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Knots: The importance of being earnest about them

The knot choice made to tie a fly onto the tippet is only and always about the action you want out of the fly. If a toothy animal it’s a wire knot, if not, your call [...]

November 6, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Jimmy Albright’s namesake knot still reigns

Your cold, you're wet, the sea is rolling and you need to tie a Haywire to mono. You'd better know how to tie the Albright. It's quick and easy. [...]

April 27, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Gear Review: ARC Fishing’s leaders and tippets are on point

ARC Fishing is a niche fly fishing company that has concentrated its efforts on doing a couple of things very well: fly lines, leaders and tippets. [...]

September 7, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

Gear Review: Furled leaders for more delicate presentations

Furled leaders for saltwater have applications of strength: no wind knots, no abrasion failure, and plenty of heft when casting big flies in bad weather conditions [...]

July 1, 2016 Gear Review, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: Fluoro vs. Mono – food for thought

I despondently reeled in the line only to discover that the trace had actually broken where the tail had rubbed against it rather than the lure come free. [...]

January 5, 2016 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide, Uncategorized

Opinion: Ad guys sometimes make stuff up

Carl McNeil of the Swift Fly Fishing Company wrote: “. . . the properties of Fluorocarbon are a little more than 'received wisdom' from the marketing department . . .over generously promoted as benefits." [...]

September 30, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Tips & Tactics: The essential loop knot

The Non-Slip Loop Knot was popularized by its author, Lefty Kreh. Lefty is certainly fly fishing's most famous personality. [...]

January 29, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Leaders- mono vs. fluoro

Fluorocarbon lines are thinner pound test for pound test and are far more UV resistant and absorb zero water for a longer life span. [...]

January 21, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Wednesday Fish Facts: Fluorocarbon versus Monofilament

The coming of fluorocarbon line [...]

September 25, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Spot, Wednesday Fish Facts