Thought some of you might like this.... Have a great weekend!
Barry and Cathy have been traveling to Alaska to fish for years now, and many of you have joined them. One of the most well known and best places to fish for salmon, Alaska has been a favorite on our trip schedule. Please join with us in fighting to save this wonderful fish and wildlife resource that is in jeopardy. Go to savebristolbay.org to read more about it. You can also view another great article about the Jewelers support HERE.
The Becks have plans to return to Alaska in 2014. We're still working out the details but the dates will be July 26-August 2. If you're interested feel free to call or email us here at the office and we'll get you more information. We're looking forward to a great trip as always!
As promised, here are a few photos from the IFTD show in Las Vegas this week. The word from the Becks is that it has been a success & everyone seems to be enjoying themselves! Fly fishing in Vegas-- who knew?!
I'm also including some photos I grabbed from Barry's computer of their recent trip to Africa. We haven't finished editing and sorting all of his 3,000 photos, but I couldn't wait to share a few with you. Wow! Talk about a bucket-list destination! Barry's photos are phenomenal. Africa is a biennial trip, so if you're thinking about a safari, plan to join us in 2015! Enjoy!
Barry and Cathy are on their way to the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show (IFTD) in Las Vegas this week. At the show Sage will introduce their new rod models like the Motive and the Method. We can't wait for you to try them out! You can read more about them HERE. Photos of the show to come....
It's no secret that Tibor Reels have a well-earned reputation for quality and endurance. In 2011, Tibor recieved first place honors from the IGFA for the most world records set on their reels- more than any other reel in history. While most of us are familiar with the quality products that the Tibor Reel Company produces, what most people don't know is the man behind the reel. His story is even more impressive than his award winning reels.
Are you looking for an adventure this fall? Do you need a break from the chaos of everyday life? Would you like to go somewhere even Barry & Cathy haven't been yet? If so, than our upcoming exploratory trip to Spain is for you. The Becks will be traveling to the Pyrenees, in northeastern Spain in search of big trout. We just firmed up our dates which will be October 12-20th and still have space available. You can check out our website for more information and details but please feel free to call us at the office (877-278-5638) if you have any questions. We hope you'll join Barry & Cathy on this unique opportunity.
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.