Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tightloop Fly Rods - Three New Builds

George Minculete of Tightloop Fly Rods has pushed out three really sharp builds lately on Kabuto Rods and Swift Fly Fishing Epic blanks that are well worth sharing.

It's not surprising to me that some of the very best custom fiberglass fly rod builders are also the ones that have some serious skills in taking photographs of their rod work.  Rod builders who are unafraid of taking macro photographs of their thread wrap and finish work certainly show a confidence in their skills.

Click on the highlighted title of each series of photographs to visit the Tightloop Fly Rods website for more information regarding each of these builds.

KABUTO RODS 7043




SWIFT FLY FISHING EPIC 480




KABUTO RODS 7643







Check out the Tightloop Fly Rods website for more information or to place an order.  Follow the Facebook page for the latest shop news.

Swift Fly Fishing - Solstice Sale

This is just a quick heads up that there is a "Solstice Sale" going on now through October 6th on the Swift Fly Fishing website. 


They are offering 20% off on all orders and it's a good time to pick up that blank or kit that you've been pining for.

Visit the Swift Fly Fishing website for details and to place an order.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

T.F.M. T-SHIRT OVERSTOCK SALE

We have been doing some fall cleaning around the house this weekend and I realized that I have four large plastic bins full of T.F.M. t-shirts and that all of those t-shirts really need to find a new place to go.  It's time for an overstock sale and besides the Retro Fly, Comrade, and Bluegill t-shirts, I also found a few "vintage" Trout Art and Paul Puckett Cutthroat and Redfish t-shirts as well.

Let's make this easy.  All in stock T.F.M. t-shirts are $15 and each order will include a Retro Fly Koozie (Orange, Black, or Camo) and a couple T.F.M. decals.  Shipping is a flat $4 no matter if you purchase one or ten shirts.  International shipping available for those interested.     

Listed below are the available T.F.M. t-shirts and sizes that are in stock.  I'll keep the list updated as orders (hopefully) come in over the next couple days. 


RETRO FLY T-SHIRTS
BLACK - SHORT SLEEVE - Medium/Large/XL/2XL
YELLOW - SHORT SLEEVE - Medium/Large

COMRADE T-SHIRTS
RED - SHORT SLEEVE - Medium/2XL

BLUEGILL T-SHIRTS
YAM - SHORT SLEEVE - Medium/Large/XL/2XL
GREEN - SHORT SLEEVE - Medium/2XL
ORANGE - SHORT SLEEVE - Medium/Large/2XL
YELLOW - SHORT SLEEVE - Medium/Large/XL/2XL

Check out the T.F.M. Apparel page for more information on these t-shirts.

I can take PayPal, check, or credit card as payment for purchase.

Email thefiberglassmanifesto@gmail.com to place an order.

Check out the T.F.M. Decals and T.F.M. Store pages to see the other items of swag that are offered for sale that you might be interested in.

Thank you for the support.  I really appreciate it.

ORVIS - Breaking Barriers Award

Admittedly, fly fishing small industry that is fly fishing and The Orvis Company is kicking off a new program called the Breaking Barriers Award to highlight those that are exposing the sport of fly fishing up to new audiences and are bringing growth to the industry as a whole. 


Have someone that you'd like to suggest for this award?  Check out the Orvis website for the details and to fill out the Nomination Form.

Friday, September 26, 2014

HELP ROLF NYLINDER!

I've said it several times before, but there are few people that have as much fun in fly fishing as Rolf Nylinder of Frontsidefly and the film work that he does is just genius.  If you need a few reminders check out THIS, THIS, and THIS


I just read this morning on the Frontsidefly website that he lost absolutely everything in a fire several weeks ago which includes all film equipment, fly fishing gear, and essentially everything else but the underwear he was wearing that night. 



Imagine starting completely over.  That's what Rolf is doing now but we can all help.  An INDIEGOGO campaign was started this week to get Rolf back on his feet film gear wise. 

If you've enjoyed his work over the years it's really the least you can do to put a penny or three in the cup towards future film goodness. 

Flycraft GoPro Shortie

Check out the latest GoPro shortie from the peeps at Flycraft USA.



I'll be out in Montana next week and looking forward to kicking the tubes on the Montana Troutaholic Outfitters fully loaded Stealth.  We've got a small water adventure already in the works for one day of the trip.

Follow Flycraft USA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

LOON OUTDOORS - Rigging Foams

Loon Outdoors has begun rolling out quite a few interesting products for 2015 and over the course of the next couple weeks I'll highlight several of them.


The first product to spotlight are the new Rigging Foams which make trip prep a snap with the ability to set up tandem rigs of two or more flies and then wrap them around the foam spools for later use.  This allows for quick fly changes on the water and keeps frequent fly combinations handy and ready to use. 

The Rigging Foams also work with the soon to be released Tippet Stack and are priced at $6.95 for a pack of three.



For more information visit the Loon Outdoors website and look for these at your local dealer soon.