Standup Paddle Boarding and Bitcoin are exciting things. It only makes sense to allow people from around the world to purchase from SUPonthefly with Bitcoin.
As a life long outdoors-man, fisherman, and adventure traveler, the opportunity to build a brand from scratch is the most exciting business project of my career. Creating and building businesses is exciting, challenging, and requires constant adjustment to the market.
Team SUPonthefly packed up the rods, boards, coolers, paddles and pumps and headed south to paddle, explore and search for Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook, Permit and Jack’s.
According to the “Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report of 2014”, both SUP and Kayak Fishing are experiencing huge increases in participation. In fact, these activities are ranked 3rd and 4th fastest trending sports in the outdoor industry. This report confirms two assumptions we made when we founded SUPonthefly. First, the stand up paddle board industry is exploding. SUPs provide water access to people who have never been able to logistically and economically get out on our lakes, rivers and oceans. SUP is changing the face of recreational water use. Second, fishermen are actively seeking a lightweight, agile, self-sufficient means to access fish. Read more…..
Black Hills Fly Fishing trip report. Pactola Lake Reservoir, just west Rapid City, was a great place to set up camp and SUP fly fish in the reservoir or the tail-water.
Beaver Island Fresh Water Fishing has some remarkable carp and small-mouth bass fishing.
Southern Mexico, and the Yucatan region are known for it’s beautiful beaches, Mayan ruins, fresh water, and most diverse salt water fly fishing in the world.
Questions from The Coffee Shop leads to the Ultimate DYI Fishing Platform Q & A blog post. Get some insider tips from the SUP pros.
We are excited to announce our first group of SUPonthefly Brand Ambassadors. These anglers and adventurers live, fish and travel throughout North America and bring a tremendous amount of experience to the team.
Which Stand Up Paddleboard is the right board for you? Choosing is not as difficult as you may think and you can begin to determine the best match for you by asking the following questions…
Have heard the saying? “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work” Well imagine a good day of fishing combined with time with your son and favorite dog on a Colorado mountain river. As my friend says “it is just a little better than perfect”
There are a number of different ways of tying flies on the end of your line and connecting two different sized lines together. Nothing is more frustrating than being on your Stand Up Paddle board on a mountain lake or standing in the flats and not being able to effectively tie the knot required to catch the fish you see. We have found these two knots to be particularly effective when you are looking to have the fly hang free and when you are in situation where you are joining two different strengths of line together. Also the perfection loop is very handy when you need to create a loop at the end of your line.
Non slip knot– strong loop knot that allows a fly to hang free.
Albright knot– exceptional when tying lines of different strengths
Perfection loop knot– Great for tying a loop at the end of the line.
So you’ve purchased your new fishing Stand Up Paddle board… You’ve outfitted it with key accessories to manage the rod, paddle, fishing net and other key items… You are standing at the river’s edge, ready to land a legendary brown trout. And suddenly you realize you have no idea which fly to use. Sound familiar? Have you ever struggled to understand which bug your are trying to imitate? Fear not. Read more….
There is no question that no matter where you go fly fishing in any part of the world, access to the best fishing can be a challenge, especially if you are on the DIY program. However, that problem has recently been much easier to tackle with the invention of the inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard. To make…
Ever hiked to a mountain lake and seen a cutthroat trout rising just beyond your casting distance? Or have you ever stood on the shore and realized there is no backcast area at all. Your try your roll cast only to find out you are 20 yards short. Sigh…. I can’t tell you how many times I have experienced this in Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming. As a child we tried to overcome this with belly boats which was somewhat helpful but sure was chilly and very difficult to cast any distance. Those days are now over and the new stable, lightweight, easy to set up inflatable stand up paddle boards are changing access to before unfishable areas. Read more….
One of the greatest benefits to Stand Up Paddle Board fishing is the ability to make a stealthy approach and increase your chances of having the opportunity to present the fish with something they may want to eat. Often times half the challenge is not spooking them while trying to get a cast to them. This…
Isn’t it difficult to stand on? How do you manage to hold on to paddles and rods and fish all at the same time? What happens when you catch a big fish?
All of these and many more are very common and valid questions about Stand Up Paddle boarding and fishing.
When I first saw a Stand Up Paddle board with my own eyes while visiting Hawaii I had an instant connection with the sport. On subsequent trips and other trips to Southern California around 2005 it was clear things were starting to happen. Looking back it is easy to see how SUP has become on of the fastest growing…