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THE ROAD TO 300K - Distancing Dinner

I'm not sure what your coronavirus pandemic situation looks like but I have never been more grateful to be living on family land as now.  We have a a couple hundred acres and a large pond to roam with pine needle covered trails, fields and sand tracks.  It's never felt sweeter than now.The other night we packed up the Element and drove into the upper area of the pond for some quiet time and dinner.  We made our tailgate dinner favorite of ramen with the fixings which meant that we maybe spent $2...
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PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 17

Paul Puckett inked and spoke of one of his favotite artists, Frederic Remington, in today's sketchbook story. Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest works and studio news. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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ADIPOSE BOATWORKS - Raffle to Support Guides Who Row

The good folks at Adipose Boatworks want to to support the guides who are not able to work through the coronavirus pandemic and are offering up a 2020 Adipose package in a raffle with the hopes of raising $50,000.Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100 and you can get tickets at least through April 30, 2020.Check out the video on the Adipose Boatworks Facebook page and then keep reading. From the Adipose Boatworks Facebook page..."Here at Adipose we have been blessed with the support of fi...
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TEJAS COLLABORATIVE - Texas Brands Giveaway

We've been seeing it a lot lately that adversity often times brings people together and the coronavirus pandemic is no different in that regard.  A handful of Texas based industry friends (and some that I'd like to get to know) have banded together to create the Tejas Collaborative.They are kicking things off with a HUGE giveaway that's easy to play and will likely put you in touch with some brands that you were unaware of in the process.  HOW TO ENTER: 1. Visit the @tejascollaborative on Ins...
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PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 16

Not sure if you caught it in the news but singer John Prine was hospitalized with coronavirus and though improving, he's not out of the woods yet.  Paul Puckett sketched an ink portrait of the singer with a few notes that touch a chord for sure. In honor of Prine, here's two favorite concerts to enjoy today while you're working from home or later (and no one's judging on what "later" means...) during your Happy Hour. Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest...
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PIG FARM INK + VEDAVOO - ONLINE IRON FLY - Week 1 Challenge

The masterminds at Pig Farm Ink and Vedavoo have cooked up a four week online fly tying challenge that should keep things weird at the vise for you at home during the coronavirus pandemic.  We all need a diversion, eh?  Grab your vise and get tying.Don't tie?  You can follow along with the flies submitted on Instagram by searching #OnlineIronFly. The Week 1 Challenge is to tie a fly with materials that you find in your bathroom and you have until midnight tonight to get it done.  Remember to ha...
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PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 15

What's been on your pandemic playlist?  Paul Puckett shares with a sketch what he's been listening to at home and studio.  He's not wrong on any of it. Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest works and studio news. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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REP YOUR WATER - Escape to Bolivia

Garrison Doctor of Rep Your Water is back after last week's "Escape to Pyramid Lake" with a follow up dispatch from a trip that he and Corinne took to Bolivia.Golden Dorado are moving up my "To Do" list and this post certainly isn't helping keeping that under control.  These fish, along with the many others down there, look amazing to pursue. Garrison wrote...  "While almost all of us are locked down waiting for this terrible pandemic to run its course, I am  revisiting some favorite destinat...
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STRUNG Magazine - Free Read Offer

It might be April Fools Day, but it's no joke that the folks at Strung Magazine have graciously opened up the Fly Fishing Issue to be read free online through April 15, 2020.  Click on the image below for the three steps to access the latest issue and enjoy. Like what your see?  Consider subscribing with an online or print subscription. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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CODY'S FISH - Supporting the Guide Community Through Art

The last several weeks have been eyeopening with so many in the fly fishing industry trying to do what they can to help others.  Cody Richardson of Cody's Fish is doing his part and now until this pandemic roller coaster ends, he's donating 30% of each piece to the buyers guide of choice. That's a neat idea and if you are interested in a piece that isn't shown on the website, contact Cody for a custom order.  The donation deal still applies. Help Cody raise money for the guiding community...
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PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 14

April, please come quick...  Paul Puckett's getting stir crazy and match making cultural pandemic craziness in his sketchbook. Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest works and studio news. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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MARSH WEAR - New Spring Arrivals & T.F.M. Giveaway

You might have missed it with everything going on lately but Marsh Wear has loaded up their website and retailers with their new Spring Collection and there are a pile of sharp looking apparel pieces in the mix.Marsh Wear is keeping things fun for the T.F.M. readership with a giveaway where someone will win a $300 gift card and it only takes your email address to play. The giveaway begins today and will end on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at midnight.  The winner will be chosen at random on Monday, A...
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YETI Presents: Top 15

Do you need a Monday morning diversion?  It is Monday, in case you forgot. YETI has listed their Top 15 (along with the fifty some others) films on their YouTube channel under a "YETI Presents" playlist.I'm going to take some time today to rewatch a handful of these to include Cosmo, 120 Days and who doesn't love Tootsie? Jump over to the YETI YouTube playlist and start pressing PLAY. Lastly, there are quite a few companies doing a lot of the same things that YETI does but they will always ...
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PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 13

I kind of stutter stepped yesterday and today's "The Corona Virus Chronicles" post is Paul Puckett's sketch from yesterday.    No big deal.  You'll see them all before it's all over. Need another diversion?  There is a new episode of the Flood Tide Co. - The Morning Tide to listen to and Paul updated his website over the weekend too.   Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest works and studio news. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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MOONLIT FLY FISHING - Lunar S-Glass Sale

On my list of "Quarantine Projects" for the day is to pair a fly reel (maybe an old Martin) and fly line (likely something Scientific Anglers) with the Moonlit Lunar S-Glass 8'6" seven weight and get my pond kit together.  I should have been down there this morning but all my warmwater gear is not sorted and I'm too OCD to just wing it.  Weird, I know.Want a Lunar S-Glass of your own?  Moonlit Fly Fishing has the entire line up discounted $25 off through April 10th so it's worth considering. Th...
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PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 12

