Friday, March 5, 2021

2021 F3T - A Journey Upstream

We're just a few days from the 2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour which kicks off their virtual streaming event on March 10th (and will be available to watch through April 4th) and we're about halfway through sharing the many trailers from this year's films.

From the F3T presser...

“A Journey Upstream” is a personal overview and reflection of the Braker brothers’ love for their home watershed— the Chesapeake Bay. It’s a view into how things have changed over time and how two pivotal species can distinguish the health of this massive ecosystem.

Would you like to save $5 on your Fly Fishing Film Tour Virtual Ticket and support your local fly shop at the same time?  Find your favorite fly shop and get your ticket purchased and you'll be entered into the huge raffle with gear from Costa, Simms, and YETI.  Each shop also has some limited F3T swag to give away with each ticket purchased.

Visit the Fly Fishing Film Tour website for more information.

FLY FISHING COLLABORATIVE - 2021 Annual Banquet & Auction

I know that this is kinda late but do you have plans for tonight? No? Well, you might be interested in the Fly Fishing Collaborative's 6th Annual Banquet this evening along with their Online Auction.  This is their main fundraising event through the year and due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this year's event is virtual which means everyone can attend.
 
If you are not familiar with the Fly Fishing Collaborative, they are focused on sustainable solutions to poverty and human trafficking through the building of sustainable aquaponics farms.  So far there are twelve aquaponics farms in ten countries and they can continue their outreach with your support.
 

Learn more about tonight's banquet and what these aquaponics farms are by watching these two videos featuring Fly Fishing Collaborative's founder, Bucky Buchstaber.



Visit the Fly Fishing Collaborative for more information and get your ticket for tonight's virtual banquet.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

2021 F3T - Escape

The Fly Fishing Film Tour kicks off in just a few days and I continue to share the film trailers here each day.  It's time to get your Virtual Ticket to stream F3T from anywhere beginning with the kickoff on March 10th. 
 
Press PLAY to check out the trailer to Escape.


From the F3T presser...
 
Life isn’t about what happens to us, it’s how we react. Follow avid angler Ryan Kelly as he documents the management of a disease that requires him to move constantly to cope with the pain. Living in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area he logs over 1,500 miles on the “heal-toe express” and another 1000+ on the sticks. Through the process he finds a most extraordinary Escape.
 
Would you like to save $5 on your Fly Fishing Film Tour Virtual Ticket and support your local fly shop at the same time?  Find your favorite fly shop and get your ticket purchased and you'll be entered into the huge raffle with gear from Costa, Simms, and YETI.  Each shop also has some limited F3T swag to give away with each ticket purchased.

Visit the Fly Fishing Film Tour website for more information.

YAMAME FLY RODS - 5th Anniversary Fly Rod Blank Offerings

It's been really neat to see the list of Fiberglass Fly Rod Shops continue to grow over the years and for many of these builders, their following amongst anglers continues to grow as well.  Because of this, they continue to come up with new offerings which is exciting as well. 

Nico Vreugdenhil of Yamame Fly Rods is celebrating the 5th anniversary of his shop in Holland and has unveiled a handful of new blanks which are being rolled for him to his specifications by the McFarland Rod Company

I reached out to Nico and asked if he'd provide some information about these new blanks that are offered and he shared some notes along with saying that due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are a lot of restrictions for him but he's still able to continue building fly rods in his shop.
 

THE PURE - 6'6" 1/2-Weight
"This is the smallest rod of "The Pure" series.  The fly rod is an E-Glass 3-piece blank with orange spigot ferrules.  It's action is full, parabolic, and accurate with medium fast action that is deep loading.  It's really fun to fish on spring creeks and small rivers.  This blank is rolled in a nice tobacco colour."

 
THE PRIDE - 7'8" 3-Weight
"After the great success of the four weight, I am introducing the three weight.  The fly rod is an E-Glass four-piece blank with tip over butt ferrules.  It has a progressive taper with a soft tip and with great recovery. This one is easy to cast a longer distance and is rolled in the tobacco colour."
 
THE MORNING GLORY - 7'5" 4-Weight
"This is a shorter version of "The Pride” and instead of tip over butt ferrules, this one has spigot ferrules. This blank is available in yellow or green E-Glass."
 

THE GREEDY SOUL - 9'3" 3-Weight & 4-Weight 
"I am 100% a glass freak but sometimes it is not possible to roll light line weight fly rods in glass.  This is my first series in graphite.  This rod is made for Euro nymphing and also great for dry fly.  This is a four-piece black blank with tip over butt ferrules." 


Visit the Yamame Fly Rods website for more information and follow along with the latest shop news on Facebook and Instagram.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

2021 F3T - Dropped in the Pacific

The Fly Fishing Film Tour kicks off in just a few days and I continue to share the film trailers here each day.  It's time to get your Virtual Ticket to stream F3T from anywhere beginning with the kickoff on March 10th. 
 
Press PLAY to check out this adventure on Christmas Island...


From the F3T presser...

Seven women are on an adventure of a lifetime; dropped in the Pacific to fish the famous Christmas Island coral atoll. The women experience the remote nature and unforgiving weather that Christmas Island can be known for. Together as a group, they share their experiences, the difficulties and joys they encountered, as well as what the sport of fly fishing brings to their lives.
 
Would you like to save $5 on your Fly Fishing Film Tour Virtual Ticket and support your local fly shop at the same time?  Find your favorite fly shop and get your ticket purchased and you'll be entered into the huge raffle with gear from Costa, Simms, and YETI.  Each shop also has some limited F3T swag to give away with each ticket purchased.

Visit the Fly Fishing Film Tour website for more information.

HOWLER BROTHERS - Spring 2021 Collection

Just a heads up that Howler Brothers have released their Spring 2021 Collection and it's going to make  you want to grab a few pieces...  
 

Jump over to the Howler Brothers website to check it all out.

P.S.  For those who will wonder and ask, I no longer have a 20% off discount code to share.  It's a bummer, I know.

Monday, March 1, 2021

2021 F3T - Tetiaroa

The 2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour virtual event is getting ever closer and if you missed the stoke reel, start there and then work your way through the film trailers which I'll be sharing one by one on T.F.M.

Press PLAY below and be sure to pick up your Virtual Ticket for the upcoming streaming event that kicks off on March 10th and will be available to view through April 4th.  There will be prizes to win with a series of raffles and the F3T crew have done a lot of work to make this year's tour as fun as possible while in-person events are on pause.

 
About this film from F3T...
 
Tetiaroa is a special place. Nestled among the Society Islands of French Polynesia, it offers a promised land of giant bonefish, GTs and Trigger fish. 40 miles from Tahiti, owned by the Brando estate, Tetiaroa is an untapped yet vulnerable beauty, deserving of protection. Join Joshua Hutchins of Aussie Fly Fisher and the team from Fly Oddssey as they explore the endless flats and unbelievable fishing. Double figure bonefish and cruisy island vibes make this a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
 
Visit the Fly Fishing Film Tour website for more information and to get your Virtual Ticket.  You'll be entered into the raffle to win prizes from Costa, YETI, and Simms.

Want to save $5?   Buy your ticket from your local (or favorite) fly shop which each have a limited number of F3T caps and Buffs to give with a ticket purchased.