulted in what may be the best team loyal English speaking guides I have ever encountered.

Peter will be remembered for raising the standards of camp life on the Kola but his passion to salmon and trout conservation will be his legacy. This is expressed in a self imposed “Mandate” which is well worth reading on the ASR website under: For eight years he has funded the ASR Protection Program which consists of up to 16 police officers and “runners”, many of them armed, who patrol by air, sea and land. His objective has been to quite literally eliminate poaching over the entire water basin and he has largely succeeded. The results for salmon stocks are astounding. The average number of juvenile salmon in the ASR Rivers has risen from a range of 15 to 25 fish/100 square meters to 100 plus/100 square meters since the program began. Read the report on last season for the fishing results:

The Wild Brown Trout program has been cleverly integrated into this process and may have benefited even more than the Salmon Programs because the process starts in the upper reaches in March & April and does not finish until October when the ice freezes over. Peter is most generous in his praise of the pioneering work undertaken by Loop and readily admits to the inspiration and advice we gave him. Contrary to past expectations the trophy trout fishermen have been reporting ever increasing catch results over the last few years and the rules for conservation are stricter then ever. See:

Finally you should know Peter has come up with new programs to slash prices by up to 40% through a reduced helicopter program.
See: so there is now wide availability.

Loop Tackle has no hesitation in recommending you visit the ASR for MSW Atlantic Salmon and Russian Trophy Trout fishing at its best. Peter’s work in this area is remarkable - A text book example of ECO tourism at its best!
He has fulfilled even more than my wildest dreams for a great fishery in the Kola – a travel in time – a pristine environment.

You can contact Justin at:, ph: +44 1865 883063 or
apply through:

Christer Sjöberg

Friday, November 13, 2009

profile of tim pask ......this is fly.......under cover brother

November 9, 2009


To be honest I’m not total sure how I have gotten here. It’s not that I don’t remember the trip, but it’s more the route to this specific place that seems a bit foggy these days. If you run in to me along the way, you’d probably thank the fish gods you weren’t trying to pack all this crap around the planet.
For as long as I can remember I’ve been a hunting and fishing junky. I was the kid in the costume jewelry department of Kmart, sorting through strands of fake pearls, looking for that perfect sized bead for my nightcrawler harnesses. Little pink florescent paint, a silver spinner, 3 snelled hooks and presto-bango the worlds greatest walleye lure appeared. Plus I could usually talk my Grandmother in to buying me a brick of 500 Federal .22 shells for $6.95. Nothing was safe!

These days I am torn between being a hardcore fly fisherman and a adventure photo journalist. So what it usually comes down to is a ton of extra shit that I end up trying to pack around the planet. Trust me when I tell you that I am not complaining, but I still wonder how I ended up here, sitting at my desk, which is covered in 5 colors of marabou, 2 external hard drives, 4 bobbin threaders, 3 Lexar high speed card readers, 10,000 packs of krystal flash, an underwater housing, one slightly used jungle cock saddle, and my trusty MacBook Pro. But this is my world these days and I absolutely, undeniably, positively love the chaos. -Tim Pask
“The Adventure Continues”

Tim is currently in British Columbia swinging flies for steelhead, chasing the light, tying flies, photographing his wife Sonya’s enormous fish, collaborating virtually on a book project with a friend, exploring new water, trying to sell a few covers, slowing my casting stroke down so that his bamboo spey rod delivers, editing images for the worlds most patient client and writing this short bio, before hooking up his boat up and hitting the river. Perhaps it’s “The Chaos that Continues!”
You can sort of keep track of Tim and his partners at or send him an email