If you’ve attended any Fly Fishing Show in North America, you’ve likely run into David Danforth this year. And, its not an encounter you would soon forget. His artwork is a psychedelic mix of media and colour that is like nothing you have seen in the fly-world previously. We have fallen hopelessly in love with more pieces than we have wall space to exhibit and we’re sure you will feel the same.
Check out David’s work and follow his cross-country journey on IG @reellocal
We believe that the best part of this sport is the stories behind those that are passionate about fish on the fly. Jacob Mogler’s film Reset is one we are looking forward to seeing on the big screen in April!
“Eighty feet. Two o’clock. Go!” The cadence of my heart increased until I thought it was about to beat through my chest. With a tarpon visible against the cream-coloured bottom, I was told to make a backhand cast into a stiff crosswind and drop my fly on a target the size of a dinner plate. Right.
But they say even a blind horse finds water once in a while and my white Tarpon Toad whistled through the air and landed precisely where I had intended, with slightly more authority than I would have liked. The tarpon now had a tantalizingly presented fly resting less than three feet from the tip of its beak. Strip, strip, pause. Both my hands were shaking uncontrollably. The fish swam slowly towards the fly but decided this was not to be my lucky day, then it exited the wind-blown flat. Game over.
“I’m the first to admit that I’m not very skilled or experienced at European-style nymphing, but I am fascinated by the techniques, the flies and the people who are obsessed with it. When they get into fishing this way they often don’t want to do anything else,”
Jig Sassi Solution
Hook: Jig hook, #12-16
Bead: Gold or copper tungsten slotted bead
Thread: Uni-Thread, black, 8/0
Body: Pheasant tail
Thorax: Bright orange or pink dubbing
Tail: Pheasant tail
Rib: Copper wire
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This week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip shows how to keep your feet warm when wading in winter months when water temperatures are close to freezing.
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When it comes to green tourism and environmental sustainability, Turneffe Flats has long been one of the Caribbean’s most innovative fishing and diving resorts. “Recently, we fired up our new off-grid solar system with 288 solar panels providing approximately 80% of our energy needs,” says founder and owner Craig Hayes.
Hayes estimates “the new system will replace 17,000 gallons of diesel fuel each year, and at $5 per gallon, this will result in substantial savings. Recent improvements in solar technology, along with lower costs, finally made our project economically feasible. When we started looking at this, the payback was around 20 years and now it’s closer to 10 years,” he notes. “In addition to being the right thing to do, replacing diesel with the sun also makes good economic sense.”
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Cody Richardson is a Colorado native and a fly-fishing fanatic. He’s always considered himself an artist, but one who works in non-traditional media. The idea of using license plates for art came in2014. “Driving around the Rocky Mountain region I noticed how cool the Colorado plates were. For fun, I created a trout for myself out of the green and white plates. After that, I made another trout-piece that was hand-painted to resemble the Colorado flag.” Cody was encouraged to make and sell more plate-art. When he showed some to a couple of Denver fly shops, they liked them but felt that selling artwork in fly shops just didn’t work. But eventually both shops took four pieces, and all sold within three days. Two sold before they could even be hung. Local sales and interest continued to grow, and in 2015 Cody decided to pursue hisart full-time. Read More
This week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip is bought to you by RIO ambassador Rob Parkins. In this video, Rob talks about the different types of dry fly floatant there are, and when to use each one for different fly types.