I've been thinking a lot over the past couple of weeks of all the places I can't get to right now and it looks like Paul Puckett (aren't we all?) is on that same thought process too. I'd like to meet Ish sometime and look for a bonefish. Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest works and studio news. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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239 FLIES - EP Half & Half Minnow Tutorial & DIY Kits

I continue to be impressed with the hustle and growth of 239 Flies and "El Hefe" Nick Davis has put Bonita Springs, Florida on the map with one of the coolest vibe fly shops ever.  Coronavirus might have the shop closed right now but Nick is still shipping orders out daily. Nick recently penned a blog post on their DIY fly tying kits that is worth a read and then deep dive onto the website to check it all out.  Nick and Enrico Puglisi of EP Flies sat down recently and knocked out a tutorial to...
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GIERACH & WHITE - Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers

There might not be a better time for a new book by John Gierach to have been released and artist Bob White, longtime friend and who painted the book sleeve art, is offering autographed copies on his website.  There's even an option for an signed original pencil drawing on the title page. Sure, there are a good many places that you can get Gierach's latest book but where can you get a Bob White original piece of art for $25? This is a real easy way to support both John Gierach and Bob White and...
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SALT BUM - Charcuterie 101 - Creating a Positive Happy Hour Vibe

In this time of "social distancing" there are a lot of us looking for ways to keep the day to day interesting and not just give way to being sucked into our devices.  Larry and Shannon Littrel have been way ahead of this curve and there's always been a steady flow of charcuterie plates that pop up on the Salt Bum Instagram story at least a few times a week for as long as I can remember.   And just so we're all clear here, Charcuterie Plate = Conversation.  Try it.  Consider this is a device fr...
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PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 11

Ol' Paul Puckett's got it right that a "Friendship Beer" is the right idea in today's sketchbook dispatch. Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest works and studio news. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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HOWLER & HELMS - The Watering Holes Collection

The short of it is that collaborations often times create community and in that vein, Howler Brothers and Helms Workshop have launched their newest offering, the Watering Holes Collection, which a portion of the proceeds will support two worthy Austin causes to benefit those hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.The Watering Holes collection includes shirts, jacket, shorts, caps and more.   Lifted from the Howler Brothers Blog...  "Truth told, we didn’t even plan to put this collection out fo...
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HUGE FLY FISHERMAN - Fly Fishing Through a Pandemic

Take four minutes and notes from the Huge Fly Fisherman with some timely pandemic suggestions. Click subscribe to the Huge Fly Fisherman YouTube channel for an ever deepening rabbit hole to jump down with new videos posted each week. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 10

Mom gets a shout out in Paul Puckett's latest The Corona Virus Chronicles with a little ink in the sketchbook. Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest works and studio news. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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DREWLR - Quarantine Coloring Challenge!

There are fishy fun coloring pages galore right now and tattoo artist Drew Wilson is in on the fun with his own page which he posted recently on Instagram with a challenge.Click on the image to download in full resolution. Drew wrote...  " You can do color pencil, paint, crayon, or digital! Just trying to make fun things for people to do during the boredom.  Tag me in your stories so I can share them!  I’ll send a sticker pack to my favorite!"  Check out Drew's website for some of the coole...
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UMPQUA - Live Signature Tyer Sessions

I've been impressed by how hard so many companies are working in the fly fishing and outdoors space in looking for engagement and diversions for their customers during the coronavirus pandemic.  Many are working from home and hot wiring technology and platforms to spark off something fun for the masses.  Umpqua is hard at it and last night kicked off their Live Signature Tyer Sessions through their Instagram page.  These almost nightly tying sessions feature famed fly tiers from around the globe...
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PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 9

Artist Paul Puckett with the daily sketchbook update with the theme of hope.  We are in a season of hope.  Fingers crossed this ends sooner than later. Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest works and studio news. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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REP YOUR WATER - Escape to Pyramid Lake

If we ever need an escape, it's right now.  Garrison Doctor of Rep Your Water is kicking off a weekly feature on T.F.M. for the foreseeable future highlighting the many places that he and his wife have traveled to with a write up and a mix of images for you to enjoy.  The first "Escape" dispatch is focused on their recent trip to Pyramid Lake in Nevada.  Check it out... Garrison wrote...  "We recently made the pilgrimage to Pyramid Lake in Nevada to soak in the desert landscape, hang with some...
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Tailor Made By V. Huttley - The LAST Lucky 7 Oberon Fly Reel

It took four years of work and Tailor Made By V. Huttley has just one Lucky 7 Oberon Fly Reel left for some fortunate angler who appreciates arguably the most iconic brew of summert.  This post is timely since Bell's Brewery is releasing Oberon today with an online release party through their Facebook page.In case you are wondering, this last Lucky 7 fly reel has a dark blue fiberglass handle on it and I believe is priced at $500 for this handmade piece of art. You likely have some time to kill...
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PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 8

Artist Paul Puckett continues his daily The Corona Virus Chronicles scribble with today's piece accompanied by the caption of, " Just a little PSA. Let’s all help each other through this."  AMEN. Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest works and studio news. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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JAKE KEELER ART - A Flip Through the Sketchbooks

If you were standing in my office at the police department you would see a mix of framed original and print artwork from some of my favorite artists displayed on all four walls.  One of those pieces being Jake Keeler's Free The Fighter Saul Rapids Smallmouth Bass print.  Side note, I wish he'd do a run of Planet Carp to frame and place side by side with it.Jake's work is a far departure of what many artists are doing and I thought it would be neat to share a few dozen images with snapshots from ...
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