There are quite a few different ways that you can listen to this episode and you'll find the various links on The Articulate Fly webpage for this episode.
Marvin, thanks for the opportunity to be on the show. I really appreciate it.
Tom Morgan Rodsmiths is celebrating their 25th birthday and deep diving into some storytelling with Gerri Carlson, co-founder and partner of Tom Morgan, with this entertaining filmed interview.
Ben of the Huge Fly Fisherman fame, and a group of buddies, take on the "Yellowstone River" for a multi-day raft, fish, beer, camp, drift, fish, beer, and more fish trip. He's breaking the trip up in three videos and I'll likely share them since this is a dream trip for me and it's not bad starting your Monday at the office with a thirty-minute escape.
You'll notice Jerms with his #glassisnotdead knit hat keeping his ears toasty and it's got me thinking it might be time to get Rep Your Water working on a third generation T.F.M. knit hat for this fall and winter. Who's in?
I guess it was a little over a month ago that I shared that Chris Barclay was pausing new orders and after some serious shop time, along with some day trips to his local brookie haunts, he's opening up the books for orders again. You can read the update on his "Resuming Orders" blog post.
If you've been thinking that you need a C. Barclay Fly Rod Co. fly rod in your life, you're right. You do.
Last summer I shared the experience of picking up my fly rod from Chris with a day on the water but I need to circle back and share the photos of my Synthesis 68 being built. I believe that I'll do that early next week, so look for it.
I guess it was a couple of months ago now that I was left home alone for the weekend. I decided to take advantage of the time and did a deep dive into the gear closet working on getting rid of quite a few things that needed new homes. During this cleanse, I came across three old pairs of waders that either failed or had enough history of falls, scrapes, or leaks to not trust on my next trip. I tossed them in the corner and continued working.
It had been awhile since I had last talked to Patrick Jenkins of
Recycled Waders but didn't want to toss the waders without talking with him first to see if he wanted them. I sent a text and he
answered back with his mailing address and asked if I wanted to do use
them for some sort of collaboration. That spurred a volley of text
messages and phone calls where we hashed out a bunch of ideas even down to
tweaking the Recycled Waders logo by tucking the Retro Fly where the "A"
Every now and then I'd get a couple teaser photos with an update on our project and I'm stoked that a box of Recycled Waders X T.F.M. Zippered Stash Bags are in my hands now.
If you want your own R.W. X T.F.M. Zippered Stash Bag, jump over to the T.F.M. Store and send me an email. I have three dozen of the stash bags in stock with another dozen or so coming soon.
Please note these there were made from worn waders and there's going to be variations in each one. I can give you a color choice of either a green or gray color from the waders they were made from.
Have your own pair of worn out waders? Consider sending them to
Recycled Waders for future T.F.M. collaboration gear to be made and maybe we
can work out a deal on getting something to you as thanks.
Check out the Recycled Waders website and follow along with the latest shop news on Facebook and Instagram.