Saturday, July 22, 2017

THIS IS FLY - Issue 63

The latest issue of This Is Fly is live and ready for your weekend reading stack.


SWIFT FLY FISHING - New Rod Tubes & Rod Turner/Drying Motor

The folks at Swift Fly Fishing just can't leave well enough alone and have recently released two new step forward products with the Katana Rod Tubes and the Epic Rod Turner & Drying Motor.

The new rod tubes come complimentary with all Ready To Wrap Rod Kits and Studio Built Fly Rods and feature either white or black translucent fiberglass with a ferruled sleeve closure instead of the traditional screw top.

What makes your home builds that much more "Epic"?  How about a rod turner and drying motor that runs off three AAA batteries and will run for over 70 hours on each fresh set. 

Visit the Swift Fly Fishing website for more information or to place an order. 

Remember to join the Swift V.I.P. Club if you haven't for discounts, shop news, and special promotions, and more.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

YETI | Stories - Carter Andrews

The YETI Stories continue highlighting the badassery of angler Carter Andrews. 

Click PLAY and enjoy.

Want more?  Check out the other fifty plus YETI Stories and take a few minutes to check out the newest products from Yeti. It's not just coolers anymore.

LOON LIVE: Do You Even Airbrush?

Bring your fly tying A-Game with you tonight for the latest LOON LIVE session brought to you by the good folks at Loon Outdoors.  The patterns on deck both look like winners with the Limbo Limbata and the Stocker Popper.

Sign up on the LOON LIVE web page and be ready at the vise when it starts at 6:00 p.m. PST.

Visit the Loon Outdoors website for everything from tying tools to swag.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


The latest short film from Echo Fly Fishing highlights the need for fly shops and value that they bring to the sport of fly fishing.

Visit the Echo Fly Fishing website for a wide array of fiberglass fly rods with a few more to be added to the mix soon. Visit your local dealer to give them a cast.


The latest issue of Tail Fly Fishing Magazine is live online and on the newsstands.  Check out the online preview and subscribe to online access for the full issue or for the print version if you haven't already.

Tail Fly Fishing Magazine is the only print publication dedicated saltwater fly fishing and each issue is better than the last.  As my own interest in saltwater fly fishing is increasing, I look forward to the new issue arriving in the mailbox.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

FIRST LOOK - Thomas & Thomas Lotic Series Fly Rods

Several new fiberglass fly rods were shown off last week at the International Fly Tackle Dealer show and one series with most anticipation has been the Lotic fly rod from Thomas & Thomas.

The Lotic series will consist of three models with a 6'10" three weight, 7'4" four weight, and a 7'10" five weight.  These three piece fly rods will be built with western style cork grips, aluminum hardware, with cork reel seat insert.  Something interesting to consider is that the Lotic series are 40% lighter over the Heirloom series fly rods that they are replacing.  MSRP will be $595 and these fly rods should be available through your local Thomas & Thomas dealer soon.

Thomas & Thomas wrote...

"Inspired by tumbling mountain brooks and glassy spring creeks, Thomas & Thomas introduces the Lotic Series of fiberglass fly rods.  By combining the latest glass fibers with a highly progressive flex profile, the light-weight Lotic provides a crisp, medium action with the deep loading distinct to fiberglass.  The result is a high-performance glass rod that generates surprising line speed and power while maintaining a silky-smooth delivery perfect for presenting a dry fly."

Last summer I had the opportunity to take a prototype of the 7'10" five weight on the trip to Wyoming but have been told that the taper was further refined along with entirely different cosmetics.  I'll be looking forward to getting my hands on the final version.

Visit the Thomas & Thomas website for more information and plan on stopping by your nearby dealer to cast the Lotic fly rods as they should be in stock soon.