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Podcast Interview: Randi Swisher on the “New” Cortland Line Company

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This week’s podcast interview features Randi Swisher, new VP of sales at the Cortland Line Company.  Swisher talks to MidCurrent about the company’s “revival” and discusses the plethora of new Cortland flylines coming from them in 2013. Randi goes on … more

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New Tarpon Lines from RIO

New from RIO come two lines designed specifically for tarpon fishing: the Tarpon Technical and Tarpon Short Floater. Both are coated with AgentX to ensure the line will not wilt in the heat of saltwater sun and retail at $79.95. … more

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RIO Products Announces New Advisory Team Members

RIO Products recently announced the addition of three new professionals to its Advisory Team: Michigan-based guide Pete Humphreys, Colorado-based fly casting instructor and guide Topher Browne, and writer and instructor Aaron Jasper. The Advisory Team helps further RIO’s innovation and … more

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RIO Releases Three New Products for the Spey Angler

Line choices for Spey anglers have just been broadened, thanks to RIO Products and the release of three new designs for the winter steelheader: the Spey Swivel, the Scandi Short Intermediate Body, and the S4 Scandi Short Body. All now … more

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Video: Demystifying Double-Handed Lines

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A couple of weeks ago I traveled to South America and fished the fabled Rio Grande River for sea-run brown trout from the comfort of Kau Tapen lodge with friend Oliver White. We fished mostly two-handed rods with a number … more

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New QuickShooter Line from RIO

Award winner at the annual International Fly Tackle Dealer Show (IFTD) in Reno this past summer, RIO Products new QuickShooter line is designed specifically for bonefish. Available in WF7F through WF9F, for this year’s flats trips. Read more in the … more

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New Line Tips from RIO

Building on the already popular MOW tips, RIO has released a new series of iMOW Tips, designed for an even presentation and depth transition for winter steelhead fishing with Skagit and Spey lines. Available for mid-season release, December 2012. Read … more

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Podcast Interview: Scott Kozlowski of Monic Fly Lines

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Monic Fly Lines was the first company to develop the clear fly line. Owner Bob Goodale was fishing in Belize many years ago and was having trouble casting in the wind with a very long leader, so he decided that he needed … more

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Skagit iFlight Lines New From RIO

Designed upon an innovative short taper with rear-distributed weight and a fast sinking tip section, the newly announced Skagit iFlight lines from RIO products are specifically made for swinging heavy flies on big water. iFlight lines are available now in … more

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Need to Get Your Fly Line Deep?

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Last week I received a call from Keith Munemitsu, a professed saltwater fly fishing nut who targets Calico Bass in and around Orange County, CA. He’s part of a group called the Calico Syndicate who have been experimenting with casting “heavy … more

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