Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Arthur R McPhee
8 followers
8 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Tippets: Fishing Dirty Water, Paying it Forward: Fish where the water is “dirty,” advises Chris Hunt. “The line between clean and dirty water is, after all, “structure.” It provides cover from potential predators, but it also delivers food to the bigger body of water in the form of everything from larval insects to worms, leeches and small fish.” The post Tippets: Fishing Dirty Water, Paying it Forward appeared first on MidCurrent. fishpointer.com https://is.gd/29D4Lp
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Alan raises another $45 million for its health insurance product: Paris-based startup Alan has raised a Series B round of funding of $45 million (€40 million). Index Ventures is once again leading the round, with partners of DST Global also participating. The company had raised a $28 million funding round only ten months ago. Alan is a software-as-a-service startup tackling a very specific industry — […] https://is.gd/29D4Lp
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
GoCardless raises $75M Series E for its recurring payments network and heads to America: Compared to startups born into the frothy London fintech space as it exists today, 2011-founded GoCardless could well be considered a slow burner. However, in more recent years, the nearly 300 person company — headed up by co-founder and CEO Hiroki Takeuchi — has undoubtedly stepped on the gas in a bid to become the […] https://is.gd/29D4Lp
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Sunday Classic / Respect Thy Tarpon Guide: I respect tarpon guides a great deal. As a trout guide, I run into many of the same struggles they do on the water, but tarpon guides have to deal with managing them at the extreme level. They spend their days on the water guiding in some of the most demanding and technical fly fishing conditions on the planet, and to make things worse, many of their clients have never experienced the saltwater fishing conditions before in their life. Getting the job done, day in and day out, is rarely easy for a tarpon guide. I imagine there's plenty of silent prayers being made on those poling platforms, begging for a starving fish to show itself at just the right angle, and that a good presentation follows. Friends that guide for tarpon tell me of occasional periods where the skunk doesn't leave the boat for days at a time. Hookups that are short lived, are the only thing that keep them sane and focused on the prize. It's not that they aren't spotting fish and getting plenty of opportunities during the day. Most of the time, their hands are clean and the skunk falls on the operators standing on the bow. It's hard to hit your targets if you haven't taken the time to sight-in your fly rod before you begin the hunt (pre-trip casting preparation). Consequently, a large percentage of the fish catching opportunities witnessed by tarpon guides fizzle out before they can materialize, from presentations missing their intended targets. And don't get me started on the unstable emotions that plague newcomers to chasing tarpon on the fly. That's a whole-nother can of worms. I've been on the bow many times, where I completely fell apart after locking eyes with a 100+ pound poon. They also tell me that many times when they're fortunate enough to get an experienced fly caster on the bow of their boat, they often get dealt the shitty weather card. A cold front will show up out of no where and most of the fish will run for their lives to deep water. When a cold fronts aren't the problem, strong winds blowing the wrong direction, end up depriving them access to prime water. Focus, patience, and persistence are three attributes you better have if you want to hack it guiding in the salt. For myself fishpointer.com https://is.gd/29D4Lp
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
How to read fiction to build a startup: “The book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn’t have to be plugged in, activated, or performed by a machine; all it needs is light, […] https://is.gd/29D4Lp
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’s latest cohort too big?: Plus, e-scooter subscription services are a thing now, the Vision Fund is betting big on autonomous delivery and Facebook almost bought Unity. https://is.gd/29D4Lp
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Saturday Shoutout / Rosenbauer Bares All: If you think you know Tom Rosenbauer, you need to hear this podcast. Tom is an icon in the world of fly fishing. It’s hard to think of anyone who has done more to introduce new anglers to the sport. We all listen to his Orvis Guides Podcast. We’ve seen him on TV, and we’ve read his books. But do we really know Tom Rosenbauer? G&G contributor Dan Frasier sat down for an interview with Tom to find out. What he uncovered is no less than shocking. Unless you consider hilarious less than shocking, in which case, it’s far, far less than shocking. LISTEN AND LEARN WHAT TOM ROSENBAUER HAS BEEN UP TO OFF THE WATER. fishpointer.com https://is.gd/29D4Lp
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
GoTrendier raises $3.5 million to take on Spanish-language fashion marketplaces: Thanks to environmentally conscious young buyers, throwaway culture is dying not only in the U.S., but also in Latin America — and startups are poised to jump in with services to help people recycle used clothing. GoTrendier, a peer-to-peer fashion marketplace operative in Mexico and Colombia, has raised $3.5 million USD to do just that. […] https://is.gd/29D4Lp
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Pro Tips: How to Set the Hook While Nymphing: Written by: Geoff Stevens, Teton Fishing Co. LLC Why do most wives outfish their husbands? Because they set the hook on everything. Photo by Geoff Stevens I recently had the honor of taking a fellow guide and his wife on a trip for large rainbows. He was a top-notch guide for trophy bass. Neither had fly fished before, and after a short lesson on. . . The post Pro Tips: How to Set the Hook While Nymphing appeared first on Orvis News. fishpointer.com https://is.gd/29D4Lp
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Wednesday Wake-Up Call 02.13.19: The anti-Pebble coalition is keeping its powder dry for an important public-comment period in the coming weeks. Image Cory Luoma, Fly Out Media Yesterday, the Unite States Senate passed a massive public-lands conservation bill, with remarkable bipartisan support. With a vote of 92-8, the National Resources Management Act now heads to . . . The post Wednesday Wake-Up Call 02.13.19 appeared first on Orvis News. fishpointer.com https://is.gd/29D4Lp
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded