For those of you who enjoyed our last "hatch" video, here's another one, this time a Mayfly hatch in Hungary. It's very interesting and the amazing part is that it all takes place in under 2 hours!
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Hareline is the USA Distributor for Omnispool Products - Click here to see all their new products
Omnispool Switchbox Kit
The Omnispool Switchbox makes your life a lot easier when you need to change, clean, organize, or just mess around with your fly lines! Smartly designed to interlock together to store different fly lines when they are not on the reel, they also have a cleaning pad that attaches to the front of the Omni Spool. Lines are buffed, cleaned stored or fished in seconds! A video tutorial is up and running on our Youtube channel, take a look at what these Omni Spools can do. You will not be disappointed! In stock and ready for your customers.
OKIT- Complete Switchbox Kit OSB - Switchbox
OLC - LinCarebox OCH - Extra Crank Handle
Hareline Amadou Dryers
Not to be confused with Xanadu--you younger guys can Google that-- There are two sizes and styles of Dryers: Foam covers, and "Rich Corinthian Leather" covers--again young people will need to use Google. Bring us your soggy, slimed, waterlogged flies, and Voila! Those dries are ready for the next round of drifts. The Hareline Amadou Pad is the perfect size to display smartly on the vest and works just as hard at sopping up those sad soaked dryfly patterns to present to those selective feeding spotted devils. Handy leather strap included at no cost.
SLA - Small Leather Amadou Dryer SFA - Small Foam Amadou Dryer
LLA - Large Leather Amadou Dryer LFA - Large Foam Amadou Dryer
AP - Amadou Patch
New J:son Short Shank Dry Fly Hooks
Better than Lefsa! The designs of these hooks are awesome! J:son's Ultimate Dry Fly Hook not only have an oversized eye, very handy, but matches with perfect proportion those realistic bugs we are tying using J:son products, also very handy. Wide gapped and micro barbed to keep'em pinned and released with ease, and a straight eye that keeps everything looking good. The Ultimate Short Shank Dry Fly Hook has all the qualities with less shank. Extended bodied flies have the perfect place to call home. Every bug, in any size you need to tie, has an Ultimate Hook matched to fit your pattern.
JUD - J:son Ultimate Dry Fly Hook available sizes 6-20
JSS - J:son Short Shank Ultimate Dry Fly Hook available sizes 8-24
Glue Sticks and New High Temp Gun are Back
After numerous consumer and dealer requests, we have added the top six selling colors of our mini glue sticks back into our lineup. We have also added a new high temp gun to go with them.
STK - 53 Champagne, 54 Chartreuse, 60 Clear, 99 Dark Roe, 271 Orange Roe, 272 Oregon Cheese, 289 Pink Lady and 327 Salmon
Tapered Slip Strike Indicators
The season is in full swing, boats, float tubes, and pontoon boats are getting word from the lakes-"Get out...Go Fishing!" These Slip Strike Indicators are made for those l-o-n-g leaders you need in lake fishing or deep rivers. No matter the length of the leader these slip indicators hold firm during casting and retrieving until the hook is set. The design of these indicators then release and slide down the leader letting you bring the fish to the net instead of 15 or 20 feet from it. What a concept!! The Slip Strike Indicators are tapered for less wind resistance. They are available in 3 sizes and 5 different colors to choose from. Also there are multi-colored packs available in all sizes.
TIS - Small 3/4" Tapered Slip Indicator TISC - 5 Color Combo pack Small 3/4"
TIM - Medium 7/8" Tapered Slip Indicator TIMC - 5 Color Combo pack Medium 7/8"
TILS - Large 1" Tapered Slip Indicator TILC - 5 Color Combo pack Large 1"
All three sizes available in the folowing colors
127 FL Chartreuse, 137 Fl Orange, 138 Fl Pink, 139 Fl Red and 142 Fl Yellow
Out of all the trips the Beck's take to tropical islands, remote mountain vistas and far away places, this trip is my most coveted & dreamed of. Barry & Cathy are on their way to Africa as I type this. They will arrive at the Kilimanjaro Airport tonight in time for dinner. I have spoken to several of our clients that have traveled with the Becks and they are always excited to tell me stories of their adventures in Africa. It proves to be a memorable experience.
The photos that Barry has brought home are phenomenal. They are my go to files if I need some inspiration, or if an editor is asking for our "best" work. Maybe I'm just biased because I have Africa envy, but these photos are amazing! I can sit at my computer scrolling through them and almost imagine that I'm there. However, I can't help but wonder how exhilerating and scary it must be to come so close to some of the greatest, largest, and wildest animals in the world and have only a jeep or truck between you and them... I truely cannot wait to hear this year's stories and see what Barry will capture with his camera lens this week. In the meantime, I'll include a few photos from their last trip for you to enjoy.
Rio Products, manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, announces the addition of four new tippet materials to it's comprehensive range.
They include the Flouroflex Freshwater, Flouroflex Saltwater, the new Rio Saltwater & new Rio Steelhead/Salmon Tippet. You can read all the details by clicking Here.
If New Zealand is on your dream list, come with us February 9-18 to Owen River Lodge on the South Island. ORL, New Zealand's premier fly fishing destination, is highly recommended and awarded, and is strategically located to take advantage of some of the best fishing on the South Island. Owner & manager Felix Borenstein is an angler himself and also a wonderfully accomodating host. We have visited here many times and always look forward to returning. I'm including a few photos from our last trip but don't take our word for it, come and see for yourself! Details on our website.
We have a few openings on upcoming trips, so if you're thinking about getting out of town for awhile, maybe one of these destinations will catch your eye. For trips not yet on our web site, please contact us.
June 2 - 9, Boca Paila, Mexico. 1 boat available. June 18 - July 1, East Africa Safari (non fishing) 1 or 2 persons. June 27 - Aug. 3, Laxardal, Iceland. Full Aug. 17-31, Bighorn River, MT. Full Sept. 20 - Oct. 8, Mongolia & Eagle Festival (1 gur available) Oct. 12 - 20, Pyrenees, Spain (3 rooms available) Dec. 1 - 8, Tres Valles, Arg. Full Jan/Feb. Saltwater, destination TBA March 14 - 24, Patagonia, Argentina (4 rooms)
Don't forget Father's Day, June 16 - Our Super Beetle Selection below makes a great gift and is on sale now!
Good Afternoon! This isn't a typical blog post for us but we couldn't think of a better way to get this information out to all our fishing friends and followers. A friend of ours has a home for sale here in PA, Spruce Creek to be exact. We've never been there, but it looks absolutely beautiful from the photos. And because it has a private trout stream and great fishing waters, they asked us to spread the word. We've attached the flyer if anyone is interested or knows of anyone who might be. In our opinion there isn't anything better than walking out your back door to go fishing!
Thanks for visiting with us and we hope you have a great day!
Good Afternoon. We hope you all enjoyed the weekend. The weather was beautiful here in PA. We also hope you had a chance to get out on the water and do some fishing. Saturday was Cathy's first casting clinic of the season and it went wonderfully. Everyone had a great time and the fishing was amazing. If you're thinking about learning to fly fish or just want to brush up on your technique, we have added another clinic to our schedule. It's coming up on the 25th of this month. Check out our website for details and then give us a call at 1-877-278-5638.