Thursday, September 22, 2016

TLTFF Does #RedTrout2016 and Kicks Off Collaboration with Why Knot Fishing...#StriperCivilWar

The TLTFF Crew is heading south! Mike Dunlap of Barefoot Adventures and I are going for the podium of the 4th Annual CCA Maryland RedTrout Tournament. To get our bearings straight in the Lower Chesapeake, were heading down two days early to pre-fish the tourney and enjoy our time away from work and on the water.

A little info about CCA Maryland's RedTrout Tournament via CCA MD:

RedTrout is a unique catch, photo, and release tournament held at the American Legion in Crisfield, Md. The idea of this tournament is to support the community by drawing tourism as the season begins to wind down. Crisfield is a very special place; not only for its great seafood, but also for its close proximity to our islands, expansive grass beds, and the never ending list of creeks, points, flats, and coves. RedTrout 2016 will give you the opportunity to put your lure, bait or fly in front of a long list of species including: Rockfish, Red Drum, Bluefish, Flounder and the ever elusive Speckled Trout! This tournament truly does present a wonderful opportunity for you to have a fun filled weekend with your friends or family. Enjoy the Tangier sound on your boat, or paddle away from it all and enjoy the solitude in your kayak. In addition to some of the best shallow water fishing around, we will have a live and silent auction, door prizes, Crawfish and Shrimp Boil, Pig Roast, cold drinks, good music and great friends!

Mike and I are stoked to get after some of our favorite species this week(end). One tournament we wanted to fish but unfortunately fell on the same weekend as RedTrout is Why Knot Fishing's 2nd Annual Fall Run Striper Classic. Our boys up north with be chasing the same species as one of our target species, Striped Bass, so we've put together a little competition with them. As the kickoff of our collaborative effort with Why Knot, we've decided to treat y'all with a little thing we're going to call #StriperCivilWar. North vs South, battle of the Team Why Knot and the TLTFF Crew. Follow along on social media, primarily both the Why Knot Fishing and TLTFF Instagram stories. Remember to give us both a follow to see the war go down!

Make sure you put the Why Knot Fishing's Annual Fall Run Striper Classic on your calendar for next year as a must do tournament as the TLTFF Crew intends on being there! A little info about their rad tournament on Boston's North Shore via WKF:

This is our second year hosting this Catch and Release Tournament for Striped Bass on Boston’s North Shore!
The tournament will be an overnight tournament that starts at 6:00pm on Friday Night, September 23 and runs until 6:00pm on Saturday, September 24.
Tournament participants choose to fish in one of four divisions (Fly – From Shore, Fly – By Boat, Spin – From Shore, and Spin – By Boat) and can fish from Boston Harbor to the Merrimack River.
Good luck to all those involved and fishing both tournaments and be sure to follow us on social media to see how Boston's North Shore matches up against the Lower Chesapeake Bay.

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E-Zine...SCALE #22


Daily Reel X Fly Product...Sage MOD

Learn more about the Sage MOD by rolling on over to the Sage site.


Monday, September 19, 2016

Fly Product...Nature Boy Designs' Para-Coil Retractor

Via NBD:

A great way to keep your tools close at hand. Finally, a retractor that does not bind, jam up, or you have to throw out after a season. Each and every Para-Coil Retractor is made by yours truly. The process of making them is a bit more involved and time consuming, but the final product is well worth it.

  • Made from 550 USA Paracord
  • Each is handmade by Keith.
  • 4 inch and 8 inch lengths.  4 inch model stretches out to approximately 2.5 feet and 8 inch model to approximately 4.5 feet.
  • Split rings on each end.  
  • 4 inch model comes with a Trigger Snap while the 8 inch model comes with a Carabiner.
  • Smaller version is perfect for line nippers and smaller items while the larger version is ideal for pliers, hemostats and even great for your keys.
  • $15-22

When ordering please select the color you want by filling out the “color” field below when placing your order (please choose only 1 color).

*Pliers and other tools shown are not included.


The Complete Angler: James Prosek

Enjoy the full version of James' Prosek's Peabody Award-winning video The Complete Angler. His journey in Izaak Walton's footsteps comes full circle on October 26th when he receives the AMFF's 2016 Izaak Walton Award. For more information please visit: