Thank you to Montana fly company (again) for sending me a bunch of cool stuff. I participated in a rebranding focus group on Facebook (they give away free stuff each week if you “like” them) and they sent each participant a box of goodies. Free stuff is always fun. But quality free stuff is crazy awesome!
So the other day I noticed on Montana Fly Co’s Facebook page they were having a contest. The winnings were a fancy new phone cover with their sweet designs. The goal, come up with the best app for a fishing outing. They held the contest on their blog. Well, I submitted my potential app, and it won! So now I get a fancy new styling phone cover! Woo hoo!
Thanks, MFC! Now, i need to make sure my phone can use the case!
With regard to the hair stacker, made of what I think is cast aluminum and colored with a Rainbow Trout River Camo design, I didn’t actually tie any flies with it, but I did give it a go. A cork-padded base saved my bench from getting dinged up when I slammed the hair down. The top half easily slides off to allow easy pick up of your deer or, in my case, moose hair. If I were tying a deer hair caddis, this baby would have done the job beautifully.
Remember back when Montana Fly Company teamed up with OBN for a an awesome gear opportunity? (I know, happened more than once, and will probably happen again. The crowd at MFC are very generous.) Well, I was fortunate enough to be selected to try out the goods and give my thoughts. In yesterday’s mail, the goods came. And man, are they good.
Pictured above are MFC’s double ceramic tipped bobbin, all-purpose scissors, stacker, and fly box (all with their signature, stunning River Camo) as well as three varieties of tying thread.
Now, I happen to be a bit busy this coming week, so I’m calling this my “planning week.” I have a trip in April to the Big Horn River in Montana and I’ll need to fill the box, best I can, with the basics for that trip.
I’ve settled on BWOs, scuds, and midges. Now I need recipes. If you have any suggestions on sizes, or variations in color for the scuds, I’d love to hear the suggestions.
After the planning, I’ll get to tying and give you all my official review including more details on the equipment.
My first impression is pretty straight forward: This is high quality tying gear with a stunning design that reminds you what you are working towards.