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Artist Spotlight: Dead Weight Fly, the art of Ryan Sharpe

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Ryan Sharpe, the artist behind Dead Weight Fly has some pretty radical stuff going on.  First off, not only is Ryan’s highlighter work superb and original, but he also is pretty handy with a torch.  The steam punk inspired creations of Ryan’s metal work is as cool as it gets, turning out fish from gears, sprockets and scrap.

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To top off all of this Fly Fishing Awesomeness…

You can now fill more than your walls with Dead Weight Fly art, you can fill your closet.  Check out Dead Weight Fly’s website to see the possibilities of making yourself one of the coolest fly shop rats around.  For you sticker junkies out there, rest easy, you are covered as well.  Ryan also does custom commissions and wholesale, so if you are looking for a unique graphic or that piece of metal work to tie your Fly Shop together, drop Ryan a note to discuss

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 Check out @deadweightfly on Instagram, DWF will be giving away prizes over the next 6 days.  Click the pic for details!photo

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June Fly of The Month “Chartreuse Mini Krystal Shrimp”

Quick repost for the number 1 Fly Question we get:

What is the best fly for Sockeye Salmon?

Hands down the best Sockeye fly on the planet.

image001Everyone has an opinion when it comes to Sockeye on the fly.  Those in the ‘know’ have their favorite patterns that disprove the theory that “Sockeye don’t bite.”

This is the only Sockeye fly I carry with me.  My Sockeye box has the Mini Krystal Shrimp in every available slot.  The proof would be in a picture, but the box is hibernating right now and can not be disturbed. Continue reading June Fly of The Month “Chartreuse Mini Krystal Shrimp”

Bass move North, Arctic Grayling head South: Alaska Retailers & Lodges Scramble to find source for soft baits.

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The recent Alaskan rumor that the ‘under construction’ Bass Pro Shops in Anchorage is not only your one-stop for everything Bass in Alaska, but is also somehow controlling the weather, may be true.

Warming trends have pushed Grayling as far South as South Andros.  The people of Wasilla rejoice as Bass Boats will become vogue and they know where to get them.

A recent article in BASS Magazine about the new potential fishery of Bass in Alaska, quoted a local Alaskan Retailer “I just wish I knew more about Bass, do they go to the ocean and spawn?”

Next week we’ll talk about the recent hot topic in Alaska- Hatchery Bonefish, will they harm our wild stocks?

February Fly of The Month “Chartreuse Mini Krystal Shrimp”

Hands down the best Sockeye fly on the planet.

image001Everyone has an opinion when it comes to Sockeye on the fly.  Those in the ‘know’ have their favorite patterns that disprove the theory that “Sockeye don’t bite.”

This is the only Sockeye fly I carry with me.  My Sockeye box has the Mini Krystal Shrimp in every available slot.  The proof would be in a picture, but the box is hibernating right now and can not be disturbed. Continue reading February Fly of The Month “Chartreuse Mini Krystal Shrimp”

January Fly of the Month “Hochner’s Bruja Crab”

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“Lex Hochner’s Bruja Crab” by Umpqua Feather Merchants

I really like crabs.  Haven’t fished them much, but would never travel South without a box full of them and hope I never get them.  Permit, Bonefish and my kid enjoy a tasty crab meal.  Wether you land them or not is on you, if you don’t spook them, consider yourself somewhat in the game. Continue reading January Fly of the Month “Hochner’s Bruja Crab”