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Posted on Sep 6, 2011 in
Socially Speaking
by Stephanie Pancratz

As Sport Fishing’s social media manager, I spend a few minutes every day checking in on what’s happening with those of you posting on our Saltwater Fishing Forums, Facebook Fan Page, and Twitter feed. The fascinating and sometimes terrifying items you share with us often pull me into what seems to be an Internet black hole, and I find myself trolling, totally entertained, for a lot longer than I should be.

Following the 2011 Fly Fishing Industry Trade Show in New Orleans, one thing that caught my attention was the buzz about Waterline Media’s short film that won “Best Fishing” and “Best Cinematography” at Drake magazine’s annual Fly Fishing Video Awards. I have to say … Well, there aren’t words to describe this beautiful film, so take a moment to watch it for yourself:

Riding High: A Season on the Fly from Waterline Media on Vimeo.

On Facebook last week, I was particularly interested the seventy-plus replies to our Question of the Day about seasickness remedies, since I’ve been known to not have the best luck offshore. Thanks to my doctor, I can rely on my remaining supply of prescription Scopace (scopolamine) pills to keep me on my feet and out of the cabin, but little did I know that anglers have discovered ginger — the ancient remedy that pregnant women have relied on for years to relieve nausea. I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to risk giving up the Scopa’ and sucking ginger Queasy Pops all day, but I am certainly going to keep a few in my dry bag for those particularly rough days offshore. (And my fingers are crossed that Scopace's distribution issues are quickly resolved ... or a suitable alternative is discovered.)

Speaking of our QOTD’s, in mid-August I was super-psyched to read @DonaldJTrumpJr’s response to “Who gets your extra fish when you catch more than you can eat?” Click here to see if it’s Donald Sr., and then follow @SportFishingMag to keep up with our tweets!

And if you’re into Foursquare, check out our Insider Tips … Over the last couple of weeks, our editors have been adding fishing tips to places we love. So far, we have intel at destinations on three continents, and there are more to come every day.

Last, but not least, check out this oldie but goodie video discovered by our Web editor Ben Holtzclaw when it resurfaced on YouTube late last month. Should you ever become desperately hungry and only have a bait bucket of squid at your disposal, don’t forget to add a dash of soy sauce — you won’t want to miss these spectacular squid moves!


Have a badass fishing link you’d like to share? Comment below, or come talk to us around the web.

Stephanie