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Fly Fishing holiday Gift Guide 2019.

Top holiday gear and trips for 2019

EP 41 The Mayfly Project, helping foster kids fish and so much more

In this Episode of the Fly Fishing Insider Podcast we speak with Kaitlin Barnhart one of the Co founders for the Mayfly Project.

For those who dont know the mayfly project is an organization that helps foster children get into fly fishing through mentorship. TMP is a longtime favorite Fly fishing charity that is much loved from the fly fishing community.

In this episode we learn how Kaitlin and Jesse met over social media and decided to combine forces to create what is now TMP. Kaitlin share with us about the many amazing stats that this organization has accomplished so far todate.

Best Fly-Fishing Values 2020 Best Freshwater Fly Lines 2020

A top 2020 Pick of Freshwater fly lines.

Best Fly fishing Values 2020 Saltwater Fly rods 2020

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This year we released our best fly-fishing values series for Saltwater rods. Though we have stepped up the game slightly and are only recommending Saltwater rods that we have used or enjoyed. As we are aware that there is 100s of great rods out there this is our top picks for 2020. Based upon, industry, performance, value in total. Enjoy the Fly-fishing best bet values saltwater rods picks for 2020

Best Premium Value:

Photo Scott Fly rods

 Scott Fly rods:  Sector

Price: $ 985

Weights: 7 -15

Lengths: 8’4 -9’0

Action: Fast

Tube: Yes

Warranty: Scott Lifetime

Notes: This rod won Best of show IFTD 2019

The recently launched and well awarded Scott Sector takes this year’s top place. The Sector features a fast, light-weight four piece salt water rod. The finish in the rod is of course Scott’s famous un-sanded finish. But with many new upgrades, such as, a full titanium snake guides and Ceracoil stripping guides. The real seat is aluminum and flor-grade cork. New fighting butts and Scott’s amazing craftsmanship.

Best Mid Value

Photo G Loomis

 G Loomis: NRX Saltwater

Price: $ 895

Weights: 7-12

Lengths: 9’0

Action: Fast

Tube: Yes

Warranty: Yes

G Loomis came out with some serious kickass rods for 2020! We love the NRX Saltwater rod. The new four-piece saltwater rod features a 15% lighter rod than the previous NRX model. With many new technology’s put into this rod some of which are the resins, materials and tapers allowing anglers to make tighter loops while having the rod to recover faster, again due to the new compound tapers. Also included are titanium SIC strip guides, hook keeper, aluminum and walnut reel seat, triple-a cork grip, rod tube, all hand-crafted in the USA.

Best Entry Value

Photo Sage Fly rods

Sage Payload

Price: $ 550

Weights: 7-11

Lengths: 8’9 -9’0

Action: fast

Tube: Yes

Warranty: Sages mail in warranty

Notes: Chucking big fly’s all day look at this rod

That’s right, Sages Payload is paying off big time for Sage in 2020. The four-piece Payload features Sage’s konnetic technology incorporated into a beautiful tannin blank colour which is an extremely fast action rod. The oversize hard chromed snake guides from top tip are new for Sage in this rod build and we like it.  Also included is the heavy-duty aluminum lock reel seat, super plus full wells cork handle and a cork composite fighting butt. Complete with nylon ballistic rod tube.

EP 40: 1% for the planet, a small sacrifice for big global changes

In this episode of the Fly Fishing Insider podcast we speak with Kate Williams the CEO of 1% for the planet.

1% percent for the planet is global non profit organisation whos members must contribute at least 1% of their total annual sales to the organization.

Kate tells us how 1% was created back in 20002 from the founders Yvon Chouinard the founder of Patagonia clothing and Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon flies.

Kate shares with listeners about the different areas that 1% offers its members to get involved with and exactly what members can do to be involved, its not all money, as time is also accepted.

Kate lights up when we ask her how much money to date has been raised from this wonderful organization. and so far at the time of recording its 225 million dollars.

Kate tells us about some of the more recent projects and events that 1% is extremely proud of as well at the end of the podcast Kate shares with us about the newly launched 1% podcast they are doing called Planet Service Announcement Podcast.

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EP 39 Capt James Johnson, a remote call from the naknek river in Alaska.

***Warring Warring***, the audio is rough in this episode of a remote call from James Johnson but james has such a wealth of guiding experience of this area that we just had to catch him in his busy guiding season.

In this episode we speak to James about, how he got to owning multiple lodges all in world class fishery. how and what the troubles of getting theses lodges up and running are as wella s what he looks for in buying a lodge first and foremost.

James shares with us ahis strong passion and love of salt water and what its like to be a permit bum, chasing theses fish all winter. Some tips on how to catch them and what to look for when targeting permit.

James mentions many cool facts about the alaska rainbow trout and why they are such a great bread of fish to target.

We learn what james would change with in the industry, and how social media is extremely important to his lodges.

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5 Stillwater fly pattern must haves for the beginner.

A great recap of 5 stillwater fly pattern must haves for the beginner.

leeches, blobs, gomphus, damsels , shrimp

EP 38 Hook & Vice on the extreme values behind the brand known for its Lucky Hats.

In this episode we hear about the founders past growing up with his mom and living in a hippy setting on vancouver island. He tells us about how the family traditions were getting fish as food for the family. along with the long standing family tourment now in its 50th year.

Noel shares how hook and vice was being born as to what started out with a conversation with brian chan has now turned into a BC staple in the fly fishing biz. In the episode we can hear Noels passion in his voice when he mentions goals foR the brand moving forward.

Noels passion also shines through when he speaks of his creative content that Hook and Vise is currently developing such as his latest episode with Art Limber.

Later in the conversation Noel mentions why its so important for his brand to be so supportive of the shops and what Hook and Vice is doing to support the shops.

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