And welcome to Snapcast December 2007!
It's been a very busy month for us at Sexyloops -
we've been busy working on our product line as well
as our shopping partners - all will be revealed on
But before we talk about that, let's talk about the
Sexyloops New Year Fly Swap 2008. The Board needs
YOU! That's right, the largest flyswap in Sexyloops'
History is taking place on the Board, and Rocket
Launcher Rich is this year's lucky host. It's not too late
to join - everyone is welcome: Join here! [Woolly
Hang on to those shorts, baby, it's all
Last month we launched our Sexyloops Caps (OK this
is marketing, but WTF) and anyway, this is definitely
something you want to buy. Not only will you look sexy
but you'll also catch more fish. And big ones.
We have two colours, blue (or grey depending on
which side of the world you think you are) and black.
Many people can't decide which they want and so end
up buying both. This is a good plan.
On the front of the hat you'll see the Sexyloops
Logo and on the back the clever and witty
slogan: "Flyfishing Flycasting & Socks". They're well
made and even Paul looks good in one.
This month Jo Meder reviews Fish Food, which is
another book he really likes. He tells me he's saving
the books he doesn't like for later, so that's something
to look forward to...
Ralph Cutter has done something not a lot of other
people have - he's spent an awful lot of time
underwater observing the insects and other creatures
trout like to eat. A lot of us pay attention on the water to
the various foodstuffs available to our quarry, picking
up rocks to see what's there, keeping an eye out for
anything hatching and similar. While it certainly helps,
it doesn't really give the full picture. We don't see how
what we are looking at out of the water actually looks
when it's down under the water. Fish Food helps to
shed some light on the watery underworld.
Following last month's SA review which Bob has since
apologised for, this month sees a review of RIO's
Aqualux, which Bob thinks is better anyway.
Last season, I fished a small, hard to reach lake
on new Zealand's South island with Carl McNeil and
Peter Morse. We'd had to pack our gear through miles
of thorn bush and some of the most soul destroying
bog I've ever encountered to get there. We went in as
light as possible, of course, knowing it would be
tough, but Morsie, always ready for anything, not only
packed in his inflatable float boat and heavy camera
gear, he packed in a full set of spools and lines. Carl
and I decided that floaters would cover any situation
we were likely to encounter.....
And now here's a message from one of our sponsors,
BIG BUTTS are great; they're BIG, they're BAD and
they're BUGLY. That's right folks, if you want a BIG
BUTT like DEANO then ask him about his special BIG
BUTT diet for Sexyloopers. As we say at BIG BUTTS, if
it's not BIG it's not a
|Galvin Torque Reel
This appears to be the "What I want for Christmas
review special". Which it is of course; here at
Sexyloops we meticulously planned this months
in advance and this no doubt means that next in the
next issue have lots of featured articles and no
reviews. That's life and here at
Sexyloops we never do the same thing once. That's
why we're so good of course. Here's Eric...
Galvan fly reels are made in the foothills of the
Sierra in Sonora, California near the border of the
Stanislaus National Forest. Between tall pines
clinging to granite, snowmelt rolls down into the valley
and spills into the Delta and then San Francisco Bay.
Over the last 14 years Galvan's built a devoted
following based on their "Standard" trout reel followed
by the similar but large arbor "OB - Open Back" series.
A couple years back, about the time I was looking for a
reel for my #5, they redesigned their drag and
released the Rush and the Torque. After looking at
several in a similar range, I ended up with the Torque
T-4 (4-5 line weight range) painted semi-gloss black.
Some great hooks reviewed here by Viking Lars.
Varivas sounds a lot like Viking Lars but they are not in
fact the same. If you're unsure as to which is which,
Varivas is a cool fishing tackle manufacturer
producing a bunch of great products, including hooks,
whereas Viking Lars is a hideous 7ft Viking who yells
loudly and throws his rod around like a battle-axe. It's
a mistake you're only likely to make once.
About half a year ago, the UK Varivas-dealer sent
me a set of Varivas-hooks - nice fellow, eh?
Fishingmatters has a Directory-listing too. I've been
tying flies and fishing with the hooks on and off
|Sexyloops Flyfisherman of the Year!
Through hard work, daring and an ability to get up very
early in the morning, as well as stay up very late at
night, dedication to the cause and a now FFF CI, ERIC
is Sexyloops Flyfisherman of the Year. That's right
folks, even uglier than Lars, but slightly more
intelligent, here's a few words I made up for him:
Thanks dude, it wasn't easy out here over the edge,
following the inspiration of Ron I knew I had it in me
and I fought tooth and nail, woolly bugger and para-
adams, and I came through. Paul can someone else
handle the next Snapcast please? I know you're really
good at it but Lars wants a go and I think you should
let him. Thanks, Eric [Sexyloops
Flyfisherman of the Year].
|In the next Snapcast for Sexyloopers
A review of RIO's new Gold Line (which has just
arrived here in Hungary, Land of Ice), articles from top
flyfishermen around the
world, editorial from Lars (it was Eric's great idea) and
some other shit. Have a MF Christmas!
The Sexyloops Wall Calendar 2008 - The Year of the Big Fish
Our first Sexyloops Calendar. A great Sexyloops photo
for every month (all twelve of them) - well OK eleven
GREAT pictures and one of Daniel's which crept in by
mistake. Buy this calendar and guess which one.
Lucky winners will receive one days fishing with
Daniel and a signed copy of his underpants.