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Archive for July, 2009

The StoneFly Team has been migrating around the country to fly fish, further our  involvement in fly fishing and conservation projects and share our wines from Napa and Russian River Valleys.

Tie One On!One of the things that has uncorked a minor frenzy amongst fly fishers is the StoneFly Vineyards WINE CORK. These corks, pictured at right are emblazened with the slogan “Tie one on!”

What is starting to happen is that people are re-using our corks for all sorts of purposes: fly rod handles, head cement applicators, safe hook removers, fly drying stands etc…etc…

Do you have an innovative use for StoneFly wine corks? If so feel free to post a response to this blog article and post a picture.

And for the first three  legitimate submissions using a StoneFly cork we’ll extend our appreciation by in return sending you some vino. Note: please don’t just send in a cork with a fly hooked into it.  Step it up a notch!

Please send your note and picture to nickp@stoneflyvineyards.com and include a short description of how your quirky cork innovations are used to further your fly fishing addiction.

Let’s have some fun with this!

Thanks from Team StoneFly

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StoneFly Vineyards and the Orvis-endorsed Ketchum On The Fly recently contributed and poured wines grapesfrontat this year’s Sun Valley Center for the Arts Wine Auction , rated by The Wine Spectator as one of the top 10 charity events in the US.

Wine lovers from around the world flock to this event to help raise funds for the Sun Valley arts community and enjoy some of  the finest wines on the planet.

Fortunately our wines were very well recieved. Here is a short interview two new fans who wanted to share their thoughts.

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The Sipping Trout has migrated into Loveland, Colorado where theLovelandConclavePinWeb 2009 Federation of  Fly Fishers Conclave is well  underway.  StoneFly Vineyards is the Federation’s Official Winery.  We actually have their logo (which we call the Reel of Approval) on our wine label. Our partnership is focused on identifying ways for StoneFly Vineyards to serve the fly fishing and conservation community. Stay tuned for more blog posts as this multi-day event progresses. Some of the world’s most famous fly fishers, fly tyers, conservationists and fly-fishing-fly-tying-conservationist-wine-enthusiasts have descended upon this wonderful town to celebrate the community of fly fishing.

Over and out and cheers to the Federation of Fly Fishers

StoneFly Nick

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