Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tip Of The Cap

The folks at Kayak Angler Magazine gave our 5-Panel Cotton/Linen Hat some exposure in the Early Summer 2016 Issue. They gave us some nice ad placement as well.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Style and Protection

Let us help you stay comfortable and protected in the sun. 12wt has got you covered with Costa eyewear. Call us for a consultation to determine what would be best for your style (207) 518-9069

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Looking To The West



For many of us, fly fishing is all about curiosity. The curiosity of what it might be like to catch a species that we never have before, or travel to a fishery that we've never been to. Horizons explores the inherent desire to conquer the unknown that consumes us, the places it takes us, and the experiences it leads us to.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Casting a 12wt.

























12wt. staff Ryan Brod is back in the latest issue of The Drake with a short essay about imagination, tarpon, and staying positive while in pursuit of the ultimate game fish. Check it out on newsstands now, or order a copy here.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Blixt Wins Drake's Quarterly "Big Year" Contest

Who says SoCal is just for surfers?
California-based angler and 12wt. customer Nicholas Blixt (above wearing the L/S FREEwt. Shirt) recently won the Drake Magazine's quarterly "Big Year" contest, landing more than twenty different species on the fly over the course of a few short months.

During that time, Blixt, who calls L.A. home, was fortunate enough to throw flies in Southern California, the Eastern Sierras, the Baja Peninsula, and Western Massachusetts. Blixt's most memorable fish? A 10" rooster from the trip to Baja (below).

still counts…

Here is the impressive species list that helped Nicholas beat out numerous other anglers:
Barred Surfperch, Barred Pargo, Calico Bass, Blue and Gold Snapper, Blue Mackerel, Pacific Bonito, Cabrilla, Jack Crevalle, Dog Snapper, Dorado, Green Jack, Green Sunfish, Ladyfish, Largemouth Bass, Needlefish, Panamic Grasby, Roosterfish, Skipjack Tuna, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Trumpetfish and Yellowtail Amberjack

dorado, Baja 
To learn more about the Big Year contest and the prizes for the winners, check out the Drake's Facebook page.

All photos courtesy of Nicholas Blixt

Monday, December 15, 2014

New Hat for the Holidays

We're excited to roll out the new TWELVE Limited Edition hat from 12wt.  This is a durable all around hat for use on and off the water. Features an adjustable buckle closure and a wide fit range.


Friday, December 12, 2014

Support "90 Miles" on Kickstarter

12wt. ambassador and Key West guide Will Benson needs your support to help complete his latest film project, "90 Miles," a documentary about the complex relationship between the lower Keys and Cuba and the vast but susceptible fishery they, as neighbors, share. Check out the trailer below and donate to help "90 Miles" get to the big screen. For contributing to the fundraiser, you'll receive a unique reward.

 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

12wt. on "The Wilderness Journal"




Ted Putnam, owner at Hawk Lake Lodge in northwest Ontario, has been wearing our WORKwt. gloves for a few years now. Here's a video of Ted fishing on the T.V. show The Wilderness Journal, sticking some smallies and big walleye. Not exactly flats fishing under a hot sun, but the gloves are still getting it done.

Monday, September 22, 2014

"Sun Ensemble"

Ric Burnley is a skin cancer survivor, angler, and editor at Kayak Angler Magazine (Rapid Media). He recently wrote a stellar review of our growing line of sun protection apparel. Ric took to the water sporting our new FREEwt. mask and short sleeve FREEwt. shirt, along with our "famous" WORKwt. gloves. Read his full review here.

photo from Rapid Media




Friday, July 25, 2014

Damon Does NH


12wt. tester, Damon Bungard of Jackson Kayak goes dry fly fishing on the Androscoggin River along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail in New Hampshire. In this segment from Facing Waves, Damon identifies the complexities of controlling the kayak, fly and fish all at the same time.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Knockin' On The Door

The goal was to share the passion for fly fishing with the next generation of anglers out there. The WorldANGLING Facebook photo contest winner for 2013 was Will Griffiths, a shop rat from the Pacific northwest. He had never thrown a 1o weight in salt before stepping on the bow of my skiff. One thing was made very apparent in the 3 days that we had together on the flats here in Key West, that there is no denying the young guys are here to stay. It was obvious the passion that Will had for the sport and the Gods clearly favored him. Featuring an original soundtrack from Miguel Perez, Knockin On The Door is the story of Will Griffiths and the rise of a generation in the sport.  12wt. is proud to have played a support role.