Just caught the the F.C.A. 2011 Montauk Slam on Salt Water Series, part of the Redbone Tournament which benefits Cystic Fibrosis research. The action was incredible! Bluefish, albies and stripers blitzing below dozens of boats in the storm-grey rips off Montauk. It was cool to see the Rise Fishing clan in action–Capt. Amanda Switzer, Bryan Bechard, and Capt. Paul Dixon. Its only late February but I can’t wait to go fly fishing for a slam this year!
You’ll have to watch Salt Water Series on the Outdoor Channel to see the 2011 tournament action. However, check this video at about 6:25 seconds in to see what action really is.
A word about Rise Fishing, guide and pro fly fisher Capt. Amanda Switzer’s new killer fly fishing company, not only are their rods high quality and affordable, but Rise Fishing Co. set a new industry standard by pledging to donate 20% of all profits to conservation and new angler outreach. Rise recently donated 200 of their Green series rods to TU youth camps. I’m down with supporting a company that supports the future of the sport.