Saturday, January 28, 2023

The Marsh Wear Anthem

Here's a quick two-minute film from the Marsh Wear crew which is a good reminder that they are making some great apparel for outdoor pursuits of all sorts.  I tend to be wearing more and more of their line up and have been nothing but impressed.



Visit the Marsh Wear website to check out their latest collection and give a look to The Tide Log as they are always telling stellar stories there.

LAST CALL - Tippet and Tales Golf Giveaway

I've mentioned it several times on T.F.M. over the month but this is the last call to get your order in for a box (or several) of the Western Birch Retro Fly Golf Tees and with each order your name will be put in the hat for one of several giveaways of custom golf gear from my buddy Brad at Tippet and Tales

The two prize packages include a Retro Fly patched pull string tee bag, a pair of Comrade striped putting alignment sticks, and a T.F.M. themed golf marker.  Both pull string tee bags will include a couple additional boxes of Retro Fly tees in them too. 
 

You can read more about the stained bamboo Retro Fly golf tees and giveaway in this T.F.M. post from earlier in the month.  In short, these are great looking and performing golf tees that I bet will make your game at least look better...


To place an order, send me an email at thefiberglassmanifesto@gmail.com.  

I'll drop the next batch of parcels in the mail early next week and will pick the two random winners of the Tippet and Tales giveaway on Wednesday, February 1st.

BLUE LINE CO. - Project Isuzu - The Shakedown

Maybe it's my affinity for our 2004 Honda Element with over 300,000 miles on it but 'Project Isuzu' from the boys from Blue Line Co. really resonates with me.  I'll be following along with this series for sure.

Check out the Blue Line Co. website and be sure to follow along on Instagram and YouTube.

Friday, January 27, 2023

SKWALA - Show Season & Road Tripping

Guess what?  The folks at SKWALA will be popping up at three of the upcoming The Fly Fishing Show weekends (Edison, Atlanta, and Denver) and look for them to show up at your favorite fly shop at Precision Fly + Tackle, Mossy Creek Fly Fishing, and The Fly Box.  Think hang.  Thank deals.  Think meet and greet.  Think maybe a free fly shop beer too.

 
Check out the SKWALA website to check out their gear, more on the road trip dates, and follow along on Instagram as well for the latest updates.

6 Good Reads

Here's a six-pack of articles that are all worth a read that cover the bases from resolutions to fly rods to far flung places to thoughtful prose.  Enjoy...

Tom Sadler with an extra credit article in which the word "fiberglass" would have been a good fit too.


What have you been reading lately?

THE CRAFT - The Feather Mechanic

There is no doubt that Gordon van der Spuy is quite a character but I also think he's genius when it comes to fly tying.  The latest episode of The Craft is a wonderful highlight of him, his story, and the small mouth yellowish of the Bokong river in Southern Africa.


Subscribe to future episodes of The Craft on YouTube and follow Gordon van der Spuy on Instagram.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

NATIVE FISH COALITION - Annual Epic Fly Rod Raffle

For several years now, the Native Fish Coalition, with the support of Epic Fly Rods and Midcurrent, have offered a raffle fundraiser.  This time around, tickets are available for an Epic Studio Built 8' 5-weight that has a retail value of over $1,100.

If it needs any endorsement, I have an Epic 8' 5-weight and it's one of my favorites.  Progressive in taper and can do everything from trout streams to bass creeks. 

There are only 100 tickets available and they are $20 each or three for $50.  Purchase your raffle tickets online and they will continue to be offered until all tickets have been sold.


Since we last talked about NFC, they have continue to plant chapters and now have 15 state chapters from Maine to Georgia.  Their focus on native fish stretches from brookies to bass and I continue to be impressed with the growing length of their reach.  Look for chapters in the Great Lakes area next...


Visit the Native Fish Coalition website to learn more about their movement and support their work with a raffle ticket or three.