The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) consists of short and feature length films produced by filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly-fishing.
From enormous trout in the Rockies to following April Vokey in search of elusive Steelhead, the variety of films at this event are sure to peak the interest of all anglers. IF4 endeavours to chase after the heart of fly fishing through its film selections and we are honored this year to feature “Mending the Line”, an epic film that follows WWII veteran and avid fly angler Frank Moore as he retraces his footsteps on the beeches of Normandy and beyond fly rod in hand.
The International Fly Fishing Film Festival is the event of the year that you don’t want to miss and contains exclusive content not available in any other fly-fishing film event.
Speycast Media is a small multi-media company producing digital imagery and short films for the fly fishing industry.
Speycast Media is part of Eoin Fairgrieve Fly Fishing and is based on the River Tweed system in Scotland.
We exist to make the best products, to protect the environment, and to support our community. We not only deeply respect the history of our humble beginnings, but are also unwaveringly committed to our ever-strong foundation: developing premium products that are safe for fish, fisheries and fishermen. We also like to have a lot of fun at the same time. Thank you to everyone that worked on this project.
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Top Hooker is currently casting for the second season, and would love to find some adventurous and skilled fisherwomen to be featured on the show.
Send an email to TopHookerCasting@gmail.com with your name, age, phone number, location, a recent photo (without hat and sunglasses please!) and a brief explanation of why you are America’s next Top Hooker.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013!
Loon Outdoors has just recently launched their new website.
There is still two weeks left to enter into their giveaway contest. Just like them on Facebook to enter.
Patti Beasley puts on the Indiana On The Fly show each year, and I am proud to say I am going to attend it yet again!
It is a great show, and I highly suggest it to anyone who is in the area to attend. Brian O’ Keefe (co-owner of Catch Magazine) will be the guest speaker, and I will be there teaching how to tie tube flies.
Hope you see you there!
This week marks the start of Casting for Recovery’s annual holiday auction, with proceeds earmarked for its quality of life retreat program for breast cancer survivors across the United States.
A little over a year ago, a couple members of The Drake Forum who tied classic Atlantic Salmon flies decided to swap a few patterns. The group grew to 8 and it was determined that each tier would designate a special pattern to be professionally mounted and framed in a display to be auctioned to benefit a worthy cause. All flies are tied with authentic materials. As the wife of one of the participants had just lost a battle with cancer, Casting for Recovery was chosen as the beneficiary of the donated display.
Two other forum members, Bob White and Richard Harrington, both nationally known artists, became aware of the project and most generously offered to create original paintings to be a part of the display. A very generous Drake Forum member covered the cost to custom-mount and frame the flies and artwork. The finished product is approximately 24″ x 20″.
Robert Meiser, who builds beautiful custom salmon and steelhead rods, will custom-build a Highlander Classic S2H13068C-4 to be included with the framed piece. This rod is 13′ 6″ and designed to throw a line weight in the 6-7-8 window. The winner bidder can arrange design specifics with Bob prior to the rod being built. This is truly a unique opportunity to own a singular display of classic salmon flies, two original works of art, and a spey rod built by a true master.
The auction ends on Dec. 5. Let the bidding begin!
The legendary Skagit River in northwest Washington is a large, glacier-fed river that winds its way through the Cascade Mountains before emptying into Puget Sound. World-renowned for its steelhead fishing, the Skagit was once home to wild steelhead runs in the tens of thousands, and is the birthplace of many fly-fishing techniques anglers use today. While its runs have diminished over time, the Skagit still boasts wild steelhead that often eclipse the magical 20-pound mark. In an effort to preserve this pristine river and protect its remaining steelhead, Orvis has partnered with the Wild Steelhead Coalition (WSC) and driftboat builder Ross Duncan to bring to you a unique conservation opportunity.
Orvis and the WSC will be auctioning off a one-of-a-kind McKenzie-style driftboat, hand-built by master craftsman Ross Duncan. The 17-foot custom wood driftboat is constructed with BS1088 marine plywood and white oak, and is a hybrid of traditional McKenzie framed boat and stitch-and-glue construction. Secured with System 3 epoxies, 3M 5200 adhesive, and over 300 stainless steel screws, the boat is set up with two fixed-position swivel pedestal seatsâ€”fore and aft for fly fishing or side driftingâ€”with an adjustable-position rowerâ€™s bench rope seat. The rowerâ€™s seat is adjustable plus-or-minus 10 inches, with four different oar lock positions, and the Sawyer Cobra oar locks are set in machined derlin bushings. The bottom of the boat is coated with a high-density poly-urea coating, and the interior and hull are painted with water-based epoxy and polyurethane. The bow and chine batten are protected with 1/8-inch thick stainless steel rub stripes. The boat comes complete with 9-foot MXG Sawyer counterbalanced oars, Lee-Lock side-mount anchor system, and a painted trailer with LED lights.
To learn more, and place your bid (bidding will close at 11:59 PM ET on October 30, 2012), click here.