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Opinion: So far, the best leader system has been a hybrid

With no failures, I'm confident that a tapered leader combined with a tippet ring is the strongest, fastest to tie and most versatile system. [...]

October 17, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Setting it all up: Do you know how?

Boxed into setting up your reel with backing, fly line, and leader also means knots and materials that have different origins. Managing is easy via this video. [...]

July 3, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

May the knots be with you

The knot choice made to tie a fly onto the tippet is only and always about the action you want out of the fly. If a toothy animal it’s a wire knot, if not, your call [...]

June 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

May the knots be with you

Being comfortable with a loop knot you've tied hundreds of times is to be confident it will hold. No matter, its all about seating the knot - think turns and coils. [...]

May 22, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Better rigging is worth the price of learning

Tying the perfection loop is easy to learn, but "remembering" its one critical step takes a half dozen tries. Once mastered, it can be tied in a storm [...]

April 9, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Wanna grow your game? Think Versi & Poly leaders and sink tips on 9-footers

Take advantage of different kinds of fly lines, backing and, of course, added Versi & Poly leaders and sink tips. [...]

October 3, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Do you know how to do this?

Zach Matthews, The Itinerant Angler, is an Atlanta lawyer with a fly fishing addiction. He's been published in national fly fishing magazines [...]

August 31, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Seaguar Knot – terminal fluoro shock

Fluorocarbon line has become very popular in the dozen or so years, and is now accepted worldwide by angler’s of any persuasion. [...]

September 28, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Knots: Two guide tested uses of the figure 8 that make great connections

Fly fishing success has a lot to do with knots: how they pass through guides, how well they are tied and seated, choice of knots as that relates to materials, speediness of tie, and pound test breaking strength versus animal [...]

May 20, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Gear Review: Tie-Fast Tool saves time and peace of mind

For under $10 you can be assured that several quickly tied knots, Nail Knots, Bood Knot-like nail knots, snelled hooks, terminal to fly knot will al be failsafe; everytime [...]

January 12, 2016 Gear Review, RECENT, Slide