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Pike season is coming soon

If your goal is to catch a trophy northern pike, the best time to do it is coming soon. The big, old females, those 20-pound-plus leviathans, move into shallow bays to spawn even before the ice goes out. By the [...]

February 23, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Introduction to grayling

Consider targeting grayling and utilize this guide and it's pointers when doing so. It may prove quite helpful in your future grayling adventures. [...]

February 9, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Staying warm may save your life

By taking the necessary precautions, you are assured that you retain body heat and reduce risks of accidents, illness or worse. [...]

February 8, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Demystifying fly tying threads – monofilament

If you are a trout angler tying in the #20 to #28 size flies as a matter of course, using mono as a tying thread is probably not of interest. [...]

January 23, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

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