Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Just in time for cooler temps both Rep Your Water and Wingo Belts have released new socks to keep those feet warm with some additional flair with trout spots and fish skins.

Collaborating with Point 6, Rep Your Water refreshed their sock line up with Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Best Catch socks to choose from.  Made from a Merino wool and nylon mix, these will find themselves handy at the office, wading boot, or on the trail.  10% from each purchase will go to support their conservation partners as well.

Remember to use code "SHIPTFM" for free shipping on your Rep Your Water orders.

There are also four socks in the line up with Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Tarpon, and Mahi Mahi to choose from.  These cotton/nylon socks will spruce up game in style.  These socks were designed in collaboration with artist Ryan Williams.

Be sure to use code "TFM20" to take 20% off your order on the Wingo Belts website.

Without a doubt, these are socks that an angling family member or a friend won't be upset to find as a Christmas gift.  Yes, it's already time to start talking the holidays.

THIS IS FLY - Issue 65

I am especially keen on This Is Fly but especially so with the latest since it features friend and rad photog, Bryan Gregson and the entire issue is a deep visual dive into everything that is so damn cool about fly fishing.

Enjoy this one.  Read it today or save it for Thanksgiving when you need an excuse to not talk to your weird uncle.


Sunday, November 19, 2017

SWIFT FLY FISHING - Lunar AC2 Hubless Fly Reel

Truth told, I am a complete pushover for a uniquely designed fly reel.  Vintage, contemporary, click or disc, there is just something about a fly reel with a design that grabs the attention.  The soon to be released Lunar AC2 Hubless Fly Reel from Swift Fly Fishing has had my eye for quite some time now as Carl McNeil has been teasing this project for years.

The wait is about over and as of this morning there are still 100 out of 150 First Issue First Edition fly reels available, though they may not last much longer.  The Lunar AC2 is recommended for fly lines 5, 6, and 7 and this would make a perfect match on your Epic 580 or Epic 686.  Think about it.

From the Swift Fly Fishing website...  "Four years in design and development, the remarkable LUNAR AC2 is the result of a design collaboration between bespoke reel maker Alex Kaplun and Swift founder Carl McNeil. 

Fully CNC machined from cold forged tempered 6061-T6 aluminum, the unique LUNAR AC2 is a large arbor hubless fly reel suitable for freshwater.

The LUNAR AC2 features a new take on the click pawl drag, a large arbour spool with exposed rim for palming, a unique three pillar full cage frame which will not snag or jam fly lines and comes in a ballistic nylon presentation case and includes a neoprene field pouch."

Pre-orders will be shipped in early January to keep international parcels out of the holiday postal mess and hopefully decrease the chance of an order being lost in the mail.

Please visit the Swift Fly Fishing website for more information and to get your order in.

Blizzard and Browns

Here is your moment of Zen courtesy of Benjamin Kraushaar Media.

Follow along on Vimeo and Instagram for more goodness.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS - Tiny Pieces of All of Us

I have a lot of respect for Scientific Anglers, know many of the people that work there, and of course, use A LOT of their fly lines and other products.  Tiny Pieces of All of Us is a stellar inside look at what drives the team at Scientific Anglers, the innovation, the inspirations and why they do what they do. 

Visit the Scientific Anglers website and follow along on the Vimeo page as well.

PROOF FLY FISHING - Friday Fly Rod Building Tutorials - Episode 3

I know it's Saturday but playing catch up of sorts this week in fitting in several days of work on a very short week after returning from Belize.  The Proof Fly Fishing build tutorials continue with tips on working with epoxy, installing the tip top and guide alignment. Good stuff. 

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017


I started this post last Friday while on the flight from Atlanta to Belize City and minutes later the in flight Wi-Fi disconnected.  I was more or less without reliable internet until my wife and I arrived back from a few excellent (though windy) days at Thatch Caye Resort late Tuesday night.

Now it's back to the grind with work and home but these three posts from last year's trip to check out the Blue Horizon Belize operation are worth a look again.




I've mentioned it in a few previous posts but I have added travel to the list of things going on with T.F.M.  If you are interested in visiting Belize, to fly fish or otherwise, please let me know.  I can be reached by email or on my mobile at 803-917-218 and would like to help you plan your trip.

Take a few minutes to check out the Muy'Ono website to see the list of the lodging options and look at the Blue Horizon Belize website for more information on the fly fishing there.   

Fly fishing for permit on the flats of Belize is certainly one of my new favorite things to do, even if I've yet to hold one in my hands.  Next time...