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

 

The Latest Video in RIO’s “How To” Series

RIO–The first episode of season two of RIO’s “How To” series has RIO ambassador Rob Parkins teaching and talking about “How To Make an Overhead Cast”. In this film, Rob covers the three most important steps required before you start to make an overhead cast, and then explains how to make a “Pick up and lay down ” cast, how to “False cast” and how to “Shoot line”. In addition, Rob talks about the ideal line that will help beginners learn this essential cast.

Behind the Scenes at Scientific Anglers

Tiny Pieces of All of Us is a short film that takes a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making Scientific Anglers fly lines. With stunning cinematography and an engaging storyline, the film is well worth watching.

Simon Gawesworth Talks Trout Spey

The final episode of season 1’s “How To” series is “How To Set Up a Trout Spey/Switch rod”. With the surge in popularity of light two-handed rods for trout fishing, more and more anglers are looking to purchase one of these light, fun and highly enjoyable fishing outfits, but find many pitfalls on the way to getting the perfect rig. In this episode RIO brand manager, Simon Gawesworth, explains how to choose the right sized Trout Spey rod based on fish size, compares a Trout Spey rod to a regular single handed rod, and goes through the various fly line options for Trout Spey rods that are on the market, and when to use each one.

This film is an invaluable tool for anyone looking at getting a two-handed Trout Spey or Switch rod, and really helps anglers dial in how to get the most perfectly balanced rig.

Getting to Know RIO

Check out RIO’s “Behind the Brand” video featuring their R&D production designer, Wayne Peterson,  spending some time on the Teton River.

New RIO Video: How to Fish a Streamer From the Bank

The 10th episode of RIO’s “How To” series, is presented by RIO ambassador Russ Miller. In this episode, Russ shows numerous ways to fish a streamer while wading along the bank of a river; each different from the rest, and when applied to a day on the river, will give you the maximum chance of catching a fish. Russ’s tips and great information takes the mystery out of this increasingly popular style of river fishing.

Friday Fly By Al Ritt

Fly Fusion fly-tying editor Al Ritt demonstrates how to tie the Adams, a classic pattern that deserves a place on the top row of any dry-fly box.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Daiichi 1100 sz 20 through 8
  • Wings: Grizzly Hen Hackle Tips
  • Tail: Mixed Brown and Grizzly Dry Hackle Fibers
  • Body: Muskrat or Gray Superfine Dubbing
  • Hackle: Mixed Brown and Grizzly Dry Hackle Fibers

 

A Closer Look at Fishpond

Filmed last fall in the beautiful Colorado mountains, the Heartbeat of Fishpond is a soulful film highlighting the company’s passion for conservation and thoughtful vision behind each product. It’s definitely worth watching.