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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

Beginner Fly Tying: #7 – Thread handling basics, Part 2

Hudson says that understanding the correct way to attach materials is a critical factor in your future success and enjoyment of fly tying. [...]

September 11, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Casting accuracy is rewarding

The reasons for misfires in fly casting are many. The most common is not keeping the stroke on the same plane - relative to the ground... [...]

September 8, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Rio Products: Top of the lake with Simon

Filmed on beautiful Hebgen lake in Montana, Simon Gawesworth teaches anglers to successfully dry fly fish on a lake. [...]

September 7, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

RIO’s Simon Gawesworth simplifies the “Double Haul”

Simon Gawesworth has a gift for understanding fly rods, fly casting, and explaining this knowledge to his students. Here he simplifies the the double haul. [...]

August 11, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Leeches catch more fish

Fly tying leeches does not get any easier except maybe for a worm pattern. Better, tie an articulated leech pattern on a tube - it will swim perfectly [...]

July 17, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics