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Breedlove Guitars Announces Their New Organic Pro Collection

BEND, Ore. (Nov. 1, 2022) — Breedlove Guitars is pleased to announce their new acoustic Organic Pro Collection. With the new Organic Pro Collection, sustainability and accessibility come together in a solid tonewood guitar for the professional musician at an accessible price.

Breedlove’s pursuit of acoustic excellence starts in their Custom Shop in Bend, Oregon. All the innovative research and development comes from the work they do, the creations they build, and the lessons they learn making custom guitars in the USA. But those benefits aren’t confined to their exclusive, top-tier custom builds. They apply the knowledge their master luthiers and designers gather across the entire Breedlove catalog — and you can see that they combined the art, science, and ethos of their legendary American ingenuity into the redesigned Organic Pro Collection. 

Knowing they had built the first affordable, sustainable solid tonewood acoustic guitars on the market, Breedlove wanted to make them sound even closer to the showpieces from their Custom Shop. They found the answer through years of hand-voicing their USA-built instruments, meticulously sculpting the bracing on each guitar, and compiling all the data for each and every instrument they built. The updated Organic Pro Collection features their exclusive Cascade Bracing, which allows all their affordable production guitars to achieve consistent target frequencies resulting from the research and development process of Sound Optimization. 

Next, they updated the electronics to effectively capture the clear and outstanding sound quality of these precision-built guitars. Breedlove partnered with Fishman to bring sleek and understated professional sound right at your fingertips. All new Organic Pros include Fishman Flex Plus-T electronics. The result is an extensive line of guitars that look, feel, and sound closer to a custom build than any other acoustic on the market with a much more approachable price tag. 

Breedlove’s new Organic Pro Collection fills a couple significant gaps in the market. Hobbyists and amateur players can step into an all-solid tonewood guitar without paying solid wood pricing. Gigging musicians can afford to put them through the rigors of the road and still sound like they’re playing treasured collection pieces. Everyone who buys one of these guitars can also feel good about being kind to our world’s forests because Breedlove will not use any clear-cut tonewoods. Ever.

“Protecting the world’s forests and choosing fair trade practices through my purchases is important to me,” states Angela Christensen, head product designer at Breedlove. “Now with the new Breedlove Organic Pro Collection, there is finally an option that most discerning musicians can afford, without compromising on looks and features.” 

All Solid Tonewoods. Fully Sustainable Sources. Professional Performance. Affordable Prices. The new Organic Pro Collection.

About Breedlove Guitars:

For more than 30 years, Breedlove has been on the forefront of guitar innovation. With the goal of superior sound and sustainable exotic tonewoods, Breedlove has followed the lead of musicians and builders, designing trusted, quality instruments for a new era at their home in Bend, Oregon. 

For more information about Breedlove, please visit their website and follow Breedlove on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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RepYourWater Announces Season III of the Fishing Stories Podcast

ERIE, Colo. (June 7, 2022) — RepYourWater is pleased to announce a new season of their Fishing Stories Podcast. Brought to you by RepYourWater and Locke and Co Whiskey, Season III of Fishing Stories features conversations and stories with compelling figures in the world of fly fishing.

“After a long hiatus, we are back with new guests and awesome stories from the water,” state RepYourWater co-founders Garrison and Corinne Doctor. “From Iceland to Oman, Brazil to the Florida Everglades, this season features stories from guests including Paula Shearer, Capt. Benny Blanco, April Vokey, Rodrigo Salles, Katka Svagrova, and many more. We are very excited to share these conversations with you.”

Launched in mid-2020, Fishing Stories is RepYourWater’s podcast co-hosted by Garrison and Corinne Doctor. Season III premieres Tuesday, June 7, 2022, with new episodes releasing every Tuesday. And for those who are new to the podcast, Seasons I and II are currently available.

Fishing Stories is available wherever you get your podcasts. Be sure to subscribe to stay connected. To learn more, visit: repyourwater.com/pages/fishing-stories-podcast

About RepYourWater:

Founded by husband-and-wife team Garrison and Corinne Doctor, RepYourWater is an apparel company dedicated to providing uniquely-designed, top-quality gear for anglers, hunters, and outdoors enthusiasts while increasing support of local conservation and inspiring exploration.

For more information about RepYourWater, please visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

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Sight Line Provisions Announces the Chroma Collection

AUSTIN, Texas (March 29, 2022) — Sight Line Provisions is pleased to announce the Chroma Collection — a new offering inspired by the colors we see in the wild.

