Sunday, October 16, 2016

MATCH THE HATCH: Fly Fishing Bait Balls at Pyramid Lake

This is like ten levels of awesomeness.  Bait balls, and hungry Lahontan Cutthroat, for days. 

I've got to figure in a trip back to Pyramid Lake sometime very soon.

Click PLAY. Don't blame me if you watch it ten times in a row.

Oh yeah, Pyramid Fly Company is the new kid on the block.  Follow along on Facebook and Instagram for the latest goodness and trip reports.

DUN Magazine - No. 16.4

The latest issue of DUN Magazine is live for your weekend reading.  Enjoy.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

6 Fall Collections You Should Be Wearing Now

The southeast is blessed with some stellar small shop (but growing) brands and they've all dropped fall collections over the past couple weeks that you should take a look at.

Check them all out and take advantage of the promo codes listed with each company.

Not only has Danny Reed of Crooked Creek Holler dropped a few new items for fall on the website, but there's a whole new website to check out too.

Use promo code "FIBERGLASS" for 15% off all orders over $40 until midnight on October 31, 2016.

It's been awhile since we've talked about Ryan Sharpe's artwork and Dead Weight Fly apparel but that doesn't mean he hasn't been grinding.

Use code "DWF15" for 15% off all orders through October 31st, 2016.

The Flood Tide Co. crew are always having fun and the fall collection sparked off with the idea of "Mountains to Marsh" with a new logo and a handful of great new apparel items.

Use code "TFM2016" for 25% off through October 31st, 2016.

With bamboo fabric as a base, Free Fly Apparel continues to add to their men and women collections with base layers, shirts, hoodies, and jackets.

Use code "TFM15" for 15% off your order for the next week.

Charleston is home to many of these brands mentioned and Marsh Wear Clothing continues to impress with some really sharp artist collaborations that are worth a look.

Use code "MW20" for 20% off your order.  Code is good for a single use.

Always irreverent but always relevant, the boys at S.C.O.F. have you covered from the Surly Monkey foamie to the latest version of the Trailer Trash t-shirt.

No code here as they are barely covering their nut in getting things printed, packaged, and shipped.

Don't dress like your friends.  Wear these brands.  Unless they are also wearing these brands, in which case, dress like your friends.

P.S.  Most of these companies listed were off for a week during Hurricane Matthew.  A order right now would be a big help in jump starting them off again. 

TroutfishNC: Summer Brookies

Here's your moment (all three and half minutes of it) of southern Appalachian brook trout Zen.

Follow Folkus Media on Instagram to follow their journey and the projects that they are working on next.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

KICKSTARTER - Kammok Sunda

This.  Is.  Awesome.  Kammok launched their latest Kickstarter yesterday and it's already beyond the goal funded for the Sunda, a do everything outdoors two person tent, solo hammock shelter, and sun shelter.

Visit the Kickstarter page for more information and consider playing along in the Kammok Adventure Kit Giveaway that sparked off yesterday as well for a chance to win some seriously great gear over the next five weeks.  Good luck.

XPLOR: Andros - Chapter 2

The C1 Films Andros adventure continues with the next chapter, "Gathering".  Enjoy.

Visit the C1 Films website and Vimeo page for more goodness.

Monday, October 10, 2016

DEEP BEND RODWORKS: Lowcountry Flats Glass

It didn't take Marty Romeo of Deep Bend Rodworks very long after his move to Charleston to start masterminding a heavy line weight fiberglass fly rod for a series of limited edition "Lowcountry Flats Glass" builds which the blanks were rolled by taper guru Mike McFarland of McFarland Rod Company.

These 8'4" 8/'9 weight fly rods will be built to exact specifications in the coming weeks and I can't wait to flex a demo that should be arriving soon for review. 

Marty wrote...  "These blanks are fairly fast to combat the wind we get down here, but will really flex with a 20" fish.  A nine weight fly line will heave a big gurgler with accuracy and can move big dumbbell eyed stuff like Rhedd Butlers with confidence.

For the "Lowcountry Flats Glass", I will use Lemke TITA titanium reel seats, Snake Brand universal ECOating guides to keep them from any corrosion, Snake Brand chrome low profile stripping guides in 16mm (stripper) and 12mm (tamer), unless 12/10 are requested.  Production rods to get 7" full wells 5-star flor grips turned in-house unless otherwise requested, along with 3/4" fighting butt.  The wraps on this series will have a different color scheme then the build in these photos with sunset orange main wraps and teal tipping as an overt nod to the redfish tail.
There will be ten fly rods offered in this limited edition series and the price will start at $675.00."

The Deep Bend Rodworks website is still in the works but follow along on Facebook and Instagram.  Marty can by contacted by email at to put your name on one of these limited edition builds.