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Annual Bighorn Trip

Barry & Cathy are in Montana at Kingfisher Lodge this week.  We've heard great things about their past trips to the Bighorn and the photos are always stunning.  Cathy emailed this morning and here's what she shared with us here at the office.  Sounds like this year won't disappoint either!

"We're having a very unusual two weeks here on the Bighorn. Last week started out hot and sunny, typical for this time of year. Toward the end of the week though the weather turned cold, wet, and windy. We pulled out our fleece and down jackets. The mahogany spinners and tricos kept on coming and fishing was good despite the weather. Yesterday the sun showed and summer is coming back. 90 degrees is predicted before the end of the week. Lots of rising fish. It's a great time of year on the Bighorn!  -Cathy"

BIGHORN RIVER  2014  1378   BIGHORN RIVER  2014  1553       KING FISHER LODGE MT  2192    BIGHORN RIVER  2014  1673     BIGHORN RIVER  2014  1635   KING FISHER LODGE MT  2168   FORT SMITH MT  2014  2349 

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Great video clip

We came across this video clip and wanted to share it with you all.  Every once in a while you find a very professional video clip that really makes you want to be there. Even if you're not a largemouth angler, this footage will make you "want to be there". Beautifully done.  Click here to see the clip.

 

Also, here is our 2015 Trip schedule in case you're planning a fishing trip next year.  We'd love to have you come along with us. 

Jan 8-17 Coyhaique River, Chile (trout)

Feb 1-20 South Island, New Zealand (trout)

Feb 27-Mar 10  Tres Valles, Argentina (trout)

March 8-21  Patagonia, Argentina (trout)

April 6-14  Campeche & Grand Slam, Mexico (tarpon/bones/permit)

July 6-13  Isla Holbox, Mexico (tarpon)

July 23- Aug 4  East Africa, Kenya & Tanzania (photo safari)

Aug 4-16  East Africa, Kenya & Tanzania (photo safari)

Aug 21- Sept 6  Bighorn, Montana (trout)

Nov 27- Dec 7  Tres Valles, Argentina (trout)

TBA  Laxardal, Iceland

TBA  Pyrenees, Spain

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Mouse Season in New Zealand

2079 Spring brown troutCould this season be the one we've been waiting for? Quite possibly according to reports coming out of New Zealand predicting a bumper crop of mice due to expected heavy beech forest seed fall which will lead to an explosion in rats, mice and stoats. Check out the link and video below for details. If you've been thinking about New Zealand, this could be a very exciting time to be with us at Owen River Lodge on the South Island. February 1-20. 8 days fishing. Details about the trip on our website here.

http://www.frontierstravel.com/public/information/6/news/826-Mouse_Season_in_New_Zealand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyRPa0nA9nM

 

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This week at Reel Action, Alaska

Cathy & Barry are in Alaska this week and we've been anxious to hear from them.  While they've traveled to Alaska a number of times, this was their first time at this camp.  It is more rustic than most but the fishing was supposed to be fantastic.  When we received an email from Cathy this morning, here's what she wrote:  "Dolly Varden are everywhere, lots of pinks, lots of chum, silvers are just showing up. Rainbows are alreadReel Action AK 2014548-1y on the eggs but that said, we've caught some great rainbows on mouse patterns. Weather is great for this time of year in Alaska and the food in camp is over the top. Life is good here on the Kanetok!"  Sounds like they are having a great time. 

Here's a photo she included of Paul Jacob holding an exceptional Dolly.  

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Sage & RIO take home the trophies - Again!

sageThe annual IFTD (International Fly Tackle Dealer) Show was held in Orlando, FL, last week. We're proud to announce that once again Sage and RIO won Best of Show for new 2015 products. We don't know how Jerry Siem continues to improve on the best fly rods made today, but he finds ways. The new Accel and SALT rods took Best of Show and the SALT series took Overall Best of Show. Simon Gawesworth and RIO were also right there in the trophy receiving line with the new RIO Permit Fly Line. We're proud to be aligned with these two American Made Companies who continue to make the best better. rio

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Important Women in the History of Fly Fishing

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We are proud to announce that Cathy has been featured in Fly Life Magazine's series:  Important Women in the History of Fly Fishing. Each week the series highlights accomplishments and career profiles of influential women in our sport.  We are grateful and excited that these women, including Cathy are being showcased for their contributions.  You can follow the series and read Cathy's story HERE.  Thank you Fly Life. 

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Trout & Tarpon Lines

Often when we pick up a rod to cast and we don't like it, it could be the line that's on the rriood and not the rod itself. It's important to put the right line on a rod but knowing what that "right line" is can be very difficult. Many anglers, ourselves included, prefer to put a line like the RIO Grand on fast action rods and a line like the RIO Gold for slower action rods. With dry fly season here, both east and west, and the need for light, delicate presentations, it's a good time to hear about the new InTouch RIO Gold trout line. Click here to see RIO's new family of Trout Lines.   

 

On the other hand, with memories of our recent tarpon trip to Isla Holbox, Mexico, still fresh in our minds, we'd like to share this excellent clip from Zack Dalton at RIO on choosing the right tarpon line. It makes us want to go back to Mexico for more fun with those fish!  Click here to see the clip

 

It's great to have a company constantly researching new technology, new coatings, new tapers. RIO is the cutting edge because they never sleep. They firmly believe that the very best line ever can still be improved.

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Kids Fishing Photo Contest Winners

We are excited to announce the winners of our Kid's Fishing Photo Contest.  For the last two weeks I have loved opening my email each morning to see your entries coming in with the stories behind the photos.  Thank you for sharing these fun and precious photos with us.  We have been inspired by seeing our next generations of fly fishers (men & women!) and are excited that your passion for this sport will be passed on.  Thank you again for your entries- It was a most difficult decision for our office staff (excluding Barry and Cathy) to choose winners as they were all so great.20140615-20140615-P6153226-2-firstplace

 

Our First Place winner is Josh England with his photo of his 6 year old son Tyson.  We loved this release shot and the angle.  Congratulations! 

 

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Our Second Place winner is Steven Uyetanaka with this photo of teaching a young girl how to cast.  Watch out boys, she's perfecting her cast! Congratulations!

 

 

         

         And thanks again to everyone who submitted.  Here are some of our favorites! 

 

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How Wolves Change Rivers

This somewhat controversal video is currently featured on FlyDreamers web site.  While there may be (and probably are) influences other than the wolves alone for the changes noted, it's still an extremely interesting, informative video.  We hope you'll take a look.

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Fly Selection

In this week's blog, Cathy talks to us about Fly Selection- what to use & when.  Good advice whether you're new at fly fishing or a seasoned angler.  It's a QR video code excerpt from Cathy's "Fly-Fishing Handbook" which you can find in our store.

 

 

Also, a quick reminder about our Kids Fishing photo contest.  We're still accepting entries until June 25th and you can see the details here.  We're off to a great start; thank you to everyone that has submitted so far.  We've enjoyed seeing your photos come in!

 

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