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WAYWARD ANGLER - Part 3: Epic 686 Fly Rod Build

The Wayward Angler instructional videos continues with Part 3 of the five-part series with the step by step instructions on building a Swift Fly Fishing Epic 686.  Check out the Wayward Angler website and follow along with the latest videos on YouTube. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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GINK & GASOLINE - Summer Slam Giveaway

Gink & Gasoline, along with the very gracious support of many industry friends, have kicked off a huge Summer Slam Giveaway where one lucky angler will walk away with over $3,800 worth of gear.  It's super easy to play and even if you never win anything, you just might this time.Entries for the giveaway will be taken through Monday, August 17, 2020 and a winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.Enter on the Summer Slam Giveaway webpage and good luck.  Subscribe in a reader [Autho...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Cameron Mortenson, Gink Gasoline, GINK

WAYWARD ANGLER - Part 2: Epic 686 Fly Rod Build

The Wayward Angler is back again today with Part 2 of the five-part series with the step by step instructional on building a Swift Fly Fishing Epic 686.  Check out the Wayward Angler website and follow along with the latest videos on YouTube. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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The boys from Southern Culture on the Fly have patched together another stellar issue that should help you get through your Tuesday.  Check out the "new new" in the SCOF Store and look for a giveaway on the SCOF Facebook page to post sometime today as a kickoff to the new issue. CHECK IT. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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WAYWARD ANGLER - Part 1: Epic 686 Fly Rod Build

This past weekend, Stephen Christopherson of the Wayward Angler and I traded several emails and it was a good reminder that I needed to share his five-part fly Swift Fly Fishing Epic 686 fly rod building series of videos.The Epic 686 is my all-time favorite fiberglass six weight and really think everyone needs one in their fly rod stash.  It can do everything from western trout to warmwater to light saltwater.  I've run mine through its paces over the years and always impressed. Today we'll star...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Stephen, Cameron Mortenson, Stephen Christopherson, Wayward Angler YouTube

Nice Work, Comrade

This wins the internet for me today and posted on Instagram by Tilslaget in Norway.  REPRESENT! He even got it right down to the vintage Valdex which is by far one of my most favorite J.W. Young fly reels.  They don't surface on eBay or elsewhere often so have fun finding one of your own.Want to represent?  Visit the T.F.M. Store for decals, gear, fly rods, and more.   Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Norway, Cameron Mortenson, J W Young

FLY FISHING FILM TOUR - 2020 Virtual Event

Did "corona" mess up your plans to attend the Fly Fishing Film Tour this year?  It did mine and I'm glad to see that the F3T crew has regrouped and planned for a virtual event that will kick off on Thursday, August 27, 2020, and you can choose to attend either the national tour show or one of the many regional events which will benefit local conservation causes. From the F3T presser...  "Earlier this spring, the F3T abruptly hit pause on our 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour to ensure public safety an...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Cameron Mortenson

BLUE HALO - Nathan's "Carp-Tastic" Fly Rod Build

The other day Nathan Fulcrum's Blue Halo seven weight fly rod build popped up on my Instagram (#glassisnotdead posts are over 64,000 and growing...) feed and I was kinda blown away by it.  Not only did it feature some fancy "carp scale" decorative thread wraps on the butt section of the fly rod but he also tapped Tim Johnson for a one-of-a-kind Timmy Grip and an airbrush art fly rod tube by Scaly Designs.  It all came together as something pretty special. Lastly, from a performance standpoint, t...
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NATIVE FISH COALITION - Epic Fly Rod Raffle for Conservation

Last week's trip finding native brookies in a high elevation Appalachian blueline was a good reminder how important these fish and the fragile coldwater environs where they live are.The Native Fish Coalition is doing the hard work in conservation and recently kicked off a raffle of an Epic 476-4 fly rod.  This Studio Built fly rod is valued at $895 and was made possible by the generousity of Swift Fly Fishing and Midcurrent.  Raffle tickets are $20 each or three for $50 and there will only be ...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Cameron Mortenson, Native Fish Coalition

PANFISH ON THE FLY - 7 Proven Patterns for Warmwater

Keeping up with the upcoming content on this website is always in a state of flux and I have a Gmail folder where I stow emails that are everything from ideas emails to full-on cut and paste over to here to publish. If I'm not careful, I can get a overwhelmed with what's in there or already in draft on the website.Yesterday, I started out this email folder and it quickly went from over two hundred emails to less than 50.  Now I have the makings of several dozen posts and uncovered a few gems, in...
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ZEN FLY ART - The #365fish Challenge Continues

You might remember when the new year began that artist John Alexander Piacquadio was just getting started with the #365Fish Challenge and I thought that it would be a good idea to check in with him on how things were going now that we're more than halfway through the year.I've really enjoyed seeing John's daily update on his Instagram page and asked him to handpick a dozen and half favorite art pieces from the project to share in this TFM post. That shouldn't stop you from circling back to his I...
Tags: Sport, TFM, Fishing, John, Ryan, MFA, Cameron Mortenson, Ryan Keene, John Alexander Piacquadio

