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Entry level outfits for the beginner fly fisherman

These five entry level outfits have companies behind them that will back the products and provide quality customer service. [...]

July 2, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Review, Gear, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Fly fishing in the District of Columbia… Yes, you can.

The Potomac has much diversity to offer fly fisherman, but it’s the elusive spring striped bass run that gets the collective juices flowing. [...]

May 2, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

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