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Opinion: Revisiting switch rod fly lines and making sense out of ad copy

When the US steelhead anglers needed a line to cast on lightweight rods using heavy lines and flies they developed what are known as Skagit lines [...]

November 23, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Gear Review: Is SharkWave the fly line for you?

Scientific Anglers, knowing they were onto something, went back to the drawing-board. They married Mastery fly line technology to their SharkSkin technology. [...]

April 27, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide

Industry News: 2014 WNC Fly Fishing Expo December 5 & 6 in Asheville, NC

Expo features local fly shops, angling clubs and fly-fishing art. Simms, Orvis, Scientific Anglers, Flymen Fishing will be there, and Sage will showcase the newest gear for 2015 [...]

December 4, 2014 Industry News, RECENT, Slide

Monday Gear Review: Scientific Anglers SharkWave Saltwater

The ‘rub’ on the Sharkskin flylines was just that. It’s squared off textured dimples would cause finger-burns while strip setting. An all day outing could make for some really sore fingers [...]

September 8, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tips & Tactics: For less then $10 you can cast further

Most producers of flylines advise cleaning with soap and water. A labored event that I avoid like the plague. RIO even has a two part YouTube video on cleaning fly lines. [...]

September 3, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Industry News: ORVIS sells off Ross Reels To Abel

Based in Montrose, CO, Ross Reels is well-known for its excellent line of mid-priced fly reels highly regarded by fly fishers. [...]

December 24, 2013 Industry News, RECENT, Slide

News: Orvis to acquire SA and Ross Reels from 3M

Orvis to acquire the Scientific Anglers and Ross Reels businesses from 3M. Ross Reels will continue to operate as an independent entity from Montrose, CO. [...]

May 2, 2013 News, RECENT, Slide, Spot

Review: Skip’s 2012 Wish List for Santa

Jorge Martinez is a prize winning artist, qualified angler and part time assistant to David Olson (Managing Partner of The Fly Shop of Miami)hand paints these fly boxes (one additional style available - bonefish with permit) for $50.00 on [...]

December 5, 2012 RECENT, Skiffs & Bay Boats, Slide, Spot

Review: Friendly tippet spools from SA; finally!

Scientific Anglers' (SA) website says that only the freshwater tippet spools are available and that the Saltwater and Fluorocarbon tippets were not yet available. [...]

November 5, 2012 RECENT

Review: Skins; “. . . faster than a speedIng bullet more powerful than a locomotive . . .?”

When I started working at The Fly Shop of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Scientific Anglers’ Sharkskin Fly Lines had only racked up a year of highway miles on its intro-road tour. The reviews, sometimes sageless opines, were helter skelter. The tepid-footed [...]

March 3, 2011 Uncategorized