CROSSWATERS | A RIVERSMITH ORIGINAL SERIES
When we started our journey making roof top fly rod carriers for the fly fishing industry there were many unknowns. Some of our preconceived notions were proven true, some not so much, but the thing that has consistently blown us away are the relationships that make this industry what it is. It has been an honor to become part of the fly fishing family around the world and we look forward to the years ahead. The warm welcome we experienced and meaningful relationships we’ve already built inspired us to put together a series of short films highlighting the passionate people and deep, unique relationships that drive this great industry forward. Not your normal fishing highlight reel, but a tribute to the everyday fishermen and women whose passion inspires us all and who strive to make a difference through their passions for fishing and making a difference.
The Mayfly Project
Three years ago an idea was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. An idea that would have an immeasurable impact on the lives of thousands around the country. The Mayfly Project is a nationwide organization that uses fly fishing to mentor children in foster care. Doing so not only changes their lives, but the lives of mentors, those who support the cause, and anyone that comes in contact with organization. While the White River system was where it all began, odds are there is a chapter on the trout water near you. We hope this video inspires you to volunteer, donate, and support the cause.
Maureen Beck is an inspiring personality. A North Face sponsored Athlete and 2019 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Mo also is an avid fly fisher. In this cinematic interview Mo tells us about her career in rock climbing, how fishing fits in, and why her seemingly polarizing passions come together in perfect harmony.
Every good town has a fly shop, and every good fly shop has a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. Years ago I went into The Compound, and that day a relationship was born, even though nobody realized it at the time. When people think of Sarasota, Florida, fly fishing may not be the first thing that comes to mind. That’s why The Compound is not your average fly shop. Specializing in skate, surf, and all things Florida beach, it’s a premier fly shop with top quality gear and tons of local knowledge as well. It was also the first shop in the country to stock our River Quivers. But more than that it’s a family – a family willing to adopt anyone who walks through their doors. Spend a minute with the owner and you’ll not only catch more fish next time on the water but feel like you have a new best friend.