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Setting it all up: Do you know how?

Boxed into setting up your reel with backing, fly line, and leader also means knots and materials that have different origins. Managing is easy via this video. [...]

July 3, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tips & Tactics: That $90 fly line can see many campaigns if cared for

Catching fish requires many things. Luck, local knowledge which only a guide can provide, and peak performance of ALL your equipment. Leave one element in that equation unattended and you are in trouble [...]

February 25, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Thinking out of the box when spooling fly reels.

Loading a reel with backing, fly line and loop connected butt is easy. Fly shops have machines that do that, but the do not always make it all tightly fit on the reel just right [...]

June 11, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Feature Story: Backing; when the fish takes you there…

Backing materials act as your insurance policy against break-offs from running fresh and saltwater fish like tarpon, giant trevally, jacks, sharks, steelhead... [...]

May 15, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide