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Industry News: St. Croix no longer second tier with pro fly fishing guides

St. Croix fly rods, freshwater and saltwater entries are easily the best bang for your buck, and no longer back-up rods. These rods can fish. [...]

January 16, 2020 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Rods, freshwater fly fishing, saltwater fishing, Slide

Distinctive fly rods, about them being too long, called micro and mini, and now Henry

With a new concept in fly rod builds harbored in Stuart, FL and Atlanta, GA and about to burst onto the scene, we thought a look at "distinctive" rods a good segue. [...]

December 4, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Fly Rods, Henry Fly Rod & Reel, Slide

Industry News: Winston brings back its legacy rods

Orders for the 90th Anniversary Legacy Rods can be placed through your Authorized Winston Dealer - only accepted through July 1, 2019. [...]

May 15, 2019 FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Reviewing products sometimes requires a thick brogue

There is so much personal feel that goes into a fly rod that a single review of its performance could be wildly off for another. [...]

April 25, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

“. . . craptacular is an American business tradition.”

Synthetic bamboo or synBAM, is a petroleum-based resin that, after being heated in 3D printing, cures into an internal structure that closely mimics bamboo’s. [...]

April 3, 2019 FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

The pros and cons of short and long fly rods

A newbie has to rely on a pro guide, fly fishing show, or fly shop for advice on buying a fly rod and MUST test drive a lot of rods before buying one. [...]

March 19, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Winston reopens bamboo shop

Bamboo has been at the heart of the R.L. Winston Rod Company since 1929, when Robert Winther and Lew Stoner first began innovating using split bamboo cane. [...]

February 11, 2019 News, RECENT, Slide

Choosing a fly rod: standards and specs

Fast, ultra-fast, medium-fast, and moderate are indicators, but how does an "ethereal" term describe a product’s overall characteristics? [...]

January 29, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Get Shorty: Why all the buzz around short fly rods?

Short fly rods are remarkable angling tools for many situations. If you have not been introduced - "run" to your nearest fly shop and test drive one. [...]

November 28, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Review, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

Opinion: Yes, you do need to cast further

It's not my intent to be a contrarian, but it is foolish to say one only needs to cast 30-feet or less to catch most fish. That's short-changing. [...]

September 27, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide