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Choosing Beads, Barbell Eyes and Coneheads

Paradoxically, the sophistication in fly tying can sometimes be discovered reaching back for new materials that are staples in the craft world. [...]

February 11, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tying the Velcro Crab

Tying the Velcro Crab If you are like me, you are a little obsessed with packing multiple different crab patterns in your fly box. In my current list of favorites are the raghead crab, the kung fu crab, the venerable [...]

February 5, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Curve cast gets you around obstructions

Having the curve cast in your tool box could come in needed on almost every trout anglers outing. It’s a great idea to master it. Practicing it is fun. [...]

December 13, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Nymphing your way to stardom

If your fly isn't bumping the riverbed now and then and you’re never losing a nymph to a rock, then you're not doing it right. [...]

December 11, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

The Davy Knot is tailor made for small flies

The tiny size of this knot makes it perfect on bright days, in still water where visibility is good, or whenever trout are being extremely selective. [...]

November 28, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Simon Gawesworth shows how to tie a simple dropper

RIO brand manager Simon Gawesworth runs through a number of reasons why you would fish a dropper on your leader and how to do so. [...]

November 27, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Innovations have changed fly fishing over the years

By BILL BEAN for the Ravalli Republic Charles Duell, Commissioner of U.S. patent office in 1889, said “everything that can be invented has been invented.” This quote nearly caused the patent office to close. When discussing fly fishing equipment we [...]

November 26, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Just like in cooking, the best tool is your hands

Tying off a fly by hand far outweighs the use of a whip finishing tool. The benefit is speed. [...]

October 4, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

How to restore the Durable Water Repellency of your raingear

Is your wading jacket starting to leak at the seams or elsewhere? It may not be the end for you trusty companion... [...]

August 27, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Guide Recommended’s 10 tips to getting started in fly fishing

Getting started in fly fishing doesn't need to be intimidating. Check out these helpful tips that will simplify your approach. [...]

August 2, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics