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Good-by to Fly Fisherman

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Though I think editor Ross Purnell is doing a fairly good job with only 64 pages to work with, I have given up my subscription to Fly Fisherman, as I did Gray's Sporting Journal. I am an avid reader, but since these two magazines use photos from the becks, I cannot in good conscience support them. I guess I should not feel badly about it, but I do, esp. FF. I have subscribed to FF for 40 years, and I am going to miss finding it in the mail a half-dozen times a year. I am afraid that I will next have to abandon AA, which has been regularly using beck pics. Thank goodness for FTJ, The Drake, and, hopefully, FR&R, which did include some stuff from the becks once but that I hope was a one-time mistake.

Posted on: 2012/3/1 16:56


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Sorry if I'm coming late to the party but I've heard the "Beck's" mentioned several times lately in not so flattering terms. What has caused those feelings?

Posted on: 2012/3/1 17:00


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Barry and Cathy Beck are fly fishing photographers/writers and have a business association with the Spring Ridge Club (I don't know the details), a high end private fishing club that is unpopular with many members of our board.

Posted on: 2012/3/1 17:29


Re: Good-by to Fly Fisherman

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Thanks for explaining FI

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I'm pretty much letting all of my subscriptions lapse. After awhile it all starts to repeat.

Posted on: 2012/3/1 18:39


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the becks also like to take pictures of of fat pellet fed fish and pass it off as something else

yeah FF is horrific

Posted on: 2012/3/1 20:54


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I let them all lapse. Internet for content, fly fishing catalogs and books for the can, and the occasional copy of the Drake before a flight or boring event.

I'm not missing a thing.

Posted on: 2012/3/2 12:59


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Just got the april/may issue the other day.
And made it a point to check the captions on every fishing picture.
Nothing from the Becks in this issue.
It had a really nice article on midges - with some fantastic shots of trout in the process of eating them from the surface.
And in the editorial near the front, it is pointed out how these pictures were all taken on public water.
I'm wondering if the've gotten lots of negative feedback about the Becks, and are doing something about it?

Posted on: 2012/3/3 8:24


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DFG,
+1 on the pics of trout rising to midges. The article was decent too but the pics were excellent.

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Maybe they heard about Rich's hunger strike. He fixed them!

Posted on: 2012/3/3 10:04
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Re: Good-by to Fly Fisherman

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Don't kid yourselves. The becks' names are still on the magazine's masthead. They'll no doubt be back. As I told editor R. Purnell, if I ever discover that the becks are no longer affiliated with FF and their pics are not being used, I will enthusiastically renew my subscription. But, I'm certainly not counting on it. I'll manage with FTJ, The Drake, and R&R (if it doesn't use any more beck stuff). I imagine my subscription to AA is going down the tubes when it runs out in August, since they use a lot of beck photos. I'll miss AA even more than FF, since AA is presently my favorite (excluding beck pics) of the ff mags I get.

Posted on: 2012/3/3 16:34


Re: Good-by to Fly Fisherman

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rrt wrote:
Though I think editor Ross Purnell is doing a fairly good job with only 64 pages to work with, I have given up my subscription to Fly Fisherman, as I did Gray's Sporting Journal. I am an avid reader, but since these two magazines use photos from the becks, I cannot in good conscience support them. I guess I should not feel badly about it, but I do, esp. FF. I have subscribed to FF for 40 years, and I am going to miss finding it in the mail a half-dozen times a year. I am afraid that I will next have to abandon AA, which has been regularly using beck pics. Thank goodness for FTJ, The Drake, and, hopefully, FR&R, which did include some stuff from the becks once but that I hope was a one-time mistake.


Get over it. What pisses you off about their photographs?

Posted on: 2012/3/4 16:55
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Oh, Brad from Potter, please read FishIdiot's post about the becks. No, I won't get over it. The becks are associated with this group that buys privately owned but publicly accessible water and then posts it for the exclusive use of its wealthy members and clients. I believe this is a battle we must fight. If you are a young guy, it is probably more important for the future of your fishing than it is of mine, though I guess in Potter Co. you have all the public water you need. Anyhow, that is what "pisses me off," and, once again, I won't get over it. And, if I hadn't tried to become the kinder, gentler rrt on this board, I might have reacted a little more forcefully to your nasty-tone post.

Posted on: 2012/3/4 19:13


Re: Good-by to Fly Fisherman

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No nasty tone here...just wonder why you are blasting the becks? That's all. Not too young here..56 now. I'm curious...how much water have they been envolved with? I'm not trolling or anything just trying to find out what they did?

P.S. Flyfisherman sucks by the way, as do most publications. Although I do enjoy Gray's!

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Re: Good-by to Fly Fisherman

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I know the Becks all to well. There's a lot more to why many people don't have much nice to say about them, not just what has been said here... that's all I will say about it.

Posted on: 2012/3/4 19:46
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