Our Sage rep Raz Reid blew through town yesterday showing us the new line-up from Redington, Sage, and Rio. Suffice it to say, all three lines are getting some fresh new faces to their line-up. First and foremost on the list, of course, is the new Sage Circa. Being somewhat of a fan of the more moderate action Sage rods of old (I've got a bit of an LL fetish), I've been very curious to see what the “Konnetic” technology, (which has to do with how the carbon fibers are aligned in the rod during manufacturing, and what resin-carbon ratios are employed) would feel like in a slower action rod. It's no secret that I love the ONE rods for chasing small mouth, but how about something a little bit more forgiving for mountain dry fly fishing?
1 Day Off
3 Rivers (French Broad, Holston, & Tennesse)
1 Collard Green
6 Gallons of Gas
5 Hours of Sleep
16 Hours on the Water
59 River Miles
6 River Otters
3 Bald Eagles
Untold Nubers of Bass Officially Harrassed
1 Exhausted Allen
Well folks it looks like the tailwater trout action and mountain fishing has officially come to a screeching halt with the full-on arrival of summer and record breaking temps. TVA has all the taps open in an attempt to keep their down river assets running on all cylinders during this heat wave which means high water everywhere but the mountains. Unfortunately, the lack of rain has most of the fish on the freestones seeking shelter. What's an angler to do? Simple, get out early and give something new a try. Billy Davis is out there on the water targeting the early morning striper bite with great success. While these fish aren't always easy to catch on a fly rod, Billy can put you on them and give you your best shot and if that doesn't work don't be afraid to give Mr. Wiggly a try, you won't be disappointed. I sure wasn't.
Please come out on Thursday June 21st and help us kick off Summer the right way. 3 Rivers Angler, in conjunction with Towee Boats and Eagle Distributing, are raising money in support of the Fort Loudon Lake Association. If you use Ft. Loudon Lake in any way you are in debt to FLLAKE for helping keep the channels clear and the water clean.
Towee Boats will be in the house giving out the goods and they'll have several of their Guide Tested Skiffs on hand. If you haven't checked out a Towee yet this is your chance to do so. They're only the most versitle fishing machine ont the water today.
When: June 21st, 2012 from 6 PM till ?
Where: 3 Rivers Angler, 5113 Kingston Pike
What: Free beer and good times
Back in August at the IFTD (International Fly Tackle Dealer) show the manufacturers booth which stood out to me the most was Montana Fly Company. MFC was a fresh new face on the scene and they had a lot of product that clearly stood out in comparison to their competition. In particular, their new boat box (which, incidentally, went on to win best of show in the Fly Box/Storage System category) was a clear improvement on previous incarnations from the other guys. The box is an absolute behemoth and completely bomb proof. In addition to being waterproof and made from durable ABS plastic, the box has a plethora of configuration options due to its swing leaf design which will allow all of your flies to live under one roof.
Due to some design issues that had to be ironed out the eventual launch of the box was delayed until last week. Happily, they are now on the shelf at 3 Rivers Angler. Available in a variety of colors (and soon in the MFC artist series) they'd make a great gift to any dad out there looking to simplify his fly box habit. The box runs $49.99 and leaf's are $11.95. Come by and check them out, you won't be disappointed.