Fly Fusion Adds to List of Fly Tying Field Editors

Cranbrook, BC (February 22, 2018)—As a general rule, an angler’s fly box is extremely personal. Like a woman’s purse, it’s not a place to simply rummage through uninvited. That is unless you’re a professional fly tier like Bob Reece.

Fly Fusion is excited to announce that its readers will have the opportunity to see what’s new in Reece’s fly box on a consistent basis because he’s now part of the distinguished list of field editors.

Reece brings a wealth of fly-tying experience to the Fly Fusion team. He’s an Umpqua Signature Fly Designer. He’s also a respected writer who contributes regularly to the pages of the magazine, and he runs Thin Air Angler at Horse Creek Ranch.

Reece’s new column will appear in the summer issue. Reece said, “”Fly tying provides endless creative opportunities.  I look forward to joining Fly Fusion readers in their lifelong journey as fly tiers.  We’ll be exploring the constantly expanding horizon of tying resources and their possible applications.”

“Additionally, we’ll be delving into the minds of fresh industry professionals and their newly created bugs that are driving the forward movement of fly pattern development.  All of this will be done with the aim of improving on-the-water success,” said Reece.

Fly Fusion’s founding editor Derek Bird said, “I’m super excited on a number of different levels that Bob has joined our team. On a selfish level, I love the fact I get to test out his new flies, and for our readers, especially for the ones who tie, I’m excited that they’re going get a look into the mind of an extremely innovative tier. Bringing Bob on board is a win-win scenario for everyone involved.”

 

Fly Fusion’s Stillwater Editor Releases New App

British Columbia–Have you ever wanted to spend a day on the water with Phil Rowley and Brian Chan? Here’s your chance to have them join you!

Phil Rowley and Brian Chan, two of North America’s most respected Stillwater fly fishers, are excited to announce the release of their long-awaited Stillwater Fly Fishing App. Phil and Brian have combined their 75 years of experience fly fishing for trout and char in lakes to develop this valuable educational tool. This App will become an essential tool in the toolbox for anglers of all skill levels.

The app is broken down into six chapters covering such topics as the freshwater fishing regulations for all states and provinces, entomology, leaders and knots, techniques and tactics, equipment and favourite stillwater flies. Each topic is presented in video format that can be easily downloaded and saved to your mobile device.

Once downloaded, the video tips can be watched anywhere. No Wi-Fi connection is required to view the tips once they have been downloaded.

Topics include:

  • How to fish a drop-off
  • How to use a throat pump
  • How to fish the hang
  • Choosing chironomid pupa patterns
  • Plus on camera tying of 23 proven stillwater patterns

Download at Apple’s App store or at Android App on Google Play.

Latest Release From Fly Fusion Films

An inspirational fly-fishing film about an adventerous couple pursuing their passion, which leads them on a memorable adventure under a smoke soaked skyline in search of the perfect image of oversized dry-fly sipping rainbows. For those who’ve never had a trout rise to a dry, a fish might just be a cold-blooded creature with fins and spots, but to you and I they’re the objects of our memories, of our pictures, of our attention. They’re why, as we leave the river, we’re already dreaming about the next trip. Featuring our friends Darcy Toner and Timbre Pringle of Faceless Fly Fishing. Only at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in 2018. World Premiere at The Fly Fishing Show in Denver!

A Great Read For A Great Cause

Today, when you subscribe, renew or give Fly Fusion Magazine as a gift we will donate 20% of your purchase to the Fly Fishing Collaborative. Every dollar they receive helps fund the construction of new aquaponics farms around the globe. This in-turn enables the communities they work with to provide a source of income, food and safe homes. Pay for a great read and we will see to it that your purchase goes the extra mile. Thank you for being a stalwart and generous member of the Fly Fusion Tribe! Our Commitment – Fly Fusion will donate 20% from every purchase originating from this email. Further, the International Fly Fishing Film Festival will match Fly Fusion’s amount! The combined total will be donated to the Fly Fishing Collaborative. Click Here To Subscribe And Make a Difference!

Petitioning for the Thompson River Steelhead

One of Fly Fusion’s regular contributing steelhead authors, Dana Sturn, reached out and asked if we could show some love to the struggling Thompson River steelhead population. Click here to read through the call to action and sign the petition if you’re wanting to help out the dwindling Thompson River steelhead return.

The Newest Edition of the Fly Fusion Family

The winter edition of Fly Fusion is set to hit newsstands this week. This issue is chock full of useful tips and techniques. For the gear junkie, the editors tested out nine new fly rods and they provide you with all the information you need in order to make an informed decision on the best new rod for your angling situation. The editors also tested out 2018s newest and hottest gear and have selected their favourites.

For the fly tier, renown fly-fishing author and speaker, Landon Mayer, makes his first appearance in Fly Fusion, discussing quick and effective fly patterns. And for the stillwater angler, expert Brian Chan simplifies the stillwater equation. You’ll find this and far more in the winter issue, so make sure you go out and grab a copy.

A New Steelhead Film with a Challenging Message

Swing Season–The Slowdown is a captivating look at the state of Olympic Peninsula steelhead. The film not only discusses the declining populations, it also encourages fly anglers to be part of a solution. Check it out and see what you can do to become a more responsible steelhead angler.

 

Fly Fusion Announces Streaming Platform

We are very excited to announce the launch of a brand new streaming platform for the fly-fishing community! Welcome to Fly Fusion Streaming, where we’ll be adding new content constantly and you’ll have ongoing and access to the Fly Fusion Series as well as exclusive access to past presentations of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival. The best in fly-fishing films. Click through on the following link, get yourself signed-up and watch on any device: flyfusionstreaming.com

 

MFC Launches Lucent Wrap

Columbia Falls, MT — October 11, 2017 Montana Fly Company is announcing a significant expansion to its fly-tying materials business with the introduction of MFC Lucent Wrap. Lucent Wrap is an extremely versatile material offering fly creations endless opportunity. The translucent synthetic fiber is expertly barred through MFC’s exclusive Fusion Dying process. It won’t bleed and it holds its vibrant color for the life of the fly. It’s perfect for a wide range of uses, including tails, wings and stacked or palmered bodies. 

MFC National Sales Manager, Jake Chutz says, “From the salt flats to freshwater rivers, lakes or open ocean, lucent wrap allows designers to let their creativity go wild. We’re so impressed with all the unique patterns we see being made all across the country and eager to see where this expansion takes you.”

Orders are already shipping to fly shops. “So, tyers can get stocked up for a long winter at the bench,” says Chutz.

MFC Lucent Wrap is available in fine, mini and wide barrings. Each pack includes three yards of material.