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Opinion: A perfectly balanced outfit is overrated

There is an appropriate balance range to a rod and reel setup, but moving your index finger around to find it is laughable. We seem to love to argue over nuances and outfit balance is consistent with that trend. If [...]

April 18, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Leave wiggling to politicians and balanced to your diet

With reel and rod balance most forget that when fishing and during pickups there is a lot of fly line off the reel. Think big fish and over 9-foot long rods [...]

March 6, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Gear Review: Redington’s affordable and customizable i.D reel

In an age where we can customize cell phone covers or wrap boats with promotional or artistic graphics, it makes sense that someone would come up with modular graphics for a fly reel. [...]

January 9, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

Advice: Pro tips on caring for your gear from Sage Fly Fishing

Reduce the drag pressure to the lowest setting when the reel is not in use, and store in the neoprene reel case away from extreme heat. [...]

March 15, 2016 Advice, RECENT, Slide

Video: Kelly Galloup on choosing the right reel…

Kelly Galloup has a way of calling "pretty" overrated or non-functioning. In this video he debunks fly reel ad speak and gets down to his opinionated take... [...]

March 10, 2016 Opinion, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Fly Fishing History Makers: Edward Ringwood Hewitt (1866-1957)

When he was not tinkering with metal, fish food, or feathers, Mr. Hewitt wrote about it, passing his fly-fishing views and knowledge down to future generations. [...]

November 4, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing History Makers, Slide

Opinion: Yellowstone Angler’s 5-weight Shootout – 2015 edition

"As in all our prior shootouts, we have strived to eliminate the variables by setting up the rods with the exact same reel/lines/leaders." [...]

June 3, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Experts on angling for bonefish

The rationale for using just one rod manufacturer (model) is that if you go from 8- to an 9-weight, for example, the actions will be similar. [...]

March 12, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Review: Hatch’s Finatic Plus reels

There are about a dozen or so high end - Made in U. S. A. production fly reel companies. Here’s one of them that has all the right stuff for this tarpon season. [...]

June 1, 2012 Destinations, RECENT