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Film Tour Success!

Thank you everyone for making our showing of the Fly Fishing Film Tour a rousing success! Not only did we pack a theatre with 300 of our closest friends, we also drank the Magnolia out of bottled beer!

Next up, our annual Christmas party – stay tuned!!

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Apologies on the length between posts folks – we have been ripping and tearing, rending and pulling, stripping and setting to bring you the new and improved: www.tailwatersflyfishing.com – head on over and check it out! Also, Tex Moore and I just had the pleasure of casting the new (and unbelievably hyped-up) Loomis NRX rods.

Tailwaters' new baby. Say hello.

After some reel-seat snafus, Shimano (Loomis’ parent company) is finally shipping these things. We currently have a 10 and 11-weight in stock, with a 5 and 8 to follow. So Tex and I took our new, stylish sunglasses and headed across the street to see exactly how overhyped these rods are.

Not the prettiest things in the world. Photo from G. Loomis

Well, I stand corrected. I took the first spin with the 11, which is generally just like casting a 12 – unpleasant, with a bit of concentration on form to keep from smacking your head. Well, not with this rod. It is a bit hard to articulate, but aside from ginormous amounts of power (and spell check actually accepts “ginormous” as a word now without me adding it – awesome), I felt like I was casting a 6-wt, at least technique-wise. The rod loads and unloads with ease – no need to put a ton of muscle to it, but it still had plenty energy and strength to yield screen-door loops with just a typical cast.

Specifically, the rod loads ‘normally,’ meaning more like a 6 or an 8 – you feel it bend, you begin the forward cast. Basically, no extra amount of thinking, concentration, or power needed. Tex picked up on this instantly, it took my brain a second to clue in, which I’m sure has nothing to do with the inordinate amount of girls in skirts and cowboy boots parading around for UT/OU weekend. I really can’t wait to see what the other weights have to offer!

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Thank you to everyone who attended our screening of the 2009 Drake Magazine Fly Fishing Tour, this past Wednesday at the Magnolia Theatre. We had close to 500 folks in attendance, with a good number stopping by the shop for “pre-game” festivities! We should have a great spread of photos coming soon, thanks to one Shannon Drawe, who put together a cool little montage on his blog, Texas Fly Caster.

Folks getting seated in Theater 1. Photo by: Matt Jones

For those who were unable to grab one at the theatre, we have a small selection of the “official” t-shirts still available, either at the shop or the Twin Tail Clothing Company’s website HERE for $10. If you would like us to put one aside for you, just give a shout.

The Official Drake Film Tour Shirt from Dallas. Photo by: Matthew Jones

We hope you all had as wonderful a time at the show as we did, and look forward to seeing you all again at next year’s show, and in the shop for Christmas!

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You heard right! Tailwaters is hosting the the Drake Fly Fishing Film Tour 2009 at the Magnolia Theater in West Village on November 11, 2009. Tickets will be $15.00 per person, and Tailwaters will be holding a Pre-Party at the shop from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and at the Magnolia from 6:00 PM until the curtain raises.

Click on the image above for further details and to buy your tickets now!!

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Just reminding everyone that the Fly Fishing Film Tour is visiting Austin on April 22 at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar.  The doors will open at 5pm and the film will start at 7pm.  Hope to see everyone out there!

I have also designed a shirt for the event and they will be available for purchase at the show.  They will be $20.

Austin '09 Fly Fishing Film Tour Shirt :: $20

Austin '09 Fly Fishing Film Tour Shirt :: $20

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David and Brent have returned safely from the Seychelles, complete with a thousand stories and pictures to match! They are both going through their respective travel journals, and will  have their full posts up soon! For the time being, enjoy this sampling of the photos to come…..

Brent and David with their respective tans. Photo courtesy of: David Leake

Brent and David with their respective tans. Photo courtesy of: David Leake

David hefts a brilliant Bone. Photo by: Brent Boone

David hefts a brilliant Bone. Photo by: Brent Boone

Brent with his first Permit!! Photo Courtesy of: Brent Boone

Brent with his first Permit!! Photo Courtesy of: Brent Boone

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Follow us on Twitter!

Tailwaters Tweets! Sign up to follow us on Twitter – our user name is Tailwaters.  We are going to start “tweeting” to keep everyone up to speed on in-store events, specials, fly fishing tips and trips. For those of you unfamiliar with Twitter, check out the website for an explanation since, as we discovered, it is much easier done than described!

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