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Forage fish in Maine showing robust numbers

Removing an obsolete dam revitalized a major river, a state economy and holds the key to using the river for the right reason at the right time [...]

July 21, 2017 RECENT, Slide

The backstory on switch rods

Using two hands to overhand cast was especially appealing to anglers requiring repetitive long distance deliveries typical of search casting for large game fish. [...]

July 20, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Looks can be deceiving in Casual Dress

Ernest “Polly” Rosborough's uniqueness in tying was, in the case of Casual Dress, creating flies that mimicked a lot of different things. [...]

July 20, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly fishing statistics about you

About 20 years ago, women were single digit participants in fly fishing. Today they represent the fastest growing segment of fly angling. [...]

July 19, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Strangled rivers, no salmon and no shad

We reduced fish runs through pollution and overfishing, but no action has caused as much damage as the construction of barriers along fish migratory routes [...]

July 18, 2017 RECENT, Slide

How to fish a terrestrial from a drift boat

This episode of RIO's "How To" series, shows RIO ambassador Rob Parkins explaining how to fish a large terrestrial from a drift boat. [...]

July 12, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Get better at casting now with Commando Heads

Fly fishing is fun no matter the difficulty of presenting the fly, but most are "good" with better and easier. If that's where you're at, think OPST [...]

June 8, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tips & Tactics: FREE your single handed 9-footer from WF bondage

Putting away a single handed rod (SHR) and buying another $800 rod so you can spey cast is no longer necessary. Try less than a $100 for lines and you're in spey-ville, ready to improve your casts, fishing and [...]

June 9, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Switch Rods: “Getting to know you, getting to know all about you”

The switch rod, correctly made as a switch rod... not over 11-feet, is like a triple-option quaterback in football - Cordell Stewart (Slash) comes to mind. [...]

April 28, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly Tying: More on fishing and tying tube flies

Tube flies have more benefits than hook tied flies. One, the fish has less leverage. Two, large, bushy flies cast more easily. Three, the hooks can be varied. [...]

December 21, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide