Posts Tagged ‘Adam Trina’
In case any of you were unable to make it to the IFTD show, you may or may not have had the luxury of seeing one of our newer, more awesome flies.
The new MFC Crabby Patty was designed by MFC owner, Adam Trina and is the most advanced, realistic permit catcher on the market! Using real crab back photographs and a clear resin makes for a ultra-realistic crab pattern for saltwater fishing. It features extra large dumbbell eyes at the eye of the hook that dive straight and fast replicating true saltwater crabs.
As we posted in early November, pro freeskier Cody Townsend has joined a growing cadre of folks who are fish obsessed. Cody has begun sharing much of his experiences on his blog – The California Fly. (Maybe, um, a little too much information…)
Recently, Cody was up on our neck of the river, and we did not miss the opportunity to take him north to the pristine waters of Fernie, British Columbia in search of bull trout. The adventure for Cody ended up being a lot more than just casts and catches…
from: The California Fly:
“This would be my first time targeting Bulls, my first meeting with all the ladies and gentlemen of MFC and as it would turn out…the first time with food poisoning so bad that I wouldn’t eat for 3 days, sleep for 14 hours a day and yes, folks…s*#% my pants. Now this may seem like quite the revelation on the internet, but I don’t really care, because as the infamous bumper sticker of the 70′s and 80′s said, “S*#% Happens”. And regardless, it makes for quite the hilarious story.”
You won’t want to miss the full story. Cody let’s it all hang out, and as long as you can handle a bit of gastro-intestinal details, you should enjoy his tale.
Montana Fly Company has a brand new reel series for 2012, including the Madison II and Madison IIa. The Madison reels have a solid drag system, a super large arbor, and “V” shaped spool floor, which adds backing capacity. The Madison II reel is indexed (meaning, it has holes) in order to keep weight down, and there are various models (for a range of line weights) which also come in the MFC Artist Series and MFC River Camo artwork.
Here’s a pretty pic of the Madison IIa, which features a solid side with stunning artwork:
Our friends at Midcurrent made a great video, showcasing the Madison reels. Check it out.
Exciting news! Spring Creek Films, awesome flyfishing filmmakers, has signed up for a video project with MFC.
Take a look at their blog post about their plan to head to Thailand and film some amazing stuff about our facilities there.
Travis Lowe, chief angler and camera holder at Spring Creek, is excited about getting to Thailand for more than the filming, of course. Here’s what he writes:
But it’s the Thai Mahseer fishing that Adam is promising to show me that’s got me stoked. MFC has the exclusive lease on two rivers in Thailand to guide only fly fishing from November through June each year. The one thing I’m not stoked about is the two day journey and accompanying jet lag.–Travis Lowe
So, stay tuned. Looking forward to seeing the fishporn when it comes out!
Cody Townsend,world-class professional freeskier, coverboy of Powder Magazine’s September 2011 issue and star of multiple feature ski films, is also a fellow who likes to cast for the biggies. So we are very excited to announce a revolutionary move that centralizes the passion for the outdoors: Montana Fly Co. has added Cody Townsend to the MFC Pro Team roster.
MFC President Adam Trina had this to say:
We see a lot of amazing athletes in the outdoor and ski industries who are also great fly fisherman. We don’t see it as two worlds. We recognize the overall passion for the outdoors…and we feel fly fishing should not be exclusive. We are proud of our strength in the outdoor industry where people enjoy many different epic adventures. We’ve found that fly fishing is always in the mix, and we’re pleased to lead the charge in getting more people on the water.
Cody’s take on all this?
I love fly fishing, fly tying and all things outdoors. I’ve always been a fan of MFC’s progressive flies, materials and designs and I’m more than honored to be working with such a great company.
Our thoughts exactly!
Adam Trina, President and Founder of Montana Fly Co., spends the majority of his time in Thailand where MFC owns and manages two fly manufacturing factories. Living in Thailand grants Adam many new opportunities to dive into the local culture, catch local fish and see many amazing sights. Recently Adam met up with spey casting master David Bishop who was in town working on his Atlantic Salmon fly specialty factory. The two fly fly connoisseurs met up to talk shop, fish for Masheer and experience some local flavor.
The two headed up to the mountains for a quick day trip and happened to hit it when the Cicada hatch was hot and heavy. Unfortunately, the rains came a bit early this season and the water was high, making the fish a bit out of sorts. But they still managed to catch a few. What they discovered was that during a Cicada hatch frenzy, the locals spend their time gathering up the Cicadas. Then they fry em’ up, add salt, and chow down. Kind of like Montana’s Rocky Mountain Oyster tradition. Kind of.
The duo bought one Kg of the snacks for $3.00 to have a try. Guide Bobby ate them up like they were going out of style and so did David. Turns out, Adam didn’t quite have the guts for the Cicadas, which everyone says taste like a cross between popcorn and french fries and go well with beer. So, you don’t like yummy snacks, Trina? What’s up!?
Montana Fly Co. fly guy extraordinaire, Bruce Berry, recently made a trip to visit the MFC factories in Thailand to train our Steelhead tying team. He was teaching them them tricks on how to get perfect “glass bead-like” thread heads.
The key to a super sweet steelhead head is with a super secret recipe of cement. The picture below shows Bruce testing different cements on the turner.
He was also training our tying team on how to perfect tube flies. We are now using mostly Pro Tubes, like on Berry’s Hoax fly. Five new flies for 2012 (sneak peek soon) are using the Pro Tube system: www.proflyter.com and we are very, very happy with the results.