Friday, November 26, 2021

GLASS DEALS - Black Friday to Cyber Monday & Beyond

I don't know about you but my inbox has been filled (and overflowing) with gift guides and email blasts of sales of all sorts.  I'm going to stay in my lane and just focus on the rod builders and rod companies who are offering some sort of holiday discount today through the holidays.  
As in years past, I'm sure that this post will be updated frequently to keep up with the latest promos.

If you need a push, Christmas is a GREAT time to give the gift of glass. 
As in years past, Blue Halo is offering 25% everything in their online shop though quantities are limited.
The folks at Epic Fly Rods have a holiday gift with purchase promo going on now and the biggest thing to consider is that all holiday orders need to be placed by December 1st to ensure Christmas delivery from New Zealand.  
With an online store that is full of all sorts of gift ideas, JP Ross has both a Black Friday and an upcoming Cyber Monday deal to check out.  

For Black Friday only, order the Beaver Meadow S-Glass Adams Fly Rod or the Beaver Meadow S-Glass Zen Trout Black and you'll receive a Mini Reel which is worth $79.  In the notes with the order add "Whats My Line" for a complimentary fly line to complete the outfit.  All other Black Friday deals on the Cabin Clean-Out page.

For Cyber Monday, all Beaver Meadow S-Glass Blanks will be discounted $50 off each blank purchased.  

Keep an eye on the JP Ross Fly Rods & Co. Facebook and Instagram for updates as JP likes to push out some surprises from time to time.

Use code "KDDHAANS5Z3K" for 10% off this stunning Kabuto Rods 8033. 

There is only ONE fly rod being offered with this discount.
There's a lot on sale on the Moonlit Fly Fishing website but take a hard look at both the Lunar S-Glass and Nirvana SuperGLASS offerings.  I'm a fan of both series and have spent a fair bit of time with the 7-weight Lunar S-Glass and the 6-weight Nirvana SuperGLASS fly rods over the last year or so.  

UPDATE - For Cyber Monday, T.F.M. followers who use code "TFMCYBERMONDAY20" will receive an additional 20% off fly rods purchased on the Moonlit Fly Fishing or Leland Fly Fishing websites.

I don't know much about the Moonshine Rod Co. but the social chatter on The Revival glass rod always seems to be positive.  There's a discount to take advantage of if you've been looking at one.

The deal of all fiberglass fly rod (S-Glass with Zentron fiber) blank deals continues on the North Fork Composites website with the Iconoglass blanks discounted to $75 each.  I believe that this sale lasts through the month of November so I wouldn't delay on getting one or several on order for your winter rod building project pile. 

Use discount code "HOLIDAYS2021" for 20% off your fly rod and fly reels order at Red Truck Fly Fishing and I believe James Park is tossing in a sharp looking RTFF trucker cap too.

Fly rods, kits, and blanks are on sale through the weekend.  Those RFT Gear blanks are still intriguing to me as I've heard nothing but good news on them.  Don't sleep on the Red Truck Glass kits either.

We typically don't see sales of any sort from the folks at Tom Morgan Rodsmiths but they are offering $225 off on Custom Orders and have a few In Stock Rods available too.  Looks like sale prices will be good through December 3rd.  Their Holiday Gift Guide is fun for a look-see too.

Didn't find what you're looking for?  The T.F.M. Fiberglass Rod Makers page is a one stop listing of all the fly rod builders and rod companies that I am aware of.  Please email if you know of someone should be included.
What's on your Christmas list this year?


While we're in the daze of the holidays, this vintage Scientific Anglers film is a thirty-minute nostaligic escape.  Pour yourself a coffee or eggnog (with or without spirits...) and press PLAY...

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

S.C.O.F. - Now That's What I Call A Decade

Has it really been ten years?  Take a trip down memory lane (with a couple new articles mixed in) in the latest issue of Southern Culture On The Fly.  They are celebrating with a giveaway from Costa Sunglasses on their Facebook and Instagram page that's worth playing along with as well.

The magazine is always stellar and certainly an artful take on fly fishing that has never been seen before.  I'm glad to consider Grossman, Seinberg, and the rest of the S.C.O.F. crew as friends.  Here's to ten more...

A Decade of Howler Brothers Book

I can still remember seeing Howler Brothers now iconic logo pop up online for the first time and thinking that this surf meets fly fishing meets jungles meets beach meets mountains vibe was going to go somewhere cool. 

Ten years later (with my own closet full of their snap button shirts) the folks at Howler Brothers have left a mark and they are celebrating their journey, the adventures, and their designs and apparel that stand up to time with a book dubbed A Decade of Howler Brothers.

HEED THE CALL wants to meet your coffee table.  Visit the Howler Brothers website to check it out or reserve your copy and read more on the book on the Howler Blog.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021


Holiday sales are going to look different this year and for many businesses have already started.  I was surprised the other day to see that North Fork Composites have slashed the prices of their Iconoglass fiberglass blanks to $75 each which is a $100 discount.  Amazing, right? 

The Iconoglass series blanks are available in a 7'6" 4-weight, 8' 5-weight, 8'6" 8-weight, 8'6" 10-weight, and an 8'6" 12-weight and in four color choices depending on the blank you're looking at.  
I know a lot of builders and hobbyists who have built on the Iconoglass blanks and I've yet to hear a word said negatively about them.  These S2/Zentron fiberglass blanks are well made with great tapers that have amazing power in them.  Graywolf Rods built the Iconoglass 10-weight for me to take along to Beaver Island this past summer and was very impressed.  I can't wait to use this fly rod again in Louisiana over the winter for redfish and black drum.   

Look for this sale to continue through the month of November and don't be surprised if NFC has a few surprises up their sleeve with new (and exciting) fiberglass blank announcements in the near future.

Visit the North Fork Composites website to check it all out and be sure to follow along on Facebook and Instagram for the latest shop news.

BAJÍO SUNGLASSES - Fishing with Jay in Charleston

As Bajío Sunglasses has just starting to get things rolling, it was announced that Jay Johnson, who you already know from the Pink Farm Ink days, was fixing up a shortie yellow school bus and panga to start a YouTube series dubbed "Fishing with Jay".
You can circle back on the Bajío Sunglasses YouTube channel to follow the full build out process of the bus and the boat and we're going to skip ahead to a couple more recent episodes where Jay touches down in Charleston, South Carolina to hang with the good crew of Captain Scotty Davis, artist Paul Pucket, Mad Mike, and behind the camera lens and drone, Jerms. 

I've been wearing a couple of pairs of Bajío Sunglasses since spring and will share some thoughts on them soon.  I'd also like to try to get Al Perkinson to answer a few questions on what makes Bajío Sunglasses different from the other premium polarized glasses brands out there today.   

Check out the Bajío Sunglasses website and be sure to follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and on YouTube

Sunday, November 7, 2021

SUGARLOAF SOCIAL CLUB - Solo Tripping Through Nebraska #6-10

It's Sunday, hopefully you enjoyed an extra hour of sleep, and maybe you're taking a few minutes for yourself before starting the day.  Pour another cup of coffee and enjoy the last five stops of Ian Gilley of Sugarloaf Social Club's golf junket through Nebraska.
If you missed the first five stops on Ian's tour, circle back to this T.F.M. post.

Click the links the visit each write up and photo gallery on the SSC Instagram profile...

Who's ready to plan a trip to Nebraska now?  (Raises hand...)

Check out the Sugarloaf Social Club website and be sure that you're following along on Instagram too.