|If you are someone who fishes the salt often then make certain to flush your engine with freshwater. You can add years to the life of your engine.
|Many fly fisherman will tell you that some of the best flies they fish are the most chewed up. So flies don't have to be pretty to catch fish.
|How far would you swim to spawn? 600 Miles?
This is a call to all fly tiers to lend a helping hand. The St. Joseph River Valley Fly Fishers club will be hosting another Tie-A-Thon this year. If you do not know what a Tie-A-Thon is here is the short definition. A worthy cause needs flies for the people they serve. Fly tiers help out by tying the flies they need and giving them to the worthy cause to use. This year the St. Joseph River Valley Fly Fishers club will be donating all collected flies to the Reel Recovery project. Reel Recovery is an organization that helps men cope with brain cancer. Whether the individual currently has brain cancer or is in recovering, this organization helps them deal with this debilitating disease and bring a little joy into their lives.
The St. Joseph River Valley Fly Fishers club is hosting their event at the Elkhart Conservation Club (55515 Riviera Dr, Elkhart, IN 46514) on March 23rd. You do not have to be present to participate. It is a lot of fun getting together with so may fly tiers but if you can not make it then you can mail in your flies. If you click on the above image it will open up a printable form for you to get more information, see what flies they are asking for and mail in with your flies.
We're getting snow right now in Indy so this is a good time to spend a few hours at the vise and help out some people in need. Share what you love!
There is hardly a industry in the world that does not have some sort of consumer trade show. The idea being that you can bring all sorts of manufactures and retailers together in one place for the consumers (the end reason for any retail business) and increase your exposure and hopefully bottom line.
The Boat, Sport & Travel show is just such a show. It is actually one of the biggest annual shows in the country. For many years it was the biggest. It brings all sorts of outdoor manufactures and retailers together in one place for the sole purpose of increasing business, either directly or indirectly.
For us at FlyMasters the end result is more a indirect increase in business than a direct. We do bring products to the show and do a nice job of selling these items to the general public for ten days. We even have a good number of return customers each year. However, since our shop is just a few miles down the road it is difficult for us to try to bring down enough products to really represent FlyMasters.
This is why we focus on fly fishing exposure and education at the show. Our major focus is to introduce as many people as possible to the various facets of fly fishing and educate them as to what FlyMasters is all about. Many are very surprised as to just how easy it is to fly fish and even more surprised that there is such a quality shop as FlyMasters within a few miles of their home.
Each year that we have been attending the Boat, Sport & Travel show we have seen just how successful this approach is. We have many new customers that enroll in our fly fishing school and fly tying classes as a direct result of this business approach. This past show that just ended is no different. Even though the consumer base of the this show is not the typical fly fishing crowd it is the ideal population to bring to fly fishing.