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A Martin Scorsese film? No, RIO’s Simon Gawesworth’s

Remaining ignorant of how to apply two-handed to your fly fishing is like watching 24-hour cable news networks and thinking you are politically informed. [...]

January 17, 2020 Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, RECENT, Slide, Spey, Videos

The cheap “Easy Tied Froggy” gets high marks at my “Regional Combine Invitational”

This "Easy Tied Froggy" is best when tied on XL long shank hooks [at least 2xl, but 4xl better] with a straight eye, but it looks pretty plausible on a tube as well. [...]

January 10, 2020 Fly Fishing, RECENT, Slide, Videos

BS on the rise. The ability to cast long distances isn’t worth much

The ability to cast long distance, do it accurately ,as well as quickly is the fountain of success in the flats and shallow water world bones, poons and permit. [...]

January 9, 2020 FEATURE STORY, Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Opinion, Slide, Videos

Is there a good reason to clip off the factory installed welded fly line loop?

Clipping off a factory-installed loop on a fly line and then hand tying a Nail Knot, connecting fly line to butt section, is something many guides prefer. [...]

December 20, 2019 Fly Fishing, fly lines, Fly Tying, fly tying knots, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Is this the dawn of better? Can the novice and challenged become good casters right away?

Many great ideas in fly fishing have come from needs not met, but a mere tweak and Woolly Bugger fly, Meiser's switch rod, a lab accident and voilà, mono fly line... [...]

December 9, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Two-handed, Videos

Watching Florida celebrate it’s annual Silent Spring, “y’all come”

South Florida has become the national poster child for Silent Spring but without a Marjory Stoneman Douglas or a Rachel Carson - just polluters with paid lap-dogs. [...]

December 6, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Florida, Politics, Pollution, Slide, Videos, water pollution event

Industry News: The 2020 fly fishing show season is just around the corner

Attend any one of the fly fishing shows, and your season is off to a good start. If it’s new, bigger, or better, it’s at any one of these shows. Put one on your to-do list. [...]

November 27, 2019 Industry News, RECENT, Slide, The Fly Fishing Show, Videos

Learn how to quick cast, you need to know how

Bonefish anglers must know how to cast quickly or they risk the loss of their window of opportunity, which trout and bass-centric casting instruction does not include. [...]

November 26, 2019 Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, FEATURE STORY, saltwater fishing, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Atlantic salmon, an obsession oft addictive, for which no one seeks a cure

Leonard Pelly, a wealthy Englishman, was so obsessed with salmon fishing that in the 1880s, he would steer his private yacht for the coast of Norway to fly fish. [...]

November 25, 2019 Atlantic salmon, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide, Videos

Finally, a multi fly storage box design that eliminates awkward and junky

Plastic fly boxes in any condition can be a frustrating fishing accouterment to open, close, use interior moveable parts, and to pocket, especially in cold weather. [...]

November 22, 2019 dropper rigs, RECENT, Slide, Videos