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Understanding basic fly lines and backing. It matters

A dirty fly line reduces its life and substantially affects casting distance. Backing, left wet or unchanged for too long time can produce mold and break [...]

July 9, 2018 RECENT, Slide

New and noteworthy gear from the 2018 Fly Fishing Show

Our editors and staff were able to attend The Fly Fishing Shows at Edison, NJ and Atlanta, GA. Both venues were packed with high energy and excitement. [...]

February 9, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Rod Review, Fly Tying, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

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

Part I: 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: In casting, is your fly line more important than your fly rod?

Expanding the useful duties of a fly rod by adding a 'lines', which is much cheaper than buying two more fly rods. Think shooting head, scandi, skagit, versi tips or poly tips [...]

September 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

Tips & Tactics: For less then $10 you can cast further

Most producers of flylines advise cleaning with soap and water. A labored event that I avoid like the plague. RIO even has a two part YouTube video on cleaning fly lines. [...]

September 3, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Fly lines to beat the heat

Fly line manufacturers use various core materials to best match up with their chosen coatings to get the best performance. [...]

March 12, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Spot, Tips & Tactics