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REYR Rods: A new style of fly rod?

These ideas came to a head with an internal line, meaning no guides - just a telescoping fly rod that is always rigged and easy to use. [...]

May 8, 2019 RECENT, Slide

Tying Tenkara – Heresy in the making?

Tenkara has drawn vilifying fire. Obviously from those wanting things the way they think they should be - anything new to them is unacceptable. [...]

March 22, 2019 Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tenkara, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Industry Shouts & Murmurs: July 26 – Aug 2, 2018

Catch this past weeks summary of news items that affect the preservation of the outdoors, public lands, and fly fishing's latest happenings. [...]

August 3, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Reminder: At Tenkara Jam, learn to fly fish in one day!

Tenkara history can be traced back more than 400 years when Japanese anglers caught cherry trout with unsplit bamboo rods tipped with horsehair lines tied to simple fly patterns [...]

September 22, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tenkara knots teach us about simplicity

While not for everyone and not for every species, Tenkara has merits worth embracing. Its knot system is one of those meritorious aspects. The video will give you "ideas" [...]

September 15, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

A look at Patagonia’s backcountry Tenkara

I’ve been using the 8’6″ Patagonia tenkara setup ($200). You can also get the rod in lengths of 10’6″ and 11’6″. [...]

August 30, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Kebari – Can one fly pattern catch forever?

In ancient Japan, fishermen in isolated mountain villages tied their own “one fly pattern” and it was used because it worked over and over. [...]

August 25, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Long rods for small streams

Long fly rods for small waters and small trouts are not a contrarian's view of fly fishing. If you think of the advantages, you may just convince yourself [...]

May 24, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Tenkara is easy, but casting gets misunderstood

Tenkara is a way of fly fishing. Presently, it is underrepresented. Why? I'm not really sure, but a lot of folks are truly missing out on fun and easy [...]

November 14, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Furled Leaders: What you don’t know might limit your game

Furled leaders get pooh poohed in most fly shops. When a sales person is asked, why? Replies are generally ... personally, does not know why [...]

October 27, 2016 RECENT, Slide