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How to cast around it

To cast around an obstruction like a piling, mangroves, jut of land, or log is a must know skill, but it’s straightforward. You’ve probably done it by mistake but didn't know it [...]

January 5, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Roll cast… when you can.

If you master the easiest of all fly casting techniques, the roll cast, it will open up a myriad of extremely effective casts for both the single and two handed rod. [...]

December 22, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fast action fly rods – learn how to love ’em

The stiffness of fast action fly rods auto-creates faster line speed and if managed well throughout the cast distance is magnified. Casting in the wind probably the best feature of a fast fly rod [...]

September 15, 2017 RECENT, Slide

RIO’s Simon Gawesworth simplifies the “Double Haul”

Simon Gawesworth has a gift for understanding fly rods, fly casting, and explaining this knowledge to his students. Here he simplifies the the double haul. [...]

August 11, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

RIO’s new DirectCore Flats Pro fly line

In addition to the new core, this line features RIO’s SureFire technology, which has been used in RIO’s freshwater fly lines in the past. [...]

August 3, 2017 Gear Review, RECENT, Slide

Reminder: AMFF Annual Fly Fishing Festival

The American Museum of Fly Fishing’s Fly Fishing Festival is fun for the whole family. If you’re nearby, go. You’ll be glad you did [...]

July 24, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

The backstory on switch rods

Using two hands to overhand cast was especially appealing to anglers requiring repetitive long distance deliveries typical of search casting for large game fish. [...]

July 20, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Long rods for small streams

Long fly rods for small waters and small trouts are not a contrarian's view of fly fishing. If you think of the advantages, you may just convince yourself [...]

May 24, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

In fly fishing, men are not equal to women

Except for innate strength, women guides are at no disadvantage to men, especially in the more crucially important areas of communication and attitude [...]

May 10, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Industry News: International Federation of Fly Fishers rebrands

Although their core mission was relevant, only 12% of non-member fly anglers have ever even heard of the International Federation of Fly Fishers [...]

April 13, 2017 RECENT, Slide