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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

Too hot to trout fish? Try the mountains’ brookies

Brook trout havens are guarded secrets - like bank vault combinations. A brook trout stream could so quickly be overharvested - ruined by the thoughtless. [...]

August 20, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Big company fiberglass fly rods: What do they really offer?

Fiberglass fly rods are carefully constructed by craftspeople who scrutinize, touch, feel, measure, cut, apply coatings and bonding adhesives, test, and wrap each product. [...]

July 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Industry News: St. Croix Rod Introduces Mojo Trout

St Croix Rods has consistently made one of the best “keeper” low priced fly rods in the industry. Any fly fisher proud to own a Mojo Trout rod [...]

July 10, 2018 RECENT, Slide