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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