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Trending in the fly shop near you

No matter the current trend in fly rods, your local fly shop is the best resource. There, you can cast rods and get an authoritative opinion. A local guide is another good source [...]

September 13, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

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

Tech: G Loomis’ modern marvel fly rods

The term ‘modulus’ was tossed around a lot in fly rod performance descriptions. It’s simply a reference to a material’s resistance to bending before failure [...]

May 27, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Feature: What’s all this fuss about fiberglass this time?

Fiberglass accepts a load, uniformly, up to a certain point. It may continue to bend, but the resistance to bending drops off dramatically. When you try to cast farther the rod stops accepting the increased load [...]

February 17, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly Fishing: Back to the future with fiberglass rods

Fly fishing is back to low-tech, slow-tech, soft action fiberglass. Many fly rod manufacturers have stepped-up to the plate with some fiberglass models. [...]

January 6, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide