Friday, September 22, 2017

KICKSTARTER - The First Mate Fly Patch

There has been a wave of new fly storage options lately and Pirate Fly Fishing recently launched their 30 day Kickstarter campaign in hopes to crowd fund their latest gear idea in The First Mate Fly Patch.

I've been rocking the Pirate's Fly Patch for a few months now and have been very impressed with the design and durability of their visor fly patch.  The First Mate Fly Patch looks to be a solid follow up product and needs your support to bring it to life.

Visit the Pirate Fly Fishing website and the Kickstarter page for more information.

IJUIN-ROD - Yomogi Castings

Some of the very best fly rod designers are also some of the very best casters that you'll see.  I always get a kick out of watching Kazutomo Ijuin of Ijuin-Rod expertly handle his Yomogi fly rod in his fly casting videos.

The Ijuin-Rod Yomogi 7' three weight that Kazutomo Ijuin built for me several years still ranks high up on the list of my very favorite custom builds.

Visit the Ijuin-Rod website for more information and subscribe to his YouTube channel as well.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

406 FLY LINES - National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Donations

The fly fishing industry continues to step up in big ways for those affected by the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida and now through the end of September 406 Fly Lines is donating $10.00 to every fly line purchased to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Trained K-9 search teams have been deployed to areas affected by both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma and they have been working with first responders to assist in search operations.

I am a big fan of 406 Fly Lines in both weight forward and double taper and if you're in need of a new fly line, this is a great excuse to pull the trigger.

Please visit the 406 Fly Lines website for more information.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


The latest issue of The Mission is jammed packed full of of angling goodness to enjoy at your leisure.

Oh yeah and don't miss the latest The Mission X Swift Fly Fishing one of a kind rasta themed Epic 480 build that is up for grabs for the magazine's readers.


Monday, September 18, 2017

FIND YOUR WATER: 24 Hours in L.A.

Redington took a few months hiatus with their ongoing Find Your Water film series but it's back with a mako, carp, and calico mixer set in the waterways in and around the City of Angels.

Visit the Redington website for gear and the Vimeo page for more video goodness.

SCALE Magazine - Issue 26

If you are in need of a reprieve from your Monday, the latest issue of SCALE Magazine is it with over 250 pages of fly/spin (and a whole bunch more) goodness.


Friday, September 15, 2017

ORVIS: Toe to Toe

Hats off to Orvis for telling this story.  Marty is a tough lady and there are lessons for all of us in this four and a half minute film.

Check out The Tug, a website where the internet nerds at Orvis carefully cultivate and collect many of the best online fly fishing flicks.  Enjoy.