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Opinion: Judging fly rod performance on and off the battlefield

The action on a particular rod may struggle in the wind more than another or not handle heavy, weighted flies as well as another. [...]

June 5, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Industry News: Statistics from 2018 Fly Fishing Shows

The Fly Fishing Show. It's all about who comes, why they come, how many come, do women come, do curious anglers come, and are they interested in new gear? [...]

April 25, 2018 Industry News, RECENT, Slide

Rajeff on the birth of a fly rod

Probably the most quoted measurement about a fishing rod is its modulus, but that is only a part of the equation that makes for that perfect fly rod [...]

July 11, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Is that rod review all I need to know?

Choosing your next fly rod is a pleasure if you've thought through your budget, where you're mainly going to fish it and the ease with which it would cast all day [...]

April 25, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Shooting Heads: Getting the fly out and down

The age old tangle issue was resolved as was the bulky connector knot issue, and the bodily damage caused by a projectile was substantially reduced. [...]

March 6, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Gear: Sometimes the swingin’ switch rod prevails

The switch rods increased length is convincing because it allows most anglers’ to comfortably cast either two-handed or single-handed. [...]

February 7, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Opinion: “The Importance of Being Earnest” … about fly rods

The fly line, in our opinion, and to many fly anglers, is the Alpha in all casting. You cast a fly line ... not the rod, not the leader and not the fly [...]

August 1, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, 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

Opinion: Casting for distance. What is the point?

While the fly fishing industry rod makers and line manufacturers fixate on casting for distance, a cadre of guides and industry aficionados voice opinions to the contrary. [...]

February 1, 2016 Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Some rudimentary fly fishing basics

Good fishing and good fish catching while fly fishing starts with the cast. Your enjoyment of the sport improves when you can hit 50-feet, accurately and quickly. [...]

January 14, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics