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Salmonfly Hatch on the Henry’s Fork – Wish4Fish

From Ken Tanaka:
“Wish4Fish is back on the water! This time back to Idaho chasing the famous Salmonfly hatch on the Henry’s Fork. No better time to Match the Hatch! I did catch a beauty Brown Trout on my own pattern although Mike Lawson’s Salmonfly pattern was my go to fly this trip. I was using my Douglas Outdoors Sky 5wt with my Ross Reels Colorado LT. “

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Vlog 5 – Big Smallmouth and Topless Jeeps!!

Brian fishes smallmouth with Jeff Trigg of Ozark Sweetwater Guides.
Check out Jeff’s site: www.ozarksweetwater.com

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Micro Skagit Commando Floating Tips – OPST

From OPST:
NEW!!!! Our Tapered Micro Skagit Floating Tips are here just in time for Trout season! Our tips are constructed from PVC and have a core strength of 25# Test. Welded loops on both ends allows for a quick loop to loop tip exchange.

Micro Skagit Tapered Floating Tips allow for a delicate presentation, while not sacrificing the power and cast-ability of our OPST Commando Skagit Heads. Available in 5′, 7.5′ and 10′ lengths to accommodate rods 6′ to 11′.
Find them at your local fly shop or at: http://www.opskagit.com/store.html#!/Commando-Floating-Tip/p/82846575/category=7107639

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No Back 40 Mine

Why the Back 40 Mine Should Be Stopped.

Toxic – uses cyanide to extract gold, produces sulfuric acid
Unsafe – 150 feet from the Menominee River, not built to withstand large floods
Harmful – endangers drinking water supply and aquatic life such as lake sturgeon
Immoral – desecrates sacred Menominee Tribe cultural sites
False economics – benefits a Canadian corporation, harms the local economy

Go to this link to find out how you can help.
https://www.wisconsinrivers.org/noback40mine

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Fly Fishing Streamers on Spruce Creek “Tanaka Your Socks Off and W4F Rainbow Bite”

From Ken:
“Ken Tanaka of Wish4Fish is back on the water and back at it in Pennsylvania to the famous Spruce Creek! Andrew Trelease of Trout Haven invited me back up for a killer 4 day weekend! Unfortunately like last time I brought the bad weather with me and was only able to fish 2 days out of the 4. I wasn’t able to fish dries as planned but was once again able to kill it with some streamers! I was nailing fish on the Tanaka Your Socks Off and W4F Rainbow Bite. Was also able to land a couple on the W4F Pink Power Ranger. ”

Trout Haven : http://www.trouthavenguide.com/

Fly Fishing Gear
Douglas Sky 9′ 6wt – http://shop.wish4fish.com/products/do…
Douglas DXF 10′ 4wt – http://shop.wish4fish.com/products/do…
Ross Reels Evolution R – http://amzn.to/2owXSDP
Ross Reels Colorado LT – http://amzn.to/2nigHXb
Rio In-Touch Gold – http://amzn.to/2qZVpjV
Rio In-Touch Streamer Tip 6ips – http://amzn.to/2q1AO0I

Check out our store
http://shop.wish4fish.com

Flies – Tanaka Your Socks Off, W4F Rainbow Bite, W4F Pink Power Ranger

Camera Equipment
Sony Action Cam FDR x3000v – http://amzn.to/2mShv4G
Sony Action Cam FDR x1000w- http://amzn.to/2mSd9L7
Sony RX100v – http://amzn.to/2np1oje

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Photography of Kevin Feenstra

Kevin Feenstra is a fly fishing guide in Michigan. He is the owner of Feenstra Guide Service. If you don’t already follow Kevin on Instagram, you really should! He has some beautiful photos to share. You can find him on Instagram @kevinfeenstra
I have selected some of Kevin’s photos below, but there are so many that are good, I couldn’t include as many as I wanted. Enjoy!
-Paul

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W4F – Fly Fishing Tennessee and North Carolina “Early Spring Tips”

Ken Tanaka of Wish4Fish is back on the water. This time in Tennessee and North Carolina on the Watauga River.

From Ken:
“I was switching up tactics from Streamers, Dry Dropper and Tight line nymphing throughout the day. Before all the good hatches start, early spring is all about being on your toes and being versatile. Finally caught some fish on the new Ross Reel Evolution R as was as the Flut Rod Company prototype. Can’t wait till spring really starts kicking off!”

Check out our store
http://shop.wish4fish.com

Fly Fishing Gear
Ross Evolution R – http://amzn.to/2owXSDP
Flut Rod 9′ 5wt – http://www.flutrodcompany.com/
Ross Colorado LT – http://amzn.to/2nigHXb

Flies – Tanaka Your Socks Off, WD40, Prince, Adams

Camera Equipment
Sony Action Cam FDR x3000v – http://amzn.to/2mShv4G
Sony Action Cam FDR x1000w- http://amzn.to/2mSd9L7
Sony RX100v – http://amzn.to/2np1oje

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Brook Fishing Equipment

The Brook Box

The Brook Fishing Equipment Brook Box is an amazing fly box! I’m not just saying that, it has some outstanding features that made me very happy when inspecting and testing the box for myself.

First, I’ll give you a brief backstory. I had never heard of Brook Fishing Equipment before the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo where I tied back in March. Jarrett from Brook Fishing Equipment came to my table and was telling me that he really enjoyed FrankenFly and that he had a booth there himself. I asked him about his booth and he brought back his Brook Box fly box and was telling me about the silicone inserts.

Since then, I’ve had the chance to thoroughly check out The Brook Box. The silicone inserts work exceptionally well! They are kind of a rubbery type of material, to help explain what they feel like. The reason they work so well is because you can put a hook into them, take the hook out and you can’t even see where the hook was in the insert. It heals itself right away. For testing purposes, I placed a 4/0 hook into the insert, pulled it out and had the same result. I even put magnifying glasses on to try and see a hole and I could not find one. Brook Fishing Equipment offers the inserts in slit and non-slit form, in case you are interested in having slits. In my opinion, slits are not necessary when you have inserts like this.

Another impressive feature about The Brook Box is the depth of the box. If you are a dry fly fisher I’m sure you know how hard it is to find a fly box that doesn’t mash your flies down when you put them in a fly box. I placed dry flies in The Brook Box and they were not even close to being in danger of being smashed. Plus, the way the slit inserts are made, your hackle will hang over the trough of the inserts so your hackle isn’t mashed on the bottom. I love this!

Not only can it handle dry flies, it has the room to store poppers. I placed a large 1/0 deer hair popper in the box and closed the lid. It did not move the popper or smash it.

Besides having plenty of room I noticed the box was very well made and sturdy. It also floats. The dimensions of the Brook Box are: 6.625″ x 4.125″ x 1.75″

Another product available from Brook Fishing Equipment is their Outta The Box fly patch. This is a fairly large fly patch with dimensions measuring: 7.875″ x 6″. It is designed to be placed in your boat, kayak, vehicle, next to your fly tying vise or where ever you need to place your flies. It has Velcro mounting, so it is easily mounted and can be mobile.

Outta The Box

I have posted below their current brochure which includes more details about Brook Fishing Equipment products. Be sure to visit their website at www.brookfishingequipment.com. If you are in the market for a new fly box, I highly recommend The Brook Box!

-Paul

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W4F – Fly Fishing Tennessee “Watauga River”

Ken Tanaka of Wish4Fish is back in Tennessee this time fly fishing the Watauga River with Brad and Holden of TroutFish NC.

From Ken:
I absolutely lit it up with the W4F Simple Baetis that I tied right before I headed out the door. Video of that tie will be up on YouTube soon. You can see the LIVE feed of my tying the fly right now.
https://youtu.be/SrSA131FZG0

You can also buy the Franken Dubbing used on this fly in our store now.
http://shop.wish4fish.com/products/nymph-dub

You can also purchase the flies in our store as well.
http://shop.wish4fish.com/products/baetis

Fly Fishing Gear
Flut Rod 5wt – http://www.flutrodcompany.com/
Ross Colorado LT – http://www.rossreels.com/

Camera Equipment
Sony Action Cam FDR x3000v – http://amzn.to/2mShv4G
Sony Action Cam FDR x1000w- http://amzn.to/2mSd9L7
Sony RX100v – http://amzn.to/2np1oje

Music – Agallah Don Bishop x Duke Westlake “3 Day Theory”
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/3-day-theory/id1198286276?ls=1&app=itunes

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Fly Fishing The Ozarks – Vlog 2

Streamers on the Current River, lunch with a great older lady, tying with a bunch of cool people, and illegally flying the drone……VLOG #2 is born.

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