Tying the Mini-D Hopper

Last night I was going through the "in draft" T.F.M. posts that I hadn't gotten a chance to write or publish and near the bottom of the pile was this excellent tying tutorial on a hopper pattern that should be in everyones trout and warmwater box right about now. Grab the vise and get wrapping.  Or maybe, if you're lazy like me, call the Fly Shop of the Bighorn and order up a dozen or two in a couple colors and sizes.  I wouldn't fault you if you did. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mort...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Hopper, Cameron Mortenson

TROUT UNLIMITED - Limited Edition “Trout Skin” Face Coverings

If I were a betting man, I'd say that we'll be wearing masks for the safety of ourselves and others for quite some time still and even after the coronavirus pandemic is over (and I sure hope that it is sooner than later), it's likely that the wearing of face masks could be a more often ask for virus prevention.That said, Trout Unlimited is offering limited edition three-piece sets of "Trout Skin" Face Coverings that will be sent to you for a minimum donation of $37.50. Each set features artwork...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Cameron Mortenson, Trout Unlimited, Al Quattrocchi

RIO PRODUCTS - Celebrating 30 Years & SlickCast Fly Line Giveaway

There are only a couple of players in the manufacturing of "Made in USA" fly lines and it should certainly celebrated (especially during these uncertain times) that RIO Products recently blew the candles out on their anniversary cake with thirty-years in the business.I have my hands on a lot of different fly lines and it's always interesting how various tapers will cast so differently on the same fly rod making the same casts. I often tell anglers who email about not liking a certain glass fly r...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Fishing, Costa Rica, Rio, Jim, Idaho Falls, Kitty, Blackfoot, Redington, Cameron Mortenson, Rio Products, Simon Gawesworth, Elite Technical Trout, Jim Kitty Vincent, Rio Colorado

THE ROAD TO 300K - One Step Ahead of the Storm

We have a nearby warmwater stream that I've talked about before (HERE and HERE) and Finn and I been talking about getting back there for several weeks now.  The thing is, this stream is best if flows are running at 100 CFS or less and we've been in a weather cycle that has been routinely produced afternoon thunderstorms that have kept blowing it out.  With Isaias swirling bands of rain clouds off the coast into the middle of the state, I figured that it was only a matter of time before flows wou...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Finn, Isaias, Cameron Mortenson

ARTIST D. RIVERS STUDIO - Redbreast Sunfish

I mention it here quite often but some of my most favorite things are found on Instagram and a recent follow is Artist D. Rivers.  His Redbreast Sunfish piece was an instant favorite along with the caption that is copied below. I'll never forget my first time fishing with my dad and we placed a few sunfish into a bucket that we had caught on worms. I was completely astounded by them swimming in and out of my tiny hands.  Good to know that I'm not alone. D. Rivers wrote...  "I paint who I am. M...
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KORKERS - Terror Ridge & Mack's Canyon Wader Bag Promotion

Korkers, who has been making performance footwear since 1959, is usually good for at least one promotion each year and they have kicked off a two-week push through their dealers where you'll receive a complimentary Mack's Canyon Wader Bag when you purchase a new pair of Terror Ridge wading boots.  Each pair of Terror Ridge wading boots come with your choice of sole packages to include Felt Sole and Kling-On Sticky Sole or Kling-On Sticky Sole and Studded Kling-On Sole. So, if you're in need of...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Mack, Cameron Mortenson, Felt Sole, Kling On Sticky Sole

TSIMANE LODGES - Fly Fishing the Upper Secure River

For your Monday morning, "I wish I was somewhere else" daydream...Visit the Tsimane Lodges website to plan your adventure for when this COVID-19 mess is behind us. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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ORVIS FLY FISHING - Tom and Shawn Answer Fly Rod Questions

The other day on the Orvis Fly Fishing Facebook page, Tom Rosenbauer and Shawn Combs took questions live and had a great discussion on fly rods.  There was actually quite a bit of "Glass Geek" talk in the mix as well.Of course I had to ask what each of their favorite Superfine Glass fly rods were.  Tom's answer kinda surprised me and he gets extra credit points for wearing his many years old by now T.F.M. t-shirt for the session. I'm sure that this video will make it over to the Orvis YouTube c...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Tom, Cameron Mortenson, Tom Rosenbauer, Orvis YouTube, Shawn Combs, Shawn Answer Fly Rod Questions

