New Hemingway Biography, First Tarpon, Tsunami Debris, Smethurst Wins Big

June 10, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • In a refreshing look at Hemingway, Paul Hendrickson revolves his new biography around the 27 years the renowned author spent fishing in his yacht, Pilar.
  • Within an hour on the flats, Colorado trout angler and Backbone Media team member Kara Armano proves her mettle as a flats angler as well, landing her first Florida Keys tarpon.
  • Carrying thirteen pounds of organisms per square foot, debris from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, arrive on the Western United States Coast with possible radiation and chemical contamination—and concern over invasive species as well.
  • At the Teva Mountain Games fly fishing competition, Frank Smethurst stood with two medals on the podium.