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THE OVERLOOKED WET FLY

The Heavy Hitter Sow Bug

Wed May 8th 2019

Hook: Stealth Hook C Series sizes 8-14

Thread: Semperfli Waxed Thread 8/0 Red

Body: Semperfli waxed thread ribbed with tan ostrich barbules

Bead: Tungsten beads (4) X 3/32 oz and (2) X 1/8 oz

Resin: Semperfli No Tack UV Resin

Tied by Erik Svendsen @SvendDiesel

 

Full Step-by-Step Instructions:

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LOVE THIS LODGE! MAY 2019

Tue May 7th 2019

Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat  

The only good thing about the end of a stay at Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat is knowing you’ll experience the soul-stirring flight through the Rocky Mountains again, this time in the other direction. Otherwise you’ll wish you could stay just one more day – okay, maybe 2 or 3 more- sleeping beneath 10,000-ft. Chisel Peak, and drinking in all you can of the exquisite wilderness setting and the best fly fishing for big brook trout west of Labrador.

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Fly Fusion Cast Like a Pro Series: Accuracy

Mon May 6th 2019

Fly Fusion Field Editor Jeff Wagner and fly-fishing icon Bruce Richards cover various topics in this informative fly-casting series that is packed full of cast-changing tips.

In this Episode Bruce Richards discusses tips to improve your fly casting accuracy so you can land your fly right on target.

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RIO Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards

Tue Apr 30th 2019
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Another great video entry  for the RIO Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards.  Good work @happy_on_the_fly!

Theres still time to vote and to enter!  Hop on over to rioproducts.com and check out the great prizes that are up for grabs for the overall winner.  And don’t forget, whoever wins will have a special inclusion in the 2019 International Fly Fishing Film Festival which is screened at over 120 locations worldwide to thousands upon thousands of eager fly anglers!

RIO AMATEUR FLY FISHING FILM AWARDS

The RIO “Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards” is an opportunity for amateur fly fishing film makers to showcase this wonderful sport by entering a short film into this online film competition. Your 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.

Fly Fusion Cast Like a Pro Series: #5 Substance & Style

Thu Apr 11th 2019

Fly Fusion Field Editor Jeff Wagner and fly-fishing icon Bruce Richards cover various topics in this informative fly-casting series that is packed full of cast-changing tips. In this Episode Jeff Wagner discusses how grip, arm position and stance can impact the performance of your desired fly fishing cast.

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Fly Fusion Cast Like a Pro Series: #4 Changing Planes Curve Cast

Tue Mar 26th 2019

Fly Fusion Field Editor Jeff Wagner and fly-fishing icon Bruce Richards cover various topics in this informative fly-casting series that is packed full of cast-changing tips. Episode 4 provides you tips on how changing the plane of your cast can be used to improve your casting.

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The Buffet Series

Tue Mar 26th 2019

The Buffet Series: A fly-fishing journey that began over a year ago is being launched! Ten different locations, countless species, in freshwater, saltwater, and warm water. A new series from Capture Adventure Media. The first episode, BWO Buffet, now available on Fly Fusion Streaming!

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The Unseen Waters

Tue Mar 19th 2019

When asked about their future careers, many kids give one of a few common responses: doctor, athlete, astronaut, scientist. But when I was a kid there was something different in my mind – something that’s still there. My thoughts were gripped by stories of harsh and unforgiving landscapes in Alaska and northern Canada. Secretly I dreamed of exploring wild, undiscovered lakes and rivers full of giant fish that took my flies freely. My heart ached to search out places untouched, unspoiled and un-fished.

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Fly Fusion Cast Like a Pro Series: #3 Casting Loops

Mon Mar 11th 2019
Fly Fusion Field Editor Jeff Wagner and fly-fishing icon Bruce Richards cover various topics in this informative 10 part fly-casting series that is packed full of cast-changing tips. In this Episode Jeff Wagner discusses fly casting loops and what causes the dreaded tailing loop.
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The Lost Art of the Wet Fly | Dana Harrison

Wed Mar 6th 2019

Fly tying, like many arts, has entered a phase of modernization. New space-age materials have led to unbelievably realistic designs that have captivated the fly-tying community. Thus, certain flies are beginning to disappear, as their popularity declines alongside their aging tiers.

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Fly Fusion Cast Like a Pro Series: #2 Distance Casting

Tue Mar 5th 2019

Fly Fusion Field Editor Jeff Wagner and fly-fishing icon Bruce Richards cover various topics in this informative fly-casting series that is packed full of cast-changing tips. In this Episode Jeff Wagner covers the fundamentals of distance fly casting. With these simple techniques you can add distance to your cast for that next saltwater fly fishing trip for bonefish.

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“The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing” Now Streaming on Amazon Prime, YouTube

Sat Feb 16th 2019

Fly anglers looking for easy access to instructional content can now stream “The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing” television show on two of the largest video platforms online: Amazon Prime and YouTube. The show, a 13-part documentary-style series hosted by well-known author and angler Tom Rosenbauer, focuses on instruction in a variety of settings and angling situations, covering everything from fly-fishing basics to targeting trout and bass with a fly rod.

“The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing” originally aired on the World Fishing Network (WFN) in 2012, and has been available on the Orvis website’s Learning Center since. Rosenbauer believes that the addition of the show to the Amazon lineup will provide the content with a second life.

“People can watch it on their television anytime they want now, if they have Amazon Prime,” he said. “I’ve had people come up to me and say ‘I love your show and watched it five times, but I can’t see it on WFN anymore. I like watching it on my tv.’”

According to Rosenbauer, having the content available to stream on home televisions via Amazon and on mobile devices through YouTube will broaden the series’ reach substantially.

“The Amazon audience, it’s a different audience, for most parts an older one,” he said. “The younger people will watch it on their phones.”

Colin McKeown and Mark Melnyk, producers and hosts of “The New Fly Fisher,” helped produce the Orvis show. Both believe that the partnership with Amazon and the presence on YouTube will be a boon to anglers everywhere.

“There are 40-odd million people using Amazon Prime in the U.S.,” McKeown said. “This is a big score for the show, for Tom, and for Orvis. It’s going to enable a lot of people who are learning how to fly fish.”

Melnyk echoed McKeown’s thoughts.

“I believe that this is going to open up a window to a whole bunch of brand-new fly anglers,” he said. “They are going to find this while browsing and it’s going to pique their interest.”

That’s not the only big news involving “The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing,” however. Over the course of 2019, Rosenbauer, McKeown, and Melnyk will be producing the long-awaited second season of the show.

“It will be more advanced, more in-depth,” Rosenbauer said. “It will be a natural extension of Season 1, but very focused. There will be strictly a bonefish show, strictly a redfishing show, a show all about Euro nymphing.”

Season 2 will debut in January of 2020. Click here to stream the series.

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