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Trending in the fly shop near you

No matter the current trend in fly rods, your local fly shop is the best resource. There, you can cast rods and get an authoritative opinion. A local guide is another good source [...]

September 13, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Palettes & Pixels: Ron Camp’s amazing and beautiful replica fish

When it comes to replicating fish in fiberglass, resins and painting them, there are many claimants, but Ron Camp of Washington state is truly one of the best [...]

March 9, 2016 RECENT, Slide

Gear Review: Is Echo’s new glass Spey rods an economical bamboo?

Tim Rajeff, Rajeff Sports / ECHO Fly Rods, has been an industry leader in innovations; glass Spey and switch rods, and outstanding performance at economical price points [...]

January 11, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide

Gear Review: If you can’t afford a Power Pole, think StickIt

The StickIt Anchoring System's 'pin' is a custom glass and resin formulation compound and a pultrusion product with a life expectancy far exceeding fiberglass Power Pole or Push Pole [...]

August 5, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide

Of Interest: Orvis’ Phil Monahan Interviews Manifesto’s Mortensen

I try to put whatever glass fly rod I’m using in a onlookers hands to cast. Usually, they say the rod isn’t heavy at all? Then they exclaim, “WHOA…I can feel my backcast.” [...]

April 8, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

Feature: What’s all this fuss about fiberglass this time?

Fiberglass accepts a load, uniformly, up to a certain point. It may continue to bend, but the resistance to bending drops off dramatically. When you try to cast farther the rod stops accepting the increased load [...]

February 17, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly Fishing: Back to the future with fiberglass rods

Fly fishing is back to low-tech, slow-tech, soft action fiberglass. Many fly rod manufacturers have stepped-up to the plate with some fiberglass models. [...]

January 6, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide