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Opinion: My fluorocabon leaders do not perform as well as yours?

The best piece of advice I got about fly fishing: “Buy the best gear you can afford, and never hesitate to change-out your leader if you even think it might have been nicked." [...]

September 16, 2019 Opinion, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Opinion: In the art of exaggeration fluorocarbon leaders get my nod

Comparatively, quality mono, and fluoro leader materials each have real advantages, but they are minuscule in real-time performance. Fluoro is 2 X more expensive - you choose. [...]

August 28, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Looking Back, Opinion, Research, Slide

Product Review: RIO’s Fluoroflex Plus Tippet goes soft

The RIO Fluoroflex Plus Tippet is uncharacteristically supple. It communicates that with softer landings and cast delivery of the fly more slowly. [...]

May 30, 2019 Industry News, RECENT, Slide

It’s a good idea to be a “leader” snob

It's worth it to buy the best leader material. It's worth it to spend extra time rigging your leaders. It's worth it to take extreme care when doing these things. [...]

March 18, 2019 RECENT, Slide

Westernizing Tenkara Has Advantages

Tenkara, in just a few years of having been introduced to the US, has captured the imagination of many new anglers to joys fly fishing [...]

September 24, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

May the knots be with you

The knot choice made to tie a fly onto the tippet is only and always about the action you want out of the fly. If a toothy animal it’s a wire knot, if not, your call [...]

June 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Jimmy Albright’s namesake knot still reigns

Your cold, you're wet, the sea is rolling, and you need to tie a Haywire to mono. You'd better know how to tie the Albright. It's quick and easy. [...]

April 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Opinion: Fluorocarbon facts and fiction

Carl McNeil of the Swift Fly Fishing Company wrote: “. . . the properties of Fluorocarbon are a little more than 'received wisdom' from the marketing department . . .over generously promoted as benefits." [...]

January 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Gear Review: ARC Fishing’s leaders and tippets are on point

ARC Fishing is a niche fly fishing company that has concentrated its efforts on doing a couple of things very well: fly lines, leaders and tippets. [...]

September 7, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

Gear Review: Furled leaders for more delicate presentations

Furled leaders for saltwater have applications of strength: no wind knots, no abrasion failure, and plenty of heft when casting big flies in bad weather conditions [...]

July 1, 2016 Gear Review, RECENT, Slide