Monday, August 3, 2015

SALAD DAYS - Volume 4

Here's a little Zen to start your week with dry flies and largish trout eating them.



More goodness on the BloodKnots website and Vimeo page. Enjoy.

A Tight Loop - Summer 2015

The latest issue of A Tight Loop is live and is a great escape for your Monday. 

This issue is heavy on the Great Lakes with content on carp and smallmouth which you'll hear no complaint from me on.


CHECK IT.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

This Week In #glassisnotdead

Chalk this #glassisnotdead post up as I've got lawn work and other chores to do today but I'd toss it all to be in any of this images with a glass rod in hand.

Damn, I need a fix.

Here's this week's baker's dozen of favorites hashtagged with #glassisnotdead.

@magogsmelt

@peetso

@ecuadorflyfishing
@stripclubsushi
@esoxulator
 @double_haul

@freestoneriverphotography

@shawncombs

@thangobrind

@theflyus

@troutsflyfishing

@wesleywhiteproductions
 @illwillthrill

Be sure to hashtag your photos with #glassisnotdead and a favorite photo may turn up in a future T.F.M. post.

Blue Halo - Night Mousing

The Blue Halo crew goes mousing and a huge cutthroat was up for a midnight snack.



Blue Halo is amassing a few videos on their YouTube page.  Click subscribe for future goodness.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Hot Stuff Tattoo - Simple Black Lines

Last Saturday we made a quick family trip up to Asheville to enjoy an afternoon tubing down a section of the French Broad River.  As soon as we got off the river we drove over to Hot Stuff Tattoo to meet up with  Danny Reed as my wife had an appointment to get a few simple black lines drawn on her wrist that she'd been wanting to get done for several years now.

Danny is owner of Hot Stuff Tattoo and you likely also know him from his work on Crooked Creek Holler.  He's a good dude with some serious skills.


The thought behind these small tattoos come from our children's middle names.  Our daughter Hadley's is "Wrynn" and our son Hayden's is "Finneus" but we just call him Finn.

Melissa had been wanting two small tattoos as forever symbols of her children and after a couple sketches and it was time to ink.  Ten minutes later it was done and they were just what she wanted. 










Check out more of Danny's work (along with four other tattoo artists in the shop) on the Hot Stuff Tattoo website, Facebook, and Instagram pages.

If you don't have some Crooked Creek Holler in your life then take care of that this weekend.

Western Rise - Trust The Wild

The co-founders of Western Rise, Will and Kelley Watters,  went live with a new video this week which gives you a behind the scenes look on how their brand came together.



Check out the Western Rise website to check out their excellent apparel and camp goods. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Kancho Borisov - T&T And Kabuto Rods

It's been a bit since I have last highlighted the work of Bulgarian rod builder Kancho Tzvetanov Borisov but he's been busy this summer on two recent builds that are well worth sharing.

Kancho doesn't have a website and even when he shares his work on Facebook and the Fiberglass Flyrodders he does not share much of a narrative regarding each build.  I guess he figures (correctly I might add) that the images will do the talking for him.  This is just stunning work in every way.

THOMAS & THOMAS 7'6" FIVE WEIGHT






 KABUTO RODS 7'6" FOUR WEIGHT






Want to see more of Kancho's work?  Check out these previous T.F.M. posts HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.