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It’s the ICAST fishing finals… Here’s who won

While the 2019 ICAST show was not about fly fishing, there was plenty there to keep a fly fisher occupied and learning. [...]

July 12, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Industry News, Slide

After sex, couples never talk about running lines

There’s an excellent reason to have a loop to loop connection with shooting heads - easy changeouts — good reason for integrated running lines, smooth casting. [...]

July 1, 2019 Gear Review, Point Of View, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Never listen to a comb-over rich guy that says anything about fly fishing

It's pretty hard to beat St. Croix for teamwork and dedication. They know what they're talking about, how to fly fish, and how to build fly rods. [...]

June 26, 2019 Gear Review, Industry News, RECENT, Slide

Squimpish and the quest for the ultimate fiber

Squimpish and the quest for the ultimate fiber By Capt. Andrew Derr David Nelson’s Squimpish Hair is a bright light in my never ending quest for perfect tying materials. If fly fishing is a fanatical sport, then fly tying is [...]

April 1, 2019 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Gear Review, Review, Slide

Sage’s SPECTRUM C Fly Reel – affordable and formidable

In this case, the SPECTRUM C represents the entry level of sealed drag, saltwater ready reels from Sage. [...]

January 10, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gear Review, Review, Slide

RIO Products News: Fly Clips and Twist Clips

Your tippet never shrinks with clips when you tie on a new fly, and the clip serves as a bite guard between your line and the fly, but check for line nicks. [...]

January 3, 2019 Gear Review, RECENT, Review, Slide

Gear Review: Cortland Tropic Plus – Intermediate Fly Line

Cortland Tropic Plus' thin diameter is helpful in cutting through wind while the head loads the rod quickly and shoots well. [...]

December 12, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

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

Review: Redington’s Grande Reel

The Grande performed extremely well and would be a wise choice for anglers looking to get into a great large arbor, sealed drag reel without breaking the bank. [...]

October 25, 2018 Gear, Gear Review, RECENT, Review, Slide

Gear Review: Orvis Helios 3D

Orvis also bought the license to a resin that cooks at a higher temperature, a process usually reserved for state of the art helicopter blades. [...]

July 6, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Rod Review, Gear, Gear Review, Review, Slide, Videos