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There’s more to catch & release than saying it

Carefully releasing a wild fish live increases, exponentially, the prospects for future generations of the species. Just remember to keep the fish in the water. #keepemwet [...]

January 8, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

At The Vise: Creating weedguards

Weed guards have no sex appeal, but they sure get the job done when called for, like around structures, cover, heavy flats cover and popping a fly off a bank or lily pad [...]

December 19, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Simon Gawesworth on RIO products, the brand

Anyone who has spent a little time with Simon on the water or elsewhere knows his devotion to the sport and his physical expertise on the river. [...]

December 1, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Bonefish 101

Thinking about getting to some warm environs and trying out bonefishing this winter?Here we will explore a few simple pointers that will help tremendously while breaking into this awesome chapter of the sport. [...]

November 30, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Winterizing your fly fishing gear

If you have felt bottoms that are becoming detached, use a waterproof glue to re-attach the old ones or add new ones. [...]

November 28, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Knots: The importance of being earnest about them

The knot choice made to tie a fly onto the tippet is only and always about the action you want out of the fly. If a toothy animal it’s a wire knot, if not, your call [...]

November 6, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Wanna grow your game? Think Versi & Poly leaders and sink tips on 9-footers

Take advantage of different kinds of fly lines, backing and, of course, added Versi & Poly leaders and sink tips. [...]

October 3, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tenkara knots teach us about simplicity

While not for everyone and not for every species, Tenkara has merits worth embracing. Its knot system is one of those meritorious aspects. The video will give you "ideas" [...]

September 15, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Trending in the fly shop near you

No matter the current trend in fly rods, your local fly shop is the best resource. There, you can cast rods and get an authoritative opinion. A local guide is another good source [...]

September 13, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Canoes and kayaks offer much access and fewer headaches

He said, "But I don't own a boat. How could I possibly fish the 'Hootch'?" The fly shop guy said, "If you have $200 you could be fishing today." [...]

September 11, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics