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.
Join Katy Watson and April Vokey as they chase bull trout on a Northern BC fishery with little to no foot access in its upper stretches. Great vid and worth the watch!
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.
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.
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
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.
Fly Fusion Magazine and the International Fly Fishing Film Festival are stoked to partner with our friends at RIO Products around the 2018 RIO Fly Fishing Film Awards! This is a great award contest for amateur fly fishing film makers to showcase this wonderful sport by entering a short film into this online film competition. Submission could be a short story, a documentary, a collection of awesome shots, or even a clip from your cellphone that you feel deserves to be seen. Let your creativity be your guide! The rules are quite simple – make a 3-minute or less fly fishing film, and enter your film to be judged by the RIO panel, and by like-minded fly fishing enthusiasts on a variety of social media outlets. We look forward to seeing all of the film goodness again this year! Full contest details.
IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO (August 1, 2017) – RIO Products, manufacturers of fly lines, leaders, and tippet material, brings new technology to tropical saltwater fly lines with the DirectCore Flats Pro line.
RIO’s new flagship saltwater fly line is designed for anglers hitting tropical flats in search of bonefish, permit and tarpon. The line is built on RIO’s new DirectCore, a proprietary low-memory, low-stretch monofilament core that retains its stiffness in tropical heat yet lies straight on the water without curl or retraction. The core has 30 percent less stretch than regular tropical saltwater fly lines and ensures solid strip sets and shortened fight times.
In addition to the new core, this line features RIO’s SureFire technology, which has been used in RIO’s freshwater fly lines in the past. This triple color, distance-marking design takes the guesswork out of accuracy and distance control allowing anglers to make higher percentage shots to cruising targets.
The DirectCore Flats Pro line is available in floating models and a StealthTip option that features a full-float head with six feet of clear intermediate at the tip. This nearly invisible front section allows for shorter leaders and easier, more accurate casts, while the increased density provides greater wind penetration. Each line is built with a front taper that loads easily at close range, and with a mid-length head and extended back taper that provides stability for fast, accurate long-distance casts.
At the recent industry awards show, the DirectCore Flats Pro line won “Best New Fly Line for 2018” at the European trade show EFTTEX, “Best New Saltwater Fly Line for 2018” at the US trade show IFTD, and “Best New Fly Line” at the Australian Fishing Trade Show.
The DirectCore Flats Pro line is available in WF6F to WF12F in an easy to see Aqua/Orange/Sand color or a subtle Gray/Sand/Kelp option. The DirectCore Flats Pro StealthTip line is available in WF8F/I to WF12F/I. All models are available at RIO dealers for $119.99.
The Winston crew has been busy designing rods. Check out the specs on the Kairos rod series by clicking here.