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The SLP // Oyster Bamboo Collaboration

A name synonymous with superb craftsmanship and quality within the realm of bamboo fly rod making. It isn’t often that you find someone who trulypours their heart and soul into their work, but that’s just what Bill Oyster does when fabricating his signature bamboo rods in his shop, located in historic Blue Ridge, GA. Each and every bamboo rod is comprised of the highest quality materials, elegantly forged by the hands of a master craftsman. One of the most talented and skilled engravers in the world, Bill Oyster adds breathtaking detail to his lively bamboo rods by capturing the essence of fly fishing within the metal components of each of his rods.Sought after by anglers all over the world, each Oyster bamboo rod is a one-of-kind work of art, as well as utilitarian, and built for a lifetime of memories on the water. The unique nature and quality of Bill’s artistry drew Sight Line Provisions to approach Oyster Bamboo with the idea of collaborating on a special piece, the Sight Line Provisions + Oyster Bamboo Artist Collaboration.

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A name synonymous with superb craftsmanship and quality within the realm of bamboo fly rod making. It isn’t often that you find someone who trulypours their heart and soul into their work, but that’s just what Bill Oyster does when fabricating his signature bamboo rods in his shop, located in historic Blue Ridge, GA. Each and every bamboo rod is comprised of the highest quality materials, elegantly forged by the hands of a master craftsman. One of the most talented and skilled engravers in the world, Bill Oyster adds breathtaking detail to his lively bamboo rods by capturing the essence of fly fishing within the metal components of each of his rods.Sought after by anglers all over the world, each Oyster bamboo rod is a one-of-kind work of art, as well as utilitarian, and built for a lifetime of memories on the water. The unique nature and quality of Bill’s artistry drew Sight Line Provisions to approach Oyster Bamboo with the idea of collaborating on a special piece, the Sight Line Provisions + Oyster Bamboo Artist Collaboration.

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Leather, Wood, and Whiskey Trunk Show at Sportsman's Finest

The Leather, Wood & Whiskey Trunk Show is this Thursday at Sportsman's Finest in Austin, TX. We will have Artist Editions there and may be badging up gear you bring in. Also featured will be Landing Nets by HeartWood Trade and an exclusive preview of Real Spirit Distilling new Single Barrel Whiskey. Come by to check out our wares and taste some whiskey.

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The Leather, Wood & Whiskey Trunk Show is this Thursday at Sportsman's Finest in Austin, TX. We will have Artist Editions there and may be badging up gear you bring in. Also featured will be Landing Nets by HeartWood Trade and an exclusive preview of Real Spirit Distilling new Single Barrel Whiskey. Come by to check out our wares and taste some whiskey.

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SLP X Simms Small Batch Collaboration: The Wader Maker Bracelet

  • Simms is one of the most respected brands in the industry with one of the greatest product lines around. We are extremely excited to team up with them on this one of a kind, limited edition bracelet made with Gore-tex material to honor those who create Simms waders in Bozeman. This bracelet is only available on the Simms website, and limited to a small release of 50 only. Click here to check it out!

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  • Simms is one of the most respected brands in the industry with one of the greatest product lines around. We are extremely excited to team up with them on this one of a kind, limited edition bracelet made with Gore-tex material to honor those who create Simms waders in Bozeman. This bracelet is only available on the Simms website, and limited to a small release of 50 only. Click here to check it out!

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The Sight Line Provisions Curated Collection Fall Giveaway

We have handpicked some of our favorite items that are a "must have" for every fly fisher in the fall months, when the fish are running and the leaves are changing. The winner will receive a a Sight Line Provision Artist Edition bracelet, Heart Wood Trade hand crafted wooden net, Vedavoo Gear beast sling, Howler Bros gift card (we like the Aguacero Rain Jacket), Thomas & Thomas Zone 5 weight fly rod, Nautilus XM Reel in gold & green, and a Riversmith River Quiver Rooftop Rod Holder for your car. Even if you don't win, we promise to set you up with some great fall discounts. Enter your email and follow these classic brands on social media for bonus entries.

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We have handpicked some of our favorite items that are a "must have" for every fly fisher in the fall months, when the fish are running and the leaves are changing. The winner will receive a a Sight Line Provision Artist Edition bracelet, Heart Wood Trade hand crafted wooden net, Vedavoo Gear beast sling, Howler Bros gift card (we like the Aguacero Rain Jacket), Thomas & Thomas Zone 5 weight fly rod, Nautilus XM Reel in gold & green, and a Riversmith River Quiver Rooftop Rod Holder for your car. Even if you don't win, we promise to set you up with some great fall discounts. Enter your email and follow these classic brands on social media for bonus entries.

Sign up now for a chance to win!

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Father's Day with New Dad Oliver White

In anticipation of Father's Day on June 17, we had the pleasure of sitting down with fly fishing traveler, writer, and lodge owner Oliver White who just recently became a father! We wanted to know how the newest addition to the family would affect his famous fishing lifestyle and if he saw any parallels between exploring the world and raising a family. And of course - how Sight Line Provisions fits into the equation!

