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Industry News: RIO’s new series of Skagit style shooting heads

The InTouch Skagit Max GameChanger - Skagit style shooting heads built with multiple density changes giving Spey anglers depth control and smooth casts. [...]

August 2, 2018 RECENT, Slide

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

Setting it all up: Do you know how?

Boxed into setting up your reel with backing, fly line, and leader also means knots and materials that have different origins. Managing is easy via this video. [...]

July 3, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

RIO Skagit Trout Max, buy one. You’re gonna’ like the way it fishes

RIO's Skagit Trout Max and similar short, heavy headed fly lines have been responsible for graduating fly fisher from frustration and quitting to committed anglers [...]

June 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Cobia: an oft overlooked fly rod quarry

Cobia use just about the same ambush hangouts as tripletail, but their ploys are entirely dissimilar and the fight vastly different. [...]

April 3, 2018 FEATURE STORY, 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

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

Fly line, how it’s made

A thoughtful chosen fly line will produce results that improve or maximize the performance of the fly rod. This choice can make or break an outfit. [...]

June 20, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tips & Tactics: DIY loop welding makes solid connections

For a very small investment, you can add multiple dimensions to your fishing alternatives as that relates to your fly line. Welding new loops on a shortened fly line now easy [...]

September 6, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: That $90 fly line can see many campaigns if cared for

Catching fish requires many things. Luck, local knowledge which only a guide can provide, and peak performance of ALL your equipment. Leave one element in that equation unattended and you are in trouble [...]

February 25, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics