Monday, January 25, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
I've mentioned it several times during the coronavirus pandemic that no company within the fly fishing industry has dove deeper into social media and virtual engagement than Orvis and their almost daily sessions have been a great way to learn everything from fly tying, casting, techniques or angling methods, rod shop and factory visits, and even the history of this sport.
Tom Rosenbauer continues to more than earn his paycheck with the Orvis Virtual Fly Tying 101 classes that start later this month. If you've ever wanted to learn how to tie your own flies, this is a great way to learn from the comfort of your pandemic home office.
Join us for this
five-class series hosted by renowned fly-fishing mentor, Tom Rosenbauer.
Each week’s virtual class will feature a new pattern as well as provide
you with the techniques you need as you get
started tying your own flies. These live classes will take you through
the entire tying process, step-by-step from beginning to end, with
easy-to-follow instructions. When you sign up, you will also receive a
checklist of all the materials you will need to
tie each pattern. Every class will be recorded and available online, so
you can go back and replay the entire class or review particular
segments at any time.
Here is the 2021 schedule:
- January 28 – Woolly Bugger
- February 4 – Elk Hair Caddis
- February 11 – Beadhead Hare’s Ear Nymph
- February 18 – Clouser Minnow
- February 25 – Foam Bass Popper
Need a kit to get your started as well? Check out the Orvis Premium Fly-Tying Kit at your local dealer or order online.
Don't miss out on the Orvis Virtual Fly Fishing 101 sessions which all it takes to sign up is your email.
Monday, January 18, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
The name Struble should resonate to everyone from hobby fly rod builders, custom builders, and to long standing fly rod companies. They have been on the map for decades and what began in 1974 with Glenn Struble, and continued with Jeffery Pentecost, is now in new hands with Steven Van Winkle (who you may know from Shopkeeper Fly Rods) and his partner, John Smith.
As I was putting this T.F.M. post together, I asked Steven if he had a shop photograph of he and John together and he responded back that "Everything has been such a whirlwind and we’ve known each other forever, I guess we never even thought to take a picture yet."
I guess that's a good place to be at when you've taken over a heritage shop with a longstanding history of excellence and many exciting developments to come in the future.
There's a lot to unpack here and the half dozen or so questions that I sent Steven awhile back were returned with a whole lot more. This is Steven's story and what he wrote really gives you a lot of background on what lead him to take on Struble.You might want to refresh your coffee before you continue on. Steven gets wordy...
Steven Van Winkle wrote... "I, like many others, was raised fishing. Growing up in Nebraska, that meant bass and healthy doses of catfish, bullheads, and carp with an occasional excursion to one of the stocked State trout lakes.