After the overwhelming success of Sight Line Provisions’ (SLP) past “fresh powder” limited-edition pieces, the Chroma Collection brings a pop of color to SLP’s most popular designs and offers retailers an exciting new product.

“With this collection, I wanted to give my designs that extra punch that sometimes only a bold color palette can provide,” states Edgar Diaz, designer and founder of Sight Line Provisions. “My reasons for creating this collection are pretty straight forward — I wanted to expand my range of expression from brown and silver and connect a specific design with the color that represents it.”

The Chroma Collection brings new colors to seven selected badge designs for 2022. These pieces will feature powder coated stainless steel badges on special colored Horween leathers unique to the year released. For this initial launch, SLP will offer Tarpon in flats blue, Redfish in vermillion, Trout in steely gray, Tectonic Rush in spruce green, Mountain Bike in fresh air mint, Antler Shed in sage green, and Flash in goldenrod. These are the first of many new colors coming to the Chroma Collection with 2023 additions to be announced later this year.

All pieces in the Chroma Collection are handmade at SLP Studios in Austin, Texas, and the collection is available now to SLP retailers starting March 30 and later this spring on the Sight Line Provisions website.

Learn more:
sightlineprovisions.com

About Sight Line Provisions:

Sight Line Provisions is inspired by the state of mind that all outdoor lovers get when we are in our element; what we see in our “Sight Line” is personal and most often what makes our time on the water or in the field special. These designs are symbols of our shared passion for nature and the thrill of seeing wildlife in their element. Whether you are a photographer, fisher, hunter or hiker, we all share those unexpected moments in the wild that speak directly to our soul. For more information about Sight Line Provisions, please visit our website and follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

RepYourWater Announces Spring 2022 Collection

ERIE, Colo. (March 2, 2022) — RepYourWater is pleased to announce their Spring 2022 Collection. From technical apparel to hats and more, the Spring Collection expands RepYourWater’s offerings with a wide variety of new products.

“The Spring 2022 Collection is the perfect blend of what has been the base of RepYourWater since our inception in 2011 and the product and design innovation we’ve had over the last 11 years,” state RepYourWater co-founders Garrison and Corinne Doctor. “Unique designs that show your passion for your favorite place to fish, species to target or fishing method still shine with some of our new favorite pieces like the Colorado Hopper hat and tee, the Montana Native hat, and the Shallow Water Brookie hat. What sets this collection apart from years past is the innovation behind our polyester/merino blend sun shirts and hoodies, the unique take on our Waterside Tote, and the second generation of our Hybrid Shirt.”

RepYourWater is excited for anglers to get out on the water in their new Merino Wool Blend Sun Shirts and Hoodies. The softness of this merino wool and polyester blend is perfect for a single layer of sun protection or as the ideal base layer on cooler days. The merino provides anti-microbial, odor reducing, moisture wicking and quick dry properties while also adding softness to the polyester. These shirts and hoodies will be available in several colors and graphics options.

For anglers seeking sun protection and comfort, the Hybrid Fishing Shirt is an ultra-light, vented back, breathable button down fishing shirt with a hood. An already popular shirt from RepYourWater, the Hybrid Fishing Shirt will be available in three new colors — gray, sand, and olive/gray.

The Waterside Gear Tote, an all-new item from RepYourWater, makes prepping and organizing for a day trip or extended adventure simple. Three convertible compartments make it easy to bring along boots, waders, extra layers, a fishing pack, and any other gear you need. The gear loops on the side can be used to carry along a net or additional tools. The open top makes packing and accessing items easy, and the floor of the boot and wader compartment folds out into a mat to use while getting suited up.

RepYourWater’s Old Fashioned Glasses feature fly fishing and hunting-themed art and are a great way to show your passions while enjoying your favorite drink. Brown Trout, Brook Trout, and Riser designs are new additions for 2022.

Co-founder and designer Garrison Doctor’s Trout Country design will now be available on a variety of Spring 2022 pieces, including a hat, sun hoody, fishmask, and more.

Garrison Doctor’s Swing Squatch Repeat art depicts sasquatch fishing with a Spey rod. This design will now be available on a hat, T-shirt, and sticker.

RepYourWater first became known for offering a wide variety of hats that highlight fish species and U.S. states. Among the new offerings for 2022, the Colorado Hopper hat and tee pays tribute to hopper fishing in Colorado, and the Montana Native hat features a native cutthroat trout. For brook trout lovers, the Shallow Water Native Brookie hat includes a colorful brook trout design.

