Monday, July 28, 2014

Dead Flies Don't Swim

It's high summer on the Missouri River and the tricos are popping off in waves. John Arnold and Mark Raisler took advantage and got out on the water last week to create a new scumliner media video and Mark also penned a solid blog post on the Headhunters Fly Shop website which is the perfect compliment to the video.



The short of the video and the blog post are to make sure that you bring your A game, which is as applicable to the Missouri River as it is to your local.

Check out scumliner media for more video genius and the Headhunters Fly Shop website for the latest information on the Mo.

CarpPro Magazine - Issue 8

The latest issue of CarpPro Magazine dropped over the weekend and this issue includes Dan Frasier's take on the recent Beaver Bash 2014 media trip.


CHECK IT.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mr. ACF Does Wyoming With Glass

Michael Schmidt of Angler's Choice Flies has been doing a yearly trip to Wyoming with Greg Senyo of Steelhead Alley Outfitters and a few clients for the past several years and on this trip carried along his Orvis Superfine Glass four weight which he fished almost exclusively all week.  I can't think of anything better right now than a glass rod, dry flies, and a week out west.

There were five days on the water and Michael broke each day down with a post on his blog.  Click the links on top of each photo to check out the day's post which is filled with narrative and images from the trip.

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4

DAY 5

Want to do this next year?  Send Mike an email to get the details on the 2015 trip.

A Tight Loop - Summer 2014

The latest issue of A Tight Loop is ready for a flip through and filled with a heavy dose of Midwest fly fishing fun.


CHECK IT.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Seele Glass Vs. Tarpon

Seele Fly Rods + Florida Tarpon = AWESOMENESS



I cast this 8'2" twelve weight recently and can vouch that it's an absolute cannon that feels much lighter in your hand than you'd expect.  The collaboration of Mike McFarland and Michael Mauri continues to impress and this fly rod is a game changer of sorts in heavy line weight fiberglass fly rods.

Check out the Seele Fly Rods website for more information and follow along on their Facebook page for the latest shop news.

First Look - Smith Creek Middle Fork Fly Patch

I mentioned the other day that Smith Creek had a couple new products for 2015 in the works with the soon to be available Rig Keeper and today I wanted to highlight the Middle Fork Fly Patch which should be showing up online and in fly shops in the coming weeks.


The Middle Fork Fly Patch looks to be just the right size and can be used with the included zinger, attach to a lanyard, D-Ring, or put it in a pocket filled with the flies of the day.



Check out the Smith Creek website for more information

Friday, July 25, 2014

Big Sky Rod Box - How It's Made In MT

On my last trip out to Montana earlier this year I was able to meet the fellows behind Big Sky Rod Box and after putting hands on their product, and having a couple friends who rave about their rod box that have them on their rigs, it's without a doubt a rock solid way to carry fly rods around from spot to spot.



I've been thinking for awhile that "The Sculpin" would be the perfect addition to the Honda Element to always have a few glass rods rigged and ready to go.

Check out the Big Sky Rod Box website for more information.