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SWIFT FLY FISHING - Introducing the Epic Reference Series

I've been a Swift Fly Fishing "Fanboy" for years now and even though the entire Epic range of fiberglass fly rods are swell, I think everyone at least needs an Epic 686 and a Bandit.  I could fish the world with just those two sticks and have a hoot doing so.  The problem with this suggestion has been that the method of entry required that you to go one of several routes with a Ready to Wrap Kit (which not everyone wants to learn how to build their own fly rod), a Studio Built Fly Rod (which mea...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Epic, Fishing, Bandit, Cameron Mortenson, Instagram Subscribe


Gear: The Brook Silicone Vest Patch

I picked up this Brook vest fly patch at the Texas Fly Fishing and Brewfest, as an easy way to test out silicone vs foam as fly box insert material.  It worked well and as a bonus, fit perfectly on the velcro patch on my Orvis Pro waders (more to come on the waders).  The silicone vest patch is available from Brook fly fishing equipment with an MSRP of $12.99.  You will also want to check out their other offerings. .      [Author: Murdock]
Tags: Texas, Sport, Fishing, Brook, Murdock, Brewfest


DRAGONtail - FoxFIRE Fiberglass Short Tenkara Rods Kickstarter

Over the years that tenkara has been around, I've had two wonders.  First, why are the rods always so long and second, how come no one was using fiberglass in the construction?  A shorter tenkara rod would seem to have quite a few applications for small water and fiberglass, especially in a shorter tenkara rod, would likely be a perfect material in a rod that had full-flex capabilities.   Well, it appears that my questions were answered in DRAGONtail's latest Kickerstarter push with the FoxFIR...
Tags: Sport, Kickstarter, Fishing, Cameron Mortenson, Dragontail Tenkara


Guardians of the Sea: Cape Verde ‘fish detectives’ try to keep extinction at bay

As boats from bigger islands flock to fish off Maio, locals take turns to safeguard their pristine watersOlder fishermen such as Boaventura Martins, 60, have noticed the fish have not only become more scarce, but smaller. Some species have disappeared, he says.On a good day, Martins will catch 10kg (22lb) of fish, which is barely enough to cover his fuel costs. When he began fishing 40 years ago, he would bring home hundreds of kilos – enough to give away part of his catch to his community on th...
Tags: Food, Animals, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Fishing, Cape Verde, Martins, Maio, Boaventura Martins


Guardians of the Sea: Cape Verde’s ‘fish detectives’ try to keep extinction at bay

As boats from bigger islands flock to fish off Maio, locals take turns to safeguard their pristine watersOlder fishermen such as Boaventura Martins, 60, have noticed the fish have not only become more scarce, but smaller. Some species have disappeared, he says.On a good day, Martins will catch 10kg (22lb) of fish, which is barely enough to cover his fuel costs. When he began fishing 40 years ago, he would bring home hundreds of kilos – enough to give away part of his catch to his community on th...
Tags: Food, Animals, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Fishing, Cape Verde, Martins, Maio, Boaventura Martins



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