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Today, I’m sharing items from The Wade Rod Company, RAK Art, and Panfish on the Fly.
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Everyone in fly fishing knows about PostFly. Wade Rods is one of their sister brands. I’ll be honest: I’ve never touched a Wade Rod. However, their reputation is great and their concept is very cool. Currently they have two rods, each with two different finish options. Additionally, they can be purchased on a “subscription”, monthly-installment basis. Like I said, I haven’t fished one of these rods. But the different model that Wade is taking is interesting, and from what I’ve heard they are definitely worth looking into.
Everyone in fly fishing has seen Ryan Keene’s artwork. His unique style is all over social media, and pops up in some pretty cool places. You ought to follow RAK Art on your favorite social media platform, as he is doing a study a day for the year. Some works are fish, some are flies, and some are more abstract. I enjoy his pieces because of the motion and intensity that even the simplest designs convey. Additionally, for two days after this post’s initial publication, Ryan is giving away the pictured custom-painted fly box on his Instagram account.
Everyone fishes for panfish! Over at Panfish on the Fly, Bart gives these important fish their due. This topwater bug, recently featured on his social media account, checks all the boxes on the warmwater list. It floats, it can dive, it has motion, and it is easy to tie. If you can tie a woolly bugger, you can tie the Tri-Bubble Bug. Once you’ve picked up the recipe for this fly, spend some time browsing around the other recipes. Then, be sure your warmwater box is ready for the rapidly approaching spring.
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