Category Archives: Fly Fishing Art

IRON FLY: Tonight with Pig Farm Ink and TU Alaska

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Reel Happiness: Messy Hair Stubborn Spirit

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A Short Film Focused on Women Anglers in Southeast Alaska

Fly Fishing, Southeast Alaska, Women Anglers: Reel Happiness.  We are excited to support Kayla Roys and Sydney Akagi’s project focusing on women anglers in Southeast.

Kayla and Sydney’s team of Alaskan film producers and female anglers are currently applying to the Trout Unlimited F3T Fly Fishing Grant. This award amount is up to $15,000 that will go towards creating this film. To qualify for this grant we must first raise a percentage of the cost we are asking for, this is where the Kickstarter comes in!

If awarded this grant, the film will be on tour during the 2017 Trout Unlimited film tour to about 100 cities in the United States.

Although the initial goal has been reached, please consider adding additional support to Reel Happiness.  Your support of Alaskan projects not only encourages future projects, but also secures much needed additional funds to help make Reel Happiness a fantastic representation of Alaskan women anglers and will help to offset travel costs.16889a1f4d611b9bbfd3cef8ac443fe9_original

When you support Reel Happiness, you also receive a pretty snazzy Messy Hair Stubborn Spirit T-Shirt design, that by all means captures the spirit of all Alaskan women anglers.

Read More and Support the Reel Happiness Project Here!

Montana Fly Company joins AlaskaGuideList

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Always an exciting time to welcome a new sponsor to AlaskaGuideList.  We welcome Montana Fly Company and their wide array of Flies and products specific for Alaskan Guides made them a perfect addition.

MFC produces hand-crafted flies, fly tying accessories and other fly fishing equipment.  With an emphasis on personalized service, the team at MFC draws on decades of experience in designing products featuring innovative patterns made from high quality materials.  Located in the heart of Montana’s fly fishing community, products are field tested by top guides for ultimate quality and performance.  For more information, including a complete product list visit:

www.montanafly.com

Find Montana Fly Company products at your Local Fly Shop.

 

Blood Knots: Our Two Hands

 

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“Salmon are part of the natural commons; they belong to all of us, and we have a shared responsibility to ensure their persistence. This collective responsibility can bring citizens of a community together for a common purpose.”

-Jim Lichatowich

One of the great things about the evolution of our modern existence is the ability to connect with those near and far.  Social Media has opened doors and created relationships that in the past, could have taken years to align.

Our gift from Blood Knots for contributing to their Kickstarter Campaign, Our Two Hands. Flies dressed by Skyler Nelson.
Our gift from Blood Knots for contributing to their Kickstarter Campaign, Our Two Hands. Flies dressed by Skyler Nelson.

Blood Knots‘ Kickstarter campaign for ‘Our Two Hands‘ was one of the few crowd funded campaigns we participated in during the 2014 season. If you get a few moments today, check out Blood Knots and see what they are doing, we are sure you see more of their work in the future.

Also don’t miss the “Our Two Hands” teaser below.

Blood Knots “Our Two Hands” Contributing Sponsors.

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Fly Fishing Collaborative Update

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The progress FFC has made over the past year is incredible.  Not only is the Tilapia Farm in Thailand fully operational, but the work team has already landed in Southern Belize to begin construction of another farm that will feed over 140 kids.  Read more on the March 2015 FFC update here.

How can you help?

The Fly Fishing Collaborative is offering professionally guided fly fishing trips and selling custom-made leather fly wallets. The money raised will be given to orphanages and caregivers around the world. This will go towards creating sustainable livelihoods and economic support to rescue and prevent more children from being sold into the sex slave industry.

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Every $10,000 we raise will provide a totally sustainable tilapia farm that will be built for an orphanage in order to provide them with food, income, water, and fresh produce. Additionally, this will empower their leaders to care for more children that would otherwise be sold into slavery.

Stay in touch, Stay in formed and Stand up for Social Justice.

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Tippets and Tales: One on One with Zeb Tonkavich

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Great interview with one of our favorite custom rod creators, Zeb Tonkavich, better known to some as ‘Snowman’ on the Tippets and Tales blog.

If you are into custom rods or know Snowman’s work, you will really dig this look into what makes Zeb tick.

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 Tippets and Tales: One on One with Zeb Tonkavich

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