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Today, I’m sharing items from Sight Line Provisions, DoubleHauled, and Gink & Gasoline.
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Sometimes a picture on social media catches my eye, and it starts me down the rabbit hole of learning all about what I’m looking at. The first time I saw one of Sight Line’s handmade leather bracelets I was impressed by the rugged, artisanal quality. After looking through their other offerings and speaking with the artist/owner, I’m even more impressed. I’ll be featuring this company in the near future, but for now definitely take a look at some really unique and interesting leather and metal products.
So many anglers utilize the internet and social media to improve their technique and be a part of the community. If you’ve spent any time doing anything like that, you’ve also inevitably seen the best and worst of the fly fishing world. In this post on his blog, Gabriel talks about how integral a Facebook was in his formative years as an angler. He also deals with the seedy underbelly of that culture, and some lessons that he has taken from the experience. The Cleveland guys that run this site have some good stuff, and it is worth clicking around.
I love fly fishing shows. The spectacle, the gear, the people – it is almost as good as fishing. Almost. This piece by Dave Grossman highlights some of the more unfortunate behavior that transpires at these grand angler gatherings. Ever feel bad for the guy who has some clueless customer walk around in a booth that is clearly not set up for people to be behind the table? Have you been snubbed by a dealer because he’s too busy chatting with another dealer? This tongue-in-cheek yet serious post is a fun little reminder of the silly stuff that happens during our favorite off-season past time.