To learn more about what’s available from RepYourWater, please visit repyourwater.com.

About RepYourWater:

Founded by husband and wife team Garrison and Corinne Doctor, RepYourWater is an apparel company dedicated to providing uniquely designed, top quality gear for anglers, hunters, outdoorsmen and women while increasing support of local conservation and inspiring exploration.

For more information about RepYourWater, please visit their website and follow RepYourWater on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Indifly Funds Makhangoa Solar Project

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (May 19, 2021) — Indifly is pleased to announce the Makhangoa Solar Project — a recent initiative that brought electricity to the Makhangoa Community Camp in Lesotho (Africa).

Last year Indifly created a social impact fund to provide immediate impacts to communities in need. After months of planning, Indifly fully funded the purchase and installation of 65 life-changing solar kits. The kits, which include a battery, inverter, solar module, four lamps, FM radio, USB ports, and a cell phone charger set, are providing 59 households with electricity for the first time ever. An additional six solar kits were purchased for the school and will be installed at a later date.

Makhangoa village is a small community situated on the banks of the Bokong River in the Katse district of Lesotho. The community leads a basic lifestyle, mostly living by subsistence farming and fishing. In 2012, African Waters, a South African fly fishing operator, identified the Bokong River as a potential fishery and approached the community with a plan for partnership. Since then, the Makhangoa Community Camp has become a world-renowned fishing destination, generating a substantial economy for the people of Makhangoa while employing a large portion of the village. This successful model has generated enough income for the people of Makhangoa to improve their livelihoods, but the community was still lacking a basic human need — electricity. The dream to give solar power to the village was born, Indifly teamed up with African Waters, and the Makhangoa Solar Project was set in motion.

“What started off as a fly fishing endeavor has grown into a life-changing community project. For me, to see a small village in rural Africa be empowered through fly fishing is really heart warming,” says Indifly’s Johann Du Preez, who is managing the project and documenting it in a new film. “African Waters and Indifly brought light to the community of Makhangoa, and I am excited to see what the future holds for this amazing group of people.”

“The Makhangoa solar project has not only added significant improvements to the daily lives of Makhangoa villagers, the timing of the project has bolstered morale in the village as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic,” adds Keith Clover, director of African Waters.

For Makhangoa Council Member Elias Ntlele, gratitude for the efforts were shared throughout the community. “Really this project is of high benefit to us, and the villagers were very happy about this,” he says. “And they also said that if Mr. Keith was a politician, we would elect him as Prime Minister of this country, because what he says he implements.”

“We are honored to partner with African Waters to provide what many consider a basic human need (electricity) to the Makhangoa community,” adds Indifly Executive Director Matt Shilling. “Now more than ever, we all need to think about how we can support and empower the custodians of 80 percent of the world’s remaining biodiversity.”

Those interested in supporting Indifly’s social impact efforts can do so by joining the Indifly Corps or making a one-time donation.

About Indifly:

Indifly is a nonprofit organization that believes in a world in which Indigenous peoples are empowered and inspired by entrepreneurship and environmental stewardship. Using fly fishing as a tool for transforming the lives of Indigenous peoples and protecting valued environments, Indifly works to create sustainable local economies that empower communities to conserve natural resources. Current Indifly projects include Rewa, Guyana, Anaa Atoll, French Polynesia, Makhangoa Community Camp, Lesotho, and the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.

For more information about Indifly, please visit indifly.org and follow us on FacebookInstagramand Twitter.

 

Off the Grid Studios Announces “A Soul Cleansing Spot Burn” — A New Film from Off the Grid Studios and MeatEater Now Showing in the 2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour

2021 F3T Trailer – “A Soul Cleansing Spot Burn” from The Fly Fishing Film Tour on Vimeo.

BEND, Oregon (March 29, 2021) — Off the Grid Studios is pleased to announce “A Soul Cleansing Spot Burn” — a new film that is now available to watch online in the virtual 2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour. Produced in collaboration with MeatEater, the film deliberately spotlights a guarded, secret spot to potentially protect the river from a mine.

Throughout his guiding career, Tim Landwehr has gone out of his way to keep attention off the Menominee River. As far as he was concerned, this special smallmouth bass river would only be ruined by widespread attention. But with the threat of a new mine that could forever harm this river and ecosystem, Tim decided now is the time to put the Menominee on the map.

