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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 InTouch Big Nasty Sink Tips

RIO leads the industry in complementing fly rod design performance and this get down Big Nasty Sink Tip Series is another example... check it out. [...]

December 3, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Innovations have changed fly fishing over the years

By BILL BEAN for the Ravalli Republic Charles Duell, Commissioner of U.S. patent office in 1889, said “everything that can be invented has been invented.” This quote nearly caused the patent office to close. When discussing fly fishing equipment we [...]

November 26, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Opinion: So far, the best leader system has been a hybrid

With no failures, I'm confident that a tapered leader combined with a tippet ring is the strongest, fastest to tie and most versatile system. [...]

October 17, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Gear Review: Redington Crux Rod & Behemoth Reel

Perfectly matched were the "Desert" colored Redington Behemoth 7/8, loaded with a RIO DirectCore Flats Pro line, and the 8 weight Crux rod from Redington. [...]

March 30, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

Modern fly line technology broadens a fly rod’s range

Utilizing current fly line technology makes selecting a fly rod or rods an easy game, one that will save you a lot of money - you can do more with less when fly fishing [...]

December 19, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Clean fly line casts better and lasts longer

Keeping your fly lines clean keeps them supple, allows them to stay useful for twice as long as unkempt lines and maybe best of all... they'll cast much better [...]

April 4, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

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

Industry News: RIO Products comes up with another ‘niche’ winner

RIO’s new Coastal QuickShooter features a clear intermediate head specifically designed for anglers fishing off the coast in cooler conditions. [...]

August 4, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Industry News, Slide

Opinion: “The Importance of Being Earnest” … about fly rods

The fly line, in our opinion, and to many fly anglers, is the Alpha in all casting. You cast a fly line ... not the rod, not the leader and not the fly [...]

August 1, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide