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IRON FLY: Tonight with Pig Farm Ink and TU Alaska


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!

Tippets and Tales: One on One with Zeb Tonkavich


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.


 Tippets and Tales: One on One with Zeb Tonkavich

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Slikkers’ Split Cane Write-up from The Fiberglass Manifesto

The Fiberglass Manifesto’s custom leather reel cases created by Slikkers’ Split Cane. TFM Photo


The Fiberglass Manifesto did a great write up on Slikkers’ Split Cane over the past month.  The 2 part series on the creation of Slikkers’ leather reel case was a fantastic view of the time and process it takes to create these one-of-a-kind leather works.  Follow the links below to The Fiberglass Manifesto to read the 3 part series on Slikkers’ Split Cane.

The Making Of A Leather Reel Case – Part 1

The Making Of A Leather Reel Case – Part 2

Slikkers’ Custom Leather Fly Reel Case

Visit Slikkers’ Split Cane – Leatherworks site Here

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The Fall issue of Revive Fly Fishing is live, don’t spend your Friday being unproductive at work.  Spend it reading Revive, like us.  Click here to get productive.

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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