RIO's How TO Series
A few weeks back we announced RIO's new video series called, "How To". We introduced the first video which was Simon Gawesworth and techniques for "Soft Hackles". Very interesting and informative. We were in Argentina at the time and somehow missed the release of the second video, RIO's Russ Miller talking about "Setting the Hook," so we encourage you to take a few minutes to view it if you haven't seen it. You'll have an opportunity at the end of the new third release featuring Simon again with "Learning the Double Haul," another informative and very useful segment. Going forward, we'll try to be better about announcing them on time as they are released. Thank you RIO for helping us all be better fishermen!
Fly Contest Winner
You might remember just before Christmas we had a Name the Fly contest for a new pattern that we want to include in the store for this coming year. This is a great nymph and the only thing missing was a name. We received lots of great names and it difficult to pick a winner. In the end, we gave all the names to Barry, who didn't know who they were entered by, and he chose "Orange Quill Butt Shrimp." The winner was Chuck Becker from California and Chuck has his pick of a RIO fly line. Congratulations Chuck!
Trout Land Video
Everyone loves a good video clip and we have a good one to share with you this week. Andrew Ryan, fly shop owner and outfitter in Ireland, put together this short promo video and it's beautifully done. Andrew didn't try to do it himself,
he hired the right people and it shows. It's the perfect clip to watch in the doldrums of winter and to dream about what's ahead for us when trout fishing resumes in the spring. Enjoy.
*2017 Beck Departures*
Jan 12-23 Coyhaique River Lodge, Chile (trout)
Feb 12-Feb 20 Laguna Verde/Tecka, Argentina (trout)
Mar 16-27Patagonia, Tres Valles, Argentina (trout)
Mar 25-April 10Patagonia, Argentina (trout)
May 6-13 Belize River Lodge, Belize (tarpon, bones, etc)
June 20-30 Ireland (trout/salmon)
July 28-August 11 East Africa (photo safari)
Aug 19-Aug 26 Bighorn, Montana (trout)
Aug 26-Sept 2 Bighorn, Montana (trout)
Oct 13-21Pyreenes, Spain (trout)
Nov 30-Dec 11 Patagonia, Tres Valles, Argentina (trout)
Please contact us or visit our website for more information.