Orvis has made protecting the Everglades the focus of their conservation efforts this year, and CEO, Perk Perkins, has been leading the charge by taking out a full-page ad in the Miami Herald, meeting with state legislators to lobby in support of pro-Everglades legislation, and writing op eds.
Today, Orvis premiered a new video from Florida filmmaker Dan Decibel Diez, made with support from Orvis and many of their partners in the fly-fishing industry, as well as others. The list of sponsors at the end of the video includes some of the biggest names in manufacturing, media, and conservation. This is a vital cause that is bringing us all together because now is the time to act.
The folks at the Everglades Foundation have communicated that these collective efforts are making a difference and that those with influence are listening. Lets keep the voices loud and consistent on the heels of this work.
Here’s what you can do to help:
- Tell Florida’s leaders to support SB 10 to build the EAA Reservoir. Text the word “WATER” to 52886.
- Visit the Orvis Commitment Everglades page to learn how Orvis will match your donation to help fund the important work of the Everglades Foundation.
- Visit the Everglades Foundation to learn how you can get involved on the ground.
- Sign the #NowOrNeverglades Declaration
RIO’s “Behind The Brand” series is a beautiful collection of short videos exploring the life, work and fly-fishing love of some of the key employees at RIO. Each film follows a RIO employee around their favorite local Idaho water, talks about what they do at RIO, and showcases their favorite set up for their fishery. This film follows Marlin Roush, RIO’s director of R&D and chief line designer, to Warm Spring in pursuit of beautiful brook trout.
Our friends at Patagonia today announced the release of the feature-length downloadable version of Finding Fontinalis. A 70-minute feature film by Travis Lowe, Finding Fontinalis explores how the search for a new world record brook trout in Argentina ultimately leads the anglers involved on a mission to conserve and protect much more than just the fish itself. The film is available to be screened in local markets globally to fly fishing dealers, grassroots conservation groups and individuals. www.findingfontinalis.com
February 14 is now special for two reasons. One has to do with cards, chocolates and highly inflated flower prices. The other has to do with the IF4’s release of their final trailer for the 2017 festival cycle. In the film The Dorado, Fly Fusion field editor April Vokey heads deep into the jungles of Bolivia in search of dorado. The film is an unforgettable adventure filled with visually stunning footage and enormous fish. Only at IF4™ in 2017!
Here’s Fly Fusion’s fly tying editor explaining how to tie a simple but effective caddis pattern.
- Hook: Daiichi 1100 sz 18 through 12
- Shuck: Olive Antron
- Wing: Comparadun Hair
- Body: Olive Hare’s Ice Dubbing
Surface, a new short from Fly Fusion Films and Vantage Point Media House, is a film about extraordinary adventures that create life-long memories. Derek Bird of Fly Fusion Magazine and Ross Purnell of Fly Fisherman Magazine team up to search for large native rainbows on a remote stream in British Columbia’s Cariboo region. After a floatplane trip through the rugged and towering Cariboo Mountains, the anglers float down a nearly inaccessible glacial stream. What they experience along the way is nothing short of unforgettable. Only at IF4™ in 2017!
One way of beating the winter cold is to sit at the vice start tying patterns to fill up the summer dry-fly box. In this video, Al Ritt, Fly Fusion’s tying editor demonstrates how to tie a hybrid pattern of sorts. The ARF Humpulator is a buoyant upgrade on the classic Stimulator.
Recipe for the ARF Humpulator (Yellow):
- Hook: Daiichi 1280 sz 6 through 10
- Tail: Calf Tail, Tan
- Back: 2mm Tan Foam
- Abdomen: Poly Yarn, Yellow
- Rib: Hackle, Brown (1/2 to 2/3 the hook gap)
- Underwing: Mirage Flash
- Wing: Widow’s Web, Tan
- Hi-Vis Spot: Para Post Yarn, Fluorescent Orange
- Thorax: Ice Dub, Golden Brown
- Hackle: Grizzly Dyed Golden Brown
“The Jungle’s Edge”by Capture Adventure Media and Angler’s Eye Media is the first in a series of trailer releases for films debuting at premiere of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival® this January.
Film Overview: Imagine a world where the jungle meets the coast and the fly fishing is incredible. Follow angler’s Mark Martin and Alex Beck as they attempt the impossible, Costa Rica’s first Grand Slam. After a week of jumping and loosing many 100+ pound tarpon, they find themselves with a chance to make history. The only thing standing in their way is the giant tarpon that have been giving them nothing but trouble all week. Come along for the ride to see if history will be made. Only at IF4™ in 2017! www.flyfilmfest.com
The International Fly Fishing Film Festival winning feature film for 2016 is Arctic Unicorns by Western Waters Media sponsored in part by Fly Fusion Magazine. The festival producers and the film selections committee extend a well-earned congratulations and a $1000 check to the Western Waters Media for their commitment to creating captivating and entertaining outdoor films. The winning film each year is selected by audience members who take part in the online voting process after each of the festival’s 100 screenings.
We had such a huge response to our last share contest that we thought it was only fitting to do another! Share this trailer from Fly Fusion Television Season 2 for your chance to win a Scientific Anglers gift pack valued at over $500.00! Winner will be randomly drawn on the 25th of November. Good Luck!!