LOOP Incite Rod – Perfect to learn and fish!

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Thank you, Loop, for outtfiting Soul River’s most recent Angler’s Quest on the Deschutes River with Incite rod kits! This is an awesome rod kit to have on the river for teaching youth to  fly!  This oppurtunity be in partnership with such a reputable company as Loop was incredible. There is nothing better than to have, show, and share with our upcoming generation of anglers good quality equipment and gear!
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The Incite Starter Kit (for the beginner) is an awesome kit start on the water with. I personally fished with this rod on our outing to the Olympic Peninsula fishing the Hoh River and what an awesome rod to fish with! The flexibility is impressive and the feel was authentic. For an entry rod such as the Incite, you get more for your money than you’ll imagine. The worst thing you can ever do is spend money on gear that may be low quality, only for it to break on your first or second outing. For the beginner this kit is fantastic and will be with you for a long time if not forever. This is an all-around beautiful and functional rod and reel perfect for a beginner and practical for even an experience angler. This is the perfect kit to give anyone just starting out or to supplement the most experienced angler’s aresnal.The rod is a 9ft 6/7-wt three-piece. A wonderful tool for all manners of fishing applications and ideal for stillwater work. The reel is the XACT 5/8-wt and fits the rod very well. When teamed up with the good-quality floating line spooled up, the outfit takes the cake.The whole setup is very user-friendly, the rod action is nothing complicated and described as medium to fast (ideal for most anglers) making casting an ease.
Rod Spec:
· Black anodized aluminum reel seat
· Cork-mix handle
· Ceramic stripping guides and durable chrome snake guides with double coating
· Rod model inscription and dot mark on ferrules for correct fit on rod sections
· Comes ‘ready-to-go’ in a Cordura tube with integrated reel case
· Water and heat-resistant casing and brake system
· Form and friction-stable brake discs in metal and carbon on model 5/8
· Reel frame and spool in corrosion-proof composite
· Large brake adjustment dial
· Simple spool change

Tight lines,

Chad

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Soul River

Since the opening of Soul River’s retail space, there have been growing pains to the changes, celebrations, and struggles. This crazy formula in entrepreneurial life forces one to grow up quicker in order to make better sense of what the hell you’re doing! Through the consistent and gracious support, we are making changes everyday to be a better small business and pillar in our community. In turn, we have streamlined, clarified, and sharpened our mission:

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MISSION:

We are born from the sport of fly-fishing. We cast our line into a confluence of our soul where we inspire others, develop a community and form meaningful partnerships. We connect youth and veterans to a conscious outdoor lifestyle centered around conservation, art, design, and humanity through quality products and services to all communities. We are Soul River Runs Deep.

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LOOP

photo   Soul River shares the experience and lifestyle from the water and gracefully transfers it into urban lifestyle. From an angling support, we are thankful to connect with a high-quality, relational brand like LOOP, providing opportunities to connect the gaps from the industry we passionately partner in to the daily lifestyle we share with our communities. LOOP designs, develops, and manages every manufacturing process of their gear themselves. All LOOP products are built to last and function even in nature’s toughest conditions season after season. Experience, enthusiasm, and an unbreakable will has led the LOOP brand to be the best in industry products.  Though the brand started out as merely a dream, for over twenty years they have managed to become the leader in the fly fishing industry. Today that dream is evolved into an internationally known company focused on delivering dreams through their products. Soul River is thankful to be a part of LOOP in furthering their dream. Soul River, locally-owned in Portland, Oregon, is humbled and proud to house the LOOP gear in the retail space We are excited to have them on-board  with the movement to give back to the community, specifically focused on inner city youth and veterans.  Just as Soul River does, LOOP gives back ten percent of sales that happen in the Soul River retail space to New Currents, Outdoors (NCO), which provides opportunities for inner city youth and veterans to reconnect with Mother Nature through fly fishing. We are proud to align ourselves with LOOP and honored to walk this path with them, upholding their vision and focus in the industry and beyond. If you’re in Portland, or simply driving through, stop by and see the LOOP line up! We challenge you to try out one of these rods – cast it and you will see, it will not be your last cast (or touch) of LOOP gear. LOOP is all about quality and giving back and we enthusiastically welcome LOOP to the Soul River experience. Listen to the words of LOOP founder Christer Sjöberg The new LOOP Cross S1 fly rod series is the single most important revolution to occur in fly fishing since LOOP introduced the large arbor reel over 20 years ago. It’s that big. 10616134_1472998969622575_5101096012137107430_n Tight Lines, Chad B.

SR/NCO “New Current Outdoors” Anglers Quest Olympic National Forest

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Learn and experience fly fishing on the Hoh River.  This event is open for inner city youth and veterans.

Event Date
May 30th – June 1st, 2014

Event Location
Olympic Peninsula National Rain Forest, Washington
Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center Camp Ground

Participants
14 (inner city youth and veterans)
[limited space available – RSVP to stefanie@soulriverrunsdeep.com by May 15th]

Activities
Fly Fishing 101
Entomology
Conservation
Outdoor Leadership
Base Camping
Community Building
Fly Tying
Conservation

Volunteers
Jason Small – South Puget Sound River Steward, Native Fish Society
J. Michelle Swope – Fly Fishing Instructor
Jeff Nelson – Fly Fishing Instructor
Chad Brown – Fly Fishing Instructor, Soul River Runs Deep/Team NCO
John Hicks – Fly Fishing Instructor and Guide, Sea Run Pursuits
Jeffery Gottfried – Tenkara Instructor, Environmental Recreational Activities
Mark Roberts – Fly Fishing Instructer

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Our Partners in Current: U.S. Fish and Wild Life Service , Native Fish Society, Urban Wild life Refugee, Echo Rods, Hoh Humm Flyshop, Tualatin River Wild Life Refuge, Sea Run Pursuits  , ERA Educational Recreational Adventures  EvolTwin Printing    LOOP USA  SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS   CITY OF VANCOUVER   COSTA