Thursday, July 20, 2017

YETI | Stories - Carter Andrews

The YETI Stories continue highlighting the badassery of angler Carter Andrews. 

Click PLAY and enjoy.

Want more?  Check out the other fifty plus YETI Stories and take a few minutes to check out the newest products from Yeti. It's not just coolers anymore.

LOON LIVE: Do You Even Airbrush?

Bring your fly tying A-Game with you tonight for the latest LOON LIVE session brought to you by the good folks at Loon Outdoors.  The patterns on deck both look like winners with the Limbo Limbata and the Stocker Popper.

Sign up on the LOON LIVE web page and be ready at the vise when it starts at 6:00 p.m. PST.

Visit the Loon Outdoors website for everything from tying tools to swag.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


The latest short film from Echo Fly Fishing highlights the need for fly shops and value that they bring to the sport of fly fishing.

Visit the Echo Fly Fishing website for a wide array of fiberglass fly rods with a few more to be added to the mix soon. Visit your local dealer to give them a cast.


The latest issue of Tail Fly Fishing Magazine is live online and on the newsstands.  Check out the online preview and subscribe to online access for the full issue or for the print version if you haven't already.

Tail Fly Fishing Magazine is the only print publication dedicated saltwater fly fishing and each issue is better than the last.  As my own interest in saltwater fly fishing is increasing, I look forward to the new issue arriving in the mailbox.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

FIRST LOOK - Thomas & Thomas Lotic Series Fly Rods

Several new fiberglass fly rods were shown off last week at the International Fly Tackle Dealer show and one series with most anticipation has been the Lotic fly rod from Thomas & Thomas.

The Lotic series will consist of three models with a 6'10" three weight, 7'4" four weight, and a 7'10" five weight.  These three piece fly rods will be built with western style cork grips, aluminum hardware, with cork reel seat insert.  Something interesting to consider is that the Lotic series are 40% lighter over the Heirloom series fly rods that they are replacing.  MSRP will be $595 and these fly rods should be available through your local Thomas & Thomas dealer soon.

Thomas & Thomas wrote...

"Inspired by tumbling mountain brooks and glassy spring creeks, Thomas & Thomas introduces the Lotic Series of fiberglass fly rods.  By combining the latest glass fibers with a highly progressive flex profile, the light-weight Lotic provides a crisp, medium action with the deep loading distinct to fiberglass.  The result is a high-performance glass rod that generates surprising line speed and power while maintaining a silky-smooth delivery perfect for presenting a dry fly."

Last summer I had the opportunity to take a prototype of the 7'10" five weight on the trip to Wyoming but have been told that the taper was further refined along with entirely different cosmetics.  I'll be looking forward to getting my hands on the final version.

Visit the Thomas & Thomas website for more information and plan on stopping by your nearby dealer to cast the Lotic fly rods as they should be in stock soon.


Ryan McDonald of Finn mentioned it in this recent T.F.M. interview that one of the objectives of the new shop space, located on Main Street in Joneville, Vermont, would be to host gatherings and they are true to their word with the Finn Open Studio event that is coming up this Friday, July 21st, beginning at 4:00 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m.

Come for the fellowship, food, and drink and stay for the gear.

For more, please visit the Finn website and consider following along on Facebook and Instagram for the latest shop news.

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Kirk Deeter of Angling Trade continues to break down the highlights from the International Fly Tackle Dealer show in this recap video.

Visit Angling Trade for more industry news including the IFTD New Product Showcase Winners.