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Jimmy Albright’s namesake knot still reigns

Your cold, you're wet, the sea is rolling and you need to tie a Haywire to mono. You'd better know how to tie the Albright. It's quick and easy. [...]

April 27, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Simon’s drift boat tactics

In this episode of RIO Products' "How To" series, RIO brand manager, Simon Gawesworth, demonstrates how to fish a streamer from a drift boat. [...]

April 18, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics from the author of A Passion For Permit

Here is a secret weapon of mine: slide a 1/32-ounce worm weight or an even lighter tungsten conehead in front of the loop knot that secures the fly. [...]

April 11, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Don’t let corroded zippers freeze you out

Zippers with metal slides have a bad habit of becoming frozen with corrosion even though the teeth of the zipper are plastic. If you use force, you'll ruin the zipper. [...]

April 7, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Part II: History of US shooting heads

There shouldn't be any confusion with regard to shooting head fly lines. Merely, it's the redistribution of weight; more in front and less in the back, period [...]

April 6, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Clean fly line casts better and lasts longer

Keeping your fly lines clean keeps them supple, allows them to stay useful for twice as long as unkempt lines and maybe best of all... they'll cast much better [...]

April 4, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

The best fly fishing boat for your forthcoming trout season

If you’ll be the only one casting a line and you only fish in summer, you might consider a single-person float tube or pontoon. [...]

April 3, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Lefty Kreh on dry flies and nymphs that travel well

New water doesn't always mean flies you're familiar with won't sell to the local trout. Lefty's list DOES travel and catches trout, just pay attention to sizes [...]

March 31, 2017 At The Vise, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Fly Tying: The underestimated value of thread

So, what is the best tying thread? Thread, fly tying thread or any thread, holds it all together - do you have the best thread to secure the pattern? [...]

March 31, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Lefty Kreh on keeping it simple and traveling armed

Lefty Kreh, father of modern day fly fishing, is also one of the most approachable and likable "celebrities" of our sport. He was born to teach and clearly enjoys sharing. [...]

March 28, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics