Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "fly rods" Tag

Industry News: ICAST 2018 bigger and better

The ICAST Show, held again this year in Orlando, Florida offers outdoor folks the opportunity to know everything new that’s available in the world of sports fishing [...]

March 9, 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

Industry News: The new Tom Morgan Rodsmiths

Tom had never built a rod when he purchased R.L. Winston in 1973, but over the course of 45 years, he became an icon in the fly fishing industry. [...]

December 21, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Opinion: Are we Googling our way to fly fishing sophistry?

While the internet is now an indispensable resource for fly angling information, it can be an unreliable source as well. It takes a little more than being a novice to know the difference [...]

September 14, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Rajeff on the birth of a fly rod

Probably the most quoted measurement about a fishing rod is its modulus, but that is only a part of the equation that makes for that perfect fly rod [...]

July 11, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Micro-Guides, Are they for fly rods?

Micro guides are not part of the mainstream fly fishing industry conversation but in the world of tournament bass fishing it is current and a new go-to [...]

July 5, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

What is Micro Spey? Ask the folks out West…

If you have not experienced a micro spey rod, give the Winston Boron or the Redington Hydrogen a fling. These short spey rods maybe the next classic trout rod. [...]

February 13, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Profile: Reilly Rod Crafters- a new fly rod that maybe worth collecting

Reilly Rod Crafters made the starting lineup the old fashioned way. They utilized rod designs from two giants in the fly fishing world, Chuck Kraft and Stu Apte [...]

November 15, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Profile, Slide

Profile: Chuck Kraft on flies that score big in your away games

Chuck Kraft provides us with a different approach to flies. His flies are not at all typical. One violates every rule in the book and is a trout killer on Montana's Madison River [...]

September 2, 2016 Profile, RECENT, Slide

Opinion: “The Importance of Being Earnest” … about fly rods

The fly line, in our opinion, and to many fly anglers, is the Alpha in all casting. You cast a fly line ... not the rod, not the leader and not the fly [...]

August 1, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide