Category Archives: Dan Blanton

Hardy Wins Five Weight Shootout – Third Year in a Row

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For the third year in a row Hardy has won the Yellowstone Shootout. But, this is the first time Hardy has taken both first and second place….   Preorder the Artisan asap to reserve your rod in production.     … Continue reading

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Captain Mike Costello – New Book – Where a Trout Calls Home

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Greetings Everyone, I am pleased to announce that my latest book, Where A Trout Calls Home will be available in mid-February. The book follows Riley the rainbow trout and all his river friends over the course of the year. From … Continue reading

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Echo Solo Outfits – Available for Immediate Delivery

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  Available for immediate delivery  ECHO SOLO OUTFITS     It’s all here, ECHO Solo 4 piece fly rod, ECHO Solo fly reel, ECHO Solo weight forward floating line, and a premium quality monofilament tapered leader.  All spooled & packaged … Continue reading

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Rio Adds New Line to the Skagit Shooting Head Collection

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Idaho Falls, Idaho) – RIO Products, manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, is excited to introduce an addition to the Skagit Shooting Head collection – the new Skagit iFlight. Skagit heads are designed for Spey … Continue reading

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Global Rescue Evacuates Jim Klug From Bolivan Jungle…

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  Global Rescue News Current Articles |  RSS Feed Jim Klug recalls his evacuation from the Bolivian jungle after freak eye injury        Jim Klug, AFFTA chairman and founder of Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, recounts his freak eye injury … Continue reading

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David Visnack New General Manager for Redington

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  David Visnack FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2011 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) Far Bank Enterprises, leader in the fly-fishing industry, is pleased to announce the promotion of David Visnack to the role of General Manager for Redington. Visnack will also … Continue reading

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History and Development of the Shooting Taper in America – by Dan Blanton

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  History and Development of the Shooting Taper in America By Dan Blanton This is where it all really started             The Sunset Line and Twine Company of Petaluma, California marketed the first commercially produced shooting head in August … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Show – 2013 – News and Schedules

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Matching the New with the Old The FFS has two new locations this year (Lynnwood, a suburb of Seattle, and Winston-Salem), but one of the biggest challenges we face is creating a fresh showfor our older locations.Many show locations have … Continue reading

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Four New Reels from Hardy and Greys Now In Stock

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     $159 – $219 A high specification, high quality reel, the GX900 is a serious competitor in all forms of fishing, from tackling small wild Trout in the Scottish Highlands with the #2/3/4, to taming those big, hard fighting … Continue reading

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Rio Products Rakes In Multiple Accolades

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September 2012   (Idaho Falls, Idaho) – RIO Products, manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, won three prestigious awards during 2012: the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) award for most world records in the fly tippet category in … Continue reading

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