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.
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.
For a limited time only, Simms is offering a special edition G3 Guide™ Stockingfoot to benefit the Bozeman-based Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation. WQW helps reintegrate traumatically combat-wounded U.S. veterans and active service members from recent wars into society by building hope and resilience, facilitating camaraderie, and providing security and serenity through fly fishing in southwest Montana.
Help us raise $100,000 for Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation by purchasing these limited edition waders. Simms is proud to work with the finest specialty retailers in North America.
Read more about the WQW Foundation and the limited edition Simms G3 Warriors and Quiet Waters Limited Edition Wader Here.
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The G3 Guide™ Wader — WQW Limited Edition
A visit to the Bozeman, Montana Headquarters for Simms always gets us thinking, MADE IN THE USA.
MADE IN THE USA is a pretty powerful statement. We get asked quite a bit about what we like most about Simms. As many of you know, we get the opportunity to visit Simms in Bozeman quite often. The thing that resonates the most every visit is, MADE IN THE USA.
Each trip to the factory reminds us that every time I strap my waders on, somebody at Simms took the time not only to design and craft one of the most important tools in my gear bag, but also meticulously inspected and tested my waders before they got to my door.
Next time you head down to the river, give yourself a high five or a heel kick in your Simms waders. Your investment in the best waders on the market not only keep you dry and comfortable but also supported a local business with over 100 employees who stand behind what they do living, fishing and working in Bozeman, Montana.
Always great to see local, Alaskan grown small businesses’, making a big splash.
Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in Juneau has launched their revamped website and it is nothing short of next level awesome. Tons of great content pertaining to all things fly fishing in Alaska.
Take our advice, work will still be there when you get back from checking it out.
Support the local Fly Shop and #FlyShopSmall
From Colorado, Alaska, Washington to Chile, Argentina and New Zealand, Andrew Grillos has spent a few hours on the water guiding clients and putting a whole lot of fun in Fly Fishing.
“For me, fly fishing has always been about having fun while in the outdoors. Whether you’re an expert or have never touched a fly rod, I consider a day to be successful when we can have a good time on the water. Whether it’s catching some fish, learning a thing or two, or just enjoying being the escape of being outside, these are all things that can make a guide day a success in my eyes.”
Read more about Andrew Grillos Fly Fishing: