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Nymphing your way to stardom

If your fly isn't bumping the riverbed now and then and you’re never losing a nymph to a rock, then you're not doing it right. [...]

December 11, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

The Davy Knot is tailor made for small flies

The tiny size of this knot makes it perfect on bright days, in still water where visibility is good, or whenever trout are being extremely selective. [...]

November 28, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Simon Gawesworth shows how to tie a simple dropper

RIO brand manager Simon Gawesworth runs through a number of reasons why you would fish a dropper on your leader and how to do so. [...]

November 27, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Innovations have changed fly fishing over the years

By BILL BEAN for the Ravalli Republic Charles Duell, Commissioner of U.S. patent office in 1889, said “everything that can be invented has been invented.” This quote nearly caused the patent office to close. When discussing fly fishing equipment we [...]

November 26, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Just like in cooking, the best tool is your hands

Tying off a fly by hand far outweighs the use of a whip finishing tool. The benefit is speed. [...]

October 4, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

How to restore the Durable Water Repellency of your raingear

Is your wading jacket starting to leak at the seams or elsewhere? It may not be the end for you trusty companion... [...]

August 27, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Guide Recommended’s 10 tips to getting started in fly fishing

Getting started in fly fishing doesn't need to be intimidating. Check out these helpful tips that will simplify your approach. [...]

August 2, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Fly fishing Colorado in the Summer

Kirk Deeter joined me on my radio show to discuss the effects the hot, dry weather is having on stream fishing and to discuss some Summer options. [...]

July 5, 2018 News, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

May the knots be with you

The knot choice made to tie a fly onto the tippet is only and always about the action you want out of the fly. If a toothy animal it’s a wire knot, if not, your call [...]

June 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

The trouble with fishing vests, a saltwater angler butts in

The more spartan we are about the accouterments we stuff into our fishing vest, the easier it is to find what we want when we want it while also reducing weight. [...]

June 19, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics