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Western NY Business Launches New Line of Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) for Ellicottville Paddle Sports Weekend

Forget the bad ties and the car wash coupons, SUPonthefly, a Western New York company, has an exciting way to spend Father’s Day weekend and get ready for a summer of water-filled thrills. In collaboration with SUPonthefly, Adventure Bound outdoor store in Ellicottville will host a paddle sports weekend June 17 & 18, featuring free kayak and…

Explore New Water: SUP Fly Fishing

In January, a SUPonthefly team fished and explored the Patagonia region of Chile in a whole new way – on inflatable SUPonthefly stand up paddle boards (SUPs). The team was comprised of SUPonthefly founder, John Rounds, SUPonthefly brand ambassadors, Damon Newpher, Nick Sagnibene, and Coké Fernandez Haverbeck and Chilean guide, Nestor Fabian Beltran Sanzana. John’s desire to paddle and fish…

SUPonthefly Expands Its Team

As the SUPonthefly brand continues to grow and evolve, we are excited to announce Damon Newpher as our new Field Manager. Damon will be in charge expanding awareness for the SUP onthefly brand through our brand ambassador / pro guide program. We are also adding Nick Sagnibene to the SUP onthefly team. Nick will be…

SUP Fishing vs. Kayak Fishing: Which is Better?

According to the “Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report of 2014”, both SUP and Kayak Fishing are experiencing huge increases in participation. In fact, these activities are ranked 3rd and 4th fastest trending sports in the outdoor industry. This report confirms two assumptions we made when we founded SUPonthefly. First, the stand up paddle board industry is exploding. SUPs provide water access to people who have never been able to logistically and economically get out on our lakes, rivers and oceans. SUP is changing the face of recreational water use.  Second, fishermen are actively seeking a lightweight, agile, self-sufficient means to access fish. Read more…..

SUP OnTheFly – Guided SUP Fly Fishing Trips with Adventure Bound OnTheFly

Paddle into the unknown, the untouched, the breath-taking, scenic waters of the Alleghany River and Cattaraugus Creek with Adventure Bound OnTheFly fly fishing guides.  As you step aboard an SUP OnTheFly Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) fully equipped for anglers, get ready to experience fishing unlike you’ve ever experienced it before.  These guided tours with Adventure Bound OnTheFly provide…

What is Drop Stitch Construction

Drop Stitch construction is what allows an inflatable SUP to maintain its shape when it is inflated to high pressure. Without drop-stitch, the board would bulge out in the middle like an over-inflated air mattress. Drop Stitch technology has been used in the aeronautical industry to make inflatable airplane wings. In fact, Goodyear created an…

3 Key Fishing Knots for Anglers

There are a number of different ways of tying flies on the end of your line and connecting two different sized lines together. Nothing is more frustrating than being on your Stand Up Paddle board on a mountain lake or standing in the flats and not being able to effectively tie the knot required to catch the fish you see. We have found these two knots to be particularly effective when you are looking to have the fly hang free and when you are in situation where you are joining two different strengths of line together. Also the perfection loop is very handy when you need to create a loop at the end of your line.

  •  Non slip knot– strong loop knot that allows a fly to hang free.

  • Albright knot exceptional when tying lines of different strengths

  • Perfection loop knot– Great for tying a loop at the end of the line.
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SUP Fishing: Matching the Hatch.

So you’ve purchased your new fishing Stand Up Paddle board… You’ve outfitted it with key accessories to manage the rod, paddle, fishing net and other key items… You are standing at the river’s edge, ready to land a legendary brown trout. And suddenly you realize you have no idea which fly to use. Sound familiar? Have you ever struggled to understand which bug your are trying to imitate? Fear not. Read more….

Mountain Lakes SUP Fishing

Ever hiked to a mountain lake and seen a cutthroat trout rising just beyond your casting distance? Or have you ever stood on the shore and realized there is no backcast area at all. Your try your roll cast only to find out you are 20 yards short. Sigh…. I can’t tell you how many times I have experienced this in Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming.   As a child we tried to overcome this with belly boats which was somewhat helpful but sure was chilly and very difficult to cast any distance.  Those days are now over and the new stable, lightweight, easy to set up inflatable stand up paddle boards are changing access to before unfishable areas. Read more….

SUP Fishing With a Push Pole

One of the greatest benefits to Stand Up Paddle Board fishing is the ability to make a stealthy approach and increase your chances of having the opportunity to present the fish with something they may want to eat. Often times half the challenge is not spooking them while trying to get a cast to them. This…

Stand Up Paddle Board: Then and Now.

When I first saw a Stand Up Paddle board with my own eyes while visiting Hawaii I had an instant connection with the sport. On subsequent trips and other trips to Southern California around 2005 it was clear things were starting to happen. Looking back it is easy to see how SUP has become on of the fastest growing…