Sunday, July 23, 2017

LEIDERMAN RODS - Epic Warmwater Style

Matt Leiderman of Leiderman Rods recently finished a set of share worthy Swift Fly Fishing builds for a client in Florida with warmwater on the mind.  Both the Epic 476 and Epic 580 builds are matched completely even down to the small fighting butts.  As usual with Matt's work, I like these builds a lot.

Follow along on the Leiderman Rods Facebook and Instagram for the latest builds and shop news.

WINGED REEL - One Man's Trash

The boys from Winged Reel giving the bowfin some love with this well done shortie film.

“One Man’s Trash” is another man’s treasure. This journey takes us into remote areas of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, seldom ventured into with fly rods, after a toothy species widely disregarded as trash. I’ve been talking about making this film since 2012 when I started Winged Reel. 2016 was the year and the planning was pretty cumbersome. The Okefenokee is a special place for me. One of the last truly wild and remote areas in my home state of Georgia. Like my life’s reset button, it’s an escape from my every day grind. I look forward to discussing more what went into making this film; including some awesome [and not so awesome] experiences with our filming team of 4 friends in the heat, trashy old boat builds, grown men sleeping in train cars and some serious streamer crushing action."

Visit the Winged Reel website for more goodness and check out their Vimeo page too.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

THIS IS FLY - Issue 63

The latest issue of This Is Fly is live and ready for your weekend reading stack.


SWIFT FLY FISHING - New Rod Tubes & Rod Turner/Drying Motor

The folks at Swift Fly Fishing just can't leave well enough alone and have recently released two new step forward products with the Katana Rod Tubes and the Epic Rod Turner & Drying Motor.

The new rod tubes come complimentary with all Ready To Wrap Rod Kits and Studio Built Fly Rods and feature either white or black translucent fiberglass with a ferruled sleeve closure instead of the traditional screw top.

What makes your home builds that much more "Epic"?  How about a rod turner and drying motor that runs off three AAA batteries and will run for over 70 hours on each fresh set. 

Visit the Swift Fly Fishing website for more information or to place an order. 

Remember to join the Swift V.I.P. Club if you haven't for discounts, shop news, and special promotions, and more.

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.