April is Fly Shop Local Month!

Fly Fusion’s history is rooted in an idea born while sitting on a barstool in the back of Robert’s Fly Shop a couple of decades ago. Over the years we have found that a helpful tip about a local hatch, tweak on a casting technique, demo on the latest gear or hand-drawn map can change your day on the water. But, the conversations and connections made within the walls of a fly shop can ignite a passion for fly fishing that lasts a lifetime!
Join us this month in celebrating the fly shops that keep our lines wet and our dry flies on top of the water!
Here are a few ways you can participate AND qualify for chances to win weekly draws for gift cards to the Fly Shop of your choice…
1. SUBSCRIBE to win weekly draws for a gift card to your local fly shop. When you subscribe, renew or gift a subscription to Fly Fusion in the Month of April, we will enter you to WIN a gift card to your local fly shop! Draws will take place weekly each Sunday with a Grand Prize draw on April 30th! PLUS, we’ll send you a half dozen our our favourite Spring flies for FREE as an added thank you!
2. VOTE for your favourite shop to win Top Shop 2024. Nominate your favourite Fly Shop to win! Top Shop will receive some serious love from Fly Fusion magazine and your nomination will qualify you for extra entries into our weekly draws to win a gift card to your local shop!
3. FIND everything you need at these Top Shops!

The Feather Mechanic | Gordon van der Spuy

We are ecstatic to feature a handful of patterns from Gordon van der Spuy’s latest book.  The Feather Mechanic II: Beyond the Pattern is a coffee table book, a keepsake and a manual all wrapped into one.  And Gordon is an artist to the core whether using a pen, canvas or vise.   As Conrad Botes writes in his testimony on the back cover, “Gordon’s drawings were created to serve a purpose, namely to explain the mechanics and nuances involved in the act of tying a fly.  It is the kind of drawing you keep looking at, even after it has done its job of explaining to you how to tie a fly.” We highly recommend you visit flylifecanada.ca to snap up a copy today!

In the meantime, check out these featured patterns from The Feather Mechanic…

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2024 Editor’s Choice Time Tested Reviews

Each year, the Winter Issue of Fly Fusion features the latest and greatest Fly Fishing Gear put to the test by our editorial staff.  These guys and gals receive a boatload of products to use and abuse for the season before giving their honest opinion on durability, performance and bang for your (hard-earned) buck! The thing is, these fly fishing manufacturers keep raising the bar, making new and innovative, eco-friendly tools to up our game and this year there was just far too much to cover in the pages of the magazine!  So, here are a few more of our Editor’s Choice for 2024 products to check out!
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International Fly Fishing Film Festival announces winning films

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) today announced two films, Dollar Dog and Father + Nature as the winning films of the 2023 run of the festival.

Dollar Dog, a film from award-winning filmmaker Tim Myers, tells the story of the most unlikely of fish bums – Ella. A four-legged vagabond whose love for Atlantic salmon rivals that of her angling counterparts. A well-crafted story – a tale – of the place and the fish, from which legends, like Ella, are born.

“What an honor to have Ella with us as this collection of films traveled around the world”, says IF4 Executive Producer Chris Bird, “the team behind Dollar Dog, led by renowned filmmaker Tim Myers, captured a special story that touched the hearts of audiences in every city. Ella’s star shines brightly and she will forever have a home in the room of angling legends.”

Father + Nature, a film from award-winning filmmakers Hilton Graham and Lucas Krost, tells the story of a ranching family located along the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park; one of the most beautiful river corridors in the world. The film celebrates John Turner, a conservation icon who changed the landscape of the West, who helped conserve over thirty million acres around the world and who was instrumental in the founding of Earth Day.

“The story of the Turner family in Father + Nature reminds us, as did A River Runs Through It, that deeply woven through the soul of fly fishing is faith, family and friendship”, says IF4 Executive Producer Chris Bird, “Through his example, John Turner reminds us that anglers are the valued stewards of conservation and the waters in which we play. He provides an incredible example that one person can make a significant difference; and a challenge to protect things wild for many generations to come.”

Bird goes onto say that, “It has been incredible to watch as audiences returned in large numbers to celebrate the films and shared passions. We are excited about the future and, most importantly, about the fly-fishing community that a new collection of films will create.”

About IF4The International Fly Fishing Film Festival is the world’s leading fly-fishing film event, consisting of films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe and showcases the passion, lifestyle, and culture of fly fishing. It is the gathering place of the fly-fishing community and a celebration of friendship, stories and stoke. flyfilmfest.com

Supporting Healthy, Sustainable Fisheries

Simms Fishing Products, preeminent manufacturer of waders, outerwear, footwear, and technical fishing apparel launches a platform to give back to multiple conservation groups supporting healthy and sustainable fisheries. The brand has initiated four give-back campaigns on their ecommerce site and are funding NGO partners via a 1% contribution of sales at no cost to the consumer.

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It’s time to stuff your stockings!!!

For a limited time only…when you subscribe, renew or gift a subscription of Fly Fusion, you will receive a FREE bonus. Choose from an Airflo Leader, Airflo Tippet Spool or and Airflo Superflo Fly Line (That’s a $125 Value – FREE)!

Holiday Offers…coming your way!

Exclusive for the Fly Fusion family!

Each year, our team works night and day to brainstorm the newest and fishiest holiday offers for subscribing to Fly Fusion Magazine. Throughout November and December, you can take advantage of steep savings, cool free gear and chances to win! But wouldn’t it be nice to know what’s coming your way so you can pick your favourite offer? No problem…here’s the plan!

 

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Buffet Series – Seeking Permit

The Holy Grail species among fly anglers! Follow Phil Tuttle on his (long) journey to land a permit on the fly!

Join Gilbert and friends “Seeking Permit” in Episode 5 of the Buffet Series!

…and don’t forget to enter the giveaway! Full details can be found HERE.

2023 Stimmies Fly Fishing Film Awards – Angler’s Choice Vote

Welcome to The Stimmies Angler’s Choice Vote!  Presented by Fly Fusion Magazine, The Stimmies recognizes top fly-fishing filmmakers from around the globe! These Angler’s Choice finalists have been selected by our Stimmies judge panel. Now it’s your turn to have a say in who wins!  Click on each imagee to watch the films and make your vote for top freshwater and saltwater film of 2023! Your vote will also qualify YOU for weekly draws for fly fishing swag.
 

Freshwater Category:

Emergence | Connor Harris
The Feather Mechanic | The Craft
Fishing for What Matters | Dorsal Outdoors
The Fly Fishing Cult | Pure Films
OARS | Hatchee Productions
Life with Koda; First Fishing Trip | Pavel Francev
The Pursuit | Fly Craft Films
Still 2 | Wait4it Films
The Wicked | Deeper Pixels Media
Winter Blues | Josh Swim

Saltwater Category: 

Baja Boys | Fly Craft Films
The Quest for Mondogazunga | Phelps on the Fly
Saltwater Smackdown | Alvin Dededaux
VOTE NOW!

Voting closes August 10 @ midnight!