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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

Choosing the right waders and boots

The folks at The Fish Hawk fly shop in Atlanta walk you through the process of picking the right waders and wading boots and insist on GoreTex. [...]

May 22, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Born again bassin’

Bass fight hard and become aerialists for your pleasure. I’ve come to revere them as the best - pound for pound - gamefish. [...]

May 19, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

At The Vise: Raghead Crab

These instructions are easy to follow and execute, and take the confusion out of the equation. Now, getting a permit to commit to eating it is another story... [...]

May 9, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Getting into fly tying the easy way

When you start this sport, the $3 per fly might not seem a lot to you, but over the time you surely realized, how quickly flies get eaten by bushes and trees, [...]

May 5, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

SOutdoors’ picks for best reels of 2017

Picking the right reel can be quite subjective. Here, SOutdoors walks you through 7 great choices and how to choose what's best for your needs... [...]

May 2, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gear Review, Review, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Simon’s drift boat tactics

In this episode of RIO Products' "How To" series, RIO brand manager, Simon Gawesworth, demonstrates how to fish a streamer from a drift boat. [...]

April 18, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Choosing the right fly rod goes beyond a wiggle…

Instead of appearing in any way, shape or form to be the ass in the story depicted here, let Kelly Gallup walk you through the process of choosing the right fly rod. [...]

April 17, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Don’t let corroded zippers freeze you out

Zippers with metal slides have a bad habit of becoming frozen with corrosion even though the teeth of the zipper are plastic. If you use force, you'll ruin the zipper. [...]

April 7, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Part II: History of US shooting heads

There shouldn't be any confusion with regard to shooting head fly lines. Merely, it's the redistribution of weight; more in front and less in the back, period [...]

April 6, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics