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Too hot to trout fish? Try the mountains’ brookies

Brook trout havens are guarded secrets - like bank vault combinations. A brook trout stream could so quickly be overharvested - ruined by the thoughtless. [...]

August 20, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Big company fiberglass fly rods: What do they really offer?

Fiberglass fly rods are carefully constructed by craftspeople who scrutinize, touch, feel, measure, cut, apply coatings and bonding adhesives, test, and wrap each product. [...]

July 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Industry News: St. Croix Rod Introduces Mojo Trout

St Croix Rods has consistently made one of the best “keeper” low priced fly rods in the industry. Any fly fisher proud to own a Mojo Trout rod [...]

July 10, 2018 RECENT, 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. [...]

June 13, 2018 RECENT, Slide

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

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

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