Somewhere Under the Rhododendron

I am on an adjusted work schedule right now due to the coronavirus which meant that I was home on Wednesday right after lunch.  I had already sorted the needed fly fishing gear but still needed to throw a couple days clothing into a duffel bag and load up our 4Runner for a quickie trip to North Carolina to visit rod maker Chris Barclay and photographer (and all-around creative dude) Dave Fason.  And we can't forget Stella, Chris's pup companion.  She was along for it all as well.The plan was to ...
Tags: Texas, Sport, Dave, Fishing, Michigan, Michelin, North Carolina, Dslr, Chris, Don, Austin Texas, Winston Salem, Dustin, Orvis, Cameron Mortenson, Rio Products

RAKART - Limited Edition Humpy Print to Help the Keene Family

Over the past several months, the coronavirus pandemic has affected us all in many ways and on many different levels.  The Keene family, however, has experienced a series of unexpected happenings and Ryan Keene of RAKArt is asking for a hand from the greater fly fishing community.There are a few different ways that you can help and this limited edition Humpy print is a good way to start if you can. You should feel good about purchasing art and this print is filled with a special kind of karma th...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Fishing, Fda, Ryan, Keene, Cameron Mortenson, Ryan Keene, Tellie, RAKArt Facebook

GOOD EATS - Salmon (Alaskan Wild-Caught) Cakes

It's been a while since the last 'Good Eats' post on The Fiberglass Manifesto (you can circle back to past foodie recipe posts HERE and ) and summer for us means that we can usually find Alaskan wild-caught salmon in our local supermarkets for a month or so and it typically sells for $10 or less a pound.  We prepare salmon a few different ways but salmon cakes are a family favorite.I'll publish another 'Good Eats' post this week on a simple and tasty marinade and method of using the Traeger pel...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Traeger, Flake, Cameron Mortenson, Tablespoon Lemon Juice, Smithey Farmhouse Skillet

TOM MORGAN RODSMITHS - New Website Launches & More

Recently, the folks at Tom Morgan Rodsmiths relaunched their website and it's worth a poke around in your leisure.  While you're deciding on your dream TMR fiberglass fly rod, don't miss Tom's Philosophy pages to include Design in Tom's Words and Fiberglass Philosophy.  There are some great articles on the Press page as well to include a long-ago T.F.M. post.  I have too many fly rods but I still dream of owning "The Unity with the Universe Rod” seven weight Tom Morgan Rodsmiths fly rod.  Some...
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SCALE Magazine - Issue #37

As usual, the latest issue of SCALE Magazine is an over 300 page deep dive into the Euro (and beyond) world of fly and spin.  CHECK IT. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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YETI - A Proper Occupation

I had posted this video a few months ago and the link was broken and since been updated.  It's worth a watch if you haven't already as friends and YETI Ambassadors Alvin Dedeaux, JT Van Zandt, and David Mangum reunite for the trip of a lifetime to the Seychelles. Jump over to the YETI website and sign up for the YETI Dispatch magazine.  It's always a stellar read and gives you a sneak peek on new and soon to be released products. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Yeti, Seychelles, Cameron Mortenson, David Mangum, YETI Dispatch, Alvin Dedeaux JT Van Zandt


If you haven't checked in for a bit, the Catch Magazine website recently underwent a full refresh and the new issue a great (free) look into what this new viewing experience is all about. CHECK IT. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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6 Good Reads

Here's a six-pack of good reads to ease you into your week that cover all sorts of bases.  Enjoy.C. BARCLAY FLY ROD CO. GOES TO 'BAMA MATT SMYTHE IS BACK  TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH WITH ARTIST CASEY UNDERWOOD HATCH MAGAZINE - MR. HUNT ON WHY YOU NEED AN RV DUCK CAMP - Q&A WITH CAPTAIN OG THE PARISH REVIEW - YOUR NEEDED DOSE OF JIM HARRISON What's been in your online reading stack? Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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SIMMS - Fish It Well Diaries: Mia Sheppard

Thank God for badass moms. The #FishItWell profiles continue with Simms Pro, Mia Sheppard. Check out the Simms Fishing Products website for their latest offerings. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
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I've been following Bureo for awhile and dig what they are doing by repurposing and recycling discarded fishing nets into different product lines.  We've had a lot of fun with the Jenga Ocean game and our daughter has put a lot of miles on her Minnow Cruiser Skateboard.Simply put, this is a cool company doing cool things.  Press PLAY for the story of NetPlus...Bureo has had a long standing relationship with Patagonia and the recent development and high volume use of NetPlus as a brim stiffener i...
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Marquette... You Low-Key Blew Our Minds

Through all this coronavirus mess, we have tried to hold together, with safety precautions in mind, the family things that we typically do each summer.  This meant that our children spent several weeks in Michigan with my parents and their cousins and we usually do some sort of road trip sometime during those weeks to favorite places up north for a few days too.This summer we decided to extend our road trip to a full week and visit places that we hadn't been to before. Where we usually stick aro...
Tags: US, Sport, Fishing, Michigan, Parks, Lake Superior, Marquette, Cameron Mortenson, Presque Isle Park, Black Rocks

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