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Rise Fishing’s Level X harnesses power and finesse

The Level X is a fast action rod with major lifting power in the butt section and just enough flex in the tip to allow for feel upon presentation, also cutting back on arm fatigue. [...]

February 6, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gear Review, Review, Slide

It’s the fastest fish – period

Fly fishing for sailfish doesn't happen for most folks in a lifetime. But if you get the chance it's beyond fun and not difficult with a good captain [...]

June 13, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Opinion: Casting for distance. What is the point?

While the fly fishing industry rod makers and line manufacturers fixate on casting for distance, a cadre of guides and industry aficionados voice opinions to the contrary. [...]

February 1, 2016 Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Want to increase your chance for success on the water?

If you can’t double haul, hit a target 50-feet away with a few false casts and you don’t know how to strip strike, then the deck is stacked against you. [...]

March 25, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Of Interest: The business of making fly rods and the Far East connection

It doesn't take a long time to drop a couple of different mandrels down the insides and coupled with using a micrometer on the outsides teaches anyone precisely what somebody else did [...]

January 23, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

Tips & Tactics: How to transport a rigged fly rod

Learn how to transport your fly rod from one location to the next, walking or in a vehicle. Too many rod tips get unnecessarily broken while being carried from one location to the next [...]

October 7, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Monday Gear Review: A. Jensen Spook Stalker fly rod

The design incorporates light weight (4.1 ounces), a soft tip and a powerful butt amazingly well to give this 9 weight the sensitivity of a much lighter rod [...]

July 28, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Monday Gear Review: A balanced rod and reel system by ROSS

A perfectly balanced outfit feels lighter in hand, and there's also an intangible "wow" factor [...]

April 28, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Review: Redington Vapen Red #9

It makes perfect sense that Redington partnered with golf manufacturer, Winn Grips. Winn has been a powerhouse in the golf grip industry for ages. [...]

November 11, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Uncategorized