Saturday Shoutout / Fly Talk, TFM, and Hammertime

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This weeks Saturday Shoutout provides you with three interesting reads for the weekend. We hope you enjoy, we sure did.

 Top 10 List for “Rudest” trout rivers for Fly Fishers in America by Kirk Deeter

Kirk Deeter is a fly fishing guru and amazing writer, but what really sets him apart from the other talented writers out there, is his uncanny ability to look at everyday life and find a way to relate it to fly fishing. Case in point, he takes a recent poll done showcasing the “Top 10 rudest cities in America”, and flips it into a fly fishing version of his own. Hats off to you Kirk, you never fail to amaze me.

The Fiberglass Manifesto

Cameron Morteson’s blog, The Fiberglass Manifesto (TFM) has generated a huge following the last couple years. His success doesn’t surprise me though, if you’re fortunate to meet him, you’ll see he’s one of the most genuine and friendly trout bums out there. Here’s why I follow TFM myself, and encourage you all to follow him as well. First, TFM is a great blog for staying up to date on the latest fly fishing products and/companies coming on to the scene. Second, he finds talented professionals in the industry that the everyday angler may have not heard of, and take the time to introduce and showcase them. It’s a unselfish stand up thing to do to propel the industry. Lastly but not least, The Fiberglass Manifesto is obviously a great place for fiberglass rod lovers to learn more about fishing fiberglass rods and the ins and outs of their construction.

Hammertime – “This is Fun, Right” by Bruce Smithhamer

Bruce Smithhammer is the High Country Flies, fly shop outfitting manager, veteran fly fishing guide, fly fishing magazine contributor, and blogger for Buster Wants to Fish and The Drake. He caught my attention this week on his interesting piece, that focuses on stressing the importance of FUN on the water, and how people are losing sight of it. It’s a great short read, on a subject that needs more attention in our industry. I’d also like to add that Bruce Smithhammer always follows a humble and modest stance despite his career accomplishments and black belt fishing skills. We need more people like him in the fly fishing industry. That’s just one more reason why you should pay attention to what he’s writing and spend a day with him on the water.

Keep it Reel,

Kent Klewein
Gink & Gasoline
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