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So many UV resins… and ways to use them

UV cure resins are available from a variety of manufacturers. There are different viscosities, from watery thin to very thick. [...]

February 28, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Euro-nymphing explained

Called “euro nymphing” in angling circles, this extremely effective technique grew from the rules found in competition fly fishing. [...]

February 26, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Trout shortcuts and the infinity knot

What's knot to live by when you're fly fishing? Chuck Marshall, does an excellent job presenting what he calls the infinity knot. [...]

February 26, 2019 News, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

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

What’s in your “Pack?”

Fly fishing the saltwater or fresh, having access to changeout things like tippets, short shooting head fly lines, flies, and tools are essential. [...]

February 1, 2019 FEATURE STORY, 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