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Video: How to avoid twist in your fly line

In this film Zack describes how to avoid getting twist in a fly line in the first place, and what to do if it happens. [...]

August 7, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

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

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

Industry News: RIO’s new series of Skagit style shooting heads

The InTouch Skagit Max GameChanger - Skagit style shooting heads built with multiple density changes giving Spey anglers depth control and smooth casts. [...]

August 2, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Understanding basic fly lines and backing. It matters

A dirty fly line reduces its life and substantially affects casting distance. Backing, left wet or unchanged for too long time can produce mold and break [...]

July 9, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Setting it all up: Do you know how?

Boxed into setting up your reel with backing, fly line, and leader also means knots and materials that have different origins. Managing is easy via this video. [...]

July 3, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

RIO Skagit Trout Max, buy one. You’re gonna’ like the way it fishes

RIO's Skagit Trout Max and similar short, heavy headed fly lines have been responsible for graduating fly fisher from frustration and quitting to committed anglers [...]

June 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Cobia: an oft overlooked fly rod quarry

Cobia use just about the same ambush hangouts as tripletail, but their ploys are entirely dissimilar and the fight vastly different. [...]

April 3, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

New and noteworthy gear from the 2018 Fly Fishing Show

Our editors and staff were able to attend The Fly Fishing Shows at Edison, NJ and Atlanta, GA. Both venues were packed with high energy and excitement. [...]

February 9, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Rod Review, Fly Tying, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

RIO’s new DirectCore Flats Pro fly line

In addition to the new core, this line features RIO’s SureFire technology, which has been used in RIO’s freshwater fly lines in the past. [...]

August 3, 2017 Gear Review, RECENT, Slide