Friday, September 9, 2011

Product Review: FLY-AGRA

From Yellowstone Fly Goods comes FLY-AGRA!

Up until recently, I have used Aquel. It has worked well for quite some time. I usually lost the fly to a tree, snag or bass-like hookset before the fly would sink so I never really gave my fly dysfunction a second thought.

Now, my fly dysfunction has become a major problem with my drift. When I was new and young in dry fly fishing, I could endlessly drift. Now, my drift has only been able to last a few runs. NOW I HAVE FLY-AGRA!!!

FLY-AGRA has helped my dysfunction so much that I am not afraid to show my drifts on camera. See that fantastic drift! It could go all night long!

I give FLY-AGRA 2 flies up! It's a great product with stellar marketing and action behind the claims. I am unsure where it is available though. I picked mine up from the high-floatin' dudes of the Missoulian Angler! (I did not perform an exhaustive search on the interwebs)

However, I still use Aquel. I feel like each product has their respective place. Case in point, I like my EHC's to NEVER have dysfunction - a big disappointment when the skitter needs to happen. On the other hand, I like my Chubby's with a little dysfunction. I like only the wing to have floatant. I feel like a Chubby is more effective when it can sit lower in the water. This is the perfect situation where Aquel applied to the wing does the trick.

  • Floats and floats and floats
  • Never needs reapplication
  • Flies can be pre-treated and stored ready-to-use at fishing's most intimate moment
  • Flies can be dipped prior to use and after a false cast or two ready to drift
  • Comes in a solid Nalgene bottle that will never leak
  • Magnificent labeling
  • $6 per bottle
  • It goes faster than I thought it would (of course I pre-treated many, many flies for that unforeseen moment)
  • Obvoiusly not a catch-all floatant
  • Smells like solvent or mineral spirits (may burst into flames from a glare off your forceps - crossing fingers)
  • Pfizer may jump YFG's case for the name recognition crap and I may never see it again
Pick some up at a Yellowstone Fly Goods retailer near you and FIX YOUR FLY DYSFUNCTION!!!

As much as I would LOVE to receive products from fly fishing company's for free, I did not receive Fly-Agra for free. I spent my own hard earned, payin' off student loans, feeding a family dollars on Fly-Agra. These are my honest feelings. If someone wants to pay me to do a review great! If not, I suppose my reader coverage is crap anyway. However, if you or your gear company wants to help a fly addict get some stellar gear, I would love to hear from people like Brodin Nets, Simms, Redington, Montana Fly Company, Lamson-Waterworks, Dyna-King, Rite Bobbins, Wapsi, Scott Fly Rods, and more. Please make my day and allow me to review a product of yours at no cost to me!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Trout Tripper: Photographer Extraordinaire

Mike has some excellent skills behind the camera; skills that I wish I had!

Here is some of his work. The rate-limiting factor in the reaction? My face.

Mike snapped these sweet shots while I was targeting a hole where we spotted some risers. Pretty solid skills if you ask me!

Go check out his blog and see some of his crazy good skills


Monday, September 5, 2011

All work and no play...

... makes Scott a dull boy! Fortunately, I have had some time to fish so dull is just a baseline for me.

I have spent time on various waters around the Zoo. I have had the great pleasure of fishing with the esposa a couple of times but we never got into big fish. Then, when I don't fish with the esposa, I do get some bigger fish - not earth shattering big though.

Here is the photo journal of the last month-and-a-half.

From the Bitterroot:

Missoula's Middle Provo:

Surrounding Creeks:

Some other amazing scenery:

Tight lines,