Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "RIO" Tag

Get Shorty: Why all the buzz around short fly rods?

Short fly rods are remarkable angling tools for many situations. If you have not been introduced - "run" to your nearest fly shop and test drive one. [...]

November 28, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Review, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

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

Understanding basic fly lines and backing. It matters

A dirty fly line reduces its life and substantially affects casting distance. Backing, left wet or unchanged for too long time can produce mold and break [...]

July 9, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Gear Review: Redington Crux Rod & Behemoth Reel

Perfectly matched were the "Desert" colored Redington Behemoth 7/8, loaded with a RIO DirectCore Flats Pro line, and the 8 weight Crux rod from Redington. [...]

March 30, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

Simon Gawesworth on RIO products, the brand

Anyone who has spent a little time with Simon on the water or elsewhere knows his devotion to the sport and his physical expertise on the river. [...]

December 1, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

A fishing story. Me and Daisey

Fishing a private section of a river or stream full of trout or salmon is a rarity in the U. S. More European. Let's not go backward and call privatizing public lands and waterways as being Great Again [...]

October 6, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

RIO’s Simon Gawesworth simplifies the “Double Haul”

Simon Gawesworth has a gift for understanding fly rods, fly casting, and explaining this knowledge to his students. Here he simplifies the the double haul. [...]

August 11, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

The best of ICAST 2017

These IFTD winners should become a few of your favorite things in the coming weeks. Sage's Salt HD getting high marks with "Best in Show". [...]

July 14, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Leaders and Tippets: Everything you need to know

Leader builds, materials choices and knots to secure them are regarded by serious anglers with a zealousness akin to religion. Leader are not to be taken lightly [...]

May 30, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Video: RIO’s Rob Parkins on fishing the hopper/dropper rig

If you have any questions about how to properly fish the tandem hopper/dropper rig, this video from the minds at RIO Products is for you. [...]

May 15, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos