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Profile: Reilly Rod Crafters- a new fly rod that maybe worth collecting

Reilly Rod Crafters made the starting lineup the old fashioned way. They utilized rod designs from two giants in the fly fishing world, Chuck Kraft and Stu Apte [...]

November 15, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Profile, Slide

Profile: Chuck Kraft on flies that score big in your away games

Chuck Kraft provides us with a different approach to flies. His flies are not at all typical. One violates every rule in the book and is a trout killer on Montana's Madison River [...]

September 2, 2016 Profile, RECENT, 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

Advice: Pro tips on caring for your gear from Sage Fly Fishing

Reduce the drag pressure to the lowest setting when the reel is not in use, and store in the neoprene reel case away from extreme heat. [...]

March 15, 2016 Advice, RECENT, Slide

How It’s Made: A high quality fly rod is a safe, lifetime investment

During the last steps all epoxy must be very carefully applied while the rods rotate to prevent unsightly bubbles and sags. If anything goes wrong here, the rod must be stripped and re-wrapped, or even discarded [...]

March 3, 2016 FEATURE STORY, How It's Made, Slide

Industry News: The 2016 5-weight shootout winner a repeat

George Anderson, owner of the Yellowstone Angler, has annualized a 5-weight shootout that has captured the attention of the fly fishing industry. [...]

December 2, 2015 Industry News, RECENT, Slide

Opinion: Scott’s new Meridian fly rods getting solid marks

Since the S4s won the best rod prize at IFTD 2011, Jim Bartschi, president and rod designer for Scott Fly Rods, has been hinting that something special was coming. [...]

November 16, 2015 Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Industry News: Sage speeds-up Accel line with faster Bolt

The BOLT is a faster action than it's relative ACCEL. BOLT comes in 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-weights in 9-foot lengths, will be available August 2015, and will retail for $650 [...]

June 23, 2015 Industry News, RECENT, Slide

Opinion: Yellowstone Angler’s 5-weight Shootout – 2015 edition

"As in all our prior shootouts, we have strived to eliminate the variables by setting up the rods with the exact same reel/lines/leaders." [...]

June 3, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Is buying a new fly rod a slippery slope?

If you were to cast “fast action” fly rods of the same weight designation from a dozen different high-end rod makers, you’d have differing action performances... [...]

June 1, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics