Monday, May 21, 2018

DIAMONDBACK ROD CO. - New Meeker Glass Pricing

The other day I was going through the Fiberglass Rod Shops page making sure none of the links were broken and to keep up to date on everyone's offerings and noticed that both the Diamondback Rod Co. Meeker Glass Fly Rods and Meeker Blanks had new lower pricing listed which is great news for anglers and hobby fly rod builders alike.

The Meeker Glass line up is made from both updated versions of old favorites along with several new tapers and at less than $200 for a finished fly rod, these may be one of the best buys in glass right now for the level of quality that you get in the fly rod, fabric rod sock and glossy fiberglass rod tube.  

I have the 8' four weight which has been talked about HERE and HERE and I can't say enough good about these fly rods, especially at this price.

Visit the Diamondback Rod Company for more information or to place an order.


Let's get this Monday started with some fresh cuts from the talented mind of Capt Jack Productions.

More goodness on the Capt Jack Productions Vimeo page.  Enjoy.

Friday, May 18, 2018


"164 pages of gnar" is a good way to describe the latest issue of Southern Culture On The Fly and if you have a fly fishing graduate in your life, make sure they take a few minutes to read the knowledge dropped in the editorial by Mr. Grossman. 


Where I've Been...

I know it's been a few days since there has been much of an update around here and if you follow on Instagram you might have seen the story images and videos I put up while in Belize last week.  This trip wasn't really about doing a lot of fly fishing, though I did get out for one day on the flats with Marlon of Blue Horizon Belize, but instead the focus was centered on helping out with a new idea dubbed the "Southern Belize Fly Tying Initiative".  More on that in the next few days as it was really cool to be apart this first push and excited to what this could grow into for the local communities.

I'm a week back from Belize where I immediately jumped into a 70 plus hour work week that I'm slowly crawling my way out of.  Add to the mix of catching up with the email inbox, packing up a few T.F.M. swag orders, editing my way through 1,200 images from the trip along the usual day in and day out responsibilities at home.  It's been a blur of a few days but things are simmering back to normal as the weekend approaches.

So, the lights are still on around here even if they were flickering a bit for the past few days.  I've got some stories to tell, other great content to share, several new fiberglass fly rods to talk about as IFTD approaches and on the future fly fishing trip front, the annual Beaver Island carp and smallmouth bender (along with some northern Michigan trout) is only about a month out.  Add to that a couple family camping trips to Virginia and North Carolina over the next two weekends and it's going to be a stellar spring.  Let's get after it.   

Monday, May 7, 2018

ANGLING TRADE - Spring 2018

I am sitting in the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport waiting on my first flight to Belize and have a  print copy of Angling Trade in my reading stack.  You can check it out online and it'll get you caught up on the latest news, scuttlebutt and good ideas in the fly fishing industry.


The Ultimate School Bus Conversion

I guess it was a year or so ago that I started following photographer Sam Soholt on Instagram and he was just starting to dive into an old 65-passenger school bus conversion that he's using to travel around the county to chase the hunting (and angling) seasons while promoting the importance of public lands along the way.

Click PLAY and enjoy.  Oh yeah, and he's a heck of an artist as well...

Subscribe to the YouTube channel and follow on Instagram for the latest Public Land Bus adventure.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

THIS IS FLY - Issue 67

Just in time for your weekend leisure reading, the latest issue of This Is Fly has arrived.  Enjoy it.