You may have noticed a few changes over the week. With a few days off I decided to do some house cleaning… Changed up the interface, messed with the logo a bit, deleted dead posts, update a bunch of old Slumpbusters with new content, and a few other smaller tweaks to help speed up load times. If you come across anything that doesn’t work right, drop me a line so we can get’r fixed up. Hopefully Santa & the Fish gods treated you well, and kept you drunk and full this Holiday.
ShootingHead loves fly shops. So yup, we’re starting a new category. Somewhat along the lines of the Slumpbuster, and Fishy Weirdness… It will be posted on a semi regular basis. Probably every other Friday, I’m thinking.
This week’s showcase is the Big R Fly shop. Which some of you may recognize, is a part of the Big R Farm Stores, that have multiple locations through out Washington, Idaho and Montana. Currently Big R has two fly shop locations open in Great Falls, MT and in Ponderay, ID with a new location opening shortly in Omak, WA.
If you hunt, or fish around the Northwest you’ve most likely heard of Calvin Fuller, of Sandpoint Outfitters who is currently at the Big R Fly Shop’s Ponderay location, lending years of destination & local knowledge to it’s patrons.
A message from one of the Great Falls Partners
Big R Fly Shop… As an outsider I was honestly skeptical. As an insider, I am impressed. If you want to make Mullet patterns, we have E.P Fibers. If you want to put a mini fly rod in your child’s hands, we have that too. It has always been important to Sam to have what fly fisher people need available to them. He gives us as employees the ability to cater to our clients needs. We want to make sure everyone here feels welcome, while providing the veterans of our sport with expertise. Egos are hard to come by in the shop. We know we can, and do learn something new about fly fishing every day. If you are looking to walk into the door of a shop where you will be greeted with a stare or raised eyebrow, you will be disappointed. The fact is that the people who work in Big R fly shop all come from different places, and we all have knowledge about our passions. Many of us learned how to fish on our own, and spent many of days in Montana doing it. I feel like fishing for eight years in this state has given me the ability to catch fish, but I know I have not even scratched the surface. What matters to us is that we have fun on the water, and with the people which surround it. Big R is here to help you get your hands on what you to get the job done, and the Fly Shop is here to help you do the same thing. We like to chat, drink coffee, and are always looking to blend our uniqueness with ideas from you to enhance your fishing experience.
Check out their Website and The Bug Blog, and if you happen to find yourself in the area of any of the Big R locations it’s definitely worth a stop.
Support Your Local Fly Shop – If you have a local Fly Shop you want to help support, feel free to write up a review and send it on over!
I really should stop watching shit like this. +1 to the endless bucket list. Sickness.
Farquhar Atoll is the most southerly atoll in the Seychelles chain of islands lying just over 700km to the southwest of the main island Mahe. This remote atoll has a total area, including the large lagoon, of 170.5 km² which is 18 km north to south and 9 km east to west. The total island land mass is 7.5 km² with a serviced concrete landing strip situated on the most northerly island. The main group of islands form a long curve which describes the eastern side of the atoll. Largest of these are Isle du Nord and Ile du Sud, with the smaller Manaha gaps and islands between them. Further south is Goelette and to the open western side of the atoll lies the small group known as Trois Îles. The large ear-shaped lagoon provides easy access to the countless flats, channels and surf zones which make Farquhar such a diverse fishery. The flats consist of hard white sand, turtle grass and broken coral which make for comfortable wading. Farquhar has a small population of local Seychellois, whose main roles are running a small line-fish operation as well as acting as a skeleton crew which manage the island and service the airstrip. Via: Angler Adventures