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Rise Fishing’s Level X harnesses power and finesse

The Level X is a fast action rod with major lifting power in the butt section and just enough flex in the tip to allow for feel upon presentation, also cutting back on arm fatigue. [...]

February 6, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gear Review, Review, Slide

How the west was won. Wanda Taylor speaking tour starts this week.

By the mid-1990s women had climbed to one percentage point of the fishing population. Today, they are 25% of the fishing population. No wonder vendors are paying attention [...]

February 5, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Sneak peak at Finding Joe Brooks documentary

Joe's nephew recently reached out to us to share this 9 minute sneak peak of the much anticipated Joe Brooks documentary. [...]

February 2, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Don’t blame “them,” it’s been us all along

Killing animals for the boast of it, overfishing for the greed of it, denying climate change and stealing public lands are a few of the fatuous’ favorite things [...]

February 1, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Industry news, shouts & murmurs 

Read what matters in the fly fishing industry from Lefty's health to product releases. We'll catch you up on what's important. [...]

January 31, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Destinations: Redfish hot spots from Texas to Virginia

Learn where some of the best redfish spots in the Gulf of Mexico and on the Atlantic coast are found and when to be there. [...]

January 31, 2018 Destinations, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Opinion: “Fake” fishing is gaining in popularity

Periodically, friends in my fishing circle will send around Internet videos of drone-assisted fishing. You can see the ethical slippery slope at work. [...]

January 30, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Terminal knots get do-overs

Attaching a fly to your tippet is as important as the fly you chose and the water you selected to fish. Don’t rush the job or treat it as a distraction - operator error is why knots fail [...]

January 29, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Why the National Park advisory board imploded

The Trump administration’s anti-conservation campaign is succeeding in taking away our public lands one park, and one Zinke, Pruitt, Perry, congressperson capitulation at a time [...]

January 26, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Opinion: Fluorocarbon facts and fiction

Carl McNeil of the Swift Fly Fishing Company wrote: “. . . the properties of Fluorocarbon are a little more than 'received wisdom' from the marketing department . . .over generously promoted as benefits." [...]

January 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide