Entries by Jon Ray

New Dri Duck Swing Hat

Have add another hat to the arsenal , wanted a wax cotton type hat for the cool wet fall days of fall.  After wearing this hat for a few days during 2 of the wettest days of the fall .  The new Dri Duck Mangled Fly Hat is a keeper.  This hat dries really fast, […]

Jungle Fish – Costa Sunglasses

Follow a group of anglers as they uncover an ancient fish in the heart of a south-American rainforest. If they can figure out how to catch them on a fly rod, the fish could save the local community.

Swing Fly Trucker Hat

Swing Fly Trucker Hat New Mangled Fly Swing Trucker Hat , currently on “pre-buy” status but expecting this hat next week (October 13th), just in time for Steelhead Season.  Also working on a Wax Cotton edition that IO’m excited about, that I’ll be posting soon.  Get one of these hats while they last.  Same Trucker […]

Fly Tying Details – Pic of the Day

Ed McCoy is one of the best fly tiers and I’ve had the opportunity to spend many of sessions watching him master his craft.  Erik Rambo captured this picture of Ed tying flies and as usual paying extra attention to the little details.   Attention to detail is the only way McCoy knows how to […]

Fish “whats for dinner” – Pic of the Day

Captured this Great Blue Heron with a little bullhead snack. Trying to do my best Kevin Feenstra imitation. Kevin has always captured the best Blue Heron eating pictures.  While this is not to his standards I’ll take it, for my first try. All you can eat bullheads today for Mr. Blue Heron. #getoutside #puremichigan #allucaneat […]

Tying Flies – Pic of the Day

Mangled Fly contributor Erik Rambo captures Ed McCoy tying big flies late at night. Something about the process of tying a new fly for the next day, that gives the angler more confidence. Taking what you have learned from the previous day and implementing that knowledge. Ed McCoy is a master at this craft. Ed […]

Patagonia Fly Fishing shares Alaska

Thank you Patagonia Fly Fishing for sharing one of my images from my adventure with Jeff Topp at Katmai Lodge a few weeks ago.  Was an amazing trip and look forward to going back next year.  Again more information to come about this amazing trip, just waiting for my good friend Jeff to get back […]

Solar Flare

NASA Sun & Space shared this footage of Sunday’s powerful solar flare in extreme ultraviolet light.   Our Sun-watching satellite captured this footage of Sunday’s powerful solar flare in extreme ultraviolet light: https://t.co/UMs3kDbLx2 pic.twitter.com/3eCBYruwid — NASA Sun & Space (@NASASun) September 12, 2017

Same line new name – Freightliner Skagit

Same great line (with a few minor changes) but with a new name.  SA launches the Freightliner Skagit, which is the same line from the past few years that we have been using.  The blue line as we called it in the boat.  The Intermediate Skagit gets a new name and a much requested cosmetic […]