Orvis Sandanona - Millbrook, NY
Back of the Shooting Lodge
Tom Rosenbaur getting some video for maybe his next podcast.
New Gale Force and Safe Passage chest packs.
New Flies for 2011
This pass weekend, Mike and I went to Orvis Sandanona for the guide rendezvous. I was a great time to connect with other guides as usual and to see the new products that are going to become available in the near future. Mike and I cast the new Access rods and the new Superfine Touch rods. They are not that bad and they look rather sharp too. My favorite product that will becoming out soon is the gale force packs that will be added to the safe passage lineup. They are waterproof chestpacks, backpacks, camera bags, & etc. Really sharp line of fishing accessories. I also had to talk to most of rod designers and product designers.
During he last day at Sandanona, we shot that wingshooting course there. It was one of the most difficult I have shot in a while. Not used to using a field gun with a full choke didn't help all that much either. It was a great time.
Before I left I picked up a 11ft 7 weight switch rod with a mirage reel. Can't wait to use it on the river for this big brown then floating as well as for those pike I've been chasinin my float tube. I did cast the 10 weight switch and shot the line in the area of 120'. The new line is better than the lone that was introduced last year when the rods have first came out.