Thanks for sitting down with us on this Father's Day special. Where have you been recently and where are you headed next?

I never stop moving! This year was no exception, even with the new addition. In the last three months I've been in Oman chasing permit: Lesotho sight fishing to trout and yellowfish: Sudan after triggerfish; a quick stop in Dubai for queenfish; Mexico hosting some anglers for permit, bonefish, tarpon and snook; and the Bahamas looking for tailing bonefish. I'm off to Montana in a couple of weeks to do a float down the South Fork of the Flathead. It's a day and half horse pack in and a 5 day float out. I make my annual pilgrimage to Kamchatka the end of July for a couple of weeks.


You've explored many of the world's greatest fisheries and now have just recently had your first child.

Are there any parallels between the two experiences? I'm new on the fatherhood journey - but excited about it. I quickly realized in the traveling that it's not the fish that drive me. Its a process, and more often than not the things that make the trips memorable are not what I anticipated. I expect fatherhood to be similar in that sense.



Do you plan on taking your son abroad with you?

Of course! Couldn't have it any other way. We are actually headed to Abaco in Bahamas next week. I'm trying to take him to Guyana with me in the Fall but Mom says not until he can run from snakes.

How did you first hear about SLP and do you have a go to piece?

It's always funny how you get turned on to new niche brands. I'm not a very savvy consumer and Sight Lines wasn't on my radar at all. I have always worn trinkets I've collected in my travels. For many years, I wore a bead necklace a shaman gave me to offer protection in the jungle. I still have a piece of elephant on my wrist that a Masai gave me in Tanzania 7 years ago (it's shrunk now and I can't get it off). My first Sight Line piece was a gift from Wil Flack. I commented on his while we were drinking Cuban rum in Havana. It was a weathered permit and he passed it over to me and it proved lucky. I ended up passing that one off to Eduardo Garcia when he caught his permit while we were together in Mexico, but I've worn one pretty steadily since then.

I've worn many versions and species but I gravitate towards the Artists Series - I love the personal touches and flair. And I tend to stick with various permit incarnations, you need all the good luck you can get with those things. Currently I'm rocking a cool purple Mexican textile permit - until I find a better home for it. Then I'll move to one of the new hand hammered ones.

Keep up with Oliver at @oliverwhitefishing on Instagram, or check out his Bahamian Lodges @abacolodge and @bairslodge.

 

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In anticipation of Father's Day on June 17, we had the pleasure of sitting down with fly fishing traveler, writer, and lodge owner Oliver White who just recently became a father! We wanted to know how the newest addition to the family would affect his famous fishing lifestyle and if he saw any parallels between exploring the world and raising a family. And of course - how Sight Line Provisions fits into the equation!

Thanks for sitting down with us on this Father's Day special. Where have you been recently and where are you headed next?

I never stop moving! This year was no exception, even with the new addition. In the last three months I've been in Oman chasing permit: Lesotho sight fishing to trout and yellowfish: Sudan after triggerfish; a quick stop in Dubai for queenfish; Mexico hosting some anglers for permit, bonefish, tarpon and snook; and the Bahamas looking for tailing bonefish. I'm off to Montana in a couple of weeks to do a float down the South Fork of the Flathead. It's a day and half horse pack in and a 5 day float out. I make my annual pilgrimage to Kamchatka the end of July for a couple of weeks.


You've explored many of the world's greatest fisheries and now have just recently had your first child.

Are there any parallels between the two experiences? I'm new on the fatherhood journey - but excited about it. I quickly realized in the traveling that it's not the fish that drive me. Its a process, and more often than not the things that make the trips memorable are not what I anticipated. I expect fatherhood to be similar in that sense.



Do you plan on taking your son abroad with you?

Of course! Couldn't have it any other way. We are actually headed to Abaco in Bahamas next week. I'm trying to take him to Guyana with me in the Fall but Mom says not until he can run from snakes.

How did you first hear about SLP and do you have a go to piece?

It's always funny how you get turned on to new niche brands. I'm not a very savvy consumer and Sight Lines wasn't on my radar at all. I have always worn trinkets I've collected in my travels. For many years, I wore a bead necklace a shaman gave me to offer protection in the jungle. I still have a piece of elephant on my wrist that a Masai gave me in Tanzania 7 years ago (it's shrunk now and I can't get it off). My first Sight Line piece was a gift from Wil Flack. I commented on his while we were drinking Cuban rum in Havana. It was a weathered permit and he passed it over to me and it proved lucky. I ended up passing that one off to Eduardo Garcia when he caught his permit while we were together in Mexico, but I've worn one pretty steadily since then.

I've worn many versions and species but I gravitate towards the Artists Series - I love the personal touches and flair. And I tend to stick with various permit incarnations, you need all the good luck you can get with those things. Currently I'm rocking a cool purple Mexican textile permit - until I find a better home for it. Then I'll move to one of the new hand hammered ones.

Keep up with Oliver at @oliverwhitefishing on Instagram, or check out his Bahamian Lodges @abacolodge and @bairslodge.

 

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