Friday, February 12, 2016


I know it's been awhile since I last highlighted the work of Brad McMinn of Southern Water Designs but that doesn't mean he hasn't been grinding out new artwork with a couple new prints added to the store (Brown Town is crazy good) and there are quite a few large panel pieces that are beyond cool to check out on his website as well.

Don't have a G sitting around?  Several of these panel pieces are also available as prints.

Visit the Southern Water Designs website for more info and Brad, take my money already for one of those prints.

ELEMENTS I Searching

Redington is back with the next installment to their Elements video series. 

Here's your one minute of two handed casting Zen.  Enjoy.

P.S.  Moldy Chum is giving away a three weight Butter Stick fly rod.  Click through to enter the contest which ends on February 22nd. Good luck.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Epic 476 Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Kit Close Out

Swift Fly Fishing continues to innovate and change things up and the popular Epic 476 three piece blank is soon to be offered as a four piece blank.

To make room for the new, the three piece Epic 476 Ready To Wrap Fly Rod Kits have been discounted 25% if you use "476Sellout" at checkout.

You needed a winter project, eh?  Get on this sooner than later since this deal lasts only while there are three piece Epic 476 blanks in stock.

Visit the Swift Fly Fishing website for more information.

Catch Magazine - Issue #45

The latest issue of Catch Magazine is live and is a visual trip around the fly fishing world through photography and video.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016


If you're in the WNC area, or can get there, Orvis and the Asheville Brewers Alliance will be kicking the winter doldrums on Tuesday, February 23rd beginning at 4 p.m. with the  Down The Hatch event at the Renaissance Hotel and Asheville Community Theatre.  This will be an evening of games, music, local pints, giveaways, and fly fishing films.  What's not to like?

From Orvis...

"We're teaming up with the Asheville Brewers Alliance for a fly fishing and beer festival extravaganza! Enjoy local craft beers, cheer on the Orvis Guide Olympics finalists, listen to some local live music, and check out the latest gear.

After, we'll head across the street to the Asheville Community Theatre for the Down the Hatch Fly-Fishing Film Festival to amp you up for the 2016 season.

Entrance to the film fest is $10, including two beer tickets and an entry into the raffle for some sweet new Orvis equipment, and gear from our Down the Hatch friends and supporters.

100% of the proceeds from the event (ticket sales, raffles, etc...) will be donated to a “Get the Tread Out” river cleanup planned for the Watauga River in October of 2016

Come join us!"

There are some great supporters for the event, with T.F.M. listed among them, and it's going to be a fun evening out.  Proceeds from the event support the Watauga River clean up.

Check out the Orvis Down The Hatch Fishing Festival Facebook page for more information and get your tickets HERE

Redington ZERO Fly Reel

One of the new pieces of gear that I messed around with at IFTD was the Redington ZERO fly reel and though I really don't care much about a fly reel cutting ounces to be super light to balance a fiberglass fly rod, this fly reel rocks for having a great click, sharp looks, and price you won't have to smash your kid's piggy bank for.

The ZERO is available in two different color choices of Black or Sand and in two sizes of 2/3 weight or 4/5 weight.  These fly reels are prices at $89.95 and spools are available for a little over half that.

Visit the Redington website for more information and check them out at your favorite local dealer.

Monday, February 8, 2016

JP Ross Fly Rods - MUIR Blanks Now Available

Following the announcement from JP Ross Fly Rods on the release of their MUIR seven foot three weight five piece builds in several build grades, MUIR blanks are now available for hobbyists and rod builders to build on as well.

With the MUIR blanks there are also options for several different rod tubes, including a see through "Vision Tube" or a leather case with the Zen Trout artwork and strap.

Visit the JP Ross Fly Rods website for details and use "MUIR GLASS" for $40 off your purchase.