April 15, 2013
At the left you see a very recent camera phone picture of the Loftin Adaptive Tying Arm (LATA) holding the Extra Large Rite Bobbin used to tie saltwater flies, bass bugs, and in rod-building while wrapping guides, etc. The “infinitely” variable arms of the LATA allow the user to precisely control thread tension, especially when […]
April 13, 2013
After years of waiting and getting everyone else taken care of, my own Loftin Adaptive Tying Arm finally arrived a few days ago! The Loftin Adaptive Tying Arm (LATA) is a surgical-grade, durable medical equipment adaptive device that aids fly tiers with special needs. From common arthritis to upper extremity amputations – from Essential Tremor […]
January 22, 2013
Available now to retailers via all major wholesale book distributors. ISBN # 978-1-300-27808-5. The Adaptive Fly Fishing Handbook (Lulu Press, 2012). Amazon sales rank among all fishing titles have been as high as #24. It was #1 or #2 on Lulu.com for Sports & Recreation titles for 3 weeks before Christmas.
January 18, 2013
The Bighorn River Youth Adventure is currently taking applications for the 2013 program at Fort Smith, Mont., on the banks of the world famous Bighorn River. Twelve young fly fishers will be invited by the Bighorn River Alliance for a four-day fly tying, fly casting and fly fishing adventure June 16-19.
December 26, 2012
The Adaptive Fly Fishing Handbook by Ken Morrow. Aileen Ellis is an Occupational Therapist, respected fly tyer, and well known fly fishing blogger who writes for Fly Fishing Ventures. via The Adaptive Fly Fishing Handbook by Ken Morrow.
December 12, 2012
STONEFLY PRESS AUTHOR BLOG: Al Ritt & Tying Multi-Species Flies | STONEFLY PRESS. via STONEFLY PRESS AUTHOR BLOG: Al Ritt & Tying Multi-Species Flies | STONEFLY PRESS. Congratulations to my friend and colleague at Peak Fishing, Al Ritt, on the occasion of the announcement of his book deal with Stonefly Press. It is long […]
November 15, 2012
This year, my lovely bride and I are in the middle of getting her retired from the Army and us moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, just as the Holiday shopping season is kicking into full swing. So I’m going to have keep this year’s fly anglers’ shopping guide simple. Just because the decorations are sparse this […]
September 25, 2012
I left the dock about 8am aboard my Freedom Hawk Pathfinder 14′ stand-up fishing kayak, heading across 1/2 mile of wide open flats into a SSE wind at 10-15 mph. I opted to stand and use the Minn Kota Riptide trolling motor with tiller extension. Along for the ride were an 8wt TFO Axiom fly […]
September 25, 2012
I’m down in Rockport, Texas, this week visiting fly shops and kayak dealers, and squeezing in a little fishing while I’m here. A friend of a friend is letting me stay at his house on the Intracoastal Waterway half way between Rockport and Aransas Pass. With good Tex-Mex food nearby and the ability to launch […]
August 17, 2012
AFFTA releases Fly Fishing Industry Data | Angling Trade. Want to know what sort of “market” there is for fly fishing businesses? �This highlight summary of the “Survey of U.S. Fly Fishing Retailers” covers some of the main points to ponder from the report presented on the opening day of the International Fly Tackle Dealer […]