For Off the Grid Studios’ RA Beattie, the film project was meaningful on many levels. “Our team feels honored to have had the opportunity to work on this film with MeatEater and Tim and the crew from Tight Lines,” states RA. “We hope this project helps to implement real change and protect and preserve the ecology of this area to give future generations the chance to see this amazing fishery in an uncompromised state.”

For MeatEater’s Joe Cermele, the narrator and one of the anglers in the film, putting a spotlight on a secret spot raises an interesting question for all anglers. “There’s no such thing as a secret spot anymore, but most anglers still believe they have one, even if ‘secret’ these days just means not fished as heavily as other places,” says Cermele. “This film puts the value of a ‘secret spot’ in question and asks anglers to imagine that the only way to save their secret spot was to tell the world about it. What would they do?”

And for writer Miles Nolte, the film project was worthwhile for numerous reasons. “There’s a fine line spot burner and conservationist. Burning a secret spot is the ultimate taboo in modern fishing … unless it’s in the name of conservation,” Nolte says. “In that case, it’s totally cool to score a free trip to some sensitive fishery, rope giant fish on camera, and tell the whole world about it.”

“A Soul Cleansing Spot Burn” is the 18th film from Off the Grid Studios/Beattie Outdoors Productions in the Fly Fishing Film Tour since the event began 15 years ago.

This film was written and produced by Miles Nolte and also produced by RA Beattie, Tim Harden, Steven Rinella, Annie Banks Raser, and Samantha Bates. Camera and audio work was by Paul Bourcq, Bryan Gregson, Troy Hermes, and Clint Bartlett. “A Soul Cleansing Spot Burn” stars Joe Cermele and Tim Landwehr.

About Off the Grid Studios:

Off the Grid Studios is a network of talented people from around the world who take the creative process from concept to fruition. From content creation to marketing, the Off the Grid Studios team has been delivering creative storytelling for more than a decade.

For more information about Off the Grid Studios, please visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

Sight Line Provisions Introduces the Pursuits Collection

AUSTIN, Texas (March 29, 2021) — Sight Line Provisions is pleased to introduce the Pursuits Collection — a new bracelet series that allows for personalization and customization for individuals who desire to tell their own story.

With the Pursuits Collection, individuals build their own silver forged cuff, featuring their favorite pursuits with available SLP Silver Pursuits badges. After choosing one base design, four additional designs can be added to a Forged Elements silver cuff.

The Pursuits Collection has eight badges to choose from: Trout 2.0, Tectonic Rush (Mountains), Feather, Tarpon, Bonefish, Redfish, Bear, and German ShortHaired Pointer. Permit, Arrow, Hook, Giant Trevally, and Antler are coming soon.

“I am excited to give our customers the opportunity to tell their stories of what they pursue with this bespoke collection,” states Edgar Diaz, designer and founder of Sight Line Provisions. “Each piece will feature a silver Forged Silver Cuff and may include up to five SLP Pursuits Designs. We are starting with eight initial designs and growing from there.”

All pieces in the Pursuits Collection are handmade at SLP Studios in Austin, Texas, and the collection is available now on the Sight Line Provisions website.

Learn more:

https://sightlineprovisions.com/collections/the-pursuits-collection


About Sight Line Provisions:

Sight Line Provisions is inspired by the state of mind that all outdoor lovers get when we are in our element; what we see in our “Sight Line” is personal and most often what makes our time on the water or in the field special. These designs are symbols of our shared passion for nature and the thrill of seeing wildlife in their element. Whether you are a photographer, fisher, hunter or hiker, we all share those unexpected moments in the wild that speak directly to our soul. For more information about Sight Line Provisions, please visit their website and follow them on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.


Indifly Announces New Leadership

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (October 6, 2020) — At a regularly scheduled meeting last week, the Indifly board of directors appointed new leadership. The board is pleased to announce Oliver White and David Yoskowitz, Ph.D. have been appointed chair and vice chair respectively.

“Out of all the things I’m lucky enough to do in life, supporting Indifly is among my favorite,” states Chair Oliver White. “Indigenous communities are custodians of 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity, and we have a big challenge ahead of us to ensure these communities are adequately empowered to protect the remaining pristine places in the world. I’m honored and excited to lead Indifly as the organization scales up to confront this challenge.”

