12/30/12

Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
Hatching:
1.    BWOs (Little and baetis BWOs)
2.    Midges

Most available/ Other types of food:
3.    Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)


New Perfect Fly Product For 2013
I'm still working on the new changes that will take place on this site and will have it finished tomorrow for sure.
Today's article, is about some new things coming at Perfect Fly. Actually, I'm having to write both tomorrow's
article and today's article today. Tomorrow, I have to follow instructions. According to Angie, tomorrow is New
Years Eve.

Two of the big things happening at Perfect Fly will be the online availability of our new Perfect Fly "Supreme
Four" and the "Ultimate Six" fly rods. Actually, the Supreme Four should already be online but I haven't shot
all of the pictures I need of it.. Both rods will be online very soon. Both are 9 foot, 4 piece, fast action fly rods
that equal or better the performance and quality of anything on the market. For the money, they beat all the
high end rods.

Most all of the hardware components, handle, wood insert, guides, etc., are made by REC. All of the material
we are using is their top of the line product. The rods are built right here in the U.S.
http://www.perfectflystore.com/flyrods.html

Here is a link to the Perfect Fly "Superb Five"

Check out the comparison of the Superb Five with other manufacturer's similar 9 foot, 4 piece rods.
http://www.perfectflystore.com/flyrod9.html

We are also working on the design of a new 3 weight fly rod, specifically for fly fishing small streams. We
haven't quite finished and will be testing our prototype during the next few weeks. This should be the perfect
fly rod for fishing the smaller streams of the Smokies, or for that matter, anywhere else.

Also in the development process is a rod specifically designed for "high sticking". We have had some
problems to overcome on this one. It will be a 5 weight, 10 to 11 feet in length and come in 4 pieces. The
reason we don't know the length isn't due to a length problem or decision, but a factor in getting the blank
built to withstand a lot of stress in an almost vertical hook set position. The high modulus we are using is
causing some problems. I won't go into it in detail, but basically, when your setting the hook hard on a large
trout that's almost directly under you (like you may well do high sticking), the high modulus graphite wants to
explode. This is due to the almost straight up position of the rod when a lot of pressure is being applied to the
tip section of the rod. High modulus graphite rods aren't exactly like the old Ugly Stick rods that bend in a
complete circle. We are working on different ways the blanks can be made using high modulus material, but it
appears that it's almost certain we will be dropping down a step or two using a lower modulus graphite. We
want the rod to be very sensitive and light, but we have to make certain they don't break under the vertical
hook set type of stress that's applied to the tip of the rod.

I'm not quite ready to announce some of our new product that will come out in 2013. I don't want to let the cat
out of the bag too quickly on a couple of new products. I can say that you can expect to see a lot of new
product, some manufactured by us in-house, some on an OEM basis, and some will be products made by
other manufacturers that we approve the use of.

You can expect to see some fly floatants and treatments, several new fly boxes, some new lanyard and fly
vest accessories, at least two different types of new fanny packs, a new backpack, and one new series of
storage type devices I won't yet mention. I'll leave it at this for the time being but I will say that I'm only
mentioning about a third of the new  Perfect Fly product coming within the next four months.
Copyright 2012 James Marsh