TEXAS FLY FISHING NEWS & ADVENTURES

IFTD Wrap Up of Retail Winners

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017 IFTD Show Winners

We all know how these fly folks like to sell stuff, right? Well every year they get together and find new ways to entice the fly public into what are now called, “upgrades” to the great stuff they/we already have. By now, we would think a fly rod has reached the apex of quality and craftsmanship, BUT NO, there are always new improvements to be made! And here the show winners are …

 

A complete listing of the winners and categories is below:

Men’s Wading Boots: Orvis — Ultralight Wading Boot

Men’s Waders: Simms Fishing Products — G3 Wader

Men’s Outerwear: Simms Fishing Products – G3 Guide Tactical Jacket

Men’s General Apparel: Simms Fishing Products — SolarFlex Armor Shirt

Women’s Waders: Orvis — Women’s Ultralight Waders

Women’s Outerwear: Orvis — Pro Wading Jacket

Women’s General Apparel: Simms Fishing Products — Women’s BiComp LS Shirt

Women’s Wading Boots: Korkers, LLC — Women’s Dark Horse Boot

Accessories Under $100: Fishpond, Inc. — Quickshot Rod Holder

Gift Items Under $100: DeYoung Studios — DeYoung Gift Wrap

Fly Rod — Freshwater: Scott Fly Fishing — The G Series

Fly Rod — Saltwater: Sage Fly Fishing — Salt HD

Reel – Freshwater: Abel — SDF (Sealed Drag Fresh)

Reel – Saltwater: Nautilus Reels — GTx

Fly Line — Freshwater: RIO Products — IT Single-Handed Spey 3D

Fly Line — Saltwater: RIO Products — Direct Core Flats Pro

Leader / Tippet: RIO Products — Big Nasty

Fly Hooks: Stealth Fly Products — Stealth Hooks & System

Fly Tying Vices & Tying Tools: TMC Magnetic Bobbin, Fine — Umpqua Feather Merchants

Fly Tying Materials: Fair Flies — Composite Brushes

Youth Product: Redington — Minnow Outfit

Fly Pattern — Freshwater: Flymen Fishing Company — Double Barrell Bass Bug

Fly Pattern — Saltwater: Umpqua Feather Merchants — Chicone’s Tuscan Bunny

Fly Box / Storage System: Umpqua Feather Merchants — UPG HD Mag Midge Fly Box

Eco-friendly Product: Fishpond, Inc. — Submersible Backpack

Luggage (Bags, Backpacks): Fishpond, Inc. — Grand Teton Rolling Bag

Entertainment / Education: Stackpole Books / Lyons Press — Orvis Fly Fishing Guide

Chest Pack / Vest: Fishpond, Inc. — Submersible Lumbar Pack

Boat / Personal Watercraft: Creek Company — T. Rex 9.8 Mini Drifter

Monday Morning Sidewalk ON The Pole

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the Sidewalk

Good Monday Morning to those who see the good in a Monday morning! I am guiding on Lake Ray Roberts as you read this, so you’ll have to let me off the hook (so to speak) for this short greet and go.

I hope you are also WATCHING the YouTube broadcasts that seem to be coming out with a little regularity – ON FRIDAYs. I am starting to enjoy the process of assembling those, and still looking for ways to be more efficient and accurate with the information provided on those Friday Texas Fly Fishing Reports. Do you have suggestions?

I’ve gotta let you go – catch-and-release – so I can pick up a client on the dock this morning. Thanks for reading, and we can get caught up soon!

If you are a Snapchat user, let’s connect with that app! I think you would search for texasflycaster on the Snapchat app.

Friday Texas Fly Fishing Report

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Texas Fly Fishing Report

I figured you needed a little relief from my turtle head, so this YouTube broadcast is audio only – for your listening enjoyment. There are a couple of spots mentioned – gleaned from all the places I watch and read (remember last week’s post?).

You never know, this particular report could easily end up as a podcast on iTunes in the future? I tried to do a SnapChat on the water the other day, and I have no idea how that works – obviously! If you are a SnapChat person, maybe we can be “snappy” friends or whatever it is that’s required to make that idea go … Periscope is better right out of the box – I KNOW THAT for sure.

Have a great weekend as usual, and ALWAYS KNOW BEFORE YOU GO fishing anywhere in Texas!