Vice Chair David Yoskowitz shares similar thoughts: “As someone who is passionate about elucidating the link between environmental well-being and human well-being, something Indifly excels in, I am thrilled to be appointed vice chair of the organization. Indifly has a great track record of creating sustainable livelihoods and incentives for the protection of Indigenous homelands, but the need is far greater. I look forward to working with all Indifly stakeholders to expand our impact.”

Executive Director Matt Shilling adds, “Oliver’s and David’s board service has been critical to Indifly and the communities we serve. They are bold leaders, exactly what an organization requires during these times. I look forward to working with our new chair and vice chair to ensure Indifly empowers Indigenous communities for generations to come.”

 

About Indifly:

Indifly is a nonprofit organization that uses fly fishing as a tool for transforming the lives of Indigenous peoples and protecting valued environments. Indifly works to create sustainable local economies that empower communities to conserve natural resources. Current Indifly projects include Rewa, Guyana, Anaa Atoll, French Polynesia, and the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.

For more information about Indifly, please visit indifly.org and follow us on FacebookInstagramand Twitter.

The Fly Shop Announces Lower 48 Program

REDDING, Calif. (Sept. 9, 2020) — The Fly Shop is pleased to announce an expansion of their travel program to now include their new Lower 48 Program. Building on years of expertise and experience throughout the world, The Fly Shop now has more destinations in the United States to offer anglers.

The lodges and outfitters selected for the Lower 48 Program are a collection of friends and associates The Fly Shop team has fished with or partnered with on international trips over the last 43 years. They are a cross section of some of the best outfitters The Fly Shop team knows of and trusts to deliver a great fly fishing experience.

“I can’t tell you how excited we are to unveil our new Lower 48 Program,” states Patrick Pendergast, director of travel for The Fly Shop. “We have been fishing these destinations for close to 40 years, and now we are going to put that experience to work for our friends and clients.”

The Fly Shop’s staff members have extensive experience in states including Montana, Colorado, Texas, and more, and their breadth of expertise will serve anglers traveling in the lower 48 states well. The Fly Shop’s initial launch includes numerous world-class destinations in Montana and Idaho with more to come soon.

Learn more:

https://www.theflyshop.com/lower48/index.html

About The Fly Shop:

Since 1978, The Fly Shop has been Northern California’s fly fishing headquarters and an outfitter to anglers all over the world. The Fly Shop provides the highest quality products, guided fly fishing experiences, and angling travel destinations in all of fly fishing. For more information about The Fly Shop, please visit their website and follow The Fly Shop on FacebookInstagramand Twitter.

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Nautilus Reels Releases New GTX Reel

MIAMI (February 18, 2020) — The new Nautilus GTX reel is now available and ready to hit the water. Building on their world-famous performance and tradition, Nautilus Reels is pleased to announce these new high-performance reels can now be purchased at fly shops around the world.

The GTX from Nautilus Reels is in a class of its own. Designed to be fished beyond IGFA regulations, this reel is equipped to go head-to-head with your terminal tackle, and with a maximum drag of 25+ pounds, the GTX is built to put the brakes on the fastest and strongest fish on the planet.

The GTX is a 5-inch diameter reel with a narrow 1.1-inch wide spool that holds 540 yards of 50-pound braid. The spool is lightweight and intricately machined with our Giga spool design to promote strength, maximum line pickup, and fast line drying to prevent corrosion when stored.

The GTX Pentadrag braking system is a brand new design that is best described as a hybrid NV-G/CCF-X2/X-Series drag on steroids. The new Pentadrag features three cork and carbon fiber surfaces and two free floating carbon fiber surfaces, which are topped with a Kevlar®/carbon fiber hybrid precision plate that ensures even pressure at all points of the drag surfaces. The cork acts as an insulation and compression material to ensure a smooth drag transition, while the carbon fiber delivers the market-leading and overall smoothness that Nautilus Reels is known for.

To control the drag tension, Nautilus designed the all new GripTorq drag knob. Intricately machined on four axes to promote strength, lighter weight, and more grip than on any other drag knob in the industry. The GTX GripTorq drag knob measures 1.9-inches in diameter.

The Nautilus Reels GTX delivers 8.7 ounces of optimized fighting power at an MSRP of $1300.00 for the reel and $575.00 for the spool. Available in matte black or brushed titanium anodizing.


About Nautilus Reels:

Nautilus Reels produces an award-winning line of reels from its headquarters in Miami, Florida. Nautilus is on the forefront of reel innovation and maintains a tradition of experience and excellence while continuously improving performance. For more information about Nautilus Reels, please visit their website and follow Nautilus on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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